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The MBA program was great!
I completred it online and was taught by both traditional (PhD) and practitioner faculty who really helped apply the course work in a real world context.
It's a small school compared to other local research based institutions but is still very good.
City U recently started its first doctoral level program, so in the future, it may become a more research focused school, but in the meantime, it is largely a teaching based school which is just great for undergraduate and masters level students.
The new downtown campus will provide a central location and enhance the schools reputation.
I would highly recommend this school to anyone.
As for accreditation, the university is regionally accredited by the Northwest Association of schools and colleges (NWASC) which includes all major schools in the region (UW, WSU, SU, SPU etc).
In addition, the business school is accredited by ACBSP which focuses on teaching focused colleges and universities. Perhaps in the future they will seek AACSB accreditation which focuses on research based schools, although I don't think this really matters to non doctoral level students. I have seen City U mentioned in AACSB publications, so perhaps they are a "member" of AACSB.
City U is also one of a handful of universities accredited by the Project Management Institute. This is also very prestigious and helpful.
Overall I am very happy with my experience here even though the program was very demanding, but which school isn't?
I would definitely recommend this school to others and believe that it's reputation will continue to grow.
I attended City U. from 1998 - 2000 and participated in a great program that they had at the time. It was called MBA 2000. The students were guaranteed the classes they needed, went through the core courses as a cohort. When we reached that point where we had to branch off into our specialties, we were joined by students from other cohorts and specialty cohorts were formed to complete the program.
Our lecturers, many of whom were PhD's, were experts in their fields and brought with them a wide range of experience. I was very pleased with the quality of the instruction and felt it helped in furthering my career. Another plus for City U. was the fact that I could attend classes and continue working. Formal instruction took place on weekends, with group project meetings in the evenings during the week.
This was the determining factor for me in choosing City U. over the other universities in the Seattle area. For the student who has to work, City U. is the perfect choice
Im generally a 3.0 gpa student, at cityU I was a 4.0 student!! There programs lack real life experience.
CityU is a JOKE!! Starts with their professors who lack professionalism to administration that never knows anything. A bunch of idiots, no wonder they are a non-profit. Steer Clear.
Whoever wrote the review bashing CityU's accreditation is ignorant. The fine Washington State institutions (UW and Washington State) are not accredited by the WASC, because they are not in California. CityU is accredited by the same institution as UW and Washington State, so one could expect credit (or partial credit) transfer to or from any of the schools accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Someone needs to validate these postings.
I have had the pleasure of reading about this school from many alum who attended; albeit bad or good. First off, I wanted to say that they are and accredited university, but you need to know a little bit about accreditation.
The big one is WASC (Western Association of Schools and College), which is 1 of 5 governing bodies in the USA. If you get a degree from a WASC school, then you can transfer to ANY other accredited school...at City University, they are only accredited locally, which means if you wanted to transfer to say, UW, or University of Oregon, the credits would not be transferable...so before you talk about accreditation, know what you're talking about and prospective students PLEASE be aware of what you're getting yourself in to.
I chose City University because they are the only university with a PM certificate that will earn you graduate degree credits. In addition City University is one of the few to offer a Masters in Project Management.
The teachers are working project managers so they give you real life experience.
I am very happy with my education at City University.
Having completed my MBA just some months ago, I must admit that I'm very satisfied with the quality of this school. Especially, competence and expertise of actually all lecturers reached a high standard. Most of them emphasized strongly on doing lots of research.
From the administrative point of view one can confirm that all requests and questions were answered constructively within a short time period. I'm proud to have gained not only from the docents' knowledge but also from the other students' believes and their life experiences. This degree was in general quite some hard work. However, I can recommend without any restrictions.