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MBA advice... how much does it matter what school you go to? Do you think going to a top school is vital? Or should I consider going to my local state school in the current city I live while working?

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Depends on what you want to do afterwards.

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It matters a lot. Honestly the school is everything. It would be better to do a high ranked online program that some fake MBA local state school

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Top 20 only. You work at a consulting firm.

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Ideally M7. But not everyone can get in. My personal cut off is UT Austin

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I would only go to a top MBA program, but that's just me. The job opportunities and network are worth it, even if you have to stop working for a couple of years. Part-time programs just don't seem worth it to me

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Only top is worth it

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KPMG1- it was 2 promotions. They added the SA position in 2014 but all existing analysts then were automatically promoted to SA. For analysts who joined after 2014, yes it would be 3 promos. But you can get promoted to SA in 1 year.

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No top 25 schools in my city or close by so I'm thinking state school might be the best option, plus I'd be saving a lot of money by getting my degree while working...

Ageee with D1

What do you consider top? The state school I'm looking at is in the 30-50 range so it isn't a bad school I'm just trying to figure out if its worth it and would equate to a salary bump at all or other opportunities. For reference I'm a late 20's manager.

@op how are you a manager? Isn't that 3 promotions at accenture?

As someone who got an MBA from a non top 25 program (was free on athletic scholarship) I would say the benefit to an MBA is the network you gain. Unless you just have very little business exposure, the learnings from an MBA won't outweigh the cost to attend. Gaining a valuable network is what makes it worth while. That said, if your state school is covered by scholarship, it's hard to pass up.

Not sure what a less than top 15ish program does for you OP. You are going to get next to no benefit (and maybe actually negative value) from going to anything less if you are already a manager at Accenture.

Top 10 or bust especially if you're still carrying over undergrad loans

I already paid off my undergrad loans. You don't think I would get a pay bump after finishing my MBA program?

I make very good money, went to a state school ranked in the 30s. Graduated with no debt. Personality and street smarts matter too....

Where do you work m1?

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