Finally, the MBA in general has become too common and doesn't do for you what it did 20 years ago, so the connections you make in the program are more important than ever.
As with all education, you'll get out of it what you put into it. Good Luck.
Personally I think the MBA is great and I'm glad I did mine. That said, there are the elite Top 10-15 B-Schools which really distinguish themselves from the pack and then there are the rest of the Top 100 programs in which the degrees of separation are quite small. If you arent going to the Top 10-15 then you should choose the program that is most convenient and the best value. Particularly if you are paying out of your own pocket.
The basis of most MBA program snobbery is people trying to justify in their own minds why they spent more for the same credential and job opportunities that someone else got for less.
GA State has a fantastic program and is one of relatively few Universities worldwide offering a Executve Doctorate level Biz Admin degree..
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