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Walden University Reviews of Doctoral in Business Administration

14 Reviews

Locations:   Minneapolis (MN) 

Annual Tuition: $12,180

50% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
43% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Doctoral in Business Administration

Student Reviews - Doctoral in Business Administration

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Dr. Geneva L. Reed

Reviewed: 5/11/2022

Degree: Business Administration

Hello I had a wonderful experience at Walden University. Although working on my dissertation was challenging, I loved the rigor and learning experience, even when overwhelmed. Lastly, I have met some amazing faculty and peers that I am still in contact with after completing my education. If I had to offer a word of advice, I would say trust your doctoral chair and committee members, and enjoy the journey. Dr. Geneva L. Reed

Alon Ben Jacob

Reviewed: 5/11/2022

Degree: Business Administration

Walden University is an excellent school with proper guidance from the enrollment department, continuing with a great library. The librarians are actively supporting any query that you may have and rapid responses. The DBA curriculum is effective and contributes to developing a scholar's opinion and tools for future research. i highly recommend Walden University


Reviewed: 8/19/2021

Degree: Business Administration

Walden is not a university that is student-centered. Working through the coursework is straightforward. The majority of the instructors have been there too long and too comfortable with the 'job'. You will find that most of the instructors have general overall feedback to your work (i.e., form and style could be better, you are on the right path, this section does not map to the rubric). You are teaching yourself 100%. Once you have completed the coursework for your degree, then the non-existent... Read More

joe b

Reviewed: 5/18/2021

Degree: Business Administration

Walden University were being investigated by the US Dept. Of Justice which along with Internet slowdowns during to everyone working online during the covid pandemic, made learning slow. The university kept rejecting my dissertation proposals for a few errors at a time with very little feedback of what was wrong, it felt like a delay tactic, because I had to pay tuition regardless of their lack of teaching. I transferred to another university, accepting a loss of over 6 month's work at Walden that... Read More

G man

Reviewed: 10/19/2020

Degree: Business Administration

I was told via an email total tuition qas $31k out of pocket. Ive already paid that yet Walden wont honor it. I have this in formal emails and other correspondence, including a formal cost estimate prior to starting. I even asked for clarification if the costs were correct and a senior enrollment advisor, as well as a manager confirmed it. For 3 months all I received was the run around towards the end of my program. Billing department will not communicate with me. You cant reach their billing department... Read More

Honest Review

Reviewed: 12/8/2019

Degree: Business Administration

I enjoyed the classes at Walden University, they were challenging and I learned valuable information. The issue I have with Walden is that they state you should strive for five 9000 courses to graduate. I have not met one student who graduated with less than eight 9000 courses. I am currently over 80K dollars in debt and am not done. I believe the school misrepresents the time frame to graduate and complete the program. If you work, have other commitments good luck in completing in five 9000 courses.... Read More


Reviewed: 5/29/2019

Degree: Business Administration

I recently graduated from Walden University with a doctoral degree in business administration. I think that the program was manageable and challenging. I was able to complete my degree in a little less than three years, but the process was not easy as I am also employed full time. I think that the university gets a bad reputation, which I don't believe is always accurate. If a person is dedicated and willing to put in a significant effort, the degree is obtainable. By design, doctoral degrees are... Read More


Reviewed: 4/2/2019

Degree: Business Administration

The program in my opinion is designed to milk money from students. I managed to graduate after four years because I persevered. The Professors are ridiculous as many of my colleagues could not graduate after obtaining loans over $100,000 each. I do not recommend Walden for anybody, NOT even my enemy.


Reviewed: 12/6/2018

Degree: Business Administration

Not sure why others are bashing the program. I had a good experience with the DBA program at Walden. The courses were challenges, the staff was supportive, I learned a lot, and I finished my dissertation on time (actually a semester earlier than required). I know that sometimes for profit schools get a bad rep but it worked out great for me. Currently I'm a senior manager at a Fortune 50 company and teach part-time at multiple universities, including private/public non-profit universities, which... Read More

5 year DBA Student

Reviewed: 7/6/2018

Degree: Business Administration

Completed all courses with a 4.0 GPA. Dissertation during process the school changed my committee chair 4 times! Last chair, Dr. Keepers was the least professional and knowledgeable who did not follow the rubric. Spent over $200,000 without completing my dissertation! Do NOT, I repeat do NOT go to this FOR-PROFIT school. Ask about their completion rate; they avoid the question, tell you the student it's inappropriate for you to even inquire about the Doctoral graduation rate, and never give you an... Read More

Chris Atkins

Reviewed: 10/25/2016

Degree: Business Administration

The amount of negativity is laughable to me. Like everyone else has said, Walden is not going to hold your hand at every step. Besides, you are a grown up making childish excuses for things that could easily have been prevented through communication and being proactive. As a current doctoral student (Business Admin with a Specialization in Healthcare Management), I have found the school very helpful, insightful, and motivating. 21/60 credits down and I have not had any issues thus far. Everyone learns... Read More


Reviewed: 8/22/2016

Degree: Business Administration

In the beginning I was given an incompetent mentor who could not edit properly. After the 3rd submission the advisor found mistakes that should have been picked up in the first review. After a long headache of complaining for a year, I was reassigned to another advisor. She was good then when I pointed a flaw in one of her edits, she avenged herself by lowering my class grade. I have a perfect 4.0. Half the committee members never attended any oral presentations but wanted their names on the dissertation.... Read More

Aina Babasola

Reviewed: 7/8/2016

Degree: Business Administration

Walden university is for profit only. The professors are never on the same page in regard to students academic success. Faculty members working in silo and each with different agenda. I'll never recommend this school to anyone, worst school attended ever.

Capt JK

Reviewed: 6/7/2016

Degree: Business Administration

Walden University is a good school that puts the student at the center and enhances professional maturity. This kind of arrangement is not suitable for all students especially those that are still raw and yet to mature in life. It is very important to know why one embarks on advanced education. The degree certificate is not just a paper but the whole life experience of excitement amidst the challenging journey. This is not for every body, otherwise everyone would have a doctorate. Whether you go... Read More


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