Webster University Reviews of MBA Programs

  • 20 Reviews
  • St. Louis (MO)
  • Annual Tuition: $13,500
86% of 20 students said this degree improved their career prospects
95% of 20 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Janice
  • Reviewed: 9/11/2021
  • Degree: MBA
"I am very disappointed with the Webster's George Herbert Walker Business program. I chose Webster as I had seen the ads, got the brochures, and met the school before going. My goal was that I wanted to expand my career into being a brand manager. A few months into my MBA, I was warned by friends not to attend Webster as its reputation was not great, the school was in severe decline, and local employers would simply not respect or hire it. A little late as I had already sunk thousands into the place. I eventually came to realize that I may as well have spent $29,000 on a library card and attended the library. Webster's recycling of material from one course to another was ridiculous, so for 12 courses you are really only getting maybe 7 or 8. I always felt greatly shortchanged after each class in terms of content, academic rigor, depth of knowledge and overall academic standards. I had minimal homework and I seemed to get all A's for work which I was not pleased with depth-wise. My instructors were nice people, but they were far from being experts in their fields and the courses were simply text-book led with cherry-picking of the easiest chapters and no detailed discussion or treatment of the subjects. I had taken economics and management in high school and 1st year undergrad, and Webster's MBA courses were about the same level of difficulty if not easier. I stuck it out to graduation, and wish now I had not wasted the time or money. For all of us in the group that I started with, the fact that there were no job postings, internships, career placements, alumnae contacts, or any companies recruiting as promised by Webster when we enrolled was both very disappointing and shocking. The career center was useless and simply showed myself and others the door with nothing but excuses and actually blaming us for "coming to Webster in the first place!" The biggest shock was to come. After over a year of looking for jobs, internships and MBA trainee jobs by myself, and sending out hundreds of CV's, not a single company would even look at this Webster masters degree! In fact, I had many who wouldn't even accept an application with my degree telling me directly "we don't hire from THAT school!" I had others who said privately to simply take it off my CV and start again with a good school! That's a lot of money, student loans and time wasted for absolutely nothing. I have read recently that Webster's Business School is now down to nearly no students. I can honestly say I know exactly why! A complete waste of time, money and effort."
Michael68
  • Reviewed: 5/20/2018
  • Degree: MBA
"Some of the negative reviews amaze me. My experience at Webster was very rewarding. I learned a tremendous amount that expanded my knowledge base and help to excell me to higher levels within my organization. As far as accreditation, Webster is a regionally accredited school. This accreditation is the standard for reputable colleges/universities. Programs within the school can have additional accreditations depending on the major. In business education there are two widely accepted accreditations that create standards for business programs. The AACSB is the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. It is a voluntary, non-governmental accrediting agency that oversees the standardization of collegiate schools of business and accounting nationwide. The AACSB accredits approximately 5% of all business programs in the world. Their standards are geared toward the world of academia and focus on research and teaching. The AACSB is the odest business accrediting agency and is considered the gold standard by many. The other accrediting body is the ACBSP . The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs mission is to continually seek improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. Their vision is to find every quality business program worldwide is accredited. The ACBSP accredits associate, baccalaureate, master and doctoral degree levels worldwide in regarding to business-related programs. They reward teaching excellence and was the first to offer specialized business accreditation to all degree levels. The purpose of the council is to instill the need for continuous research in colleges and universities as they feel this is of utmost importance in the business world in order to enhance the quality of the curriculums in which they teach. The ACBSP doesnt focus on research and teaching as much as the AACSB does because their focus is the practical use of business principals in real world applications. With less than 5% of the over 13,000 business schools being accredited by the AACSB, many feel the accreditation is reserved for the schools that cater to the elite and privileged. Nevertheless, most of the highest rated business programs are AACSB accredited and if you are in a position to gain admission and pay for the education go for it. Webster Universitys business programs are accredited by the ACBSP and are held to their standards. The commnents about transferring the classes are comical. It doesnt matter what institution you attend, you are limited on the credits that are eligible for transfer. On the graduate level most universities only accept 6 hours from another school, so that would equal 2 classes. You cant transfer more than that at most schools. Your education is like everything else in life...you get out of it what you put into it. My experience was great, the material was challenging, the professors were knowledgeable and responsive and my peers were experienced and engaging."
Webster_MBA_Grad
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"The Webster MBA program is designed for working professionals who want to challenge themselves to enhance their business acumen and take their careers to the next level. The program has some fantastic teachers with excellent credentials and public private experience. I found the courses to be relevant and the learning environment intellectually stimulating. I would highly recommend Webster to prospective MBA students who may not have the time or resources to attend out-of-state business schools. My MBA degree opened many doors for my career and allowed me to work on challenging and financially rewarding initiatives."
40+PostGrad
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"Going to college was one of the best decisions I have ever made. At the same time, every financial problem that I now have stems from many years of college loans. When I sit here and think about it, it's hard for me to say whether going to college was the best thing. Sometimes I feel like maybe had I not gone to college, I would have had a better life than the one I currently live. Maybe I wouldn't argue with myself so much as to whether or not life is even worth living."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"It's a good college with hands on professors. But tuition cost keeps going up."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"College was one of the most transformational experiences of my life."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"Very good course work. Challenging and was able to develop skills"
Nathan Simmons
  • Reviewed: 2/22/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"Webster is a great school with a lot of great opportunities for students. Its a smaller campus with a smaller school feel. The instructors are very knowledgeable too. One of best things about Webster is the attention they give each student. It has a lot of campus improvements too! Many new classrooms. You will be happy with your decision to attend Webster."
Female graduate, 32
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Webster University. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The content was based off real life situations and was very insightful. I am able to revert back to many of my courses and use the situations addressed during class to my employment."
Male Graduate, Age 33
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"Good experience, but be prepared to work. Based on your real world work experience, some classes may not seem to add value, but are useful overall."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"Webster university is convenient in having many satellite campus' to attend classes at. The instructors at my campus had years of real world experience to relate to the material."
Ericka H
  • Reviewed: 11/22/2016
  • Degree: MBA
"I attended Webster University through a cohort offered through SSM. Over the 3 yr period I developed many relationships. With both my fellow students and professors, some I keep in contact with today. I found the staff to be very professional and most importantly very supportive. I'm a RN so this was a very challenging program for this nurse brain but I did it! Classes were just once a week and very convenient. The professors were very encouraging but at the same time challenging. I would definitely refer this program to friends and family. Keep up the great work Webster University you are making a difference!!! I would recommend the development of a collaborative effort with the HR department offering the cohort and Webster on job placement post graduation."
Health Care Manager
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2016
  • Degree: MBA
"I work for one of the largest healthcare providers in St. Louis and my company designed a cohort based program with Webster University that allowed us to earn a Master's in Business Administration over close to a 3 year time span. We found that the classes were challenging yet relevant to what we face every day in the healthcare industry. A lot of the coursework was taught by experts in their fields and we were able to apply the material on the job to make headway. I found the Managerial Leadership course and the Healthcare Policy course to be helpful and all of the professors were clearly informed of what we wanted to accomplish through personal engagement. I know that Webster offers a similar cohort based program with at least two other healthcare institutions locally because I have friends in each of them."
Matt
  • Reviewed: 11/8/2016
  • Degree: MBA
"Webster is a great school. All the professors bring real word experience to the classroom. My current professor, brings valuable experience as a top Boeing manager. He has even helped me a work through some issues I am experiencing iny current role as a hospital administrator. I highly recommend Webster."
Anderson74
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2016
  • Degree: MBA
"I did my research before applying to business school, and I am very pleased that I went with Webster University. The 1-year accelerated MBA program was a big challenge. The university ensured the same curriculum in the regular MBA program mirrored the 1-year program, as it should. Classes ran one right after the other, and there was only a two week break over the Christmas holiday, but I'm very happy with my experience. My cohort classmates were successful working professionals and offered a great conversation throughout the entire 1-year program. My instructors were knowledgeable, responsive, professional and inspiring. The curriculum was challenging but applicable to the every day corporate world, which was extremely important to me. I have been working for 8 years, and didn't want to enroll in a program with students who just earned their bachelor's and were just rolling into their next degree program. Not that this is a problem, it just wasn't the academic environment I wanted while earning my MBA. I really enjoyed the way Webster's curriculum encouraged students to discuss experiences, study them and then apply course material to make them better in the future. For me, the Statistics and Corporate Finance courses were the most challenging, but my instructors were great about answering questions and supplying examples to help me out, not to mention many students used the online messaging to work together on homework questions. I would highly recommend Webster University's MBA program."
Alicia Abraham
  • Reviewed: 1/11/2016
  • Degree: MBA
"Overall, I'd have to say I've had a good experience at Webster University. l'd like to have better access to career help. I'm a graduate student and classes start at 6:00pm. Normally all the administration is away at this time. Only way I am able to speak with someone if I can get someone over the phone during regualar business hours. Also, we are very limited on school technology. Expansion of our computer lab would be ideal."
Veradie Ore
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2014
  • Degree: MBA
"I attend Webster University's off-campus locations. I take their off-campus classes at both Andrews Air Force Base and Boiling Air Force Base. I love the fact that even though I don't take classes at their home/main campus, I still get the in-class experience that I love. There are a lot of graduate programs that offer online classes which is fine, but Webster delivers an educational experience that fits well with the way I personal like to learn. The best part is that, I still have access to all the main campus's resources. That speaks volumes to the type of effort and quality Webster puts into all their programs. Webster’s programs are not overly priced like most grad school programs. I am only 23 years old and I could afford other grad school programs without having to ad to my current student loan bill. I am able to work full time and pay for my classes out of pocket. Even though my parents are willing to help pay, I want to prove to myself that I can de independent and stand on my own. Every teacher I have had so far are very passionate about the class they teach, are willing to go the extra mile to make sure all the concepts are understood by all their students. I honestly have nothing bad to say about Webster. I am excited that I will graduate with my MBA. I know that the skills and assets that I learned will make me a superior worker and soon to be boss/manager."
Shannell Bullocks
  • Reviewed: 8/15/2013
  • Degree: MBA
"I currently attend Webster University on the Great Lakes Naval Base in Illinois. This program is designed for working adults who need to attend school in the evening. The only class that I have taken is economics, which I received a B+. I’m in the process of getting accommodations for my learning disability, which has been an easy process. The classroom size is very small and each student is able to get the attention that is needed. I never had an issue with contacting my instructor or advisor. Unfortunately, I am not able to score a few of the categories because I don't live on campus. I truly enjoy Webster and looking forward to graduating with my MBA in 2016."
Eric Simmons
  • Reviewed: 3/1/2013
  • Degree: MBA
"Satellite program utilize classrooms in a military installation. Close to work and public transportation. Advance classes can be demanding. Lack of opportunities to network with other students"
Charles Brown
  • Reviewed: 1/19/2013
  • Degree: MBA
"Webster University is a great college. There are a few things that they can improve on but in all this is a good school."