I look at this in the following way: Professional = Education + Training + Experience. Improving each one is desirble. Yes were one gets education seems to mater for some jobs. Now looking at MBA, all my coleagues who earned it be it recently or in the past benefitted from it. Some remained without change in their job or pay for some time, eventually moving more in to management and/or leadership position. To some of you who don't think match of UoP, based on what I see all of people whom I worked with and earned their MBA from UoP are in Director level or above positions today. Some are MBA and PMP working as PM's in roles of Program managers etc. I see more room today for Apprenticeatships / intrentships with parallel Education and training. Check job adds and see what are Employers are looking for.