Grand Canyon University Reviews of Master's in Business Administration

  • 7 Reviews
  • Phoenix (AZ)
  • Annual Tuition: $11,074
50% of 7 students said this degree improved their career prospects
29% of 7 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Master's in Business Administration

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  • Reviewed: 5/15/2023
  • Degree: Business Administration
"In my previous academic endavors I graduated one school with a 4.0 GPA and the undergrad with a 3.7 GPA. This experience was really horrible for me and my finances. I feel that I really made the wrong decision. I agonized over writing a review here, because it is in my nature to be positive and also to think of others - the staff, the school spirit with the students - etc. I hope you have a better experience and that things improve with the masters programs to the point that they properly accommodate working professionals, people who support their families."
  • Reviewed: 12/21/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I have seen a lot of strange negative reviews. I found this university to be a lot like the other schools I have attended with the exception of my advisor. My advisor was the best advisor I have ever had. She did her best to help me whenever I had any issues. As with any school, this one is not perfect. Sometimes there are issues with an instructor, sometimes there are issues with their online system, but they really work diligently to fix them. When they first came out with their new online learning system that included anti-plagiarism software, it was awful. It was taking hours to get your papers back. The IT folks really worked hard to fix those issues and the faculty was very understanding and flexible about deadlines that were missed during that time. I have attended schools like Alabama, Maryland, and NC State, and this one is very similar to those."
MBA - 2018
  • Reviewed: 8/13/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"This is one of those things to where I don't want to give a review but feel obligated to do so. GCU needs some improvement, particularly with the academics and professors. I received my Bachelors in Marketing from there; it was a cake walk, not challenging at all. I decided to get my MBA from there as well, because I figured it would increased my professional value and it seemed like it would be a challenge I could accomplish. I completed both degrees online and they were TOO EASY. I graduated both with about a 3.5 GPA with very little effort. I maybe averaged 4 hours a week in total schooling. I love education, I think learning is the key to success. My MBA didn't even provide me with a real capstone project! The 8 week course had me work one a portion of a capstone each week, then the last week, I copied and pasted each portion into a final draft to submit. Numbers were made up, calculations were garbage, etc... You put in what you get out but at the same time, if a teacher doesn't hold you accountable OR doesn't work with you to actually challenge you, it's pointless. I had three teachers that received their "doctorates" from Nigeria... Their English was nonexistent. Imagine being in an MBA class, receiving online messages from your teacher with words like "yur" and grammar like "I am need you to" ... I also had to call them a couple of times for clarification because they couldn't actually explain some projects in the online setting. I couldn't understand them over the phone.. I wrote a complaint, about a page and sent it directly to the Dean. I explained how frustrating it is to be an MBA student, wanting to push personal limits and be taught by someone that can't even type proper grammar in an MBA class. It fell on deaf ears. I'm worried that the value of my MBA will decrease, if this trend continues. It will be a running joke for HR managers. I have considered hiring a lawyer regarding this, since it cost about $30,000 for the MBA. They hire unqualified professors to teach graduate level and there is no option of a refund; once you're committed, you're committed. All of that being said, I'm in a very successful career ($100k+) but zero credit goes to GCU. Frankly, I've considered leaving my MBA off of my resume for future positions because their reputation keeps decreasing."
Dee B.
  • Reviewed: 9/25/2018
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Faculty doesn't go the extra mile. They're not available half the time for help when you're in the online program. They respond days late most of the time and hold you accountable for not having the information you were seeking. A lot of the weekly assignments didn't have grades posted for over a month (classes are 2 months long). I rarely got a direct answer to any question when they did respond. Academic counselors aren't much better. Lastly, there's a $150 charge to receive your degree, as if you haven't paid enough to take all these classes."
  • Reviewed: 2/11/2018
  • Degree: Business Administration
"The classes were well designed and consistent. The online schedule worked well with my life and made it easier to complete and post my assignments. I would recommend this school to anyone that is trying to juggle life, work and family. For the most part my instructors were pretty good."
Beware!! Commencement is not guarantee to everyone
  • Reviewed: 1/19/2018
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I completed my bachelors and masters here!!! I was schedule to complete my master program in February 2018 in which I would have been eligible for Spring commencement but instead I finished in October 2017. Now they are saying I was eligible for the Fall commencement but there was no way I would have been able to attend ( i live out of state) and I am also a survivor of the a Route 91 concert!! Now I am on a waiting list and won't know if I can walk until a month before graduation!! Really disappointed and now has left a bad feeling about them. I have worked my butt off to complete my education and what I have been through in the last couple of months I really needed this!! Paying all this money and devoting all my time it sucks that i am not sure i will be able to celebrate my accomplishment!! It doesnt make sense to me!! I was already set to walk in spring but i finished 3 weeks before Fall Commencement. I never received an email to participate in Fall Commencement!!"
Michael G.
  • Reviewed: 9/9/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Scam fraudulent school. The degree they gave out are not accepted at most work places. They financial department is a joke. Instructors are all uneducated and clueless about the subjects they teach. You are better off looking for other legitimate colleges around Arizona. Let this be a warning before you try to attend."