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1 out of 5
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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2010

Webster is not a good degree and its market value is absolute ZERO. Simple as that. Even if you do your "research" the fact is an MBA is an expensive investment and you must expect some type of gain from doing it--especially if you are a working adult investing 30k and 3 years of evenings. Neither myself, or ANY of the 15 or so people I went to school with (all working adults), have received any type of payback from the Webster MBA since we graduated. Which is ridiculous, as everyone does an MBA to get a wage increase, new career, promotion, etc.-- NOT for fun. Webster's career center when pushed admitted it hasn't ever directly placed an MBA in job or internship since starting, and Webster's "network" with St. Louis or any companies is non existent. Many headhunters have all told us that the degree is a joke, especially in its St. Louis hometown. So, explain to my classs mates and I why we paid 30k and wasted years doing a Wesbsite MBA for? Working adults at proper AACSB schools demand and get DOCUMENTED direct corporate placement, career change opportunities, jobs, and pay rises for their investment. Why should Webster be any different, unless it is simply a low quality, abysmal reputation degree designed to fill its pockets. Simply a worthless degree/MBA.

1 out of 5
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2010

The Webster MBA is really a sad and awful degree. The real problem is Webster University this is a ruthless, for profit business pretending to be a university. The Webster Way is to SELL as many people courses as possible with as little investment in the degree product as possible. As a working adult, I wanted an MBA to give me skills, get me promoted, to make more money, and move ahead to my next level. I was and my classmates were investing in opening doors and possibilities. Which is what any grad school business education is about. An MBA is NOT about making friends, or classmates sharing simple experiences, or surface learning concepts, or low level, part-time instructors sharing simple business stories, which is what Webster really is REALLY about. A proper MBA in most cases is about serious skill development, academic rigor, complex business theory application, plus networking with alumni and companies that are going to hire you. Webster has NONE of this either for working adults or new grads. "Working adults don't need jobs and placement Webster University claims??? Then why do an MBA???" Webster University has well-rehearsed EVERY excuse there is when grads (after paying our $30,000 plus expenses plus 2 years of life and effort) walk away with a worthless degree and come back to complain. Especially in its home city of St. Louis (which really says something). Out of 20 or so fellow working Adult MBA students, NOT ONE has had any payback WHATSOEVER on the Webster business degree. Not one! The promotions, career changes, and salary increases promised, advertised in Webster materials, and expected after all this time and money have never come even after 3-5 years since graduation! What I and others have experienced over and over is a Webster MBA or any of its business degrees are laughed at/not taken seriously. From recruiters to headhunters to career coaches to even my own company HR, I have found anything with the Webster name on it is rejected. On the other hand, some of co-workers who went to AACSB Wash U, SLU, or even UMSL have been promoted and/or been able to get hired in new careers. My classmates have all seen the same thing. One prominent head hunter told me that this has been going on for decades. So, despite claims the Webster MBA is not meant for inexperienced kids, but for working adults who really benefit from it, my classmates and my personal experiences say this is not true. Working Adults who are paying tens of thousands of dollars are not benefiting from a 3rd rate degree, with poor training and an even worse reputation! If you want a junk degree for just the paper to put on a wall for $30K then Webster University is the place; my advice is to go to Phoenix as at least you know what you are getting and you will save $10k off of Webster University. A proper MBA is an excellent life, career, and financial investment, especially for someone with experience. A poor copy of that degree from a profit hungry machine like Webster that has every excuse in the book of why its degrees give no return is worthless. Caveat Emptor.

1 out of 5
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2010

The Webster MBA is really a sad and awful degree. The real problem is Webster University this is a ruthless, for profit business pretending to be a university. The Webster Way is to SELL as many people courses as possible with as little investment in the degree product as possible. As a working adult, I wanted an MBA to give me skills, get me promoted, to make more money, and move ahead to my next level. I was and my classmates were investing in opening doors and possibilities. Which is what any grad school business education is about. An MBA is NOT about making friends, or classmates sharing simple experiences, or surface learning concepts, or low level, part-time instructors sharing simple business stories, which is what Webster really is REALLY about. A proper MBA in most cases is about serious skill development, academic rigor, complex business theory application, plus networking with alumni and companies that are going to hire you. Webster has NONE of this either for working adults or new grads. "Working adults don't need jobs and placement Webster University claims??? Then why do an MBA???" Webster University has well-rehearsed EVERY excuse there is when grads (after paying our $30,000 plus expenses plus 2 years of life and effort) walk away with a worthless degree and come back to complain. Especially in its home city of St. Louis (which really says something). Out of 20 or so fellow working Adult MBA students, NOT ONE has had any payback WHATSOEVER on the Webster business degree. Not one! The promotions, career changes, and salary increases promised, advertised in Webster materials, and expected after all this time and money have never come even after 3-5 years since graduation! What I and others have experienced over and over is a Webster MBA or any of its business degrees are laughed at/not taken seriously. From recruiters to headhunters to career coaches to even my own company HR, I have found anything with the Webster name on it is rejected. On the other hand, some of co-workers who went to AACSB Wash U, SLU, or even UMSL have been promoted and/or been able to get hired in new careers. My classmates have all seen the same thing. One prominent head hunter told me that this has been going on for decades. So, despite claims the Webster MBA is not meant for inexperienced kids, but for working adults who really benefit from it, my classmates and my personal experiences say this is not true. Working Adults who are paying tens of thousands of dollars are not benefiting from a 3rd rate degree, with poor training and an even worse reputation! If you want a junk degree for just the paper to put on a wall for $30K then Webster University is the place; my advice is to go to Phoenix as at least you know what you are getting and you will save $10k off of Webster University. A proper MBA is an excellent life, career, and financial investment, especially for someone with experience. A poor copy of that degree from a profit hungry machine like Webster that has every excuse in the book of why its degrees give no return is worthless. Caveat Emptor.

5 out of 5
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

I did my research before applying to business school, and I am very pleased that I went with Webster University. The 1-year accelerated MBA program was a big challenge. The university ensured the same curriculum in the regular MBA program mirrored the 1-year program, as it should. Classes ran one right after the other, and there was only a two week break over the Christmas holiday, but I'm very happy with my experience. My cohort classmates were successful working professionals and offered a great conversation throughout the entire 1-year program. My instructors were knowledgeable, responsive, professional and inspiring. The curriculum was challenging but applicable to the every day corporate world, which was extremely important to me. I have been working for 8 years, and didn't want to enroll in a program with students who just earned their bachelor's and were just rolling into their next degree program. Not that this is a problem, it just wasn't the academic environment I wanted while earning my MBA. I really enjoyed the way Webster's curriculum encouraged students to discuss experiences, study them and then apply course material to make them better in the future. For me, the Statistics and Corporate Finance courses were the most challenging, but my instructors were great about answering questions and supplying examples to help me out, not to mention many students used the online messaging to work together on homework questions. I would highly recommend Webster University's MBA program.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Business Administration and Management, General
Graduation Year: 2014

I am disgusted with Webster University and so are the vast majority of my classmates. As has been said in other posts this is a business pretending to be a university. All monies go to highly paid administrators and nothing to the school. I found that I learned not even basics in my MBA compared to proper MBA degrees. Upon graduation employers would not even look at the degree and all viewed it as a joke, ESPECIALLY in its home campus city of St. Louis! I finally just threw it away and 3 years of work. Most of my classmates did the same. I enrolled at a proper MBA with AACSB accreditation called SLU and the difference so far is AMAZING. I often bring my Webster notes and coursework to class to show people what a joke degree it is as rigor, skill training, use of numbers, concepts, depth and overall quality are NOT MBA level but low high school. Webster is not a proper or even passing business school. Do not go here as the degree in business is a total waste of time, money, and is useless in getting a job.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Music Performance, General
Graduation Year: 2014

Absolutely terrible music program. It left such a bad taste in my mouth that I changed majors and left after my second semester. Not all are terrible, only a few. They incorrectly placed my voice part, causing some light damage. Not impressed at all.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Photography
Graduation Year: 2015

This place is horrible. Just like every college its a business. They have a huge problem not putting money back into their school. The adjunct instructors are highly under paid and it shows in their attitudes towards teaching. The technology is sub par and under constant maintenance. Do not send your child here. I will never give another dime to this institution. Administration just gives each other raises with all tuition money. No wonder enrollment is at a all time low.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Great school. Small classes and great staff the students were a close knit of students who had desire,dedication and humbleness! The teachers were compassionate and very knowledgeable in their field ! The faculty went out of their way to help the students they motivated us to succed!

1 out of 5
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Degree: Legal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

I wish I had never gone to this college. Classes were cancelled last minute after they were paid for and books were bought multiple times. I was a Legal Studies major, and the classes themselves in this department are severely lacking any substance. Every single class, a professor droned on and quoted, verbatim, a PowerPoint presentation. I learned virtually nothing; I felt that I paid for the privilege of getting a paper degree but did not get any real knowledge. The Legal Studies academic office is so disorganized and nobody there can do anything to help you if you have an issue. I was supposed to have a certain number of core classes that I was required to take before graduating, but three of those classes were either cancelled multiple times due to low enrollment, or they were offered at the same time as each other so I could only take one at a time. Webster's solution to this was for me to substitute a non-legal course for one of these important legal courses, leaving me with no ability to learn that class material. To rub salt in the wounds, some incompetent person decided it would be a great idea to hold a graduation ceremony at an outdoor venue with no inclement weather plans. I had to sit in the rain for hours with no umbrella to be able to walk and get my degree, and most of my family ended up not being able to see me graduate because they got pushed away due to the rain. I would NEVER recommend this college to anyone. Beware!

2 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Scientist
Graduation Year: 2013

Webster was not ideal for science courses. Pick a school based on their level of expertise in that field rather than who goes there. It sounds dumb, but paying for a mediocre education wasn't worth living near friends.

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