As for why so many smart men and women go to business school? Men love it since it's 2 years of partying from i-banking/consulting where you were treated like a monkey. Women love it since this is the place where they can hunt down guys that are otherwise hard to find elsewhere. Business schools are not exactly casinos -- but similar to casinos you have fun while paying.
So basically the way they culcate the cost of attending is, for Harvard, e.g., tuition & living expenses $74,000 X 2 = $148,000lost wages $70,000 X 2 = $140,000total $300,000Seems to me an MBA from a top school is not only not worth it, but you have to be a complete a s s h o l e to go for it ... anyway, I was kinda wondering whether a JD from a top school is worth it when you think in the same terms as above ..
It appears an MBA would be somewhat worth it if you enter business school straight from college, that is to say having earnings potential of only, say, $40,000 -- but then again top b-schools very very rarely admit you without any relevant business experience, even if you have stellar academic credentials (say, 3.9 undergrad GPA and 730 GMAT).
It appears an MBA would be somewhat worth it if you enter business school straight from college, that is to say having earnings potential of only, say, $40,000 [...]
I am currently a 0L so I have little insight to share on law school satisfaction. That being said, I can tell you that working 40 hrs/wk in a job for which you have no passion makes easily as much of a dent in your personal happiness as 60hrs/wk in a job that you truly enjoy. In my current career in the Computer Science field, I have seen both worlds. Mostly I have sat at a desk doing mundane work for eight hours a day, drawing a large pay check and watching the clock. I have seen all of the unhappiness, greed, antisocial behavior and corporate nonesense described in the above posts and have pretty much reached the conclusion that unahppy people are everywhere and simply make their voices louder than everyone else's. If you don't let them drag you into their mire, it won't happen.I'm going to law school because I want to find something that I can actually get excited about waking up to go do every day. If that means 45k/yr to start, then so be it. If it means some extra hours, than so be it. As long as it does not involve sitting at a computer terminal in a tiny cubicle watching the clock tick until it hits 5:00, I can't imagine regretting this decision. I have no intentions of chasing money, prestige or any of the other nonesense that so many seem caught up in, and I think that there are a multitude of areas in the legal field in which one can find great happiness and success if they are not caught up in things like "highest starting salary." I'm just a 0L and maybe this sounds pretty naive to those of you actually doing it but I just don't think any job can suck your soul unless you allow it to.
I am currently a 0L so I have little insight to share on law school satisfaction.
but it does seem that those with more life experience have much happier time in law school...