Specializations are also a thing, especially if it's not Harvard, Penn, or Stanford-level. Since @dodge picked my alma mater as an example, Smeal College of Business has a world-class supply chain program. So if you want to work for a logistics company in their core business, Dear Old State is a smart bet. There are other MBAs elsewhere that are better in their respective fields. If you're looking to go into tech, MIT, University of Washington, Carnegie-Mellon, or Georgia Tech are strong players. Finance? The list will change again.3. The network gained is significant and can be very regional, plan accordingly. (I.e. if you want to work in the northeast corridor, an MBA from USD is less helpful than say, Penn State).