Back in the day, I really agonized between going full time or part time. Looked at a lot of schools for full time. Ended up applying only to RU and Stern. Got into both. RU was much cheaper. And had the reputation for putting you thru the ringer. Ended up switching my Stern acceptance into joining their part-time program and getting reimbursement thru my employer. Stern has some excellent professors who only teach at night. But there is no denying Hudson's very valid point about participating in career services/job placement. But quitting a decent job and then coming out of pocket for 2 years tuition is a large investment that puts pressure on you to land a much higher paying job when you finish. Plenty of horror stories of people getting caught by a recession when they finish and taking a job that pays equal or less than they made pre-MBA plus sitting on the debt incurred. I was able to move within my company post-completion and then jumped outside within a few years.