University of Phoenix Reviews - MBA
I actually started i n 2005 to complete a Bachelors in Management, after being laid off after the company I worked for was bought out. I enrolled and found the online format to be easily navigated and with pre-enrollment from my counselor, was very successful by completing this degree in 2 years. I then began my MBA degree immediately, and worked 7 days per week after coming home after work, and weekends were full with studies and classroom activity. The MBA was finished in 18 months, with no breaks even for holidays. The only problem I had was financial - My financial counselor told me I had to borrow $10,000.00 from my personal bank in order to continue, even though I had been approved for 100% student loan funding! Aside from that little letdown, I forged ahead and graduated in 2008 with a 3.9 GPA! I really enjoyed the school, my classmates, instructors, and the level of education I* received at the age of 63, and have demonstrated my abilities far beyond my peers I have met in the business world. Thank you, University of Phoenix!!!!!
It is worth every second, I have to admit that I was worried in the beginning, however throughout the process I have met many people that have received either their bachelor's or higher from UoP, and are doing extremely well in their profession. It is all about the work you put into it regardless of the university you attend.
My advice, READ THE REVIEWS FIRST. I was all set to graduate from UOP in 2011 and completed all required courses. When it was time to file for graduation I was contacted by my adviser and told I needed to retake a course that I transferred from another school (Troy University Montgomery). I fought like hell and the only thing I did not do was get a lawyer because I was afraid UOP would stop me from obtaining my degree. I was not able to complete my MBA program until September 2012. I have spoken with several other students and one who is currently experiencing a similar situation. This school is money hungry and will keep students back to get more money from them. I have never been a part of something so hideous in my life. No one could explain to me why the HR graduate level course was accepted one year before graduation (when I took it in 2010) and when it was time to graduate they decided to remove it from my transcript. I am currently speaking with a lawyer now regarding this incident simply because I did not receive an answer from Phoenix other than "Because we can." The school continues to reach out to me to re-enroll into another degree program but I will not subject myself to any more of UOP low quality and lack of value practices. UPO starts out very supportive and the advisers are all helpful until it is time to exit and you do not owe any more money. The school is horrible in the event of squeezing money out of their students rather than helping and assisting them on their journey from the beginning to the end. Because of this my experience was very poor. UOP is very tacky and the school has done this too many of its students. My advice, READ THE REVIEWS FIRST.
The bad reviews from some people here are very funny. People do whatever they can to diminish the prestige of one institution. University of phoenix is a good university. They do not accept any transcripts as someone has said it. Only from academic institutions that have been well reviewed and have been accredited by the different regional academic foundations. University of Phoenix is a real university and it helps students to succeed on any field.
I opened a charter middle school after earning my MBA. I felt University of Phoenix provided a meaningful, quality education. You get what you put into it; in other words if you apply yourself and finish your degree while putting in 110 percent, you should get a return on your educational investment for life!
Dropped out of the program because it was intense trying to incorporate school into my day job, family, and personal life. Right away the school contacted me and influenced/motivated me to continue and stay in school. For UOP - Hawaii campus, the support/guidance was there. Continued on and completed my MBA. So Glad I did! Achieving my MBA opened the doors and advancement opportunities within my current company. Did a hybrid of both campus and online. Definitely two completed different approaches attending classes. Attending the campus allows the face to face interaction with peers and groups. Attending online allows the flexibility of logging on the required amount of times per week at ones convenience. The school may be pricey but again UOP is tailored and benefits the working adult. When I attended UOP I continue to work my day job earning a pay check and support my family. It would have been difficult for me to attend the local university at this time (2010-2012). The local universities mocked the online class system of UOP but look at the trend now, may Universities are offering online courses and degrees. I am proud that I have gone to UOP.
Great school. Teaches current information. Great faculty. Classes are set up for student success. Great advisors support thAt do wonderful job helping students through issues. Topics in class are current and useful. I will be a millionaire in my lifetime from knowledge gained going to such a great school.
it is the best online and brick and mortar school i have ever seen. the curriculum is tough. It took me 1.5 years to finish my MBA. the school and staff and instructors all have a heart. this means they listen to you. don't get me wrong i have two other degrees and No they were not online. I actually wen to school for those other degrees but Phoenix was where I felt like a student and they helped me every step of the way. I was in my late 30s when i enrolled with phoenix and i tell you it is the best school for working adults. try going to school and pay mortgage and keep a full time job and see how difficult it will be but phoenix and the instructors made that all possible for me. I will forever be grateful to phoenix and I AM always a Phoenix and very proud of school because they made it possible for me to go back to school years after i graduated from a brick and mortar school that people didn't even know my name on graduation.
I attended UOP for five years to obtain my MBA online. Before that, I went to Seattle Pacific University, it was not easy for me to have a full time job and finish my MBA. After, transferring MBA credits from SPU to UOP, I was able to fit everything together and finish My MBA. Based on my experience, I can tell you getting an MBA from UOP is no joke, it is a hard program to obtain, you have to work really hard everyday to make it. It was actually harder for me than a traditional class at SPU. I am an Engineer and I know for sure what is hard school and what is not, and I can assure you that getting an MBA from UOP is a pain in the rear, you have to be ready for real school work to get it PERIOD.
I've seen a lot of bad press and bad talk about UoP, but honestly it was a good school. The personnel helped me, guided me, and directed me to get my MBA, and I had no issues with it. It is not a Easy school where you can just show up and get grades. You had to do the work! UoP grads can back me up on this. It was a pain in the ass sometimes!! I will say I like the classes on line more than I like the two in classes I took, but it's a good school that did right for me. A Masters is a Masters and I am proud to have learn along the people I went to class with. I say to all the haters or complainers..... This wasn't my experience and that's the great thing about America. You have the freedom to transfer and make choices on your degree. That's my two cents