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afghan007
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JD/MBA

Postby afghan007 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:20 pm

General consensus on the usefulness of pairing an MBA with a JD while in law school? (looked for other topics.. would appreciate if someone knows of an existing similar topic)

I'm a 1L at Cornell and the school offers a joint degree program which allows its JD students to get an MBA in 3 years. The program requires its students to take classes their 1L summer (so no legal job). I want biglaw, and I've been told that an MBA helps 5-6 years down the road when associates are transitioning out of their firms. Anyone have further knowledge on that?

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Re: JD/MBA

Postby mountaintime » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:23 pm

dr. octagon, paramedic priest from the east


re: mba, most people say it's a waste, but I've heard others say that it's worthwhile

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Re: JD/MBA

Postby ShiftyPig » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:39 pm

As for a specific job, I would say it's near worthless. As for flexibility, it has some value. However, if I was hiring someone, I would place no weight on a degree you earned in one summer. That type of MBA is about like an undergrad degree to me.

The people who say an MBA is a waste are probably the same sort who couldn't understand time value of money when we spent an entire class on it in torts.

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Re: JD/MBA

Postby CyLaw » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:46 pm

ShiftyPig wrote:As for a specific job, I would say it's near worthless. As for flexibility, it has some value. However, if I was hiring someone, I would place no weight on a degree you earned in one summer. That type of MBA is about like an undergrad degree to me.

The people who say an MBA is a waste are probably the same sort who couldn't understand time value of money when we spent an entire class on it in torts.


You don't get it in one summer. In addition to a heavily increased course load during 2L and 3L, you also have to take classes in the B-school your 1L summer.

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Re: JD/MBA

Postby mountaintime » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:25 pm

that doesn't sound like much of an MBA, even compared to a 4 year program

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Re: JD/MBA

Postby HarlandBassett » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:45 pm

It's not worth it. You are far better off with a CPA.

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Re: JD/MBA

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:53 pm

Steps:
1. Finish the law degree
2. Go practice in a major city for a couple of years
3. Go to the elite business school in that major city part time or on weekends
4. ?????
5. Profit by transferring to a business job that would pay a hell of a lot more money than your legal job (through regular compensation and/or bonuses).

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Re: JD/MBA

Postby afghan007 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:28 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:Steps:
1. Finish the law degree
2. Go practice in a major city for a couple of years
3. Go to the elite business school in that major city part time or on weekends
4. ?????
5. Profit by transferring to a business job that would pay a hell of a lot more money than your legal job (through regular compensation and/or bonuses).


yeah.. that's what I'm leaning toward.. though i wonder about the practicality of doing an accelerated program while working.. but by then i'll probably be better informed on whether or not the MBA is worth it

thanks for the responses

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Re: JD/MBA

Postby vamedic03 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:34 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:Steps:
1. Finish the law degree
2. Go practice in a major city for a couple of years
3. Go to the elite business school in that major city part time or on weekends
4. ?????
5. Profit by transferring to a business job that would pay a hell of a lot more money than your legal job (through regular compensation and/or bonuses).


lol...

(1) Good luck having time as a midlevel associate in a major city to do an MBA.

(2) If you're good, you don't need the MBA

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Re: JD/MBA

Postby HarlandBassett » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:13 am

worth the bump...





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