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I chose Brandman's MBA program because they have a partnership program with my employer and that made it less expensive. More importantly, I did not want to sacrifice income to get a graduate degree, and I needed the flexibility of an on-line program because I frequently work late and on the weekends. On that score, I am happy I attended Brandman because in all likelihood I would otherwise not have pursued a Masters degree. There were some real frustrations, however. The professors did not provide a lot of feedback, with the exception of the capstone/thesis class. Sometimes the professors seemed super qualified, other times they were not very good communicators at all. Sometimes the curricula were compelling; sometimes they seemed disjointed and poorly thought out. There was a big focus on group projects, which was a blessing at times and a curse at others. The other students I encountered were, for the most part, kind and smart; some were duds (which wasn't fun on group projects). There was one major snafu with financial aid that was really frustrating - it was only after many phone calls and contacting different people that I finally had a resolution. In terms of reputation, I'm not sure a Brandman MBA degree means anything to most employers and for all I know could be a liability - some may disparage an on-line degree or a non-accredited business school. No one knows Brandman, and those who do associate it with an office building they saw from some highway.. I did the degree more for enrichment and thinking it would enrich my career and perhaps open new pathways I hadn't considered before. I guess time will tell. To sum up, what I would say is that Brandman is worth considering if you really need flexibility as you pursue your education. If you can attend a State school in person, I would say that's probably a better bet, especially if you are relying on the degree to open up your job prospects. Also, if you are going to go to Brandman, it will work best if you are a self-starter. You need to pace yourself and kick it up a notch for the hard classes (Finance, Econ, Capstone). On average I spent about 10 hours a week on my homework.
The experience I have had at Brandman has been excellent. I had a lot of support from the disability office when I needed it for the short time I needed it. The professors seem to be top notch, excluding one that I can think of, and the professors have challenged my learning and abilities...I am glad I have gotten my money's worth. I would recommend Brandman to my friends and anyone looking for a well rounded education.
I am almost toward the end of my degree and Brandman is pulling all types of non sense. The one stop office at the Fairfield campus is great. However, other members are below mediocre and it should not be this difficult to finish up a degree. I am not fond of how one particular staff members handles things. I would not recommend that anyone go to this school because of how students are treated. On the up side, the Travis AFB office has great staff members!
The school was not up front and forthcoming with fees that they charged. There was hardly ever an academic advisor available for assistance or when one was they could never answered any questions. There was always a lack of communication with the professors which caused me to score lower than normal on assignments. I was very unhappy with my overall educational experience. If University of Phoenix had a social work program I would've went there because they are well organized and helpful with academic achievements.
I would not recommend attending this school. The Fairfield campus business center has a director that is bias and rude. She spends way too much time attempting to prove her point rather than listening. She is very argumentative. A lot of the other students feel the same way and we are ready to put Brandman behind us. The teachers are amazing but the Psychology director has an inflated grandiose personality and it is difficult to deal with. I am glad that it's over. Don't waste your time here... they are only concerned with the money.
I attended a satellite campus of Champman University, now known as Brandman University. This was a great college, especially for those who need to work full time. The professors were often teachers at districts during the day, which provided great insight into the profession. Overall I would recommend this college to others.
I attended this school because I have a state certified math disability and it would be nearly impossible for me to gain entry into my choice university. At times, I would literally plead for the school to act as if they support me (I am in the Marriage and Family Therapy graduate psychology program). As a student, (one of many examples) I would receive a syllabus with the wrong book listed then not have the correct book on time and have to return and order the correct one (only to have them refuse to change the syllabus for the next student) to save them this hassle---and many other errors--over and over again, I would attempt to get the problem corrected--only to have them remind me I was "free to leave the school" whenever I please. Even through I worked very hard and am a student with a 4.0 GPA, I have been treated very poorly at this school. During one 8 week session, we were at Week 6 and none of our work had been graded at all. We literally had no idea where we stood with this class.This was the only time my complaint actually registered--but why did I have to report this? Why wasn't the staff on top of this? By the time I was ready to enter my practicum as a trainee, I was given a list of places I could go to start therapy--and 90% of these were closed and the numbers disconnected. One practicum site was in Hawaii. When I tried to get this list rectified (which I am still fighting for) I was transferred to someone at the Lacey, Washington site (I go to the Santa Maria site) to a person who insisted "sometimes people might want to fly back and forth several times a week from Ca to Hawaii". Seriously? No--no student ever did that. But they would go through that amount of trouble---rather than change the list! It is so appalling---the whole experience---I just cannot wait to get out of this school. I am exhausted from the poor morale there, and feel that I was really "taken".
This was such a horrible experience! i was just trying to get my BA degree. these people are rude and inconsiderate. the first time they screwed up they encouraged me to quit because they already had the money, now they are waiting on the money and not comunicating at all. i tried the main campus and she actually hung up on me! wow im so done and i dont care if you know my real name. youve seen me face to face and still screwed me so who cares! with 3 classes left i will gladly go elsewhere!
This was a waste of money and time. I felt poorly supported and instructors were aggresive and lacked insight. They made me feel so inadequate answered their cell phones during class and played candy crush. this school presented so differently than what it ended up being. Please no names I do not trust that there would not be kickback for me.
An absolute nightmare! The teachers do not teach, they just give you an enormous amount of work and you have to teach yourself. You're paying as much as going to USC and you're getting a third tier education. They couldn't seem to get me a master teacher to observe me while I taught because their master teachers apparently were to lazy to go to where I was teaching. The teacher's curriculum is a copy and paste system, they don't need to teach anything, but God forbid you are late. They have no accountability but we have to do an insane amount of work. I am a full-time teacher and they pile a lot of busy work and expect you to pass the classes with A's and B's. There's no way a teacher can balance the workload they give you on top of the workload that is your job. And the worst part of this workload is that it doesn't teach you anything either, I learned more in two years as a substitute teacher than I even learned from a single class. Also, these people are definitely predatory lenders putting you into debt to line someone's wallet with cash. These professor must make some really good money considering they don't do their job and we're signing away our lives to them.