University of Maryland Global Campus Reviews of Bachelor's in Business Administration

  • 12 Reviews
  • Adelphi (MD)
  • Annual Tuition: $12,336
71% of 12 students said this degree improved their career prospects
75% of 12 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/8/2022
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I enrolled at UMGC back in late 2019. The process was simple requiring minimal effort. I chose UMGC due to their tuition being affordable and having an office at my military installation. TA and the Pell Grant covered all of my tuition costs. I now have my Bachelors without using the GI Bill which is amazing. UMGC grants transfer credits from military school transcripts which allowed me to start off with 25 credits earned without ever taking any classes. The first 4 classes I took at UMGC were hybrid classes with a mix of both online and face to face lecture. My professors in these courses were passionate and helpful. I earned an A in all 4 classes which motivated me to keep going. Once the pandemic began the rest of the courses I took were online without lectures. The rest of my learning was all self study with the course materials provided. The professors for these courses were average at best in most cases and were not readily available. They had zero tolerance for late assignments but were not too strict with grading. My academic advisors were all knowledgeable and helpful. I only had negative experiences with the graduation services department. UMGC should look into process improvement for this department. Other reviewers that called UMGC a diploma mill are wrong. UMGC is a not-for-profit public university. They are regionally accredited being part of the University of Maryland system. The alumni network is not so strong but that is the typical trade off when choosing affordable online schools over outrageously expensive brick and mortar institutions. I would do my MBA here but I plan to attend a prestigious university which matters more for graduate programs. Lastly just to provide context to those who received their Masters in Healthcare Administration but upset about not being accepted as an officer. A lot of masters programs have a special accreditation. The MSC IPP (Healthcare Admin Officer) program requires applicants to have a degree from a CAHME accredited program. UMGCs Masters in Healthcare Administration program “is not” CAHME accredited. Choosing a different school is a must if this is the path that you plan to take. Prior to changing my mind it was my plan to attend Florida International University since they have an online CAHME accredited MHA program."
Shiro
  • Reviewed: 8/7/2022
  • Degree: Business Administration
"All of the negative reviews on this website are confusing to say the least. I attended UMGC and graduated with a BS in Business Administration. The professors were mostly very helpful, but honestly I didn't even need to contact them about most things. I liked that the classes were only 8 weeks because it allows you to be able to move along in your program quickly. Everything that I needed from start to finish was found online, so I very seldom had to contact my professors or advisors. The academic advisement report should be your best friend, as it will tell you exactly what classes you need to take in order to successfully complete your degree. The material I learned in my classes were applicable to what I wanted to do with my career, and I also thought many of my junior and senior level classes were challenging as well. Oh, and it is incredibly affordable! I graduated with little to no student loans which puts me in a better financial position in the long run. I do not know what people are expecting when choosing to attend this school. Many of the negative reviews stated that this was a scam or that you will receive a better education elsewhere. Yes, receiving a degree from a more well established in-person institution will probably look better on a resume. However, I don't think a degree from UMGC will hinder anyone from following whatever career path they choose. Personally, I feel well prepared for any my career, and I plan to continue my education with this institution for my MBA."
Joe Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2020
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I have been going to UMGC for a few years now. I graduate in a couple of months. I have also attended a community college back home for a couple of years. Instructors are a hit and miss. There are teachers with PHDs and masters from very reputable universities and others right from UMGC. I have had good ones and bad ones but more good than bad. Assignments vary like the instructors, some are helpful and others not so much. I do not like the quizzes and exams from UMUC as it becomes ridiculous ciphering through 5-10 links with 100 pages in each (not all). CTRL + F is your best friend at UMGC. I am ok with getting my degree from them and I will be pursuing another. If I had another school to choose from I would probably get my second bachelors elsewhere. I think grading is pretty fair but sometimes inconsistent. That being said I think UMGC is an average school and still feel good about getting a degree from them."
Nicole Butler
  • Reviewed: 6/21/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I was very pleased with the University of Maryland University College as an undergraduate student. I completed my degree online. I loved the flexibility of when and where I could access my courses. I was also appreciative of being able to access faculty most often, when I needed to. The program can take as long or as little as you need it to take, it's completely self paced. I loved the digital platform. It was not hard to understand or utilize. I did, however, struggle with using the research databases. While the large majority of searches produced usable results, there were times when my searches were tedious and difficult. Overall, I believe UMUC is a great school, especially for busy, full-time employed, adult learners."
whatever
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2018
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Overall I liked the program when I first began however since the school went away from textbooks and started with "online videos and journals.. articles etc" the experience went down hill very fast. I think some professors are understanding of people's situations that they have families and jobs however some professors could care less and are very harsh at grading as well as provide very little substance and feedback on assignments. I am happy I am done ... time to get my MBA from a better school now that actually values its students. I guess I still got a degree so there is nothing to complain about but if I had a choice I would have went to a different school."
JMV765
  • Reviewed: 7/31/2018
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I've taken classes with a State University (2 years) and an online school (1 year). I can say that UMUC is better than both. The other online school was simply a degree mill that handed out As without even having to study the material. I felt compelled to transfer because I knew employers would eventually understand this and I actually wanted to learn the subjects that I was paying for. UMUC has an alumni filled with veterans that live throughout the US, so having a degree from this school will undoubtedly help you land a job. The alumni, like myself, knows that UMUC makes students earn their grades. UMUC will never be seen as a top-tier school because it is not a traditional style university, however, many of us relied on the this structure for flexibility. The online classes are much more difficult than the physical classes because it requires more time to self-study. Many students that have complained about the difficulty more than likely didn't dedicate enough time towards studying. Personally, I feel great after every semester because I feel equipped with the tools to succeed, which has not always been the case with other schools. Don't let the negative ratings determine your decision to attend this school. Venting rare cases shouldn't affect a schools image. In my opinion, the overall rating should be higher."
JY
  • Reviewed: 3/5/2018
  • Degree: Business Administration
"If this is your last option, for my military personnel, for a degree program that is covered by TA, then all means go for it. However, please ensure you take time to consider your goals, post-military and post-graduate, to ensure that the degree program you choose is accredited for what you intend to do and will satisfy post-military employment or commissioning requirements. I will say that I enjoyed the online part of this school and I had a great time at graduation, the campus is really nice. I did feel like it was self-study most of the program, you get out what you put in. Some of the professors are adjunct professors and you can kind of tell which ones are which. Some are slow to give feedback on assignments and I had one professor who did not provide any at all. I would be sure to check out ratemyprofessor.com. Good luck!"
Alicia M. Nelson
  • Reviewed: 10/28/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"UMUC provides active duty personnel an extensive variety of courses that may taken online or at satellite locations both stateside and at overseas locations. The university has caring student advisors and professors who are interested in student success while at UMUC. There are also military advisors who assist students navigate through applying for VA Educational benefits, as well as, using military tuition assistance options."
Univeristy of Maryland University College School Institution University
  • Reviewed: 7/10/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I signed up for several courses with UMUC while stationed in Okinawa. I was in one particular course and the instructor was telling an adult learner a story during the break about how he knew of a math teacher who had a bunch of soldiers in her math class, some of whom were not doing so well academically. The professor remarked, "I told her, just give soldiers a passing grade. I mean, they're in the military, what harm can they do with a bachelors degree?" I found this remark pretty offensive, plus the curriculum was no great shakes, so I transferred out of UMUC. Go to a real school. Go to a school that does not need the word "university" twice and "college" once in its name. UMUC...a step above University of Phoenix."
Non
  • Reviewed: 4/8/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Worst online school ever. LEO is unorganized and crashes frequently. The financial aid office has to be called numerous times for you to remind them to do their job. Money making school only that's what they care about it ! UMUC. Stay away from this school!!!"
Ryan
  • Reviewed: 4/7/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I find this school to be very good. Business courses are very good, especially the project management courses. Instructors are pretty good for the most part. The occasional bad one here and there but that is to be expected. Being that I have been to both a traditional brick and mortar school and now online college there is a difference in the education. I enjoyed sitting in a classroom and having an instructor right there to ask questions too, but I also like the convenience of online courses. The hardest part about online courses is making sure that you understand what the professor is asking. However, if you do have issues the instructors are really really good at clarifying it for you. I hope this review gave you some idea of UMUC."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/8/2016
  • Degree: Business Administration
"UMUC provided a convenient, high impact learning environment for me. The online courses combined with the compressed schedule aloud me to complete my degree on time. I love this college. I plan on completing my Masters there as well. This college is excellent for busy people. They care about your education."