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Thoughts on part-time check-the-box MBA? I’’ 32, and am on track for promotion to SM. I can’t justify doing a part-time MBA at a top school and taking on all the debt. An MBA has always been a goal of mine, and some state schools provide an affordable price tag but I’m not sure if it’s worth it at all if it’s not a top 20 school.

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Im debating the same thing, albeit I am 6 years younger. From people I have talked to that like their career path, but needed to check the box, the state schools have worked well. I would say try to get into the highest one you can. Also US News has different rankings for part time vs overall business school so the state school might be a better rank for that than the school reflects

Maybe look at one year MBAs. Eg Kellogg, INSEAD etc

Yes still pretty expensive, likely looking at 80K or so. Not sure if there are any cheap options though if one is set on a higher ranked MBA

Did you check out Boston University 20k program? I bet ey will pay for some of it too.

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