*Understand that I'm a bit more liberal in what I'd accept as a reasonable MBA path because I'm in corporate finance and not in capital markets.
I know a lot of you dream of going to a top 10 MBA and that's not realistic for most of you considering the low acceptance rates. Maybe some of us need a reality check and consider a lower ranked program. At the same time, I wanted to hear stories from people who saw coworkers/friends/relatives go into an MBA and come out with zilch because the MBA was just too weak.
Case in point: I was looking for an MBA program in Florida and I thought "why not check out Miami?" Supposedly, it's ranked 96th in the country. What are there? 300, 400, maybe 500 MBA programs in the USA? Surely this has to be decent if it's in the top 20% right?
One web site reported that recent MBA grads at University of Miami have a 36% chance of finding a job within 3 months of graduation. If that's true....WTF!? Why would anyone slam down tens of thousands of dollars for such a poor network and such a poor resume padder? Employers must think those graduates are *worthless*.