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JD-MBA?

igs88

JD-MBA?
« on: March 30, 2006, 11:02:57 PM »
Hey gang,
    So I've noticed many law schools offer JD-MBA programs that you can finish in four years, but it doesn't look like many people do it.  It seems like a sweet gig to me...what's the deal?

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Re: JD-MBA?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2006, 11:09:58 PM »
At one point in time, I was considering getting a JD-MBA. During my last internship, I met a number of people who had gotten the joint degree and asked them what their perspective/opinion was.

Every single one of them told me that, in the long run, they didn't see the usefulness of getting both degrees. The reason they gave me was that, in their own career paths, they find themselves using only one of the two degrees.

I'm not saying this is necessarily true in every situation, but it had a lot to do with my decision not to pursue a joint degree.

Re: JD-MBA?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2006, 09:03:01 PM »
It is also tough to get into a good business program without work experience, even if you are looking for a joint degree. 

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Re: JD-MBA?
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2006, 11:46:29 PM »
But what about like business law?  Or opening your own firm possibly?

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Re: JD-MBA?
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2006, 01:02:43 PM »
http://barelylegalblog.blogspot.com/2006/03/jdmba.html

Great blog post about getting a JD/MBA.  ;)