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I am having trouble selecting between these two schools.

I would like to concentrate on finance but I am considering a joint MBA/JD program.

Does anyone have any ideas for me on which school would be best?

I've done so much research on these programs and they seem to be comparable for a finance concentration.

By the way, has anyone seen the article on the MBA in the latest edition of The Economist?

It's not very encouraging.

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marcusaurelius wrote:
I am having trouble selecting between these two schools.

I would like to concentrate on finance but I am considering a joint MBA/JD program.

Does anyone have any ideas for me on which school would be best?

I've done so much research on these programs and they seem to be comparable for a finance concentration.

By the way, has anyone seen the article on the MBA in the latest edition of The Economist?

It's not very encouraging.

Thanks guys


I can't speak for either school, especially not for finance. I only see "Thunderbird" when I'm researching international business. I haven't come across anyone from the program yet. BTW I'm going to check out that article asap to see what's not encouraging.
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The article is bleak but it is mostly just the kind of sensationalism that publications use to sell magazines. They are basically ascribing the financial fallout to poorly trained business leaders that came from the nation's best MBA programs.

The fact is that the situation is far too complicated to isolate a degree as the culprit. As comprehensive as a program may be, it can never enable perfect foresight or install a moral compass into business leaders. The graphic on the article is comical. Thanks for the input.
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marcusaurelius wrote:
The article is bleak but it is mostly just the kind of sensationalism that publications use to sell magazines. They are basically ascribing the financial fallout to poorly trained business leaders that came from the nation's best MBA programs.

The fact is that the situation is far too complicated to isolate a degree as the culprit. As comprehensive as a program may be, it can never enable perfect foresight or install a moral compass into business leaders. The graphic on the article is comical. Thanks for the input.


What's the title of the article?
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"The End of the Affair"

The World in 2010 edition
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"The End of the Affair"

The World in 2010 edition



Just read it. The writer's perspective is horrible. I'd love to have the article for AWA because I would rip it apart! So many assumptions are made about those who pursue MBA's and even the credibility of the public sector. Don't believe the hype...
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I agree completely. The fact that the author says law school will be a new refuge for the best and brightest is beyond absurd. It's just the type of sensationalist commentary that sells.

Anyone have any thoughts on my dilemma?

I could start at Thunderbird next week or Pepperdine in six months.
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marcusaurelius wrote:
I agree completely. The fact that the author says law school will be a new refuge for the best and brightest is beyond absurd. It's just the type of sensationalist commentary that sells.

Anyone have any thoughts on my dilemma?

I could start at Thunderbird next week or Pepperdine in six months.


Wouldn't Pepperdine allow you to pursue a joint MBA/JD?
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Well yes it would. I was discussing the article when I mentioned law school. Thunderbird has a MBA/JD but the law school is in Vermont. In any case, I have yet to take the LSAT.

I understand that neither of the programs are top tier. I would like to pursue finance but I am not necessarily certain that is the field I will remain in.

I need an MBA that is flexible and of the programs I was admitted to these are probably the best.

I am still having trouble deciding and I feel like it is too late to repeat the GMAT.
Any advice would be helpful.

Thank you for your input.
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marcusaurelius wrote:
Well yes it would. I was discussing the article when I mentioned law school. Thunderbird has a MBA/JD but the law school is in Vermont. In any case, I have yet to take the LSAT.

I understand that neither of the programs are top tier. I would like to pursue finance but I am not necessarily certain that is the field I will remain in.

I need an MBA that is flexible and of the programs I was admitted to these are probably the best.

I am still having trouble deciding and I feel like it is too late to repeat the GMAT.
Any advice would be helpful.

Thank you for your input.


I'd encourage you to pose your question to the admissions consultants on the site. They are likely well informed about both programs. Provide greater detail about your interest in a finance concentration and the path you hope to pursue. They may also want to know your full options and could possibly shed light on a school you deemed "not an option." Here's a link:
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Thank you I appreciate that.
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