To Maggie and others who question Ryan’s authority on the subject: you do not have to have something to know you don’t need it. I don’t have a 5 bedroom house on a lake, but I know it’s not necessary for a family of 2 without a boat. Yes, your circumstances influence your perspective, and correlation does not equal causation, but Ryan’s points are accurate. I have my undergrad degree and am now avoiding going back to grad school until someone slams a door in my face because I don’t have an MBA — which has not happened, and I don’t expect to happen anytime soon, or possibly ever. Instead, I chose to work agency-side and pick a client roster that has both expanded my network globally among Fortune 100 and 500 companies, and provided me diverse business experiences in the hopes of someday going out on my own. Combine that with the fact that I would have to shovel out over a hundred thousand dollars for a quality program, and not get paid while doing it… I’m with Ryan on this one.