Western Governors University Reviews of MBA Programs

  • 27 Reviews
  • Salt Lake City (UT)
  • Annual Tuition: $7,790
87% of 27 students said this degree improved their career prospects
89% of 27 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - MBA Programs

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Christopher Lewis
  • Reviewed: 1/17/2021
  • Degree: MBA
  • Graduation Year: 2021
""Wow". WGU has been a great ride. I recommend this school to anyone who wants to push their limits and fulfill their dreams. I was able to complete the program in one term. That doesn't mean it was easy, it fully tested my knowledge and abilities. This is the working person's degree program."
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2020
  • Degree: MBA
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Great non profit school that really is flexible to those who work. No pre set times at all! Also can accelerate as fast your as slow as you want. Cant beat the price for a regionally accredited school especially if you are a go getter. Overall very happy with my education. I think with the global pandemic online education will only become more and more normalized."
  • Reviewed: 4/18/2020
  • Degree: MBA
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"This school is perfect for people who are either experienced in their field, or students who are hard workers looking to blast through a degree program at record-pace. All classes have some videos made by instructors, and instructors respond very quickly to any questions you may have. My only gripe - I have not been able to find decent employment, and the school cannot assist beyond the basics."
Mark Rowe
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2019
  • Degree: MBA
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"As someone who was a working software consultant and project manager, I was able to easily translate my work experience from my job to about 1/2 of the classes in both the MBA and MSML. The MSML was 7 classes after my MBAIT. You have to do the work and read and learn yourself, but you can blow through a lot of classes. I am onto my PhD applications now with transfer credits by taking both of these masters in under 9 months."
Affordable and convenient
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2019
  • Degree: MBA
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"WGU is designed for disciplined students who would have a difficulty attending traditional classroom courses. The school is an amazing value and solved two of my biggest discontents with higher education: too much time and money to obtain a degree. Even though the degree can be obtained relatively quickly and for substantially less than other universities, quality is not lacking. The MBA program had some low points (such as financial management and operations management) where you may need to seek outside resources to understand the course material. Although videos and interactive exercises are scattered throughout courses, the majority of learning requires reading both textbooks and powerpoints. Overall the content was well designed and increased my ability to understand and apply key business principles. My program mentor was helpful, as were the course instructors the few times I arranged appointments. The best tips for success are: read assessment criteria carefully (paper rubrics especially), schedule instructor appointments early when you have trouble in a class and most importantly aim to do well, not just pass the class. Like any other in-person or online course Ive ever taken, what you get out of the program is heavily weighted on what you put into it."
  • Reviewed: 3/11/2019
  • Degree: MBA
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Best decision I ever made was attending Western Governors University. Believe it or not, although it's an online school, you really get a sense of community and an abundance of support from faculty and students (through support and social media pages sych as FB and Reddit). From entrance to finish, my experience at WGU has been great."
  • Reviewed: 8/23/2018
  • Degree: MBA
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I'm giving this a 0 star review because the entrance counselor I had at the beginning gave me false information about financial aid and ultimately wasted my time. 0 stars because the financial aid is a joke and won't let you take out student loans in order to go to school and live life. Waste of time applying to this school. The people working there should be on the same page and give out the same information instead of everyone saying something different."
  • Reviewed: 2/19/2018
  • Degree: MBA
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Excellent MBA program for people who are driven. I highly recommend this to people who know their knowledge from experience will wipe out roughly 3/4 of any Master's program. Perhaps my accounting degree and financial background provided me a leg up on courses that may trip up others, but I was able to complete the program in a year and was grateful to apply a few nuggets from the economics courses to my job (great for strategic planning). If you are driven and have progressed steadily through your career, this MBA program will work well for you and save you tens of thousands of dollars. If you are the type of person who blames circumstances on your shortcomings, you will likely hate this competency based approach."
  • Reviewed: 11/6/2017
  • Degree: MBA
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"Excellent school and program! WGU is a fantastic opportunity if you are a self-starter, organized, and enjoy learning online. However, if you can't set your own deadlines and stick to them of if you like a lot of prompting, WGU might not be the best school for you. I already had two degrees from a large public university before getting my MBA, so that previous college experience is my frame of reference for evaluating WGU."
  • Reviewed: 10/24/2017
  • Degree: MBA
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I had an excellent experience with WGU. The courses were very challenging. I transferred credits from credits in from 3 other hard-sided universities in Colorado and Montana due to life and interest changes. I ended up finishing both my bachelors in Business Management and my MBA through WGU because it was so high quality. I had incredible access to course mentors, and engaged in online lectures and interactive learning sessions. Both of my student mentors were incredible, and the school was very accommodating in finding the best fit of a mentor for my needs. They really have online learning dialed in. If this were a private company on the stock exchange, I would invest in their stock due to the value, efficiency, and quality of the education they are delivering. I am a non-traditional student with a lot of business experience, and recognize this value based on the rigor of my work requirements. WGU uses evidence-based certification and simulation programs that most Universities also use in their curriculum. The access to those certifications to enhance the degree was of incredible value as well (PHR, Project Management, etc.)."