Keller Graduate School of Management Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (52)
When I thought higher education was out of my reach, Devry University and it's Keller Graduate school online program made it all possible. Throughout my tenure at these institutions, I've encountered many helpful, insightful and knowledgeable professors who were always wiling to reach out and support the students in their learning. It was a remarkable experience; one that I will treasure as I continue in my professional life. This experience has certainly shaped me into the professional I am today. I am honored to be an alumni of Devry University and Keller Graduate School of Business; and would greatly recommend them to anyone seeking to earn a higher education.
My experience at Keller Graduate School of Management has brought many successes into my life. Both my career and my education have grown since starting. With every class, I try and turn the course project into a related aspect of my current position at work. I was able to formulate new training programs and implement them successfully at work. I was recently recognized by the Director of Talent and development at my company to start a new career path within the field of Human Resources. I have recommended DeVry and Keller to many friends and I have already motivated a close friend of mine to return to school and finish her undergraduate degree. This is a great place to learn and grow both in the classroom and within your career.
In my opinion the classes were very well thought out and insightful however, trying to get a job fresh out of college has been a very difficult battle. You see when I went in I had no experience and went in on loans and grants while trying to get work which never happened for various reasons all surrounding my lack of experience, so quite naturally when I graduated I felt cheated in a way because I was not ready for the business world. Most jobs require you to have a year of experience but with what I have that was never going to happen and this has been going on since 2012 and still is the case now as I write this in the tail end of 2015 so yeah. To say that college is not worth it would be a lie as I have learned things that I will always remember as they have improved me as a person yet I just wish I could finally take the stage as I was meant to. Keller is a great school were it often feels like a high school versus a traditional college because the size and atmosphere or at least the one in Columbus did. As I said the classes at least the online ones were insightful and engaging just not enough meat if you know what I mean. I am one who would have wanted onsite hands on classes if they were offered but they were not. In hindsight I really should have left the school when I was attending the sister school DeVry University as it was the same way and now I see where DeVry is being sued for various problems dealing with this very matter, so if I were you I would think twice before going to either school as I am still unemployed with no experience outside of my college courses.
I recommend the Specialized Master's Degree Program in Accounting & Financial Management (MAFM). I elected the CPA emphasis and graduated in 2012. The Keller coursework and Becker CPA Review helped improve my ability to pass the licensing exams. I appreciated the course flexibility with an online option. All the professors I had during my time at Keller were active CPA's and/or MBA graduates. I was promoted within the first 3 courses completed in 2010 and 3 years later, 2013, accepted a management level position outside the company, increasing my salary by 44%. Obviously, the degree wasn't the only reason for improvement in my career, but I think it's an important piece.
Even though it is a for-profit school, my experience at the Federal Way, Washington campus was very challenging and relevant. The professors have advanced degrees and have worked in the actual industry they were teaching. There was a strong willingness to share their knowledge with the students. In one of my classes, I had the opportunity to work on a real project for an actual company. It wasn’t a simulation and involved real funding. The Federal Way campus is small so not all classes were offered on site. I did my Master’s thesis program online. Nonetheless, the expectation was not lowered because of that situation. The thesis was reviewed by and presented to experienced HR professionals. Admission standards are high and the school accepts the GMAT for admission.
Keller's MBA program is ideal for working professionals. I'm a traveling sales director and found the ability to study and take tests online the perfect way to learn MBA Curriculum at a flexible schedule. I loved being able to network with Olympians and professionals working in a variety of industries from all over the world.
The instructors were very professional and expected a great deal from their students. I was able to work on my degrees while working, which was beneficial. Financial services could be improved, but overall if you work hard enough you will graduate. Maintaining a B average can be trying for some, but what's the point of going to graduate school unless you can put your best into your studies?
The master's program is very intense and you need to have strong discipline to succeed in this fast paced 8 week course environment. The students range from a broad spectrum of the extremely intelligent and engaged to the not very interested type. Many students that I have heard that have dropped out have done so because they can not keep up with the work. I do agree with the other reviews that say "you get out of it what you put into it." The professors that I have had are amazing. They have real on the job experience and they have amazing credentials. They demand excellence from their students and have been there for me every step of the way. I did not mark the satisfaction with the degree program at excellent overall because I have had some challenges with the administration staff but it was nothing that we could not resolve. It is a great school for flexibility if you can only afford to go to school only one night a week. As a working professional with children this was the only program in the Sacramento area that catered to my needs. UC Davis and Drexel both require 2 nights per week.
I just recently graduated, but I'm sure my degree will help me advance on my job. My major was Public Administration and my concentration is Government Management and I have so far 14 years with the State government in Indiana. My experience for the most part was very positive. I will always remember the valuable information I obtained that will be usable in my career as well as my personal life. I will also remember the friends I have gained from this experience.
Everyone at the school is very helpful...that is if you're just enrolling or thinking about enrolling here. Once you're enrolled no one seems to ever want to help you. Keller and Devry are merging and the Dept of Education is not making distributions. With that being said I would look for another school where the government isn't being hesitant on merging these two schools. You can not get your credit or anytime of loan advancement.The teachers are a joke. You're better off going somewhere locally. Don't waste your time or money.