I have a set of jobs that are not HBS favorites (no big name I-bank, consulting firms, fortune 500). I have a high LSAT, GMAT and GPA. Given my weak set of jobs, will I have a better chance to get in Harvard as a JD/MBA, versus MBA candidate?
My goal is to go into finance or consulting after JD/MBA.
I'm considering JD/MBA for 4 reasons:
1. JD is a more solid training in analytical and critical thinking skills.
2. JD in combination with MBA may allow me to rise faster to senior management positions.
3. I like cross-border M&A. I think JD could be helpful in introducing me to the "anatomy of a deal."
4. I doubt I can get in with my weak set of jobs applying to HBS. I have an assumption (which may or may not be right) that JD/MBA can get in with weaker work experience compared to MBA candidates.
My work experience is okay (analyst at a boutique finance firm and an operational role at a startup). My scores are good enough for Harvard. My main concern is the competitiveness of my work experience for HBS. I'm competing with I-bankers, consultants, and private equity candidates from top firms.