Started thinking about pursuing my MBA down the road and being from the Boston area I have mostly narrowed my searched down to 4 schools to pursue my MBA: MIT, Harvard, BC, and BU. From that list MIT and HBS are the only schools in top 25. BC and BU are in top 50, but obviously not in the top 25. I kept reading that outside of top 25, an MBA is not really worth the price. However, looking at BC/BU's job placement rate (91 and 90% respectively) they're very close to MIT and HBS's (95 and 93% respectively) placement rate. So I was wondering why folks often refer to an MBA outside of top 25 waste of money?