Western Governors University Reviews - Business

3.81 out of 5 stars
(79 Reviews)
70% of 79 students said this degree improved their career prospects
73% of 79 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Andre - 7/5/2020
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2020
"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."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Josh - 3/10/2020
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2020
"Waste of time and money if your company isn't reimbursing you for it. Extreme lack of support from most teachers with some being totally incompetent to helping with any questions. You mentor's only job is to keep you enrolled, that's it, ask them questions about taking a term break or withdrawing and watch them give you run-around answers. This is a diploma mill, that's it. some classes are so poorly explained you can disseminate the required knowledge unless you already have experience such as working with excel. Do employers respect this university degree because it's accredited, HA HA ok, good luck with that. like I said waste of money, time and stress if your not being completely reimbursed for this "Education" from a "university"."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Gene King - 3/4/2020
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Victor Ramanos - 10/14/2019
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2019
"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,"
4.6 out of 5 stars
Really Enjoyed My Experience! - 5/13/2019
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2019
"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!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Sara - 5/8/2019
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2019
"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"
1.0 out of 5 stars
From Florida - 5/5/2019
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
afall27 - 4/29/2019
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2023
"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."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Tyronne NOLA - 4/4/2019
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 3/27/2019
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
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