Western Governors University Reviews - Master's in MBA

4.4 out of 5 stars
(26 Reviews)
87% of 26 students said this degree improved their career prospects
88% of 26 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Daniel L - 6/29/2017
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015
"I started out my WGU journey with some friction. At first I extremely disliked the pass/fail system. I felt as though sometimes my work would otherwise at worst be considered a "B", but if any portions were missing I would fail. This was frustrating until I got the hang of what was expected. With all things, there is a learning curve. Once I got the hang of it, it was smooth sailing. The curriculum was challenging and you can't beat the format/self paced study. It was the only option I had, as I worked more than full time. It satisfied a need and I'm grateful for the experience."
4.7 out of 5 stars
WGU is Good - 10/16/2016
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2017
"This is a great school that teaches you the essentials of the business World utilizing the most advanced tools in education today. This is Affordable and for someone who is self-motivated. You need to use your mentor to be successful they are there to help you navigate through the system"
5.0 out of 5 stars
DC83 - 9/6/2016
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016
"I graduated from an accredited and respected school with my undergraduate degree. I was planning on continuing my education with the same school but my busy schedule did not allow enough flexibility. I did a lot of research and concluded that WGU would be a great fit for me. The program was extremely well structured and I feel like I got a much better education than my undergraduate degree. I am a WGU ambassador after the quality education I received. If you read the negative reviews you will find a common theme, someone who didn't have the drive to be successful. If you want a school that is going to hold your hand and beg you to pass your classes this is not it."
5.0 out of 5 stars
MBA Student - 8/19/2016
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016
"The work is self directed. If you can read and learn this is a great place to learn. I did have issues with finances, but WGU bent over backwards to make this work for me. I previously posted a negative review regarding this, but the came back and fixed it and honestly did more for me than I expected. I am very happy with them and their work."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Danny - 7/18/2016
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016
"I earned my undergraduate degree from an accredited brick & mortar school in 2013. When I looked at finishing my MBA there it was $35,000 + with little flexibility. WGU was half the price and I can honestly say it was a far better educational experience. It is a very well organized and supportive school that doesn't overcharge for a mediocre education. I highly recommend this school to anyone who wants a high quality education for half the price. this school is going to continue to grow while other schools struggle to survive. Thanks WGU!!!"
2.2 out of 5 stars
Kylee - 6/2/2016
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016
"They were constantly changing requirements as I went. I had a situation where I was working on a paper for weeks that suddenly changed it to an exam. I was back at square one and they did nothing to compensate all of the time and and money I spent for their changed mind. Things like this happened constantly throughout my program. Then when I needed help from course mentors, they knew nothing about the overall material or tests. The mentors don't know what is on the tests at all so they were zero help in actually guiding specific study. They also don't have any say in the material or make up of the class. What is the point of having a course mentor? Basically, it can be done but you're pretty much on your own. I finished in a year and a half for a good price overall, but with no support from the institution itself, the staff or faculty. I was constantly submitting complaints about big issues within the program that were never addressed at all. Overall extremely disappointed."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Rod - 5/4/2016
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016
"First, let me say that I am a real person who is attending WGU for my MBA. I live in Southwest Georgia, and I am working as a librarian. I am from Florida and I attended Florida State University for my Bachelor and Masters in Library Science. I graduated with my Masters in Library Science from Florida State University in 2007. I was able to obtain a professional librarian position with that masters degree. However, over the years I have thought about changing professions and getting an MBA. I do not make a lot of money, so I needed to find a program that would offer me the best bang for my buck so to speak. Last year I began in earnest searching for a reputable program that would not break the bank. My criteria consisted of a Regionally Accredited program that would offer me the option to transfer credits for a doctorate. I also offer prefer a non-profit over a for profit university. I love the history of WGU how it was founded by 19 Governors, which for me gives it more credibility. I did not have a lot of other options as far as going on campus for a traditional MBA. With all of that being said, I love everything about WGU. I love how the textbooks and assigned readings are available to me whenever I log in. I do NOT have to go out and purchase textbooks and then carry them around. I really love how my exams were proctored and I had to show my ID and have a professional proctor watch me as I took an exam. I have completed the ten required exams and I am now working on my Capstone. I have a great experience at WGU. My group that I am working with for the Capstone are three very nice professional ladies, and we all get along and we work together very well. My student mentor does call me each week to check in on me. I know for some people that might be an annoyance, but for me I enjoy it. It provides me an opportunity to discuss how I am doing and get her perspective. Overall, I am completely pleased with WGU. If I had to make my decision over again without any hesitation I would choose WGU for my MBA. Now, beware that getting an online degree from an exclusively online or virtual university will carry some stigma to some people. Some people may not respect your degree, but you will certainly be able to use it many opportunities in my experience. My coworker in IT is going to WGU for his MBA and he likewise is very happy with the curriculum and experience so far. I am now looking at online doctoral programs in Business Administration and I have had no problems with anyone accepting an MBA from WGU. When I started the MBA at WGU I wanted to learn more about business and I wanted a degree that would be relevant and enable me to change careers. I am finishing up my Capstone and while I have not actually changed careers, from what I have learned I can say it has met my expectations. I have learned a lot about business, which I know will serve me well as I begin my next chapter of earning an online doctorate, PhD, in Business Administration. Everyone has a different set of circumstances, so what works for one person does not work for another. Some people may not be a good fit for an online learning environment. You have to be self disciplined and you have to be self motivated. If you are and you keep your eyes focused on your goal obtaining an MBA or any other degree from WGU is very realistic. I definitely recommend giving WGU a chance it is a great university!"
3.7 out of 5 stars
William - 3/28/2016
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016
"If you are wanting the bottom line, then here it is: WGU is a wonderful, progressive approach to higher education; but only for motivated students with related work experience. This concept is very important to understand if you are considering WGU. It's not a bad thing. It just means that WGU's approach caters to a specific type of student. If you have little/no experience in the field of your desired degree, then you may find WGU's competency approach to be difficult. If you are not good at organizing your time or keeping yourself on task, then you may not reap the cost-savings benefit of WGU's flat rate pricing. Personally, I had a great experience with WGU and received a wonderful education. My focus was in business - first with the BSBM program and then with the MBA program. My 6+ years working at various supervisory and project management levels certainly helped me to pull the courses' business concepts together. The coursework was challenging and I retained volumes of knowledge through the process. Sure, I had to commit 12+ hours per week to class work for a few years, but I kept myself on track and finished both programs far ahead of schedule."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Tim - 1/30/2016
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014
"Ton of reviews on here. You want the truth? It's easier seen in action than it is words. I got my undergrad at WGU and came back for my graduate degree. I got 5 of my employees to attend and graduate. I got my sister to enroll. I got close friends to enroll and they referred others. WGU is the sort experience you want to tell others about, it's the kinda place you can be proud of, it's the sort of place you'd trust friends and families to take care of. Why? Because it's really that good"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Julia - 11/13/2015
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016
"WGU is simply amazing. The best school ever, I cannot say enough good things about it. It is challenging, fun and flexible. I started my MBA last month and already finished my first "term" so I've completed 3 courses so far. I can't wait to graduate and apply to be a WGU Student Mentor! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS UNIVERSITY."