Thank you for using the timer!
We noticed you are actually not timing your practice. Click the START button first next time you use the timer.
There are many benefits to timing your practice, including:
Deferring at which law school for JD/MBA? [#permalink]
12 Apr 2013, 00:03
I am deciding which law school to defer at in hopes of later applying for a 3-year JD/MBA program. I decided I wanted a JD/MBA after I got into law schools this year. I already had decided to defer for 1-2 years and work in the start-up industry. I am deciding right now between deferring at Northwestern and Columbia. I received more scholarship money at Northwestern and haven't heard back about financial aid from Columbia. One concern I have is whether I will be accepted to the MBA half after 1-2 years of work experience. From what I understand, I am only allowed to apply to the JD/MBA program after I begin my first year of law school. Since Kellogg is higher ranking than Columbia’s business school, I’m not sure if I should defer at Columbia to be safe since it's the higher-ranked law school and I'm guessing the business school is easier to get into? Also the higher financial aid package at Northwestern Law is a huge deal since without any financial aid, even a 3-year JD/MBA program is too expensive for me. How should I approach this decision?
I also don't know that much about how to compare the two JD/MBA programs except that Northwestern's MBA program is stronger and Columbia's JD program is stronger. But I have read that Kellogg's JD/MBA program is more integrated. Any experiences with these two programs?
Re: Deferring at which law school for JD/MBA? [#permalink]
12 Apr 2013, 05:28
I don't know much about JD/MBA programs, but I figured I'd pass along something worth considering regarding Kellogg and CBS. While Kellogg is higher ranked (this is debatable), it traditionally has a higher acceptance rate than CBS (~20% vs. ~16%). So, if you're set on a JD/MBA and financial aid is important to you, I'd suggest going to NU.
More importantly, do you want to become a lawyer? If not, it may not make sense to get the JD at all.
Re: Deferring at which law school for JD/MBA?
12 Apr 2013, 05:28