Western Governors University Reviews of Bachelor's in Business

  • 63 Reviews
  • Salt Lake City (UT)
  • Annual Tuition: $6,670
72% of 63 students said this degree improved their career prospects
78% of 63 students said they would recommend this program to others
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  • Reviewed: 7/5/2020
  • Degree: Business
"My experience at WGU was wonderful. The coursework was challenging yet engaging. You must be motivated for this program to work because one can fail if not. They have always provided resources when I've needed them. If you need guidance 100% of the time and are less motivated, this is not for you. There will be times where you will have to research on your own and people freak out. Don't let it scare you. Theres resources they provide, they just won't always be there right away."
Gene King
  • Reviewed: 3/4/2020
  • Degree: Business
"I hope this review will help someone in determining whether or not to attend WGU or more importantly to pursue a college degree. In regards to WGU I decided to finish my degree at this institution. I obtained a BS in Business Management. Was it worth it? Yes. Was it easy? No. I had almost 3 years and Indiana University and De Paul University. Trust me when I tell you doing it online creates its' own set of challenges. Self motivation, and determination must be in heavy supply to succeed. Compared to my brick and motor experience in some cases it was even more challenging than either University. I'm self employed so the education has proven to be invaluable in my companies success. I look at my diploma hanging on my office wall every day, and know how much work it took. Is a college degree worth it? Yes. It's a math equation. Only 36 percent of US citizens have a Bachelors degree. By obtaining even a Bachelor's degree you just eliminated 64 percent of the competition. Hope this helps."
Victor Ramanos
  • Reviewed: 10/14/2019
  • Degree: Business
"If you are a motivated adult learner in need of a Bachelors or Masters degree. WGU is the place for you. Great for self starters and motivated learners. I loved my time at WGU. They want you to succeed, and give you the tools for success but you need to be motivated to do the reading and coursework. This school is not for the lazy or procrastinators. The Business Management program is relevant and current. I have years of business experience at the managerial level but lacked a 4-year degree. I can say first-hand that coursework covers knowledge you WILL USE during your career. Once you get past your general education requirements, the core coursework is interesting and pertinent to today's business world. There's no busy-work or time wasting projects here. Of note, financial aid refunds take time, but paying out of pocket is very easy and their are financial options through the school if you do not want to use a federal loan. Due to the fact that there is very little in the way of "filler" assignments, you can definitely handle a full-time student workload while working a full-time job. This was incredibly important, as "part-time" status at any other school would have resulted in the degree taking twice as long. Don't think twice about WGU,"
Really Enjoyed My Experience!
  • Reviewed: 5/13/2019
  • Degree: Business
"I just graduated from WGU last week. I finally finished my BS in Business Management. I am reading some of the reviews and I have to ask, if someone has had an experience as bad as some of the ones that I've read, what are you looking for? If it's help from instructors, WGU has more than enough instructors in each course. If you had poor communication with anyone at the university, something is seriously wrong. As soon as I enrolled in any class, I would immediately get welcome emails from course mentors wanting to set up time to go over the course or enroll in live cohorts. If you didn't like sitting through live or recorded cohorts, what in the world are you looking for? My interactions with course mentors, when I needed to, were great! When an appointment was made with a course instructor, they would call on minute it was scheduled. Someone complaining about the rubrics? Really, if I had a paper returned, (only twice) is was because I missed the mark on a rubric item, not from being "too creative." I was able go through my program in 14 months. Some classes, admittedly, were a little more clunky than others, but you'll have that anywhere. I treated my time there like having a second job. I left my day job, and went to "work at night." Overall, I really enjoyed my time at WGU. Recommend it to others? Absolutely. You get out, what you put in. Good Luck!"
  • Reviewed: 5/8/2019
  • Degree: Business
"Wow I have never ever had a bad experience with the advisor, but today was awful. Their goal is not listen to you their will tell you what they have memorized. They dont care about your problem or money. Basic thing you cant select your own advisor???? Very bad experience"
From Florida
  • Reviewed: 5/5/2019
  • Degree: Business
"The instructors were not very engaged with the students. Trying to receive any help outside of your student mentor was impossible. The process for submitting assignments was horrible and made claims to plagiarised work when all was proven to be uniquely created content after a review. The quality of education just was not there. I see that it seems to be a 50/50 split on whether a student has a good experience or a bad one. I would not advise anyone to take this gamble. I moved onto the American Military University to finish my studies and could not be happier."
  • Reviewed: 4/29/2019
  • Degree: Business
"Finishing up my first term at WGU soon and I have nothing but great things to say about my experience so far. Obviously I still have a ways to go before I graduate, but the courses so far have been challenging in the best possible way. I was skeptical to apply at first because of previous reviews I had read online, but being a mom of 2 who works two full time jobs, I didn't have the luxury of choosing a brick and mortar school to finish my degree and move forward in my career field. Now that my first term is under my belt, I honestly can't see why there are so many negative reviews. Yes, it is self-paced so if you are not motivated or self-sufficient you will probably not succeed. But I have always excelled in school and never had an issue with self-discipline so this program has been pretty ideal to say the least. I am actually accelerating through my coursework faster than I would in any traditional program and expect to be finished with my degree in less than two years, which is amazing considering I started out with less than 25 transferred credits from my community college, which were completed over 5 years ago. And the support I have received from my program mentor and course instructors have been nothing short of consistent and satisfactory. My program mentor, Ann, never misses a weekly check in and makes it a point to reach out when I complete a course milestone, even if it's just to say "congrats" for my accomplishment. It is so refreshing to have someone who actually takes the time to make sure my needs as a student are met and that my accomplishments are recognized, no matter how small they are. The course instructors are equally responsive and helpful. I have received phone calls from my instructors, even without me prompting them, just to check in and see how I was doing with the coursework and see if I had any questions or concerns. Additionally, the resources available are limitless. I have found the library to be extremely useful, especially when writing my 10 page paper for English Comp, and the cohorts are very detailed and help a lot when I need some help understanding certain aspect of course material. The only downfall I have to report on would be the 3rd party proctors for Objective Assessments. They outsource to some company in India and, while I have no problem with the outsourcing factor, the proctors are generally hard to understand and are a little pushy. Other than that, I have had no issues and have passed every single one of my exams and assignments without problems of any kind. I would HIGHLY recommend this school (well, at least this program of study), to anyone who is interested in online education. This has been such a game changer and for the first time I actually look forward to getting my schoolwork done. I am looking forward to continuing this program and will most likely re-enroll with WGU for my Masters once completed. Please take the negative reviews with a grain of salt. Talk to an enrollment counselor and get a feel for the school before making hasty decisions."
Tyronne NOLA
  • Reviewed: 4/4/2019
  • Degree: Business
"WGU rescued me from the hazing system of participation replies, busy work, and worthless classes I suffered through at The University of Phoenix,. At WGU, I moved at my own pace and only paid for classes needed to complete the degree. They truly care about their students as compared to Phoenix - who charge me nearly $1400 per class - with no chance of completing the degree early: unless I paid additional money. My only critique of WGU is they trashed me on the transfer credits, even though I attended a regionally accredited school (only allowed 12 out of 33 credits) was brutal. The good news is they have a flat cost which meant I could take 22 credits per semester, but only pay for 12: that's how I survived the hit on the transfer. Would I recommend WGU? Absolutely I would, because the ability to test out of a class based on a competency exams was priceless. Take my advice, haul a** away from Phoenix - transfer to WGU - and get your degree."
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2019
  • Degree: Business
"Solid University, truely. The quality of the education for the price is reminiscent of a good level state school, at a substantial discount from that. The professors and support staff, they rock. Now for the Financial Aid: (crafted after reading several reviews, and interacting with them first hand) Absolute garbage. The individuals are unqualified, rude, they administer information that is factually wrong, and they may even be afoul of the regulations. The school itself comes off as a good level state school, Financial Aid comes off like a very low level rural community college's staff."
Only good for 9-5 M-F
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2019
  • Degree: Business
"Avoid if you need weekend or night support. Every bit of staff works bankers hours. They post "office schedules" where they claim to be available until 7 or 8p. They never are. They tell you theres a group mailbox to email if you need help. In my entire tenure, never has anyone responded to that mailbox. Complain and you get a "you can do it" sympathy email and it dies there. You're held to STRICT communication policy. Staff may or may not be there during their posted hours. Especially if its late or weekends. Good for bankers hours, terrible for anything else."
Sonya Luddy
  • Reviewed: 2/11/2019
  • Degree: Business
"I am currently a student at WGU, and it is the best decision I have made. Is it easy? Heck no! But, with the mounds of support that you have at WGU you definitely stay motivated to keep going. I did not have this in my previous college experience, so this has been a game changer for me. I am really surprised by the negative reviews, because that has definitely not been my experience. If you have a full time job like I do I definitely recommend WGU."
  • Reviewed: 1/13/2019
  • Degree: Business
"Western Governors University was probably the best decision I have ever made. The flexibility and affordability of this school allowed me to finish my bachelors in two years while working full time. I graduated with loans that amounted to the cost of many B&M colleges for one singular term. I am grateful to not be heavily burdened by debts from this school which was the main reason I feared pursuing an education anywhere else."
Gary Balch
  • Reviewed: 12/14/2018
  • Degree: Business
"WGU gave me the flexibility I needed while trying to balance a full time career and school. The enrollment and financial aid process was virtually stress free! The courses were well organized and allowed me to proceed at a pace comfortable to me. A week after graduation, I began a new career that was double my previous salary. My degree from WGU helped me to reach the earning potential I had been seeking."
  • Reviewed: 8/7/2018
  • Degree: Business
"When I decided to attend WGU to complete my Bachelor's I pretty jumped in both feet first on an whim. I applied, sent everything in, had funding set up and was ready to start courses in less than a month. I already had an associate's so I had nearly half my classes finished. At first, I hated meeting with my mentor every week (first term), but... I soon found I only hated it because she kept me accountable. She was kind and always listened, but I didn't find our calls very helpful. The month after, I found out that I was pregnant with our second child. Quite a surprise and not ideal timing. I didn't begin to find out calls as helpful until my second term. The newness wore off, I was working full time, taking care of my family and was entering my last trimester in my already complicated pregnancy. I quickly found I needed my mentor. She became a source of encouragement when I thought I couldn't continue. She was not pushy, but was so motivational and just there for me. Being an adult, working full + time, raising a family with home chores and more is exhausting. Add going to school full time (and then some) and it can become quickly overwhelming. There were about three classes throughout all of mine that I felt were too much information for an introductory course. WGU already reviewed and changed one of them. They do listen. If you are motivated and really want the degree, this works."
  • Reviewed: 7/29/2018
  • Degree: Business
"Transferring to WGU after ITT shut down was one of the biggest blunders of my academic career. I was intrigued by the competency model and distance learning. Unfortunately, I did not realize the impact that it would have in the staff. I spent a year and a half at this school trying to make it work. There were no readily available teacher to assist me in any of my classes. If I was finally graced with an answer from a teacher it was 2-3 weeks later. I was forced to withdraw from many classes due to this. I have reported WGU to the Department of Education for taking financial aid money and not providing an adequate education. I do not recommend this school to anyone!"
  • Reviewed: 5/25/2018
  • Degree: Business
"This school has been the best online post secondary education program I have participated in. It took enrolling/withdrawaling from 4 different online colleges to feel comfortable with using WGU to finish my degree. The classes are difficult, but rightfully so. You get out of it what you put into it. My mentor is awesome she helps keep me accountable and on schedule, and she also tells me the best ways to complete each individual classes. The exams are challenging, as to be expected with a program that is based on competency. It has taken me less than a week to complete some, and up to a couple months to complete others. I love the pass/fail system it takes a lot of pressure off of you. It is sad to read a few of these one star comments, but if you notice, they are all from the RN programs and they all pretty much say the same thing, so dont take them seriously. The cost is the lowest you will find for QUALITY education. Like everything, you get what you give. Thank you WGU for allowing me to finally pursue my goals"
Ryan T.
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2018
  • Degree: Business
"Just graduated WGU a day ago. I found the overall experience great. I'm not sure if the others reviews dealt with unhelpful people along the way, or perhaps they didn't understand the material. I didn't accelerate anything and took the full 4 years to complete. The initial registration took a bit of time, but after that it was easy. My mentor was awesome. Yes, weekly calls the first term and biweekly after that. She helped me stay on track, as I tend to procrastinate. I had many resources for each class to help me pass. From their online material to their course mentors, and webinars. The course mentors always went above and beyond for me. This is more help than I ever received at a brick and mortar school. Financial aid did take a little more information than normal, I believe maybe because they are a non-profit school, but it wasn't that difficult to manage. Overall, I had a positive experience and would recommend it to others looking to take college courses at their own pace."
  • Reviewed: 3/16/2018
  • Degree: Business
"Where should I start. WGU got me with their 6 months only 3k and you can take as many classes as you want a matter of fact you can finish your degree in 6 months and all you'll pay is 3k. I should have known things were bad when the enrollment counselor asked if I am weak in math , I should have stop myself before answering. I tried to transfer 60 credits from another college however, they took only 20 and none of the math, so naturally I was forced to repeat them. they changed their grading system to a "bar" no grades here (They treat students as if we are mindless sheep) And they are doing us a favor by taking our hard earned money for their out dated substandard education. And on top of all, I found my "Business Management" degree is more about managing projects rather than people. what a waste of time and money. (Yes I complained many times) I tried to transfer out several times and no other university would accept WGU's credits. WGU abuses its nonprofit status to suck you dry of your money , that new "line" grading system, so many students have been complaining about,( no number grade of letter grade) yet WGU claims "most" students ask/wanted it...who would opt for such a gimmick? Not anyone with a brain. so they can say ah well you didn't go over the line so you don't pass but you need to pay $60 to retake your assessment. ask what is my grade they will not give me any information on it, basically, you have a zero value grade. Many of these assessments are worded badly and is extremely outdated its sad. WGU operates like an occult, they don't allow students to interact. Basically divide and conquer. The worse decision of my life."
Gian P.
  • Reviewed: 2/15/2018
  • Degree: Business
"This college allowed me to complete my degree in Business Management in less than two years. I had already completed three years in Civil Engineering but life got in the way and I could not finish the degree. 3 daughters later and I finally came back to my degree. This is not high school and if you went to college you know that professors don't do much mentoring. They give you material and explain very little. Your growth is on doing things yourself. If you are a self motivator and don't need someone holding you by the hand you will do well. Every class had a learning curve. You start out slow and then as you grasp the concept you fly through the course. You do have an assigned mentor and I barely ever used them. I am not a genius in any way, an average male. Put goals and try and keep them. Some people have finished way earlier. less than a year."
  • Reviewed: 1/6/2018
  • Degree: Business
"Amazing school. The faculty's purpose is to help you grow at all times. The courses are insightful and based on real world knowledge needed. The test are hard but related to the material. In each test you basically have to know everything about the material. But with room for some mistakes. If you read all material and follow the steps given to you. You can pass. Is done at your time and it becomes a routine. I graduated and i feel like i want to study every night, because i got so used to it. Learning became a hobby, instead of a requirement. I love WGU. Thank you so much for making a school like this one. If you put hard work into studying everyday. It will be the best school experience. MBA next."