For a while now I've been thinking I should get an MBA to further my career as an eventual Operations Manager at my existing company - and further down the road should I decide to move on. My current position is technically Purchasing Manager, but in terms of actual job duties, it really covers general operations (supply chain, inventory, logistics, etc.). I've already been told my title will change eventually. That said, would I benefit more from pursuing an MS in Ops Mgmt with a more thorough focus on subjects pertaining to that career path? Or go for an MBA with its broader scope? I honestly don't have much interest in ever pursuing marketing, finance, or accounting as a career focus, although some coverage of the subjects would be beneficial. Also, the Univ of Alabama MS in Ops Mgmt program really looks enticing, especially in that it's only 30hrs and would cost around 10k. From there I have no issues picking up extra courses here and there locally or online to cover accounting or finance for managers. I know some MBA programs allow a concentration in this area, notably Univ of Arizona, but the price point is out of my range. Others would require well over 30hrs to complete. I guess I'm looking to get the most coverage of related subject matter in the shortest amount of time for an affordable cost. In any case, I'd appreciate any advice you folks have on the matter.