Combo degree

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Which 2 degree or certification combo is best in general for overall knowledge of law and business?

Poll ended at Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:18 pm

JD/MS ECON
6
22%
JD/CFA
2
7%
JD/CPA
5
19%
JD/MBA
14
52%
 
Total votes: 27

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utk
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Combo degree

Postby utk » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:18 pm

PhDs were left out because they take a loooong time - these are all potentially reachable goals

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capitalacq
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Re: Combo degree

Postby capitalacq » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:20 am

this question is too broad to actually answer. What about business do you want to know? (Overall strategy, the theory of the firm, how markets work, how they account/transact?) And you can just eliminate the CFA right away.


and the answer you didn't include is that you don't actually need any. If you go to a law school at a university with a b-school, you can take some electives and get all you need to know out of it.

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Re: Combo degree

Postby reasonable_man » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:47 am

I like the JD/MBA/CPA/PHD/MSW/MS/MA/MFA/LLM combo myself. Just cover all the bases.

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Re: Combo degree

Postby PatMoore05 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:36 am

I prefer the JD/AA (Management-Devry) to catapult me to greatness.

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Re: Combo degree

Postby MTal » Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:49 am

There are only 2 types of graduate degrees left which will impress people (i.e. have intrinsic value), an MD or a PhD in a hard science. Everything else is complete fluff.

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Re: Combo degree

Postby Dialogue » Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:53 am

MTal wrote:There are only 2 types of graduate degrees left which will impress people (i.e. have intrinsic value), an MD or a PhD in a hard science. Everything else is complete fluff.


These two are not equivalent.

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Re: Combo degree

Postby MTal » Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:55 am

Dialogue wrote:
MTal wrote:There are only 2 types of graduate degrees left which will impress people (i.e. have intrinsic value), an MD or a PhD in a hard science. Everything else is complete fluff.


These two are not equivalent.


True. I guess there are still people out there who are impressed by JD's (although this group is shrinking rapidly every day).

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Re: Combo degree

Postby ChiCat » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:04 pm

capitalacq wrote:And you can just eliminate the CFA right away.

I have MBA/CFA. I generally agree with you that there is a lot of fluff, just curious why you are eliminating the CFA.

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Re: Combo degree

Postby 09042014 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:05 pm

MTal wrote:There are only 2 types of graduate degrees left which will impress people (i.e. have intrinsic value), an MD or a PhD in a hard science. Everything else is complete fluff.


Also too many PhD's in research science are awarded every year. Way too many for the market to employ. Though they pay the student to get the PhD. PhDs have to spend years doing postdoc research jobs that pay insulting low amounts of money. No debt, but a lot of time wasted.

PhD's and MS's in engineering fields is where it is at. They get hired by industry as well as academia and research.

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Re: Combo degree

Postby MC Southstar » Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:25 pm

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Re: Combo degree

Postby capitalacq » Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:56 pm

ChiCat wrote:
capitalacq wrote:And you can just eliminate the CFA right away.

I have MBA/CFA. I generally agree with you that there is a lot of fluff, just curious why you are eliminating the CFA.

I don't see the direct or indirect relevance to a lawyer of getting a degree for investment/portfolio management... plus, I'm guessing OP doesn't realize that it also requires 4 years of work experience in a role related to investment management.

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Re: Combo degree

Postby donzoli » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:57 pm

capitalacq wrote:
ChiCat wrote:
capitalacq wrote:And you can just eliminate the CFA right away.

I have MBA/CFA. I generally agree with you that there is a lot of fluff, just curious why you are eliminating the CFA.

I don't see the direct or indirect relevance to a lawyer of getting a degree for investment/portfolio management... plus, I'm guessing OP doesn't realize that it also requires 4 years of work experience in a role related to investment management.


What if OP wants to go into estate or financial planning?

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Re: Combo degree

Postby hypermeganet » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:06 pm

capitalacq wrote:
ChiCat wrote:
capitalacq wrote:And you can just eliminate the CFA right away.

I have MBA/CFA. I generally agree with you that there is a lot of fluff, just curious why you are eliminating the CFA.

I don't see the direct or indirect relevance to a lawyer of getting a degree for investment/portfolio management... plus, I'm guessing OP doesn't realize that it also requires 4 years of work experience in a role related to investment management.


Well, it's 4 years of work experience working in finance...it really doesn't matter what field. 4 years in legal/compliance at an investment shop would qualify.

Per the CFA site: You need 48 months "Engaged in responsibilities and/or producing a work product that informs or adds value to that process"

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Re: Combo degree

Postby reasonable_man » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:09 pm

donzoli wrote:
capitalacq wrote:
ChiCat wrote:
capitalacq wrote:And you can just eliminate the CFA right away.

I have MBA/CFA. I generally agree with you that there is a lot of fluff, just curious why you are eliminating the CFA.

I don't see the direct or indirect relevance to a lawyer of getting a degree for investment/portfolio management... plus, I'm guessing OP doesn't realize that it also requires 4 years of work experience in a role related to investment management.


What if OP wants to go into estate or financial planning?



If Op decides to practice law in the capacity of estate planning and also starts to sell financial products to his clients as a CFA, he will have a whole new special set of issues to deal with.. Losing his law license being one of them.

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Re: Combo degree

Postby MTal » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:12 pm

LOL @ the naive dellusions of these posters. "I want to be PresTTiguOUs LAWehr, pLUs doo Nyooroh-SurdgeRIE and STUFF, PLuS Sooper-Moddle mid-EAST NiGOHshiater diplo-MATT!!!"

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Re: Combo degree

Postby capitalacq » Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:10 pm

donzoli wrote:
capitalacq wrote:
ChiCat wrote:
capitalacq wrote:And you can just eliminate the CFA right away.

I have MBA/CFA. I generally agree with you that there is a lot of fluff, just curious why you are eliminating the CFA.

I don't see the direct or indirect relevance to a lawyer of getting a degree for investment/portfolio management... plus, I'm guessing OP doesn't realize that it also requires 4 years of work experience in a role related to investment management.


What if OP wants to go into estate or financial planning?

then I doubt he would have asked what is the best degree for "overall knowledge of law and business?"

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Re: Combo degree

Postby donzoli » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:51 pm

The CFA curriculum pretty much mirrors the first years courseload of an MBA program(stats, quant analysis, accounting, micro and macro econ,etc.) Then it starts to take these principles and apply them to investment management.

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Re: Combo degree

Postby nealric » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:54 pm

Combo degrees are one of those situations where result is less than the sum of the parts.

Just don't.

BTW: a CPA is not a degree. You can't get a CPA as part of a combo degree because most states have work experience requirements.




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