Webster University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (38)
I earned my MBA at a Webster University branch campus in Florida, mostly evening and a few online courses. I completely disagree with many of the negative posts on this site. My employer paid for 50% of my degree, and it only cost about $20,000 total. Many students would borrow a lot more than this, but the tuition costs were right around $20,000. My classes consisted of HR managers, individuals in the finance sector, hospitality, and IT. I even had a Doctor in my class earning an MBA to get a better grip on running their office. My courses were taught by really amazing faculty, and THE STUDENT ONLY GETS OUT WHAT THEY PUT IN! You have to work hard and study to earn your degree. I graduated with a 3.7 GPA and got a promotion at work within three months of completing my degree. A+ customer service at my campus, and the evening face-to-face format worked best for me. Also, I made some really get connections with other professionals! Would I do it all over again? Yes, I certainly would.
I went to the Orlando University. Most of my classes, on campus and online, were horrible. The professors were past their prime and unable to connect their experiences to current business. Most were so out of it they would ramble on, not teaching, and giving busy work. Since they knew that this was an issue, they always gave ways to cheat the system. Basically, we're too lazy to teach, so we'll give you busy work. If too many start to fail, here is the extra credit to pass. If I was staying in Orlando I would have waited for UCF's Business School Cohort to come back around. Once I relocate I am transferring out. Yes i want to pass, but I am not spending this money to to get an attendance award and not learn.
This is the worst university that I have every attended. Organizational culture is poorly developed, unprofessional financial aid and academic advising departments. Every process, every year was explained wrong, then it took multiple phone calls and tedious processes to fix the things that were never explained. This university lacks diversity, Corporate location is in St. Louis, that should have been a red flag for me, personally. Rude, unprofessional staff members who lack customer service and customer focus skills. Good professors, a great head of department leader in academic advising. Extensive turn around times for documentations. Redundant curriculum, every class is the same theories, I don't think I learned anything that I didn't learn in undergraduate studies. I should have went to a better school for my time, money and investment, I didn't learn much of anything, besides how rude the staff is. I give this school a 2.
Webster is a very diverse and exceptionally helpful school. The class sizes are small, which allows students access to more one on one time with the professors. The professors are extremely understanding if certain circumstances arise preventing a student from turning in work on time. Advisors are also helpful with any questions a student might have. They help students make a plan for their future and help them reach the goals they are working towards. Overall, I found my experience at Webster to be a very pleasant one. I would recommend this school to students seeking more one on one attention, guidance, and support.
It's hard to be recognized is a sea of qualified applicants but having Webster University on my resume has set the bar very high to beat me in a job application. The faculty help shape my military background into a tool for me to use in the workforce. Without Webster University I would not be where I am today!
I loved my time at Webster University. I got an amazing degree and learned so much from the Human Rights and Political Science Departments. The school atmosphere is great too! I got really active on campus, even when I lived off campus. There is always something fun happening and free food at many of the events.
Webster University is truly an awful school for a business degree. I enrolled in the Master in Business for 6 courses and it was simply terrible. It started off bad and got progressively worse despite promises that strung you along to buy more courses. As said in the many earlier posts, before these very questionable 5 Star ones that are all written in the same style, Webster University's courses were not university level at all. They are first year college at best which means we should be paying $500 a course not $3000. Websters courses were simply about reading a few chapters and taking a multiple choice test which is unethical. The text books were old, first year ones and not Masters level. Instructors were not Phds at all and had minimal industry experience. Most were desperate to supplement their income and were in sales or low level management roles (not exactly success stories you want to emulate). I saw at least half to of my classmates quit which is a very bad sign. There is no evidence of any investment by Webster in these courses or its programs with no Excel or heavy quants, deep live case studies, or research by staff. I finally called it a day as I witnessed extreme anger by graduates who had no placement whatsoever at the end of their degrees. Not a single company came to campus to hire the grads and complaints were everywhere of the Webster MBA being useless and even laughed at when looking for work like Phoenix degrees. Several new graduates went to classes and the computer rooms on campus to complain about the reception and value of their degrees and for students not to put any more money into these worthless degrees. Extraordinary. Since leaving Websters Walker Business School, I have tried to transfer these courses I paid a huge $3000 each for and NOT A SINGLE decent school will accept them because they are not properly accredited by the AACSB (something Webster never told me about). Webster claims it is fully accredited which is not true as it lacks the vital AACSB. So, Websters business degrees are in reality terminal. As for the many well-publicized scandals and questions about the quality of Webster University, they are demoralizing and have a big impact of people studying there with many quitting or leaving because of them. Webster and its Walker Business school for me are a scam. Keep away and go to a good aascb school that will cost half as much and give you 10 times more benefits at the end.
This university was one of the most frustrating institutions I've ever dealt with. Professors regularly missed classes, material was poor and the professors spent a lot of time complaining about the university. Many parts of the university borderline illegal but I cannot go into details about this. I would avoid it at all costs. If you want a cheap degree that requires little effort
WU values their students. Admissions process is lacking. The school has very little follow-up and it requires the prospect student to chase them. Financial aid office needs a lot of improvement as well. This department is unorganized and can't always answer your questions. Their follow-up is rated pretty low as well. Classes are small and instructors take time to get to know you as a person. School is politically ran so favoritism is played quite often. It's difficult to say that every student is equal because not every student is and not every student is given the same opportunities as others.
Im a graduate of Webster University, having received my Master of Marketing (MMkt) last year. A major strength of the program is that I was able to take electives in other Webster departments outside of the Management Department that I was interested in I took a Branding course that was taught by their advertising professor in the School of Communications and a Data Mining course in their computer science department in the School of Business and Technology. The major included courses in Digital Marketing, Marketing Research, Marketing Statistics and Marketing Analytics among other traditional;courses, M. Management, Int. Marketing, Promo. Marketing. I attended some seminars put on by the American Marketing Association (Webster is a sponsor of the St. Louis chapter) and have made some valuable contacts through the networking opportunities there. Enjoyable experience with excellent teachers and fellow students.