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jd/mba concentration in accounting

Postby nygiants56 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:38 am

I am currently in the process of reinventing myself after a 20 year career on wall street. Due to circumstances of life (family, work, normal life commitments, etc.) I am must attend law school part time. Recently I spoke with an number of admissions counselors with concerns of my age and the length of time necessary to complete the JD and how I could accelerate obtaining my degree. One interesting concept was to enroll in the MBA programs spring semester and begin taking classes that would be considered electives in the JD program. After researching this further it seems that with the completion of 3 classes in the spring and possibly two classes in the summer it would be advantageous to eventually obtain the MBA as well.

Now here's the question, noting the current employment challenges facing law school grads, what advantage would an JD/MBA with a concentration in accounting afford a graduate?

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Re: jd/mba concentration in accounting

Postby rad lulz » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:46 am

How old are you? What are your numbers? How much law school would you be debt-financing? Where are you looking at to go?

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Re: jd/mba concentration in accounting

Postby dingbat » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:52 am

It sounds to me like the school is upsellibg you.
Based on you having a 20 year career I figure you're early to mid 40s
We have people in their 50s and 70s in my law school.

Practically speaking, I'd say get either a JD or an MBA (or an MS) not both.
There are times when a JD/MBA is a good idea, but that's rare, usually it's better to just do one or the other.

Can you give more details?

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Re: jd/mba concentration in accounting

Postby nygiants56 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:58 am

42, 163, 3.1, 50% financing. I am looking to get into securities compliance & regulation, maybe sec, cftc, finra etc.

After speaking with local schools (NJ & NYC area) I have the understanding that my professional experience will be heavily considered due to the fact I have been out of school for 20 years.

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Re: jd/mba concentration in accounting

Postby dingbat » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:08 am

I'm assuming you're looking at Rutgers, Seton hall, Cardozo and Brooklyn. As a part-time student you're looking at little to no scholarship. If you get in-state, go to Rutgers as none of the other schools are worth sticker (if you throw a hail-Mary and get into Fordham it's open to debate, but probably not)

Do not double your costs by getting both degrees. After grades, your work experience will be the major factor in getting jobs, not the second degree.
Choose ond or the other

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Re: jd/mba concentration in accounting

Postby nygiants56 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:20 am

Since I am so concerned about the length of time to completion would you recommend taking some courses over the spring to possibly shorten my time to obtaining a JD, that was my initial thought.

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Re: jd/mba concentration in accounting

Postby dingbat » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:24 am

nygiants56 wrote:Since I am so concerned about the length of time to completion would you recommend taking some courses over the spring to possibly shorten my time to obtaining a JD, that was my initial thought.

That depends on A) your projected graduation month; and B) career track.
However, it's be better for people who have undergone this to advise - I'm not familiar with the hiring process for part-timers

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Re: jd/mba concentration in accounting

Postby hume85 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:33 am

nygiants56 wrote:42, 163, 3.1, 50% financing. I am looking to get into securities compliance & regulation, maybe sec, cftc, finra etc.

After speaking with local schools (NJ & NYC area) I have the understanding that my professional experience will be heavily considered due to the fact I have been out of school for 20 years.


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