Columbia Southern University Reviews of MBA Programs

  • 5 Reviews
  • Orange Beach (AL)
  • Annual Tuition: $3,915
100% of 5 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 5 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Mike Anderson
  • Reviewed: 2/9/2022
  • Degree: MBA
"I recently obtained my MBA at Columbia Southern. I was delighted with the life-paced learning. The course is structured with a 10-week completion deadline. You are provided all the material up-front and can work at your own pace. I have seen other online programs where the students are provided with busy work, complete peer reviews, etc. The courses require a lot of writing; however, the work is reasonable for a master's degree. Columbia structures the study, so you are challenged, however, not overburdened with busy work. An MBA education is a general education; it exposes you to concepts, theories, and tools that you can draw on in your career. The MBA will not "open doors" for you as some have stated it should. The program gives you a solid education that you can take to "open doors" for yourself with the confidence of good quality education. The instructors are fair to understand that most students are working professionals. I would highly recommend this school to anyone looking for a solid education using an online format. The instruction was focused on practical education while providing a challenge to the student. We need more educational institutions providing affordable options as government-backed student loans have allowed the cost of education to become hyper-inflated."
Shawn
  • Reviewed: 5/18/2019
  • Degree: MBA
"I did not find Columbia Southern University's M.B.A. program to be as easy/breezy as some have stated- there was constant reading, research and writing throughout the year-and-a-half I completed my online M.B.A. degree. The classes are set up for students to pass and I wondered if some students were being granted A's without making as strong an attempt as the more serious pupils, but if you make an effort you will definitely believe you truly earned the degree when you finish- I know I have a lot more free time now that it's over, and I do feel a sense of accomplishment now. I enjoyed some of the coursework and being able to do assignments at home, but I had a big problem with the lack of communication and what seemed to be arbitrary grading practices by some of the instructors, to the point I wondered how much time and effort they were putting in to read and grade the assignments- for example, I might get 100% on an assignment I made a good effort on, but then have my score drop to a low-90's/high 80's range (sometimes with no explanation) for a project wherein I clearly made a substantial effort. I suppose this situation is more apt to occur with online degree programs, but improvements could be made to ensure everyone (both students and professors) are taking their responsibilities seriously. Overall, Columbia's courses are well-organized and provide a solid overview of the subject matter. It worked well for me, but I was relieved when the classes and this type of grading were over."
Eric
  • Reviewed: 11/3/2016
  • Degree: MBA
"This is a decent school for continuing your upper level education as a working professional. The course work is solid and the schedule is pretty easily to follow and maintain. The professors are helpful. The only thing is with online be education you choose how much you get out of the program so it's not IV league by any means but if you want to gain the knowledge you need to further your career this is a good school to achieve it with."
Frank Smalls
  • Reviewed: 5/14/2016
  • Degree: MBA
"Great school, The course work is very challenging. I enjoy my time at CSU. I would recommend this school to anyone that is looking for first-class education at a reasonable. The subject are base on real life. The Instructors are knowledgeable and always ready to help"
Quynh Trang
  • Reviewed: 1/14/2016
  • Degree: MBA
"It was tremendous learning experience ever with CSU. Great professors and staff. They provided support indeed and contributed lots of their working and living experience to the contents that helped understanding easily new concepts and definitions. Our professional career and understanding enriched with many updated business cases and sharp analysis from professors. The MBA changed my life at all!"