University of Phoenix Reviews - Master's in Business
2011 is the year I resigned from UOP. In my experience, there were too many factors that led me to the conclusion that students were not receiving the education they paid for. Many times, the focus of leadership was to keep students from complaining and therefore faculty were more often than not to lower the bar on assignments and classroom assessments of learning. Weekly papers are used to determine most of what makes up a grade. Plagiarism is rampant and many faculty members would rather overlook or warn students rather than teach proper approaches to writing. In my personal experience, I would quiz students about their classes and learning, only to have to spend a portion of class to catch students up so we could proceed with the current course. Students are better served going to local colleges and universities as most now offer programs for working adults. Employers tend to disfavor degrees from online and for-profit universities. Your degree work and education will be better received from traditional schools.
Awesome faculty and despite the negative experiences expressed. It functions with the same ethics and standards as other schools accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Some people just like to knock the big guy in higher education but look more closely at the smaller schools and their practices are the same. Higher Ed is a business be it for profit or tax exempt (non-profit).
I finished my BSBM and MBA with UoP. Not at any time did I have any administrative difficulties. I did have a couple of run-ins with dead beat team members. My only complaint is that when I identified these nae-do-wells the instructors were not as helpful as they could have been. In the BSBM program I was in the "ground school" so dead beats were not that much of a problem. I read comments from those who are complaining and I find most just a bunch of cream puffs that complain about everything. UoP is a regionally accredited school and meet the same requirements of other big name schools. My advice, stop complaining.
I would not recommend this school to a dog. They will not listen to anything you have to say. I was done with my last class October of 2013 and a professor stated that I had cheated on a paper. I re ran the paper through the plagiarism checker once again to prove to the teacher that she was lying and she stated that she would not accept it as I could have written a new paper. I fought for 2 months to get them to remove that F off of my transcript. During 2014, I was constantly on the phone with financial aid and dispute management trying to get my problem resolved and they stated that I was technically academically suspended so they really could not talk to me for a year. I brought up the complaints that others stated and told them that I was obtaining a lawyer, going to the news stations for them to investigate, and calling the BBB. After about a year, I finally received my degree in 2015. Please and I repeat PLEASE do not attend this school. They do not care anything about you. I have never known a school where you could not talk to the president of the school if you had any complaints. This is the worst school in USA.
Your experience at UOP is what you make of it. If you desire to learn, it is a great environment to do so. It is often difficult to work with the other team members, but that is the case in real life. So I would recommend UOP to anyone that is willing to put in the time and effort to better themselves. Its not cheap so watch out financially.
Good Day all! I just wanted to put in writing how worthless a degree from UOP really is. I received both a BS and MS in Business Management from UOP (on campuss classes, not on-line). I spent a considerable amount of time, effort and money to achieve these degrees. Little did I know that employers look upon these degrees as worthless and not worth thier time. Since my graduation in Nov 2013, I have been looking for employment with both these degrees prominenly listed on my resume, only to be told by potential employers that I would have been better off listing no education than listing UOP degrees. That, by-the-way, is if I was lucky enough to get an initial interview. As I read all the feel good stories on this page and the haters of negative reviews, I can't help but wonder how many people were fleeced by UOP's advertsing department. My suggestion is this...STOP WASTING your money at UOP! There are better alternatives out there! Trust me! I am not the only alum that feels this way!
Everyone's experience will vary, mine has been rewarding. You get out what you put in. In my experince, the same people that complain are the same group that lack comittment. The instructors have offered great insight and relevant experience. Cost is my only complaint.
For a full time employee this was a great program, it has better technology that most and worked well to meet my needs. I do not understand the negative comments, and a number contradict each other. For example some complain of being easy classes/exams and yet also complain of low pass rates and drop out rates. Its either easy or hard, make your mind up. As for the non profit vs. profit college question, the local colleges near where I live have more cash, buy more of the city than any business I know, odd for a supposed non profit, they make a hell of a lot of money.
Despite all of the negative reviews and stigmas that you can find about the University of Phoenix, I believe that the school is on par with other colleges. What this school does is provide an opportunity for working adults to go back to school in efforts of advancing their careers. The teachers are real life professionals that work in the field that they teach, which allows them to relate real world examples to the materials in the curriculum. Like other schools, you always have students that just try to get by. The key is to find like minded students in your program and sync your schedules together so that you can work with the same team in each class. This allows you to always have a good learning team (which tends to be the biggest complaint I see). In short, you get what you put in. I typically spend 20-30 hours a week on class work and reading. You can do less, but your grades will reflect it. These classes are very demanding, and despite what others say, it is not a place where you just pay for a degree.
I enrolled into University of Phoenix while stationed in Japan serving the Navy. All the classes were classroom based taught by professors that flew in to teach the course. We started out with 25 students and dropped down to 15 some did not expect the work load of the classes to be as difficult as they were and others transferred back to the US or ships deployed. These men and women that transferred or deployed were able to continue the Master’s program on line. The Master’s program was a challenging program. The classes at on the military base offered by the University of Phoenix was challenging and required a lot of research and presenting papers to the instructors required a good deal of strategic thinking along with working with learning team to complete a couple of team papers and a final project to be presented at the end of the course. The instructors had not only did they hold several advanced degrees but were established in the business community and were able to share their life experience to supplement the didactic material they presented in the classroom. I had were all employees in the business world or were retired and taught to have something to keep them busy. The information I learned made my transition from military service to commercial business effortless because UOP during the Master’s program had professionals that instructed us that understood what employers needed from Masters level professionals, licensing boards, professional associations, required and taught to that level the UOP faculty made a difference in my knowledge level and some still mentor me today. The Military campus is continuing to build business leaders today and a lasting difference to our country’s businesses gaining degreed veterans that will build strong economies in the future.