City University of Seattle Reviews - MBA Masters
Review of MBA Masters Degrees
As I current international MBA student at City U I must say that the quality at City U is average. The University accepts all kinds of Asian students whose English is really bad. Then they want you to work in teams with these students and finally they grade you as a team when you do most of the work. So it doesn't matter how much you work, you get an average grade and the person next to you whose English is bad is graded the same. They accept these students as they make money and all they care is profit. Then they hire some average instructors who read from slides during class and if you ask them questions, they ask the rest of the class. Absolute joke! There are maybe 2 or 3 professors who I consider prepared to teach. I can't wait to graduate and just forget about this so called Master's Program which is an absolute joke!
Program was easy and not challenging. It's like a 2 year study guide. There were some classes that were named differently but had the same material, coursework and books. The senior class is a repeat of the very first class. There are no lectures and all the PowerPoints are hand me downs from the Internet. Most students copied and pasted their discussion answers from online articles and plagiarism was rampant with no checks. One student who graduated with a 3.8 truly thought that Moby Dick invented Starbucks and copy / pasted entire articles into discussion boards taking the html tags and ads with it, she was highly praised. Try another school if you're looking for something challenging.
I found the curriculum, administration, facilities, course materials, technology and instructors generally top notch. By the end of the 3rd quarter at CityU I was already able to apply the knowledge gained from coursework.at my job. Most of the instructors were excellent, and when notified of the exceptions the Program Director took swift action.The only issue I had with the program is that not enough in-class night options at the Seattle main campus were offered. I am told this will change once the transition from Bellevue is completed. I am really satisfied with the education I received from CityU. Yes, it would be possible to coast along with 3.0, but to get above 3.8 in all classes took a great deal of effort. You get out what you put in. I'd strongly recommend the CItyU Of Seattle MBA.
You learn a lot from instructors that have a wealth of experience and knowledge working in their field of work. I was required to do many presentations and work on case studies that helped strengthen my critical thinking skills.The MBA program opened up a lot of opportunities for me.
I would choose the same degree because I was able to apply what I learnt to my job.
A degree from City University of Seattle can jumpstart your career.
Good fit for me, online, relatively inexpensive ($36k total for degree)
Yes, MBA is valuable in any career.
No student loans, pay for it with cash or don't go until you can afford it. I did, it took me 5 years, one class per quarter online, but I have $0 debt from school.