When I said "why not?" with regards to the UPeople MBA I didn't mean to imply that it was a good fit for everyone. For starters, I find that a good chunk of adult learners need an MBA as a "check the box" degree. That's the market that schools like Ashworth are catering to. Nobody is supercharging their business career because they put Ashworth on their resume. If you just need to "check the box" and you just want a school name that will have a mostly neutral standing in the eyes of most employers, and you're considering the UPeople MBA then, well, why not? Regarding the Strayer thread, I think there are a few differences that need to be clarified there as well. In that thread, the OP stated specifically that it was a deal with Strayer, not UPhoenix, and that it specifically did not include the Jack Welch MBA. At the time, I had assumed that the Jack Welch MBA was Strayer's only MBA program. In looking at their website it remains a bit unclear to me whether that is the case or whether Strayer has two separate programs (i.e. a non-Jack Welch MBA and a Jack Welch MBA). Regardless, I was operating under the assumption that the MBA was off the table and your choice of Master of Science degree was up for grabs. I would understand why a person would decline a UPhoenix MBA. MBAs are typically not "redone." Once you have an MBA it is generally assumed that it is your MBA. But a non-MBA Masters degree can provide an interesting broadening of your academic profile while leaving you room to earn a more prestigious MBA. If you gave me a free ride to Strayer I wouldn't want their MBA. But I don't think the M.S. in HR would harm me. Nor do I feel that having an M.S.M. and an M.S.H.R. would preclude me from later earning an MBA. If anything it would allow me to focus my MBA studies on a field other than HR with greater comfort. Maybe I would venture into an MBA in entrepreneurship or something else that might broaden my appeal to employers. If you gave me a free ride to UPhoenix I would probably be of the same mind. I wouldn't want their MBA but I'm sure that they have something in their offerings to appeal to me such as their Master of Information Science in Analytics. Something that would, again, broaden my appeal would have the greatest impact. And given how data driven HR is, how many HR positions now require or prefer SQL proficiency, something like that would be a temptation. Also, and on a far less important note, Strayer is not UPhoenix. While it may draw the ire of those who hate anything for-profit it doesn't immediately spring to people's minds as UPhoenix does. And while I'm certain they have their issues I've only ever heard former students speak fondly of Strayer while Phoenix has always been a mixed bag. Plus Phoenix attracts detractors who have had zero connection with the school yet always have an unnamed relative or friend who said it was a "joke." Anyway, I just wanted to clarify my position on both fronts as it appeared some may have interpreted my prior statements as a cavalier attitude toward earning degrees and career planning.