Has anyone found this certification useful pre or post MBA? In consulting, the industry I am currently in, I know people look for it. I am interested if anyone knows of it outside that consulting.
What industry are you in? Project Management actually stemmed from construction.
(in simple terms) Projects are any endeavor that has a defined scope (end goal) that you have to manage. Many things can be "projects" but the ones that are larger, complex, involve more people, dependencies, etc are helped the most with project management principles.
From simple things like planning a picnic, to more complex things like developing a magazine issue, developing software, building a bridge.
From a career perspective, having a PMP may get you a higher salary or qualify you for a position. (I don't always agree that should be the case ... see earlier post)... but that's the way the market treats it.
I'm not sure how MBA admissions committees view it though. I hope positively since I have one!