1. MBA programs are not meant for kids with little work experience. 2. Most of the students in top MBA programs are in full-time, campus programs. They are less likely to already have full-time jobs than attendees of nontraditional schools, online programs, and part-time programs. Also, if you took a close look at one of my links, it showed acceptance rates of job offers. They calculated job placement by using job offers, not by just who was employed after a certain period of time. I'll post it again. There are additional pages for you to view. Best & Worst 2014 MBA Job Placement At Top Schools | Poets and Quants 3. I have not seen a good argument for attending an AACSB-accredited school that is unranked or low-ranked. It matters in academia, makes it a little easier to become a CPA in some states, and IBM will only reimburse tuition for MBA programs that are AACSB-accredited because they wanted to prevent their employees from attending University of Phoenix. However, if you're going to choose some unknown school, then you might as well choose the cheapest one. I read that paragraph from the article, but the ROI figures show that the graduates of top business programs are landing quality jobs.