Yes MBA was much easier but I woudl that have thought this was to be expected, though surprizedme. I attended a good school in my opinon for MBA, brick and mortar school, while my MA was completely on line. The MA required much more thought and research.The MBA classes helpful in that there were some prodessors who were actually in business. For example Corporate Financial Reporting class helpful but really couldnt be considered that challenging (professor was from Deloitte). Though I admit since I was in business I didnt have extreme amount of patience for academics.