speedfreak is right about the history of the MBA. It was originally for nonbusiness professionals who needed training in business. Although this may be true, I can certainly say the value in my MBA was not the business knowledge I gained. The true value was in working constantly in small groups of people who are all working toward a common goal. I learned more about teamwork during my MBA than any of my team sports I played throughout high school. The network I built was almost equally as important.