Western Governors University Reviews - Bachelor's in Business

3.81 out of 5 stars
(63 Reviews)
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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Student & Graduate Reviews

2.5 out of 5 stars
Has gone downhill - 10/6/2017
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2018
"I was enrolled in WGU, Business Administration with a focus in Human Resources about two years ago. The courses were tough, and my mentors were good. I was in the process of re-enrolling, but this process is so much more difficulty and time consuming. Financial aid is very unresponsive to phone calls and emails. They re-request information, thereby pushing your start date 30 days at a time. The first time around, I was able to start classes in 45 days. This time is was going to be 120 days. I have called Student Services only to be told that there are many more students now then ever before. Had I known that this process was going to be slow and frustrating, I would have looked closer to home to finished my degree."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amanda - 9/25/2017
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017
"Best value in education, hands down. Regionally accredited, not for profit school - meaning it is not a diploma mill - they by law do not turn a profit. I finished 50 credits in 5 months to earn my bachelors degree- one month later I was hired by the company I had been a contractor at for over 3 1/2 years. The degree is viewed positively by employers. Loved my mentor, loved the ability to work as fast as possuble. I started back in May to earn a MBA degree and I am over half way done already. Very satisfied and happy with this school."
1.0 out of 5 stars
John Doe - 8/29/2017
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017
"WGU is a joke!! I would never recommend going there. This is not a reputable institution. Their so called learning resources are outdated and awful! They always have computer and tech issues. To be a University that prides itself in technology, I find it ironic that they constantly have technology issues. I know people who work there and they are miserable as well. They are totally micromanaged and want their mentors to babysit the students! It's a bunch of ridiculousness. Don't waste your time."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Gene A King - 8/11/2017
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017
"OK. So I'm speaking from a point of view that should be relevant to anyone researching WGU. I'm a former student of Indiana University (Allied Heatlh) and DePaul University so I know the brick and mortar story and both were fantastic institutions to further one's education. However life happens and I had to take a job and place my education on hold for a number of years. However after 15 years I went as far possible in my profession without a degree. At that point I searched for an online university where my pursuit of a college degree could be fulfilled. I chose WGU with some trepidation because of the lower cost and quickly upon starting I realized this college was no joke. The courses were taught through online media for sure (video conferences, etc.) but I can attest the content and expectations were NO different than IU or DePaul. In fact considering it was self paced the argument could be that in fact it was harder! I hope this feed back from a former student/ grad of WGU was helpful!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
J Barnes - 7/14/2017
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017
"I cannot say enough how much I love WGU! If you are self-motivated and willing to work, you cannot only earn a great education but also accelerate your degree program. Fantastic School, amazing staff support, and the ability to accelerate is awesome! Completed my bachelor's with WGU, and I'm on my last course for my masters. My wife is now beginning her Master's in education at WGU - love this school!!"
4.4 out of 5 stars
Tammy - 7/3/2017
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016
"I have read several reviews that criticize the college. One such review stated it was just a way to get a rubber stamp degree. Others stated that you had to already know the information and just need a refresher. However, I must disagree with reviews similar to these. I held an AAS degree in Early Childhood Education when I started WGU. I have worked in the Social Service field for the past 20 years. I obtained a BS in business/human resources. I really knew nothing in regards to the business classes. I had to work and utilize all of the resources that were provided and then some. I hated accounting but I passed. I worked and worked at it. I attended webinars, I viewed recorded webinars over and over. There were several classes that I had difficulty with while enrolled. I talked with the student mentors on a few classes, more than once. I definitely think that online classes are harder than traditional classes but they are doable if you can be disciplined enough. Also, I usually obtained more than the required 12 cu's but not enough to finish very early. It took me two years. I used to get discouraged because I would see others that did have a background in business just breezing right through the courses, because as stated they knew the information. When I got to the human resource classes in my degree, I accelerated more than with any of the other courses, because I was more familiar with that aspect of the degree. Now if I had gone for the Education degree I may have accelerated more, but I wasn't able to do so because of the student teaching requirements as I work a full time job. I am considering going back for my Masters but I am a little scared. Because like I said I don't have a background in business. But I may after I take a year off. Good luck on your endeavors no matter where you choose to go."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Damon - 5/1/2017
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017
"WGU was perfect for me! You must be self disciplined or you will not successful at WGU. I accelerated my program and rushed it as fast I could. I learned a ton of information that will help me with my current and future jobs. I loved that I didn't have to do assignments, you strictly take finals and/or write papers. You must know the information to pass the course, you must study or you wont pass! My mentor was awesome, if you build a relationship with them they will help you out a ton! If you are looking to accelerate and are self motivated, this is the school for you! I highly recommend WGU!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Michael Elam - 4/27/2017
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2018
"I have read several reviews of WGU that are just not true. The primary complaint seems to be directed towards getting assistance. First, I have had no difficulty getting assistance from the class or course mentors. I have also went outside the school to various websites to gain further insight, that is initiative. Most of the complaints seem to come from folks who could not pass the course work. Look, it is tough. The exams are not open book. You must have absorbed the material, or you will fail. At least 15 - 20 hours a week are required to successfully navigate this school. If you need more contact, then a brick and mortar would probably be best. I am over 50 years old, a high school drop-out, and obtained my AA in Business from University of Phoenix. WGU is a better school, all around. It just shows that if I can do this, ANYONE can. I am a Production Manager for a large manufacturing facility. I have actually learned a lot of skills from this course that I apply now, and will continue to do so. Again, this school is not for everyone. They tell you that up front. Not everyone will have a pleasurable experience, that is true. But, if you apply yourself and maintain discipline, this could be a great school that will assist you in your career."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Josh - 4/2/2017
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013
"I usually do not write reviews.....for ANYTHING, however after reading some of the negative reviews I had to put in my 2 cents worth. I did lots of research on where to go after I received my AA. This was my third attempt at college, not because I was lazy or stupid, but because life happened. I had promotions at work making it impossible to continue my studies, I got married and had kids, and struggled to try to finish an AA. I always felt odd about being at school, because I had so much life and business experience, that I felt so much of the material was a review and waste of my time. I also had a tough time being able to commit to being in 1 place at the same time every week. What I loved about this school was that I could prove I knew the subject matter by testing, and then receive credit for the understanding of the material. I scored very high on the 2 external certifications they had me take, in fact I received the 3rd highest score in the nation on my Society for Human Resource Managers Assurance of Learning exam. I only used provided material for those certifications, no external websites or study guides. I am a very independent learner, and don't need much help or guidance. What i did need was flexibility, and this school gave me that in spades. I could do a weeks worth of review on my day off, or after work, or do exams while any normal school would be closed down for the night. My mentor gave me good direction, and provided the accountability I needed on the weeks that I didn't get work done. Shoot I didn't even do any work for nearly a month one semester because of work but was still able to finish the classes during my own time frame. If you have special needs, or have to be taught by someone else directly, then I can not provide you insight because that is not how I learn. If you work well independently, and need a highly flexible, very affordable option to get your degree then go to Western Governors University."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Andy - 2/14/2017
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017
"I graduated with a bachelor's degree in business management. The mentors were extremely helpful. The classes were well put together and high quality. The program is low cost especially if you can do a significant number of credits per term. The faculty was very competent and supportive. The assignments were actually very helpful. I would highly recommend this school for self-driven busy students."