Columbia Southern University Reviews - Bachelor's in Organizational Leadership

4.14 out of 5 stars
(8 Reviews)
86% of 8 students said this degree improved their career prospects
88% of 8 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Chelsea Jordan - 9/28/2019
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2019
"Both Bachelor's programs I participated in were high class. Even though I decided to complete school solely with online courses, I felt very much attended to by all staff members and professors. For the most part, professors had grades returned within two business days and provided insightful feedback. Only downside is some of the classes are starting to not use physical books, which for me I have found to be challenging."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 2/21/2018
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2018
"Thank you CSU. The supporting staff, such as the academic advisors and so forth were always on top of my needs and expeditiously solved any issue that I encountered while pursuing my B.S. degree in Organizational Leadership. Ive been to three colleges on my journey and CSU was by the best school I attended. I would recommend this institution to anyone interested in pursuing their degree."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Unhappy Student - 8/26/2016
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016
"My experience with CSU has been horrible. 1. During the first class I took at CSU, my experience is that the online library significantly lacks resources. When searching the History database for "Federalist Paper number 1", the result I get is "Media Discourse and the Yugoslav Conflicts...." which has absolutely nothing to do with American History and the Federalist papers. When searching for a book referenced in one of the reviews provided by the school, "Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, The Federalist Papers", my first result was "The irony of Barack Obama: Barack Obama, Reinhold Niebuhr and the problem of Christian Statecraft". Again, nothing to do with the search criteria. When searching for "American Revolutionary War", I get "Islam and Political Violence". When requiring use of the online library, it would seem to make sense that adequate resources are provided. The Instructor was understanding and allowed me to use alternate resources to successfully complete the assignments. 2. During the second class, I encountered instructions for assignments in a syllabus that conflict with the grading rubric, a requirement to submit assignments in a system that they know won't accept the required formatting (they tell you that it won't accept the required formatting in their tutorial), was given a textbook that is a different version that what is referenced in the material, experienced a Professor who graded not based on the instructions for the assignment but based on rubrics that don't match the instructions given for the assignment. When attempting to point this out to the staff, they admit that the instructions are confusing and sent it to the Instructional Technology and Design department for review but agreed with the Professor grading based on instructions that were not provided. After completing an assignment with instructions of "Cite the text", I was graded based on yet another rubric that was different than the instructions that were provided (the rubric said to provide outside resources but the instructions for the assignment say "Use your knowledge...." and "Cite the text to support your ideas...") and was threatened with being referred for an Academic Integrity Violation. I have been asked to un-enrollĀ from their University."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Justin Schutz - 4/4/2015
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2014
"I studied Organizational Leadership for two years, after receiving my associates from Paris Junior College and Aircraft Structural Maintenance at the Community College of the Air Force. My experience at CSU was positive and fulfilling. All of the courses were relevant to the degree, and challenging enough to strengthen my skillset. By the time I graduated from CSU I had been working as a supervisor at my current employer for over four years. Many of the classes I attended offered practical lessons I could apply to my daily operations. Since graduating I considered going back for my masters. My favorite course at CSU was team building."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 1/7/2014
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2013
"I always had a doubt about online university, especially when the educational institution is accredited by DETC. However, Columbia Southern University (CSU) changed my view. Tuition was affordable and their generous book grant helped me a lot to get me a bachelor degree for my employer. Even though, my employer does not provide tuition assistance for nationally accredited university, I got promoted to a managerial position shortly after I got the degree of BS in Organizational Leadership from the CSU. Due to flexibility of CSU's online course, I was able to study around my busy work schedule. I definitely recommend CSU unless you are planning to go IVY league schools to land a job in White House or something."