Western Governors University Reviews - Business Administration

4.23 out of 5 stars
(22 Reviews)
93% of 22 students said this degree improved their career prospects
82% of 22 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Valerie from Seattle - 10/12/2020
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2021
"I began WGU in 2017 after withdrawing from a nursing program at a university in IL. I felt stuck at that point in my life and knew that I needed to go back to school in order to make a living/comfortable wages in the competitive Seattle metro area. I originally began with Business Healthcare Admin, after completing quite a few courses, I wanted to broaden my scope and settled on Business Management. The transition was smooth, my course mentor was able to instruct me with the steps that I needed to take in order to change my degree path. Once in the program, I had to take a few additional courses that were relative to the business management degree, which added about 6 courses in total onto the end of my degree plan. During my time at WGU, financial aid covered a majority of my tuition and it was much more affordable than other 4 year degree programs I could have attended. I chose WGU because I liked the fact that it was all online and I could work at my own pace and attend the online cohorts (lectures) as needed. I never had an issue scheduling an appointment to meet with a course instructor; whether it was 8 am, 12:30 pm, or even 8 pm, they were always extremely helpful, provided supplemental material and helped me focus on my weaknesses to prepare for my test. At one point, I informed my mentor of my "burnout" as I was getting close to the end of my semester and he, as well as my school instructors, consistently reached out to me to make sure that I was staying motivated and getting my class done. I 10/10 recommend this university. I am 3 classes away from graduation and am so thankful for the opportunities that WGU has provided towards my career."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Thadeus - 2/3/2020
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2020
"Modern approach to education that is truly flexible in design and relevant to today's working world. This is what I expect college should be, or will become over the next 20 years. Flexible, independent learning based and rigorous. Maybe less people would coast through a degree if all colleges were setup this way."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Joey - 1/25/2020
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2019
"Learn the history of this non-profit university founded by state governors. The WGU Business degrees are both regionally and ACBSP accredited, the course of study is rigorous, and the core exams that comprise the degree can be more difficult than at a traditional college. The mentors are helpful, and most of the course instructors are only an email or call away. Of course there are a few who should not be there, but you can say that about any school. In my opinion, most of the people who complain about this school are unable to cut it and post out of frustration."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Jason - 8/28/2019
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2019
"This school is no joke. Classes are tough. I am an MBA student. I really recommend this school if you want to learn and prepare for a career. One of the most important things to do is to keep communicating with your mentor, otherwise, you won't succeed."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Great Value; - 4/27/2019
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2018
"I found the program and support to be excellent. I really liked the value-based, all-inclusive approach to education. There were no hidden fees, and all course materials were included. My mentor did well to keep me on track and motivated. If you really push yourself, it is possible to earn a degree in a single semester."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Marshall - 1/23/2019
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2020
"It is really easy to be admitted to WGU. However, the financial aid department is ridiculous. They waste youre time and ask for paperwork other schools dont. They have no idea what the actual FASA requirements are, thus they make their rules more strict to counter their ignorance. Seems like most financial aid advisors dont have a clue! Moreover, it seems they seek to deny or delay financial aid for no apparent reason. This was my experience as well as my wifes. When my wife complained about this in writing, financial aid responded by dropping her financial aid application the following day! My advice is to not waste a semester trying to get financial aid when any other reputable university will happily assist you. After all, its youre money and your purchasing a service. WGU is just unorganized as a whole and have a poor business model."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Linda - 10/13/2018
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2015
"WGU gets it! It was designed for working adults who are serious about obtaining a college degree. The program is set up so that you can focus on learning and advancing through the courses. Everyone is assigned a mentor to assist throughout your program. The ease of having one person who can answer questions and help you through any problems saves a lot of frustration. The courses are well structured and you have numerous tools available to best suit your learning needs. They have text books, labs, practice tests, videos, course mentors and a variety of resources to assist you in learning the material. Courses last as long as it takes you to learn the material. Some, I had sufficient knowledge and experience that I was able to review and pass the class in a day. Some took several weeks, but was mostly dependent on my efforts. WGU is focused on knowing the course material, not on how long you sit in a classroom. It is a school that has embraced the 21st century and is not stuck in how things have been done in the past. They understand that not everyone wanting a degree is 18 years old, with no experience or other responsibilities. The flexibility and the student support makes it a great school for working adults. I would recommend for anyone who is serious about obtaining a degree and willing to work for it."
1.1 out of 5 stars
B.R - 9/23/2018
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2021
"Do not, under any circumstances, change your major when going to this school. I started out as an Elementary Education major and spent four semesters working towards it. During the middle of the fourth year, I started to like working in a bank and decided to switch my major from Education to Business. This is where my mistake started. I work through the first year, no problem. This current year is when I am told that I can no longer receive financial aid due to me reaching their maximum time limit for graduation. What made this happen was I transferred from one college to this one and they added the combined total requires from the Teaching degree and the Business degree into one high college degree plan. This added 80 credits from the business to the 50 remaining from the Teaching, and then they added the 35 from the other school. They only allow you up to 150 credits total before they take away all financial aid and consider you at risk to graduate. Here's the problem; no one told me this when I switched majors. I called financial aid and asked why this is happening since these two majors were completely different and all they told me was that I had reached my maximum limit and that it's SAP requirements. When I told my student mentor this, she informed me that that wasn't a real answer at all. So I made an appeal that went no where, so now I'm looking into Avila. TL;DR: This school is a joke, the pre-tests are NOTHING like the actual test, the course work doesn't go much into detail or cover much of the questions that come up during the actual test, and if you fail the test twice then you have to pay $60 for each retake and deal with a course mentor and wait to get permission from the teacher and their bosses before they consider letting you take the 3rd attempt on up."
1.5 out of 5 stars
Ups & downs - 1/13/2018
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2018
"My honest review & experience. Where do I begin? I enrolled in this school mainly because for self-paced & tuition. Can't argue with that. My goal was to graduate in the timely manner that fits with my schdule. However, my entire experience is nothing but frustrating. From the start, the enrollment counselor was extremely annoying. Talked to me like I was in kindergarden. The weekly mandatory calls & appointments is a hassle. The financial aid totally changed my package plan without telling me. I would have never attended this school if I knew I wouldn't qualify for the maximum amount as stated by FAFSA. I know how FAFSA works. WGU just has a weird policy that caused this. I called financial aid to fix this, they told me two seperate information. Once I called them out, they didn't even knew what they were talking about. I felt deceived! The projects were a nightmare. I haven't worked so hard in my classes, which is great. However, my projects is always being sent back for revision. There is no clear instructions on how to actually execute the projects. You have to meet their specific standards pass. It's not like you can turn it in, get graded a C or B, & move on. My projects were beyond competent according to personal professors I know. They were amazing on how this school was structured & the difficulty of the projects. Lastly, I found out that the professor doesn't really do the grading. An evaluator goes through your project, see if you meet all the requirements, & to pass. My projects blows many other students projects that I have compared too. Now I am working three times as harder just to pass. Never had this much issues compared to other schools. I am at the point to just hurry, finish, & move on. To be fair, the only pro's this school offer (compared to other online schools I've been), is a nice clean platform, I did learn actually learn "something", self-paced, & tuition. Cons: Don't trust financial aid, weekly calls & appointments tend to be annoying, enrollment counselors can suck (if you are lucky not to get an enrollment counselor as I did who was rude by the way), projects are not evaluted by professors, no clear instructions on how to execute or do the projects, & constant amount of revisions."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Drew Fowler - 10/28/2017
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2017
"WGU is an amazing university providing the competency-based education where a student can proceed at their own pace which can be fast or slow depending upon the learning style of the student. I completed 3 classes in a few months. The online interface is easy to use, the student mentor is always helpful and the course mentors are willing to provide as much assistance as needed."
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