The criticism that the CMBA is receiving well justified. I have not seen enough. What was read in this thread are opinions and views of well educated prospective consumers of the CMBA. In my opinion, I see little utility in obtaining an CMBA. As a prospective owner of a private practice with management experience, seeing a CMBA on a resume would not impress me at all. It is overkill and resume padding. In terms of educational requirements, a regionally accredited MBA for a business related position will do just fine. If an applicant has completed both undergrad and graduate studies, that already shows ambition and persistance. In fact, a CMBA may work against the MBA applicant. I would question why him or her pursued a CMBA. Was this applicant seeking remedial studies? Does this person lack confident in his or her knowledge of the fundamentals of business or position thereof? A CMBA only tells me that he or she has passed a test that any ambitious money making corporation could develop. Hell, brainbench can develop a certified MBA. Im surprised they have not. Im sure a few degreeinfo.com members can come together to market a "licensed and certified business administrator" exam. Call it a LMBA or DMBA as in "Diplomate of Business Administration". If you want to objectively measure how well an employee may do in a position, there are interview styles and job simulations that employers may coordinate and administer. Corporations can also develop instruments that test the employees knowledge of subject matter that corresponds to the position. In fact, some already do. Personal assessment is the only utility I see in obtain a CMBA. A CMBA test result may show that a tester lacks knowledge of accounting. The CMBA is kinda like obtaining a credit report. Find out what areas you need to improve upon and plan a strategy to reduce ( eliminate ) the perceived lack ( missed payment alerts ) of knowledge ( spending restraint ) that you believe employers (creditors) may think you lack. Hence your passed or failed score ( credit score ). Alright im rambling. These are my opinions and I may be wrong about the CMBA. Until I am proved otherwise with significant formal research and evidence of the reliability and validity of the CMBA test, I am not convinced.