Keller Graduate School of Management Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (44)
I have both positive and negative experiences while attending Keller Graduate School of Management. Keller Graduate School is a business where things are measured by quantitative performance. Like any other school you are just a customer.
Some professors are top notch and others are less than what you would expect. Too many times, I have been the unfortunate member of classes providing the instructors on the job training, instructors who are there for the paycheck, or instructors who are there for their own agenda.
Like the individual stated in other comments. "This is your education!"
Keller is a very good school. The teachers are excellent. Last semester I had two Doctors for both of my classes. I'm actually in the process of getting another Master’s Degree at Keller.
Many people drop out. Normally those that complain are the ones that did not get the grades, or ran into some sort of tuition problem after they were not responsible.
If you look at the statistics there is a low graduation rate. This is because many do not have the discipline to study on their own.
The class began well. I knew it was going to be a challenge because I am not an "accounting" person. However, we abruptly had an instructor change in week 4, and all previous grades were reset. Yes, reset!
So we started over in week 4 of an 8 week course. Then everything went into overdrive, with information being thrown at us at such a pace that NO ONE could keep up. Instead of offering to provide extra classes, or some type of compensatory allowances, we blazed right through the course with the school having one thing in mind...keep the school's pass rate up, with no regard to the student's having learned any semblance of accounting knowledge. In the end NO ONE, repeat NO ONE received less than a grade of "C" despite most, if not all of us having failed in-class exams and the final. Now, these are supposed to be graduate-level classes, meaning you're intending to use the gained knowledge to benefit you in some way, shape, or form on your current or future job. The knowledge gained is to be careful what you ask for at a for-profit school.
Just be aware of the level of execution in the class you're taking, and don't hesitate to complain if you are in any way dissatisfied... remember, it's YOUR education you're protecting.
One compliment: there are some very good instructors there, notably Dr. A. He's excellent.
The course work has been inspiring and the teachers are among the best. Different from a traditional college, the teachers have been some of the top leaders in their field of education. Real world classes and not the old tradition lecture approach.
Keller is a JOKE. I recently decided to go back to school after a long hiatus to complete my MBA that I had started with them in 2007 and never finished. Lo and behold I find out after one semester back in school that I was actually on academic probation and to be removed from probation I had to get a certain G.P.A. which was IMPOSSIBLE to achieve since the one class they let me take was a pass/fail course.
After explaining my story to the "counselor" I was told to document why I didn't finish the first time, turn in supporting documentation and I'd be fine. Not such a huge thing but the reason I didn't finish the first time was because I was busy at life and small children etc. How the heck do you document life?
So I write the memo, turn it in and get told that it was disapproved because I didn't raise my GPA enough ... we go back to the first part of it was a PASS/FAIL class and they wouldn't let me take anything else. Keller will take your money then dismiss you or expect you to meet impossible standards.
My degree with DeVry, Keller Graduate has been an administrative nightmare. Getting basic questions answered by administration is like jumping through hoops and dealing with ignorant temporary workers.
As well, the curriculum does not match its price tag. The professors in many cases were half witted lazy inefficient check collectors. I can name 6 classes that I have taken where the Professors did nothing but read from a PowerPoint.
Also, follow up of graded assignments was extremely difficult. You expect that if your paying $2280 per class that you would get USC, UCLA, or an ivy league school education. Well that is a fallacy.
I am not sure how other campuses are ran but I would definitely not suggest you attending Pomona, CA Keller Graduate program.
I have taken a number of classes online from Keller and I can say that like any school you only get out of it what you put in. I would recommend Keller for someone like me that needs to take online classes due to the amount of international travel that I do. I also have 20 years of working experience and I am not looking for a job. I really went back to school to get my MBA as more of an insurance policy and to learn more. I think Keller provides the right tools and instructors to learn. I have also enjoyed the classmates in each course, each from different industries and backgrounds.
Ended up quitting. This place was the bane of my existence. Tried transferring after 1 year, and a real university would only take 2-3 of those courses I took. Student services is a joke. I never got a call back from my "student success coach", my first one quit, and the dean was kind of a dink. They will rob you blind at this school. I suggest you stay away.
Stay away from this school. Their admin is pathetic. Their instructors are non-responsive. The only people who respond are the survey folks, and they won't leave you alone.
I have had multiple issues. I've been registered for classes I didn't ask for. I've been billed directly when there was student aid. I've been sent bills when the bill has already been paid. I was in a course where the instru...ctor didn't say anything for 3 weeks (in an 8 week course.)
I've had instructors take 4 weeks to grade homework or respond to questions (again, an 8 week course.) Most recently I was told I would have an e-book for a class, but lo-and-behold, when class started only hard-copies are available. Thus I have to wait for the bookstore to ship the books (I'm an online student). I get to start the class a week behind because these people don't know what they are doing.
I wanted my masters degree in accounting and found the Keller MAFM program was most affordable. I did my due diligence beforehand and made sure I understood the structure of the program before I began. My employer paid part of my tuition and I had loans for the remainder. Overall I had a great experience, I have stayed in touch with others form the program and having the degree is a help in getting promoted where I work. As I said, overall a good experience.