Do employers prefer a candidate that graduated from the local/state B/M university's online program to one that graduated from a out of state/country B/M program? Assume RA status and similar school ranking. How important is the proximity factor to employers? Do National/International companies care more, or less than local/regional businesses? I don't have any proof, but instinctively I guess that employers may give the nod to a name they recognize, which in most cases will be the local school. Any thoughts? I am having to make a final decision on an MBA program and find myself in the scenario.