Kellogg | Mr. Engineer Volunteer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Kellogg | Mr. Operations Analyst
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.3
Kellogg | Mr. Double Whammy
GMAT 730, GPA 7.1/10
Kellogg | Mr. Defense Engineer
GMAT 760, GPA 3.15
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Indian Dreamer
GRE 331, GPA 8.5/10
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Ernst & Young
GMAT 600 (hopeful estimate), GPA 3.86
Kellogg | Mr. Innovator
GRE 300, GPA 3.75
London Business School | Ms. Private Equity Angel
GMAT 660, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Defense Engineer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Chicago Booth | Ms. Indian Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 9.18/10
Harvard | Ms. Developing Markets
GMAT 780, GPA 3.63
Yale | Ms. Biotech
GMAT 740, GPA 3.29
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Marine Executive Officer
GRE 322, GPA 3.28
Stanford GSB | Ms. Global Empowerment
GMAT 740, GPA 3.66
Chicago Booth | Mr. Bank AVP
GRE 322, GPA 3.22
Harvard | Mr. Renewables Athlete
GMAT 710 (1st take), GPA 3.63
Stanford GSB | Mr. Infantry Officer
GRE 320, GPA 3.7
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Apparel Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Mr. Armenian Geneticist
GRE 331, GPA 3.7
Berkeley Haas | Mr. 1st Gen Grad
GMAT 740, GPA 3.1
Ross | Mr. Travelpreneur
GMAT 730, GPA 2.68
London Business School | Ms. Numbers
GMAT 730, GPA 3.5
IU Kelley | Mr. Fortune 500
GMAT N/A, GPA 2.2
N U Singapore | Mr. Naval Officer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.2
NYU Stern | Ms. Entertainment Strategist
GMAT Have not taken, GPA 2.92
INSEAD | Ms. Spaniard Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 8.5/10.00
NYU Stern | Mr. Army Prop Trader
GRE 313, GPA 2.31

Business School Vs. Law School: Why The MBA Totally Kills It

 

An excerpt from "You Should Totally Get An MBA"

An excerpt from “You Should Totally Get An MBA”

If you are considering business school, there is a reasonable chance that you are also considering other graduate programs to enhance your career. You may even be considering going to law school (you poor thing).

Here are several reasons why business school is better than law school:

• Business school is 33% shorter than law school, which means 33% fewer classes, 33% less tuition, 33% fewer years of foregone income.

• No Bar Exam or Continuing Legal Education (CLE). When you graduate from business school, you are an MBA and you are free to “practice business.” Chump law school grads still have to pass the Bar Exam to practice law. Suckas.

• B-school guys are less douchy than law school guys.3 If you are in the market for a fella, then you’ll do great at b-school, which is a hot dog fest for smart, motivated dudes. It’s not as male-heavy as it used to be, but it’s still like shooting sausage in a barrel.

• B-school women are cooler and better looking than law school women. (I have no data to support this, but I feel pretty good about it as unsubstantiated conjecture.)

• Most importantly: when it’s all over, you won’t have to be a lawyer.

Here’s where I confess that, before I applied to business school, I was considering doing a joint JD-MBA program. I took the LSAT, but bombed it. I thereby decided I would go to a great business school instead of a crappy joint degree program. Net: the LSAT saved me an additional two years of school and a lifetime of being a lawyer.

Comedian & author Paul Ollinger

Comedian & author Paul Ollinger

Author Paul Ollinger is a writer and stand-up comedian who has opened for some of the biggest names in the business. He also has an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School and was one the first 250 employees of Facebook where he served as VP of Sales for the Western United States. When he’s not on the road speaking, doing stand-up and sharing his unique POV on business and life, he lives in Atlanta, GA, with his beautiful wife, two wonderful children and French bulldog, Colonel Tom Parker. This article is excerpted with his permission from his newly published book, You Should Totally Get An MBA: A Comedian’s Guide To Top U.S. Business Schools, now available on Amazon.

 

‘You Should Totally Get An MBA’ Video Series

 

So, You Want To Be An MBA: You Should Totally Do It!

Other Things You Could Buy For The $141K Cost Of An MBA

Business School Vs. Law School: Why The MBA Totally Kills It

What You Should & Shouldn’t Say When Applying To B-School

My Story: From The Dartmouth Tuck Campus To The Improv Stage

 

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.