EMBA as a mid-level in-house lawyer


Ypapandr

I am 34 yo derivatives lawyer in an investment bank in London with 10 years of experience. I am mid to senior in my team. I have always liked the business side of the work and I have had exposure to automation and innovation projects over the last couple of years. The main driver to do an EMBA is to gain managerial skills (which is something I have always wanted to do) and fast-track my career. I know it is early and it might be better to wait at least a couple of years but I am wondering whether it might not be a good idea to apply this year to exploit lower competition and more time to prepare an application. I have spoken with Chicago Booth, HEC Paris and LBS and they have all been supportive when reviewing the CV. The main problem is financing - my employer will be supportive of me doing an EMBA but the chance they will fund me are remote. What are your views?

I am 34 yo derivatives lawyer in an investment bank in London with 10 years of experience. I am mid to senior in my team. I have always liked the business side of the work and I have had exposure to automation and innovation projects over the last couple of years. The main driver to do an EMBA is to gain managerial skills (which is something I have always wanted to do) and fast-track my career. I know it is early and it might be better to wait at least a couple of years but I am wondering whether it might not be a good idea to apply this year to exploit lower competition and more time to prepare an application. I have spoken with Chicago Booth, HEC Paris and LBS and they have all been supportive when reviewing the CV. The main problem is financing - my employer will be supportive of me doing an EMBA but the chance they will fund me are remote. What are your views?
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Duncan

Your employer will probably agree to a salary sacrifice. LBS and Chicago are way better than HEC. Also check out Cass and ESCP in Finchley.

Your employer will probably agree to a salary sacrifice. LBS and Chicago are way better than HEC. Also check out Cass and ESCP in Finchley.
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Ypapandr

Thanks, that's a good point. More broadly, what do you think of this from a career perspective?

Thanks, that's a good point. More broadly, what do you think of this from a career perspective?
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Duncan

After dental floss, it's the best investment you can make.

After dental floss, it's the best investment you can make.
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