Baker University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (5)
I loved my time at Baker University. Due to Baker's smaller campus the professors know their students and invest into the students future success.
Great school. Small class sizes allow for more personal interaction. Family like culture. Going from a large high school to small campus was a nerve racking thought at first, but I wouldn't have it any other way now.
Baker had both good and not so good things to offer.
Here are just some of the pro's: - Reasonable amount of homework - Instructors that provide real life experiences - I liked the study group environment. It forced interaction among the students. - I liked that I didn't have to take the GMAT to get accepted. - They stress teamwork and provide a good avenue to improve on presentation skills. A presentation is required as part of every course.
Here are just some of the con's: - Baker requires students to purchase books through the school, even though they can be found much cheaper elsewhere. - Although I thought the amount of homework was reasonable, I really expected the curriculum to be tougher. - We experienced consistent difficulty accessing the wireless internet offered by Baker while at the school. We instead had to connect through the Fairfield Inn. - We often found that they curriculim guides and syllabi that were provided prior to starting a new course were very inaccurate. We always received a new syllabus the first day of the new course, and it usually was very different than what we were previously provided.
Overall, I am happy that I chose Baker to complete my MBA. I look forward to it paying off for me in the future.
I was in the Master's Program at Baker. It's a 22 month program, one evening a week. It was a pretty good program - the homework wasn't horrible either (well, most of us didn't read the assigned chapters like we were supposed to, and made it through with mostly A's or B's). Most of the teachers were pretty cool and knowledgeable. My class had 17 people in it and we were in groups of 4 throughout the entire program. We usually met about 1 night a week outside of class for group projects. I think I enjoyed that more that I would have working alone, but it just depends on the person.
What else...I think the only real complaint most of us had was about the technology at the Lee's Summit campus. We always seemed to have faulty internet connections but we borrowed internet services from a hotel accross the street. So that wasn't a huge deal but we liked to complain about it!
Oh, we also get laptops, which was pretty nice. They gave us the option at the end of the program to buy them at a discount, which I did. So that was a pretty nice perk.
I attended Baker University from 2002-2008. I obtained an associates, bachelors, and master business degrees within that time period. Due to the lack of management experience, I was unable to find a job in the Topeka area. I was considered to be "overqualified." Baker is a great school...I learned a lot about teamwork, handling conflicts, and overcame my fear of public speaking. I think my problem I just did not evaluate my future effectively once I finished college. I am proud of the education I received at Baker. In hindsight, do not regret the decision to attend Baker University, even though I have not been able to accomplish my career goals, yet.
I am currently in school again for another trying to obtain credentials as an RHIT, CCS, and RHIA at two online colleges (Rasmussen College and University of Cincinnati). This particular career direction would compliment my 10+ years of work experience in both a large insurance company and hospital. I think you need to pick the best college, which fits your direct needs. Whatever decision you make, just make sure there is a J.O.B. at the end of any schooling you receive. Now, I have been in college for 9-1/2 years with 4 degrees (2 associates, 1 bachelors, & 1 masters) completed. I begin the University of Cincinnati for my second bachelors degree in Health Information Management in Jan. 2010. In my youth I struggled with school, my Baker experience gave me the confidence I needed to conquer this huge setback in my life. In two and half years, my husband and I plan to more to the Washington D.C. area, which has a vast amount of opportunities in my career direction.
Wish me luck in the completion of my last degree, which will be obtained on May 12, 2012. It has been a long road for me... I am glad to have the opportunity to share my story with others, which provides another prespective to their own decision making.