American InterContinental University Reviews - Business Masters
Review of Business Masters Degrees
When I started my grad degree program at AIU, I had professional working experience. So obtaining an MBA was icing on the cake. Earning an MBA has helped me command a higher compensation, no doubt. I've read alot of the reviews, especially the negative ones and they are all full of themselves. They are entitled folk who are in general disgruntled with themselves. Instead of taking minutesbor hours to write a negative review, go apply creatively to a job or better yet create a job for yourself. Thise folks have the wrong mentality. They think just because they have a degree someone is suppose to just GIVE them a job. Keep up with that childish, entitled attitude. Anywho, back to AIU. the only thing I wish the school had was a stronger alumni and networking system. That's it. What I've learned is that it does just take having a degree, you must also have a certification in your field. Perhaps AIU should push their students to not only obtain their degree but to also pursue and capture a cert in the students filed of study. Other than that, Im done.
I began my studies at AIU online in November of 2003. I earned my Bachelor's Degree is Business Administration - graduating Magna Cum Laude. I completed my first MBA in Human Resource Management and my 2nd MBA in Strategy. When I graduated with my 2nd MBA - my salary was right under $60,000 in 2006. My salary is now right under $100,000.00 with more room to grow and improve. I loved AIU and the entire program. My Virtual Professors were very encouraging and my advisors were on top of me to make sure that I was successful.
You get out of it - what you put into it. Some people will go to school and expect to be given a degree (not earned) the school is there to learn - yoiu need to put in the time and effort - I see other reviews and I dont get it - I attended AIU from the AA program all the way to Masters and sure there are some bumps on the road but nothing big, Most teachers care - present the material and answer your questions - you have to collaborate - Bottom Line do I earn more ? YES with a Masters Degree I would earn alot less than I do today. Program Manager at HP 12 years
The online courses were very accommodating to my work schedule. The staff members were all very helpful and easy to contact. AIU also presents the material in multiple formats (visual, written, and auditory) to cater to different types of learners. All-in-all, I very highly recommend it.
I recently completed my MBA at AIU (June 2014) and must say how pleased I am with my experience. I attended the traditional "brick and mortar" universities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and found AIU to be as challenging...if not more. Part of the reason is that there is no one to hold your hand; you have to be motivated, exercise good time management skills and have great work ethics. Additionally, you have to be really ready to learn and not simply go through a process. As with ANY college or university, there are pros and cons. First, some of the professors were extremely tough while others were somewhat lenient. I guess the reason for that is that each has his/her view on teaching and learning, coupled with their personal priorities. To some, it may be just a job to meet financial obligations while for others, it may be their life. Second, some students simply don't care; It's all about "the degree"...this is evident on discussion boards where it is obvious that no thought goes into their contribution. it is not AIU's fault if the overall level of education in the US has fallen. For instance, some prominent and learned personalities do not even know the difference between than and then, affect and effect as well as ending a sentence with "at". The grammatical problem is widespread. Third, some of the issues that are raised when discussing the quality of the university does not belong on this forum. Case in point; during the first two weeks of my enrollment, a disastrous event occurred that I had no control over. I ended up being late with my assignments beyond the allowable limits set forth by the school. Consequently, I ended up with a grade that did not accurately reflect my academic ability. I simply cannot blame AIU for that, especially, given the fact that it is online, fast paced and for profit. Online learning is not ideal for everyone and every circumstance. If there is an issue with financial aid, look at the related policy; If there is a rude instructor or support staff...report them; if there are errors in Intellipath, provide feedback to the developers and the school. Don't just paint the institution with a broad brush because something annoyed you. And for those that found their program less challenging, I say congratulation. I exerted much effort and learned a great deal that I hope will serve me well.