Walden University Reviews of Doctorates in Business Administration

  • 14 Reviews
  • Minneapolis (MN)
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50% of 14 students said this degree improved their career prospects
43% of 14 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Doctorates in Business Administration

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Dr. Geneva L. Reed
  • Reviewed: 5/11/2022
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Hello I had a wonderful experience at Walden University. Although working on my dissertation was challenging, I loved the rigor and learning experience, even when overwhelmed. Lastly, I have met some amazing faculty and peers that I am still in contact with after completing my education. If I had to offer a word of advice, I would say trust your doctoral chair and committee members, and enjoy the journey. Dr. Geneva L. Reed"
Alon Ben Jacob
  • Reviewed: 5/11/2022
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Walden University is an excellent school with proper guidance from the enrollment department, continuing with a great library. The librarians are actively supporting any query that you may have and rapid responses. The DBA curriculum is effective and contributes to developing a scholar's opinion and tools for future research. i highly recommend Walden University"
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Walden is not a university that is student-centered. Working through the coursework is straightforward. The majority of the instructors have been there too long and too comfortable with the 'job'. You will find that most of the instructors have general overall feedback to your work (i.e., form and style could be better, you are on the right path, this section does not map to the rubric). You are teaching yourself 100%. Once you have completed the coursework for your degree, then the non-existent mentorship and committee work is where they prolong your thesis or dissertation. Your goals to have a true mentor to walk you through the process with frequent communication to complete your final project is NONEXISTENT. You could take change your competing priorities and dedicate 100% of your time to the final project and it will not be enough because you MAY have a section approved within 8 weeks and moving on to the next is not their structure. Now you are at this critical point in your education and you have no way out? You are not going to start another program. Do yourself a big favor and find yourself a university that is consistent in its outcomes where there is a bonafide mentorship through your dissertation and an alignment between you, the university professors, and the review committee to achieve the end goal."
joe b
  • Reviewed: 5/18/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Walden University were being investigated by the US Dept. Of Justice which along with Internet slowdowns during to everyone working online during the covid pandemic, made learning slow. The university kept rejecting my dissertation proposals for a few errors at a time with very little feedback of what was wrong, it felt like a delay tactic, because I had to pay tuition regardless of their lack of teaching. I transferred to another university, accepting a loss of over 6 month's work at Walden that was of no use to me, and thank heaven, it is much better."
G man
  • Reviewed: 10/19/2020
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I was told via an email total tuition qas $31k out of pocket. Ive already paid that yet Walden wont honor it. I have this in formal emails and other correspondence, including a formal cost estimate prior to starting. I even asked for clarification if the costs were correct and a senior enrollment advisor, as well as a manager confirmed it. For 3 months all I received was the run around towards the end of my program. Billing department will not communicate with me. You cant reach their billing department via phone, and when you call financial aid office, they cant transfer you to billing, and can only relay a message and give you a case number. I recently hired an attorney to deal with this. My attorney is taking my case with no money up front due to obvious email communications that show out of pocket costs. He is amazed Walden wont honor the qoute when its in writing. I will be finishing my degree at Walden, then I will be suing them in civil court."
Honest Review
  • Reviewed: 12/8/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I enjoyed the classes at Walden University, they were challenging and I learned valuable information. The issue I have with Walden is that they state you should strive for five 9000 courses to graduate. I have not met one student who graduated with less than eight 9000 courses. I am currently over 80K dollars in debt and am not done. I believe the school misrepresents the time frame to graduate and complete the program. If you work, have other commitments good luck in completing in five 9000 courses. Also, your chair, second chair make or break your graduation time frame. I would not recommend this for-profit institution for a doctoral program. Please do your homework before you enroll in the school. Also, be prepared to spend more than what your school loans provide. They recommend that you hire a editor which is out of pocket. I am trying to provide a honest review because many of the students have experienced the same issues at Walden. Walden's DBA program does not carry the same weight after graduation as other schools, I am learning that now as I apply for positions."
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I recently graduated from Walden University with a doctoral degree in business administration. I think that the program was manageable and challenging. I was able to complete my degree in a little less than three years, but the process was not easy as I am also employed full time. I think that the university gets a bad reputation, which I don't believe is always accurate. If a person is dedicated and willing to put in a significant effort, the degree is obtainable. By design, doctoral degrees are not cheap or easy to obtain. Students need to manage their time wisely and work hard to be successful."
  • Reviewed: 4/2/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"The program in my opinion is designed to milk money from students. I managed to graduate after four years because I persevered. The Professors are ridiculous as many of my colleagues could not graduate after obtaining loans over $100,000 each. I do not recommend Walden for anybody, NOT even my enemy."
  • Reviewed: 12/6/2018
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Not sure why others are bashing the program. I had a good experience with the DBA program at Walden. The courses were challenges, the staff was supportive, I learned a lot, and I finished my dissertation on time (actually a semester earlier than required). I know that sometimes for profit schools get a bad rep but it worked out great for me. Currently I'm a senior manager at a Fortune 50 company and teach part-time at multiple universities, including private/public non-profit universities, which was the primary reason I wanted to get a doctorate."
5 year DBA Student
  • Reviewed: 7/6/2018
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Completed all courses with a 4.0 GPA. Dissertation during process the school changed my committee chair 4 times! Last chair, Dr. Keepers was the least professional and knowledgeable who did not follow the rubric. Spent over $200,000 without completing my dissertation! Do NOT, I repeat do NOT go to this FOR-PROFIT school. Ask about their completion rate; they avoid the question, tell you the student it's inappropriate for you to even inquire about the Doctoral graduation rate, and never give you an answer."
Chris Atkins
  • Reviewed: 10/25/2016
  • Degree: Business Administration
"The amount of negativity is laughable to me. Like everyone else has said, Walden is not going to hold your hand at every step. Besides, you are a grown up making childish excuses for things that could easily have been prevented through communication and being proactive. As a current doctoral student (Business Admin with a Specialization in Healthcare Management), I have found the school very helpful, insightful, and motivating. 21/60 credits down and I have not had any issues thus far. Everyone learns different and has different needs and expectations. If you expect to do sub-par work, get an "easy degree", or wait for Walden to hold your hand throughout the entire process(good luck with that), you should probably look elsewhere. Chris Atkins-Class of 2018 Future Doc"
  • Reviewed: 8/22/2016
  • Degree: Business Administration
"In the beginning I was given an incompetent mentor who could not edit properly. After the 3rd submission the advisor found mistakes that should have been picked up in the first review. After a long headache of complaining for a year, I was reassigned to another advisor. She was good then when I pointed a flaw in one of her edits, she avenged herself by lowering my class grade. I have a perfect 4.0. Half the committee members never attended any oral presentations but wanted their names on the dissertation. Moreover, the reviewers in various stages did not review accurately or completely. The institute continued to enroll into so-called 900 classes for more tuition. i would have completed every requirement in 1.5 years instead of the lengthy time, Then the refund was promised but never given. After multiple attempts to contact the Bursar, I requested higher admin to intervene but they refused. My study was passed in the first round while I knew there were flaws. Congratulations were passed to me by everyone, Suddenly they all woke up and responded. However, the refund department continued to ignore my requests. Then after exhausting all my attempts to get the refund. I brought to their attention that they had passed a study which was flawed. Instead of listening to my concerns, they started condemning me for bringing up. Moreover, they enrolled me in yet additional classes. I told them I have no interest so remove the course but no one is responding!!!"
Aina Babasola
  • Reviewed: 7/8/2016
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Walden university is for profit only. The professors are never on the same page in regard to students academic success. Faculty members working in silo and each with different agenda. I'll never recommend this school to anyone, worst school attended ever."
Capt JK
  • Reviewed: 6/7/2016
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Walden University is a good school that puts the student at the center and enhances professional maturity. This kind of arrangement is not suitable for all students especially those that are still raw and yet to mature in life. It is very important to know why one embarks on advanced education. The degree certificate is not just a paper but the whole life experience of excitement amidst the challenging journey. This is not for every body, otherwise everyone would have a doctorate. Whether you go to Harvard, Yale, Oxford etc..., the certificate obtained will never make you successful. You as the individual have to make it work not the certificate. Therefore one has to be extremely mature knowing exactly why he/she should seek advanced education. It is mainly for you not your employer or friends or family."