Keller Graduate School of Management Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (56)
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.
I would stay as far away from this 'university' as it is possible to be. Unless you are an executive padding your resume, you are essentially paying for resume writing services. Keller has no business connections, the career fairs that they host are an absolute joke, and the 'career services department' and the counselor provide no practical or even theoretical advice. I have gone to career fairs where representatives from companies in attendance were emphatic about the fact that they were not going to hire any of the Keller grads. I inquired as to why they would even show up, if that were the case. Two separate individuals conveyed that Keller solicits the companies with no intention of graduates getting jobs. It's all part of the show. In closing, consider this: 1. MBA completed in 2 years 2. $80,000 in student loans 3. No job in the field, no assistance, and no career services department. Incidentally, Career Services has gotten much more interested in contacting me, since the 100 million Devry settlement. I have gotten several emails pertaining to how to get government jobs and such. Interestingly enough, it's still just resume suggestions. Nothing tangible. How does the federal government (The FTC) punish the undergraduate component (Devry) and ignore the other culprit (Keller) of a university?
Got a great job and learned a lot at Keller. I did not take any online classes although they offered them. At that time my company would not pay for on line education. The price I thought was reasonable in nature. This degree did give me the carrier edge I was looking for.
I've seen a lot of positive and negative thoughts about Keller Graduate School of Management but I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. I went from 1998 - 2000 and took 1/4 of my classes online so I was able to experience both the in-person setting and the online setting. I didn't go into this assuming I would get a high paying job or any support, and I didn't look at career service offerings at the time, so I can't speak to how helpful they might have been. I found a new job within a month of finishing my M.B.A. with a 40%+ pay increase from the low $30k's to low $50k range and I was more than satisfied with that. I researched other Chicago area grad schools in the area and what I preferred about Keller was the inexpensive price + the fact that they ran 5 terms a year (10 weeks each). Most schools did 2 semesters only, which meant I could take up to 4 years to graduate since I also worked full time and could only take up to 2 classes at a time. Keller allowed me to graduate in 2 years and 1 term, and still take summers off. That flexibility was worth so much. I graduated with $30k in student loans, but that's reasonable given the times and less than if I had gone almost anywhere else.
Devry/Keller is all about money. I did get a good education at Keller, but it is just not a very well respected school because of the for profit deal. Most of my online classes were very demanding and required a lot of effort to get a good grade. Hands on experience lands the job; not a quality education. The Finance Team at Devry really took me to the cleaners with school loans. Bottom Line - Don't go to Devry/Keller. Pick a non-profit universality with a good reputation,.
I just finished my MBA at Keller Graduate School of management over the course of 8 years part time while having a full time job and 3 kids. I only took a couple classes a year and eventually finished with a MBA with a concentration in project management. Keller isn't perfect, but it is pretty good. it is affordable and flexible for your schedule as a working adult with a job and family. The professors are surprisingly good. The online content could use some improvement but it is expensive to update this type of online curriculum on a constant basis while keeping tuition affordable. I recommend taking classes in person at a local Chicago campus. To vouch for the quality of the professors, all of the project management classes used PMI curriculum. The PMBOK 5th edition was the text book. After finishing 4 elective concentration courses in project management I did additional self study and took the PMP exam and passed on my first attempt without any boot camps or any other supplements. The classes DID teach you what you need to be successful. Now I'm a MBA with a PMP certification from an arguably budget "for profit" school. My conclusion is that it was a good value and got what I wanted out of it.