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Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by dlady, May 1, 2011.

  1. novemberdude

    novemberdude New Member

    Regarding the joint MBA/JD, I would say that a bar qualifying JD is (obviously) more exciting. Having said that I think there still are regulations regarding the number of hours of study that must be completed on an annual basis as well as (I think) maximum and minimum amounts of time to completion, so I'm not sure how realistic such a joint program would be. I can't imagine that there are nearly as many regulatory problems with a joint MBA/Executive JD. I think it would be a fantastic program, and there might even be a niche there. I'm pretty sure no one else is doing it. I have no idea what the demand is (from a student's perspective) for non bar JDs. I suppose you probably already have the answer to that. Program design is relatively easy.

    I think IACBE is valuable and realistic. Pretty much everything I know about the relative value of business accreditation I learned from degreeinfo, so I am probably representative of the average applicant. If I was looking for an MBA program (I'm not) I would think it was great that the school had additional accreditation. It appears to be a sign of commitment and quality. It also doesn't preclude going for a different accreditation in the future.

    Congrulations and best of luck.
  2. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    I think there would be plenty of people interested in the MBA/JD. For example, I have a friend who is plastic surgeon. He runs his own practice, and he would like the initials MBA and JD to list under his doctor's credentials to discourage gold diggers wanting to get free money from a frivolous lawsuit. The MBA would help him in his business dealings, new technologies, etc.

    Good idea!!!!!!!!

    Abner :)
  3. sideman

    sideman Active Member

    The California Bar Examiners requirement is 48 weeks of study at 2 1/2 hrs. per day average. This is not including time spent studying/taking mid-terms and finals. A combination MBA/executive JD would possibly be doable for a full time student but I can't imagine anyone doing it while holding down a full time job.
  4. novemberdude

    novemberdude New Member

    Thinking about it if I'm not mistaken combined JD/MBA programs typically take longer rather than increasing courses per session. So from that perspective it would probably not be a problem. However, I also thought that one had to complete the requirements within a certain time frame, That might pose a problem. The combined programs that I've looked at usually work something like year 1, 3 and 4 in the law school and year 2 in the business school, with a few credits from the MBA program waived. I don't know if something like that is feasible in from a Calbar regulatory perspective or not. If memory serves the bar qualifying DL JD is 4 years, so if they could fit the MBA into 1 year then the combined program would be 5 years. I could see that as being a negative, 5 years is a long time to an adult learner. Anyway, I think it's a neat idea. Whether it makes any sense for Taft to look at it is another question.
  5. dlady

    dlady Active Member

    I just got this link sent to me, my good friends at SMBNation and I visited last week. This little video is noisy, but shows Harry Brelsford and I talking about his new office space, and of course the new AIMS Scholarship: AIMS is launched

    Is this self promotion? Not really, what I really hope is that someone checks out the scholarship fund and makes a small donation :)

  6. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    I'm going to kick in some money tonight when I get home. That is a great program!!!!!!!

    Abner :)
  7. friartuck

    friartuck New Member

    I always wondered what the reasoning is for the MST to require a person to register and pay for a full semester of classes at the same time? I don't see many other programs adopting this practice. It makes it very difficult for one to receive tuition reimbursement with this scheme, and it tends to shut out the small practioner or tax accountant in small firms. Big companies and large CPA firms pay for tuition to the expensive programs, small business not so much. I think there's an apetite for reasonably priced advanced tax education. If Washington Institute ever receives DETC accreditation, I think they'd have a leg up because of their ala carte pricing.
  8. dlady

    dlady Active Member

    Good points. I am on the academic side of the house and I know that the trimester system is kind of part of how things have been done. In the end, the total price is competitive, but I do understand your point. I am not familiar with the Washington Institute, but good for them! Anyone that can offer legitimate accredited education at a low price is a hero in my book!
  9. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    That's a great interview Doctor. Thanks for posting it. Harry is one of the most energetic, fascinating public speakers I have seen or witnessed. Great guy!!!!!!!!!! It is obvious he does what he does for the great good, rather than money.

    Just my humble comments. Thanks once again.

    Abner :)
  10. Cyber

    Cyber New Member

    Yes I am onto something, which is to start a very low-cost ($50/credit) DL school that offer degrees in all fields of computer science, engineering, and IT with no business degrees (just courses). Since the school will be a non-profit school that focuses on hands-on and applied learning, adjuncts interested in teaching at the school won't come hoping to make money, "but to help students to learn for the real-world" (presently, it is hard for that to occur because of too much focus on draining students of their tuition cash, especially at the doctoral level).

    One more thing; I may consider adding a business program that focuses on for-profit education (MBA in For-Profit Online Education) with courses such as "MBA 677: Principles of Raising Tuition Three Times a Year," and other courses pertinent to known practices germane to internet schools. Wouldn't a school like that be cool to have? I think so....except I'm not starting one (you knew it was joke right?).

    Anyway, I hope you seriously explore adding cybersecurity/information assurance programs to your line up. Your JD programs could combine well with cybersecurity, IT security, etc., where dissertation topics could seek to unfold the effect that CAE/IAE accreditation (and the scholarship opportunity for students that follows the accreditation) has on enrollment, as well as on the quality of graduates from member schools. Again, congrats!

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