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Career conundrum: MBA vs experience

by on April 22, 2010

Jacqueline Keddie, Management consultant at Law Alliance, recently weighed in on the pros and cons of lawyers pursuing an MBA.  In an article at the Legal Jobs Centre, she commented:

‘”According to Jacqueline Keddie of Law Alliance, the value of an MBA in terms of career progression depends on how and if you use it – it is simply down to the individual and whether or not they employ the skills they’ve acquired during their MBA studies.

“On an academic level it makes sense that an MBA qualification would make a difference, but a lot of lawyers think that it’s enough just that they’ve gone out and done an MBA – they must show how exactly the MBA has made a difference,” she said.

“The more senior you get, the more differentiable you are as a candidate, but junior lawyers are all much of a muchness – at a junior level an MBA probably makes the candidate stand out a bit more against the competition,” she said.’

You can read the full article HERE

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