Keller Graduate School of Management Reviews
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I attend Keller at the Philadelphia campus and I've had a mix of experiences. Financial aid at the campus is awful. My "conusltant" doesn't consult. He e-mails me days, sometimes weeks, after I ask a question and never answers his phone. I leave messages but they never get returned. I won't use his name because that's mean but he's terrible.
The "coach" there is really nice. She helps answer all of my questions and in a very timely manner. When I have issues with getting in touch with financial aid guy she helps me quickly and always gets the answers I need. She is my consultant and my coach.
Keller has some good instructors but not all so I urge you to be careful. Online options are okay but some classes should be taken at the school. Overall, I'd recommend the school at Philadelphia. I can't wait to graduate this year!
Keller seems to pick up their online instructors wherever they can find them. I have been enrolled in ten classes, and eight of them had very lazy and/or incompetent instructors who did the bare minimum. I get the distinct impression that these instructors are using their Keller jobs as a source of supplemental income. They simply have not contributed to the learning process. My current instructor is very condescending, arrogant, and lazy. Only after grading assignments does he provide the grading criteria. He marks up the papers indicating what he was looking for. He is very subjective. He is also intransigent and refuses to reconsider any grades that he has already assigned.
Another unfortunate fact with Keller-online is that there is no single point of contact assigned as your personal student adviser. Instead, when you call student resources, you get whoever is on duty, and they type up your questions / concerns. If a follow-up is involved, you won't get the same person contacting you. Translated: runaround. No one seems to care.
I found Keller Graduate School Of Management in Atlanta(Buckhead), Ga was very hard in the beginning for a student that has been out of school for a while, but once I got back into the grove of things I found it very nice. The classes was very well put together and delivered by instructors that are knowledgeable in their subjects,IE Accountants(CPA,CFA,CMA) taught accounting courses,These instructors held day jobs in these fields and worked at Keller at night. So your learning experience was more practical, with examples of real world situations and current knowledge of the industry or class of interest.
The old saying does not apply at Keller, Doers; do and the rest teach. They are doing every day what they are teaching you. And for Accounting/Financial professionals, the most important factors is how proficient are you? You do not want to be an Accountant that do not understand and can apply your craft or you will be unemployed..With Accounting "theory" will help you pass a class but "application" will help you land and keep a job.
I am in the Air Force and stationed in Japan. I have had a phenomenal experience working with the Keller Staff to meet all of my needs. The classes are great and I am learning a lot. I get the help that I need from the professors even though I am stationed overseas via phone or e-mail.
First of all not everyone who leaves a good reviews works for the school. I have never worked for DeVry and have zero plans too. I finished my Masters and Bachelors through DeVry/Keller. When I signed up I expected it would cost me a lot but I did my research before hand. What happen to people research a school independently without replying on a school adviser? Before I even signed up I knew what my school loans would be around. I didn't take out any excessive loans that would put me higher in debt and I kept on top of my own finances, just in case of billing errors.
As for the classes, some were not as challenging as other because of my previous knowledge of certain subjects; This is NOT their fault. Yes, sometime I had an easier professor then other but that was rare. I had teachers tearing apart my work and grading me based on my efforts. Which is great because it made me worked harder. Even with access to online material, I still had to work for my grade; it's not easy. If you aren't learning anything in DeVry then your not taking advantage of all of their learning sources. I could have learned more if I read all my books straight through but that is my own fault. I am not saying that everything is golden here because I did run into a professor that wasn't very respectable and probably was in the wrong profession but that was one out of 6 years there.
Lastly, as for job placement service. I never had to uses this service because I can sell myself. Anyone complaining about this service, needs to take personal responsibility. What happen to traditional job hunting and selling yourself at an interview? Company's aren't going to hire you because you have a degree; they want someone who believes in themselves and fits their needs.
People need to take personal responsibility for their loans and their career hunting and not look for a free ride. This is a amazing school, if you put the effort into it.
I have both positive and negative experiences while attending Keller Graduate School of Management. Keller Graduate School is a business where things are measured by quantitative performance. Like any other school you are just a customer.
Some professors are top notch and others are less than what you would expect. Too many times, I have been the unfortunate member of classes providing the instructors on the job training, instructors who are there for the paycheck, or instructors who are there for their own agenda.
Like the individual stated in other comments. "This is your education!"
Keller is a very good school. The teachers are excellent. Last semester I had two Doctors for both of my classes. I'm actually in the process of getting another Master’s Degree at Keller.
Many people drop out. Normally those that complain are the ones that did not get the grades, or ran into some sort of tuition problem after they were not responsible.
If you look at the statistics there is a low graduation rate. This is because many do not have the discipline to study on their own.
The class began well. I knew it was going to be a challenge because I am not an "accounting" person. However, we abruptly had an instructor change in week 4, and all previous grades were reset. Yes, reset!
So we started over in week 4 of an 8 week course. Then everything went into overdrive, with information being thrown at us at such a pace that NO ONE could keep up. Instead of offering to provide extra classes, or some type of compensatory allowances, we blazed right through the course with the school having one thing in mind...keep the school's pass rate up, with no regard to the student's having learned any semblance of accounting knowledge. In the end NO ONE, repeat NO ONE received less than a grade of "C" despite most, if not all of us having failed in-class exams and the final. Now, these are supposed to be graduate-level classes, meaning you're intending to use the gained knowledge to benefit you in some way, shape, or form on your current or future job. The knowledge gained is to be careful what you ask for at a for-profit school.
Just be aware of the level of execution in the class you're taking, and don't hesitate to complain if you are in any way dissatisfied... remember, it's YOUR education you're protecting.
One compliment: there are some very good instructors there, notably Dr. A. He's excellent.
The course work has been inspiring and the teachers are among the best. Different from a traditional college, the teachers have been some of the top leaders in their field of education. Real world classes and not the old tradition lecture approach.
Keller is a JOKE. I recently decided to go back to school after a long hiatus to complete my MBA that I had started with them in 2007 and never finished. Lo and behold I find out after one semester back in school that I was actually on academic probation and to be removed from probation I had to get a certain G.P.A. which was IMPOSSIBLE to achieve since the one class they let me take was a pass/fail course.
After explaining my story to the "counselor" I was told to document why I didn't finish the first time, turn in supporting documentation and I'd be fine. Not such a huge thing but the reason I didn't finish the first time was because I was busy at life and small children etc. How the heck do you document life?
So I write the memo, turn it in and get told that it was disapproved because I didn't raise my GPA enough ... we go back to the first part of it was a PASS/FAIL class and they wouldn't let me take anything else. Keller will take your money then dismiss you or expect you to meet impossible standards.