A lot of people say that ponying up the cash (and absorbing the opportunity cost) for an MBA is only worth it if you go to a top 10 school.
Top 10 schools according to US News leaves out Stern, Fuqua, Darden, and a number of other highly recognizeable names.
So my question is - where do you draw the line for whether an MBA is “worth it” or not?
Obviously the answer to this depends on the situation of the individual considering B-School but, as best we can, let’s speak generally.
To me, a general rule may be that it would be worth it to go to a school that has a high probability of showing up in the top 10 in at least one of the three years you will be preparing to attend/attending the school - if you are desperate for a career change, the line falls down the list in accordance with your level of desperation.