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University of Phoenix Reviews of Master's in MBA

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Annual Tuition: $9,552

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Student Reviews - Master's in MBA

Student Reviews - Master's in MBA

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Monique D Lewis

Reviewed: 2/10/2022

Degree: MBA

Began the MBA competency-based program on 1/16/2022 with excitement and enthusiasm. Very disappointed at the lack of instructor and mentor guidance, assistance as promised. The mentor acted as a motivational cheerleader only, and the instructor was vague at best of her specific expectations. 3 weeks in, I dropped and found an MBA program with instructors who want you to succeed and provide detailed and clear expectations and mentors who are subject matter experts that help you maneuver through the... Read More

J M Evans

Reviewed: 3/10/2018

Degree: MBA

The University of Phoenix offers faculty of whom hold Phd's, or a terminal degrees. Where else can one receive instructions or learning in economics from a teacher who served as ac former director of the US import /export bank? Or environmental , business law from a former corporate lawyer well versed and practiced in the area. This is its strength. It isn't easy working full time and accomplishing this, it is however worth it. Since it's inception, traditional colleges and universities have adopted... Read More


Reviewed: 2/5/2018

Degree: MBA

I actually started i n 2005 to complete a Bachelors in Management, after being laid off after the company I worked for was bought out. I enrolled and found the online format to be easily navigated and with pre-enrollment from my counselor, was very successful by completing this degree in 2 years. I then began my MBA degree immediately, and worked 7 days per week after coming home after work, and weekends were full with studies and classroom activity. The MBA was finished in 18 months, with no breaks... Read More

Tony F

Reviewed: 1/10/2018

Degree: MBA

It is worth every second, I have to admit that I was worried in the beginning, however throughout the process I have met many people that have received either their bachelor's or higher from UoP, and are doing extremely well in their profession. It is all about the work you put into it regardless of the university you attend.


Reviewed: 9/7/2017

Degree: MBA

My advice, READ THE REVIEWS FIRST. I was all set to graduate from UOP in 2011 and completed all required courses. When it was time to file for graduation I was contacted by my adviser and told I needed to retake a course that I transferred from another school (Troy University Montgomery). I fought like hell and the only thing I did not do was get a lawyer because I was afraid UOP would stop me from obtaining my degree. I was not able to complete my MBA program until September 2012. I have spoken... Read More


Reviewed: 5/15/2017

Degree: MBA

The bad reviews from some people here are very funny. People do whatever they can to diminish the prestige of one institution. University of phoenix is a good university. They do not accept any transcripts as someone has said it. Only from academic institutions that have been well reviewed and have been accredited by the different regional academic foundations. University of Phoenix is a real university and it helps students to succeed on any field.


Reviewed: 8/2/2016

Degree: MBA

I opened a charter middle school after earning my MBA. I felt University of Phoenix provided a meaningful, quality education. You get what you put into it; in other words if you apply yourself and finish your degree while putting in 110 percent, you should get a return on your educational investment for life!


Reviewed: 6/9/2016

Degree: MBA

Dropped out of the program because it was intense trying to incorporate school into my day job, family, and personal life. Right away the school contacted me and influenced/motivated me to continue and stay in school. For UOP - Hawaii campus, the support/guidance was there. Continued on and completed my MBA. So Glad I did! Achieving my MBA opened the doors and advancement opportunities within my current company. Did a hybrid of both campus and online. Definitely two completed different approaches... Read More

Mr winn

Reviewed: 3/6/2016

Degree: MBA

Great school. Teaches current information. Great faculty. Classes are set up for student success. Great advisors support thAt do wonderful job helping students through issues. Topics in class are current and useful. I will be a millionaire in my lifetime from knowledge gained going to such a great school.


Reviewed: 10/13/2015

Degree: MBA

it is the best online and brick and mortar school i have ever seen. the curriculum is tough. It took me 1.5 years to finish my MBA. the school and staff and instructors all have a heart. this means they listen to you. don't get me wrong i have two other degrees and No they were not online. I actually wen to school for those other degrees but Phoenix was where I felt like a student and they helped me every step of the way. I was in my late 30s when i enrolled with phoenix and i tell you it is the... Read More


Reviewed: 3/11/2015

Degree: MBA

I attended UOP for five years to obtain my MBA online. Before that, I went to Seattle Pacific University, it was not easy for me to have a full time job and finish my MBA. After, transferring MBA credits from SPU to UOP, I was able to fit everything together and finish My MBA. Based on my experience, I can tell you getting an MBA from UOP is no joke, it is a hard program to obtain, you have to work really hard everyday to make it. It was actually harder for me than a traditional class at SPU. I am... Read More


Reviewed: 2/24/2015

Degree: MBA

I've seen a lot of bad press and bad talk about UoP, but honestly it was a good school. The personnel helped me, guided me, and directed me to get my MBA, and I had no issues with it. It is not a Easy school where you can just show up and get grades. You had to do the work! UoP grads can back me up on this. It was a pain in the ass sometimes!! I will say I like the classes on line more than I like the two in classes I took, but it's a good school that did right for me. A Masters is a Masters and... Read More

Marlon Wells

Reviewed: 8/15/2014

Degree: MBA

The University of Phoenix (UOP) is an excellent school for the working class adult to earn a degree in a expedited period of time. The hybrid online/on-site classroom setting is convenient and reasonable. The coursework is compacted into 6-week courses which could really be challenging to complete but not impossible. Instructors are credentialed and well-versed in their specialties. Final exams are all online and not very difficult to complete.


Reviewed: 2/8/2014

Degree: MBA

I have a very demanding work schedule. Online program helped me to continue the education. I have completed my MBA in June 2013. Students are diverse from different states and there are students originally from different countries too. It may not be a top level..but the environment is average and good practice to interact with various students and instructors. Every week homework and text were not easy but I have learned a lot. For a graduate school, it is not just what you read and what your instructor... Read More

Sara Hitchcock

Reviewed: 8/13/2013

Degree: MBA

Tell us about your college experience.

UoP was an excellent fit for me. I was returning to school after a fourteen year break. i earned my bachelor of science in business management in February 2013. NowI am working on my MBA and should be finished in the fall of 2014. UoP allowed me to work full time and go to school full time. I takes a lot of discipline and focus. It was also difficult to go year round with the only break a week or two at Christmas. I did attend a classroom college before and found... Read More

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

I would get the same degree if I was to start over. Overall, I have received a valuable education that has tremendously helped me in my career.

What advice can you offer other students?

If you want to do online classes, it is not the school that dictates your success, it is you. If you want to successful, you have to be disciplined, make the time for it, and stick to it even when you want to be doing something else. The cliche is true, you only get out of it what you put into it. Make the sacrifices and you will find success.


Reviewed: 7/24/2013

Degree: MBA

Tell us about your college experience.

University of Phoenix (UoP) maintains a questionable reputation due to the acceptance of most all students. Typically, it is referred to as an online university that offers a degree without an education. I have read countless "scholarly" reviews, peer reviews, and "higher" accredited students tear into UoP's academic standards. I felt obligated to provide my vantage point review from an individual who obtained their undergrad and graduate degree from the school... Read More


Reviewed: 4/21/2013

Degree: MBA

I completed my BSBA-Accounting after obtaining my AB from the College of So. Nevada, after a 7 year break I decided to return to UoP for my MBA.

As with any school you get out of it what you put in, however, it does discourage me that I see other students in Masters level courses that can't complete a full sentence or construct a cogent argument or discussion.

Both degrees at UoP have done much to further my career but these opportunities were not based solely on my education. I'm a mid-career professional... Read More

I feel that UoP, being "for profit", will pass any student that has access to funds to pay for the course and sadly, this devalues ALL of the their degrees. I will not deem them a degree mill as they certainly don't qualify but allowing students into programs such as the MBA who have no experience in business is a great disservice to both the institution and the students.

Over the past few years their enrollment numbers are declining and I believe this to be directly attributed to their policy of passing students, albeit with D's, that have no reasonable expectation of having even the most basic conversations about any of these subjects with a UoP degree on their resume. This causes the degrees to be devalued, less students then enroll, etc.

I can tell you that I have learned much in the MBA program, I read all assigned readings, spend time with no-required learning activities and overall I'm pleased with my progress and the program. Can you pass by reading chapter summaries and fluff? Yes.

Learning teams typically have at least one member who is not willing to tank their grade due to the slackers in the team and as a result, coat-tailing is common and a person who is interested in credentials and not learning can get by easily.

Take this for what it's worth. You can get a degree by paying the required tuition or you can get an education worthy of the degree that will conferred, it's entirely up to you.


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