Pneumonia wrote:If the tuition money doesn't matter to you and your only other option is retail/restaurant then this is maybe defensible in my opinion. Its not gonna get you a salary boost though. You'd probably appreciate the business fundamentals that you learned.
As others have said, you can probably get a "decent" job. Work for a non-profit or something. Maybe you don't want a job that you're gonna quit in 18 months. MBA is gonna be "meh" for admissions and job prospects though.
but it's not his only option. spending 15k to go to a crappy mba program for a chance at a 20k signing bonus and to learn business fundamentals is an objectionably bad choice no matter how you look at it.