I've been entertaining the idea of going back to school, perhaps for an MBA. I went to school at the University of South Florida, maintained a perfect GPA, finished a year ahead of schedule, and have been working a little over three years ever since. Most people I talk to say that an MBA is worth its weight in gold only when you attend a top school. Any validity to this? Also, what factors are important to getting accepted into a top school? Does anyone have an MBA? And if you do, has it been of any value to you? The financial aspect is not an issue. I can pay my way through grad school. And if I do apply to some schools, it will probably be by next year, as I still have to study for the GMAT and the extra time would allow me to save more money. All input appreciated. Thanks!