Law Student Seeking MBA


Hi
I am a current law student at Quinnipiac University School of Law and am interested in Business. I applied and was accepted to the school's MBA program to earn a joint JD/MBA degree

In undergrad, I was a political science and history dual major with an international relations certificat. I have pretty much no experience with business. Other than a basic macroecon course, a course on globalization which focused on economics, an international political economy class, and my own reading of various (mostly economic) works by people like Smith, Marx, etc. And I have also taken a basic law course on contracts and a basic one on property. I also was treasurer for two years of a club at my undergrad school that had an annual budget of $27,000 (the highest funded clubs at the time) and my best friend/roommate of 3 years was an accounting major and one of my other roommates was also an accounting major (not that living with them would help me any since we didnt talk about business stuff)... so I have basically no experience or knowledge at all as far as business goes

I was just wondering how much having no real academic or field experience might disadvantage me in obtaining an MBA... I am reading through the course catalog and certain parts seem like gibberish to me and can only make out various very basic words and phrases like capital and "risk and return"... does having no exprience and not fully understanding even the basics really hurt me?

if it does, is there anything I can do over the course of the summer to get a better grip on things? I was planning on taking the first MBA class online over the summer but I might put it off if there is something I should do to prepare for it first

Also, any idea how difficult business school is in comparison to law school? I have heard everything from its about the same difficulty wise to law school is more difficult (my law school friends) to business school is much more difficult (my business friends)... so does anyone know which view is right?

thanks
Hi
I am a current law student at Quinnipiac University School of Law and am interested in Business. I applied and was accepted to the school's MBA program to earn a joint JD/MBA degree

In undergrad, I was a political science and history dual major with an international relations certificat. I have pretty much no experience with business. Other than a basic macroecon course, a course on globalization which focused on economics, an international political economy class, and my own reading of various (mostly economic) works by people like Smith, Marx, etc. And I have also taken a basic law course on contracts and a basic one on property. I also was treasurer for two years of a club at my undergrad school that had an annual budget of $27,000 (the highest funded clubs at the time) and my best friend/roommate of 3 years was an accounting major and one of my other roommates was also an accounting major (not that living with them would help me any since we didnt talk about business stuff)... so I have basically no experience or knowledge at all as far as business goes

I was just wondering how much having no real academic or field experience might disadvantage me in obtaining an MBA... I am reading through the course catalog and certain parts seem like gibberish to me and can only make out various very basic words and phrases like capital and "risk and return"... does having no exprience and not fully understanding even the basics really hurt me?

if it does, is there anything I can do over the course of the summer to get a better grip on things? I was planning on taking the first MBA class online over the summer but I might put it off if there is something I should do to prepare for it first

Also, any idea how difficult business school is in comparison to law school? I have heard everything from its about the same difficulty wise to law school is more difficult (my law school friends) to business school is much more difficult (my business friends)... so does anyone know which view is right?

thanks
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Thomas
Hi wrhssaxensemble

To answer your most fundamental question - is MBA more or less difficult than your law degree?

The answer is - it depends on you. Law degree requires you to know more about cases, regulations, rules etc while MBA covers all business aspects from human resource management to business strategies. If you are a "big picture" person, MBA is not that difficult for you; but if you are a "micro genius", you would probably find that certain courses would be a lot more difficult than others.

Leveraging on your law and business education would, no doubt, enhance your understanding of the business reality. If you plan to prepare for your MBA during summer, I would encourage you to read the book ?The 10 Day MBA? by Steven Silbiger, it is an easy reading book and will give you a general overview of what you are going to experience in your business school.

You may also like to go through my blog to see my personal experience in learning my education in Singapore and Switzerland, both under sponsorship.

Good luck.

Kind regards,
Thomas
Hi wrhssaxensemble

To answer your most fundamental question - is MBA more or less difficult than your law degree?

The answer is - it depends on you. Law degree requires you to know more about cases, regulations, rules etc while MBA covers all business aspects from human resource management to business strategies. If you are a "big picture" person, MBA is not that difficult for you; but if you are a "micro genius", you would probably find that certain courses would be a lot more difficult than others.

Leveraging on your law and business education would, no doubt, enhance your understanding of the business reality. If you plan to prepare for your MBA during summer, I would encourage you to read the book ?The 10 Day MBA? by Steven Silbiger, it is an easy reading book and will give you a general overview of what you are going to experience in your business school.

You may also like to go through my blog to see my personal experience in learning my education in Singapore and Switzerland, both under sponsorship.

Good luck.

Kind regards,
Thomas
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Thanks for your advice and for the well wishes
Thanks for your advice and for the well wishes
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