Keller Graduate School of Management Reviews
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Like a lot of the other students have mentioned, this is a school in which you get out of it what you put into it. I'm a telecommunications professional with over 20 years of experience. I started this school back in 2000 and have been associated with it for over 18 years. I have earned three master's degrees and use my education to the fullest on a regular basis in my capacity as a Principal Engineer at a major telecommunications company. If you are looking for a degree that will impress people by the name on the diploma, this probably isn't the school for you. This is a school that is meant for people who practice in their field. We take what we learn and use it in our work environment immediately. The school is expensive and if you have to pay for it out of pocket, I'm sure there are more affordable options. I've earned a Master's degrees in Project Management, Business Administration, and Project Management. I was able to sit for and pass my PMP examination in large part to my education from Keller. I'm gainfully employed with an in-demand education. Like many of the other posters, i'm sure you can skate by and get B- in all of your classes but an employer will know that you don't you have no idea what you are talking about when you open your mouth. This school is all about what you put into it.
I can't say that this was a great choice on my part. I went here because they offered the certificate program for Human Resource. I know have a certificate, but will probably never use it. Out of the X amount of courses I took, I enjoyed only having one of the professors. They are all rude, and don't know how to motivate and stay positive when you are struggling with papers and personal problems. One of my last professors liked to mention how many years he has been working in HR. It doesn't matter how many years, if you can't talk to a person, then you are not fully doing your job correctly.
After the degree, you cannot find a job with it. The career advisers are waste of time. Too expensive to play with. You are left with financial aid with no work to pay for. I wish somebody told me the truth about this school. Im struggling to find a job.
Thank you Keller Graduate and DeVry University in Newark, California. This University is a true blessing to me. We have a lot of support here and I just want to let you all know that you have made a huge difference in my life. Today, I am a M.B.A. student with a 4.0 GPA I am a mother of 1 teenage daughter and I work a graveyard shift at night. It doesn't matter what University you attend it's the quality of education that you obtain and what you get out of it. This University is not for the weak! This school prepares you for the real world. As a working professional everything that Ive learned in my studies I use on my job and have become very successful:)
I'm not sure how this school has managed to get 4 or 5 stars from other viewers but this review from me is something you may want to read. if considering going here, DON'T !!. it is not worth it! you will not learn anything and when you try to transfer their credits are not recognized. I decided to go to this school ONLY because my job was paying and even with my job paying for my degree I realized that I was doing myself a disservice by continuing this path. I received A's in the 3 classes I took online but I can honestly tell you I do not know one thing in any of these classes. If you are looking for a school to give you and A then this is the right place for you; however when you step out into the work world with that A you did not earn, you will quickly realize why other schools do NOT accept their credits. you will be at the new job with ZERO knowledge. Just imagine trying to transfer out of keller and to an accredited school, only for you to be informed by the adviser that " we will accept these completed courses from your UNDERGRAD degree but not these from Keller" . My undergrad credits are worth more than this! Lets discuss financial department. My job was paying for me to go here but somehow I ended up owing keller money because their financial aid did not apply the money on time. IMAGINE THAT!! I had to go through 2 weeks of back and forth with them about a $540 balance on my account because of their error! They even threatened to drop me off the next semester if I did not clear the balance - my job had to get involved. Lets discuss professors . You have an issues with a professor? don't bother reaching out to your adviser, or your dean. your best option is the OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. that is the only way to ever get an issue resolved. Lets discuss classes : I had a class start for an entire week with no professor. No professor for an online class for an entire week. why not you ask? the teacher could not "access the class" however keller could access the corporate checks! I promise you, it may seem cheaper than other school but if you are a grad student who value's their education DO NOT GO HERE! I'm lucky enough to transfer 3 classes in, so I won't be losing out that much as some others who attempt to transfer a year in because other schools will not accept your transfer credits. I'm willing to take a loan to an actual school than go here free of charge. let that sink in!
I attended the Manassas, VA school from 2010-2013, using both the online and onsite platforms. I used my Post-911 GI bill to go to school while my daughter was young, so full disclosure, my perspective is without student loans. I really enjoyed this school. As with ANYTHING in life, it is what you make of it. If you do the bare minimum to get a passing grade and degree, then that is what you will walk away with. This school does not have the fancy name to prop up a lackadaisical student effort, so if you don't work hard to learn, you won't have much to show for it- truth. Having professionals in the field teach the classes are a great asset to actually LEARNING about your field of study. If you approach it with the intent to become a better educated practitioner in your field, you will walk away from this school with real-world tools that you can apply right away to your job. Fast-forward 5 years, after much more hard work, I have a great job working from home at an IT company with a pay that supports my family as the sole bread-winner. I use what I learned from my Masters of Project Management and MBA all the time. It is an excellent catalyst for jump-starting an emerging career or spark up a stagnant one, IF you dedicate yourself to the process of growth and learning. If you are looking to get a diploma with a special name on it so your boss/colleagues can ooh and ahh, by all means, attend a big name school and those are great too. If you work hard at learning at that school, then you will have the knowledge and the fancy title, and that will probably work really well for you, and if I'm being completely honest, that approach will probably make you more competitive against someone like me who went to Keller. It's not the only way though. Keller really did provide me with an excellent education that I use on a daily basis and it does not deserve the "diploma mill" reputation that I have heard before. Not to mention, its 100%, unlimited access to the post-911 GI bill allowed my to earn three masters degrees. It was a huge amount of work, many many sleepless nights/waking up at ungodly hours. This school is NOT easy if your goal is to both learn and get a 4.0. But I would imagine that it would be fairly simple to do the bare minimum to get a B- and a degree, just like mostly everything in life. If that is your attitude I recommend not applying for any graduate program at this time. Good luck to you and I hope this helps you make a decision if you are on the fence about attending.
I believe Keller has great programs and the professors are experienced. It was a great school for my busy schedules. Everyone at Devry and Keller are very helpful. I really enjoyed my several years of going there. I worked really hard to earn my degree at Keller.
The online program for Business Intelligence was complete garbage. There are plenty of mass open online courses (MOOCs), Youtube videos, etc. that would have offered the same, probably better instruction for free. I had professors that had no idea about the content of the courses (we'd report problems they didn't know existed). It was a complete theft of money in my opinion. I just paid $300 for dropping a course in the first 4 days due to giving it one last shot and determining the course was going to be much of the same. Please, do not waste your money!
As a working professional and parent, Keller was the only choice for me. It offered flexibility and a pace that worked for my busy and demanding schedule. What I learned about Keller is that you will get out of it what you put into it. I was quite impressed with the professors. I learned a lot about Finance and with this knowledge I received a new job with a 30 percent increase in pay. The school is accredited and an MBA after your name is something to be proud of. It is not an easy program and you will be challenged but worth it is worth it in my opinion.
This degree is not respected and not worth the cost. I omit the degree from my resume because of the disrespect the degree receives in the financial industry. This school should not be accredited and should not allow for federal funding. DeVry was bad Keller of DeVry IS WORSE.