Argosy University Online Reviews - Organizational Leadership

4.2 out of 5 stars
(6 Reviews)
  • Phoenix (AZ)
  • Annual Tuition: $13,704
100% of 6 students said this degree improved their career prospects
83% of 6 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

2.3 out of 5 stars
V.Bridges - 12/28/2016
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016
"I am currently attending Argosy University Online. I am about one week away from my final dissertation defense, but I do have some concerns. One is that committee response time is for the majority unacceptable. Currently the program has students going through 7.5 week dissertation blocks - eight of them. I am in the old outline where we are in four 15 week blocks. This lack of quick turnaround may be a problem for students that are well organized. Even though I am right at the end - I am still holding my breath because I am not sure what mess will come my way next. Also, even though I have not enjoyed the program, others will or have enjoyed it. I have seen many students get caught in the extension cycle, and then drop out. You really have to watch everything and everyone - and hold them accountable. It is a contract and they have responsibilities. I was supposed to graduate in October 2016 - and I started the program in January 2014. Most students will not move through that quickly, as I took no less than two doctoral classes at a time, and 16 courses are required before your DQE. It was called a comprehensive examination for my group. What is a shame is that I am not even excited about graduating - or supposed to be graduating - as the experience was so horrible that it took away what was supposed to be fun and exciting - and made it a total nightmare. Many of the battles such as financial aid timeliness, watching your ledger for inappropriate charges, poor response time and the lack of acceptance of responsibility of the part of the University, as well as the lack of a student centered focus are all of great concern. Would I recommend Argosy to students for doctoral study .............I must answer that honestly, and the answer is "No". Until the school learns to put students first, and understand that it is a team effort to work with students through the process - which means that your committee is supposed to help you, support you and not hinder you - I would never recommend the University. When a school sees $$$$ first, that is always a problem. I was able to attend Argosy because my employer offered it to me as an employee benefit. I was able to complete all the courses, and two of the dissertation blocks through the employee benefit program, before this employer announced they were closing - which meant that I had to pay for the remainder. Still it was a good deal - but the experience was and still is exhausting and NOTHING is timely!!! The Argosy IRB process needs a massive overhaul -it holds students up on purpose, when this process could be streamlined and students could move through it expeditiously. Almost every one I know in this program has nothing nice to say about the IRB process. It is not as difficult as Argosy makes it -and I believe that, as well as many of their other slow actions are all by design - because if the student does not meet all of the deliverables for a particular block - they must go into an extension - resulting in $2600 additional revenue for Argosy, for each extension. A lot of students are sucked into this horrible cycle and then never graduate - they drop out, but not before paying a arm and a leg in extension cost in their dissertation blocks. From my residency two - 15 students passed names and phone numbers so that we could motivate each other through the dissertation process. Out of the 15, only three remain - me and two others - the other twelve are no longer in the program. For some reason, I do not feel this trend is unique to just my group - I am sure this is a trend University wide. So with that - there will be good reports, and there will be bad reports - and you have to make up your own mind. Just be sure to be able to tell the difference between an evil spirited bad report, and a honest report that just may not be favorable. Whatever your choice during your decision process...........I wish you good luck and wonderful success."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Dr. Sabrina Latimire - 10/14/2016
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2014
"Argosy University is a great school! I had a great learning experience that has truely prepared me for advancement in all areas of my life. I feel confident alongside of peers from all educational backgrounds. Argosy truly prepared me to take on roles in both the academic and corporate worlds. I highly recommend Argosy to those looking for an exceptional learning experience that will enrich your personal and professional life!"
4.9 out of 5 stars
DKC - 9/14/2016
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016
"Unlike other reviews I have read, I would recommend this school. As with anything you get out of learning what you put into it. I attended online classes and I believe I actually learned more than in a "brick and mortar" system. The professors were highly involved, kept the class on track, drove us to learn every subject to a greater level, and had a wealth of knowledge in the subject matter for the class being taught. I began my education rather late in life and it was a struggle to get back into a learning environment. So when I decided to go get my Master's I was expecting a much more rigorous curriculum and I was not disappointed. However, at no point did I expect the school to find me a job, open up opportunities, or create greater financial gain. I think those things are up to me; however, what I did expect was to gain the tools to prepare me for the positions I was going to seek after graduation. That expectation was met in my situation and for that I say thank you to the staff and professors at Argosy."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Anthony Clas, Ed. D. - 2/8/2015
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015
"I recently completed my doctorate degree through Argosy University's online program and it was a great experience. My academic adviser contacted me regularly and my interaction with my professors was better than expected. The Organizational Leadership curriculum at Argosy University was relevant and coincides with what I am being taught now in my professional military education. The resources provided by the school such as dissertation residency opportunities, webinars, digitized text books that save the student purchase costs, and the numerous online research programs afforded to students are invaluable. A testament to my review at Argosy University was my experience during the dissertation phase of my program, my chair provided me timely feedback and expertise that helped me overcome the challenge. What's more, Argosy University is also a Yellow Ribbon school which means that it covers any additional costs that exceed Post-9/11 G.I. Bill coverage. Overall, my experience was very enjoyable at Argosy University and I am a proud alumni."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Hamdizzle - 6/12/2014
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2018
"I would suggest this program to people who have little to no experience with college. I believe, after doing extensive research that it is worth at least getting an associates degree with Argosy. The staff of counseling professionals have been excellent. They walked me through every step of the financial aid process and I was able to get my school paid in full for the most part. Before starting, I called other schools such as Fuller Theological seminary, UCLA and Notre Dame. All well renowned schools of which share the same accreditation as Argosy University. The name of the accreditation is Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, upon calling these institutions, I asked the question "If I wanted to transfer to your college after receiving credits from Argosy University online would the credits transfer?" They all responded similarly: If I receive my associates degree through Argosy the credits will absolutely transfer. After that there isn't any guarantees depending on the contents of the classes. So far I am well into my fifth class and the substance of each class has been easily paced, communication from staff and students is diligent and any thing that I have learned was because I had learned it my self previously through books I have read. My comparison is based on my local community college that seemed to dump a ton of work load on students the second you started class, which, of course is to be expected. My local community college also did not help me with the financial aid process, and gave me attitude whenever I would ask them questions about financial aid, degree programs or even choices in classes they had to offer. I understand that Argosy university may be using sales tactics to get me to attend their school, I am not oblivious to this fact. However, I would not have started school for many years without my counselors direction. I do not know what my educational choice will be after I receive my associates, this will all depend on what the local colleges require of me. I do know that my education is more important to me than just receiving a piece of paper. I want to learn as much as I can while I am in school, and if my core classes are as lame as my associates are I will be going else where. I am also seeking out Internship programs with in my area of study which will allow for me to receive as much hands on experience as I can so that when ever I graduate I can say I have years of work experience under my belt. By the way, Organizational Leadership was my chosen degree path. I hope I was helpful. If you don't believe me, call these colleges for yourself."
4.5 out of 5 stars
David - 5/7/2014
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2014
"I had an excellent experience with Argosy University and I am proud to say I am a recent graduate of the Masters in Organizational Leadership. I was a fully online student and Argosy allowed me the flexibility I needed. It was not easy at all, and I had to sacrifice a lot to get my degree, but what I learned in the process will stay with me for many years to come. Studying different leadership styles and the case studies were my favorite parts of the program. I finished in about 15 months and had a wonderful experience with the Admissions staff, Academic Advisors, as well as Financial Aid. I just received my degree in the mail the other day and can't wait to frame it. I would highly recommend this program to any working professional looking to move into management or increase leadership skills."
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