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Western Governors University Reviews of Bachelor's in Marketing

20 Reviews

Locations:   Salt Lake City (UT) 

Annual Tuition: $7,452

64% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
75% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Bachelor's in Marketing

Student Reviews - Bachelor's in Marketing

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Reviewed: 10/15/2022

Degree: Marketing

I have attended four brick-and-mortar schools over the years in an attempt to finish my Bachelor’s, and each time I would get frustrated with the slow pace and bureaucracy and “take a break.” I researched WGU obsessively for a few months before applying. They were responsive and applied almost all of my transfer credits, and now I’m a month away from finally having my degree. I have had an amazing experience so far. It’s funny that some people will look down on WGU, yet it’s the only university I’ve... Read More

Sean Champagne

Reviewed: 3/6/2020

Degree: Marketing

A good degree on the resume. Worked for tech companies all over Seattle including Amazon with this degree. No regrets. It’s not as easy as showing up, you put in real work with all your down time while you’re working your job. Get your AA then transfer in.

Nicole St. Clair

Reviewed: 8/22/2019

Degree: Marketing

The best part about Western Governor's is also the worst part in ways and that is ability to work at your own pace. There were some semesters when I excelled and completed more credits then I needed to. Yet, there were other semesters where I struggled and could really have used the structure of knowing when I needed assignments complete. Instructors were accessible, but offered no help in the class unless you reached out for it. Classes typically consisted of reading the material, studying at your... Read More

Michael B.S. Marketing Management

Reviewed: 12/10/2018

Degree: Marketing

I love this school. You pay one price per term, so if you complete 4 classes or 20 classes in a term, the price is the same. This has saved me a ton of money and time. Also the weekly check-in calls with my mentor has kept me accountable and provided the encouragement I need! The only thing you need to get used to is that not every class is alike and you might need to contact your mentor to find all the resources.

Anthony D.

Reviewed: 11/7/2018

Degree: Marketing

Read the reviews, and you will quickly find one thing to be true, either this educational setting and structure work for you, or it does not. For me, it works, and it works amazingly. I have completed 45 credits in term 1 and plan on finishing my bachelor's degree this upcoming summer or possibly earlier. I was lucky enough to come across WGU while researching schools to use my Trade Act benefits that resulted from a layoff. Traditional brick and mortar colleges and universities would only allow... Read More


Reviewed: 5/31/2018

Degree: Marketing

I've read a few other reviews and personally cannot relate to any of the negative ones. WGU is 100% online so you can't expect it to be anything close to traditional b+m learning. Of course the proctors have to look around your desk! They do this to make sure you aren't cheating so don't take it so personally (it's their job for crying out loud). I didn't have much trouble with my financial aid but that doesn't mean everyone else will have the same experience. I attended a b+m university before and... Read More

Beth D.

Reviewed: 4/21/2018

Degree: Marketing

WGU is a great school for adults who need to finish a degree quickly and affordably... however, there are a few things you need to be aware of. To begin, you will need to prepare yourself to work primarily on your own. WGU does have student mentors and course instructors, however, getting appointments with course instructors can be a lost cause if the ratio of students to instructors is too high. Many times, more often than not, I would have to schedule time to talk with someone about my school work... Read More


Reviewed: 8/10/2017

Degree: Marketing

I felt compelled to write a review about my experience. Having decided to gain my undergrad degree I searched and and explored multiple options. I worked in a professional environment and had achieved a sr level management position without a degree but always felt - like I was missing something and apprehensive when people would ask where I graduated. I looked at both online as well as brick-and-mortar institutions. Traditional schools were out, given the time commitment and inflexibility. I then... Read More

Jennifer H

Reviewed: 5/17/2017

Degree: Marketing

They changed the degree plan if a class wasn't completed within the a month or two. They constantly messed up financial aid. They were rude and as the time progressed very unprofessional and gave the run around all the time. None of the service csr or specialist information matched each other.


Reviewed: 3/7/2017

Degree: Marketing

In many ways I love WGU. Despite a lot of upheaval in my life while I have been a WGU student, it has been flexible enough for me to be able to continue making progress. But I cannot at this time recommend it. It comes down to two basic problems I see in both my own experiences and those of friends and family (some of whom have graduated and some of whom dropped out.) First, the mentor connection is important. If you do not have a good match with your general mentor, it will be much harder to make... Read More


Reviewed: 10/20/2016

Degree: Marketing

Competency based learning is not for the incompetent. If you're considering Western Governor's University, consider whether or not you're an independent person that likes to create your own structure. If you'd rather be micro-managed, and pulled around like a child on a leash....then you should go somewhere else. If you like to independently study, and make things happen on your own accord.....go to WGU! It's perfect for me. I'm not pressured by deadlines, but encouraged to succeed. WGU provides... Read More


Reviewed: 9/19/2016

Degree: Marketing

I am currently enrolled in the Marketing Management program with WGU. I have attended two other colleges in my lifetime and I really had a hard time working full-time and balancing traditional schooling. This led me to WGU. I cannot speak for everyone, but as I read the reviews I do feel like there is a lot of complaints based on personal performance, rather than the actual experience at WGU. WGU can be frustrating. You are allowed to do as little, or as much as you'd like (assuming you are at least... Read More

Queen Angela

Reviewed: 8/10/2015

Degree: Marketing

I don't know that I would ever have gotten my degree without WGU! The competency-based curriculum and flexible schedule/pace sealed the deal for me. The fact that the tuition was much lower than other universities was a huge selling point as well. It was great to have a mentor check in on me every week to see how I was doing, and there were always tutors available when I needed extra help.

Risa Park

Reviewed: 7/26/2015

Degree: Marketing

I was a business major at WGU, studying Marketing Management. I graduated in 16 months with no prior college experience! All I had was a high school diploma! WGU has really made my dreams come true, always wanting a degree! I have seen some reviews of people saying "oh employers won't like that you graduated college so early because it shows that you 'took the easy way out'" when in reality, graduating early has helped me! They see that I am a hard worker and is very dedicated! Online school is not... Read More

Corinne Purvis

Reviewed: 7/1/2015

Degree: Marketing

I did not finish at this school due to their lack of student support or help. Their entire school is just plain useless. The units from this school do not transfer to most school in the USA. The concelors are more concerned with their "numbers" then actually helping you with your work. When I got pregnant and needed a little more help I was met with extreme problems; like it was a problem for them that I had gotten pregnant.

Canoe guy

Reviewed: 4/8/2015

Degree: Marketing

WGU is not for everyone, but it has been exceptional for me. I have spent 30 years in my field, and so I have moved quickly through the program. It will not take me a full year to complete my degree. I have not "coasted" and there are no gifts. It is a challenging program. The biggest weakness is their math department. Their Algebra course make me consider quitting, it was so awful! But the rest of the courses have been great. I have learned some more advanced concepts in subjects I already know,... Read More


Reviewed: 2/24/2015

Degree: Marketing

I did a great deal of research before picking which Online University I would attend. The major components that drove me to WGU were the flexibility in scheduling, the accreditation, and the success rate. I knew that I would be relocating in the time I would be pursuing my Bachelor's Degree and needed the flexibilty to do so without missing deadlines or exams. I ended up moving 4 times while attending WGU and was still able to graduate on-time! Getting a degree from a university that lacks accreditation,... Read More


Reviewed: 2/10/2015

Degree: Marketing

This school is a scam, right when I was about to graduate they changed the course program on me so i would have to take additional classes that seemed so unrealistic which would require me to take an extra term to obtain my degree. I called records department who apparently handles all program changes and they said no such changes are being made to the marketing degree program but right when they accessed my account via student number they said, oh yes I see why this is happening. I got upset because... Read More


Reviewed: 4/9/2014

Degree: Marketing

WGU is definitely geared towards those who have already had some college classes and/or have working in the real world for awhile. I would not recommend it to anyone who does not have any real world experience. The lack of having a GPA will quickly get you cut in the mix of job applicants if you do not have relevant experience. It should add the necessary "piece of paper" for those looking to advance in their career or with the current employer. It is self-paced so you can do a lot in one semester,... Read More


Reviewed: 1/12/2013

Degree: Marketing

This school is surely not for those who need their hand held all the way through their academic career. It is also not for those who are looking for the social aspect of brick and mortar schools. We do have online forums and social gatherings, but this school is about just that - school!

I am less than six months from completing my BS in Marketing Management and feel absolutely confident in my education. This has not been nearly as easy as I thought it would be, but that's a good thing. They don't... Read More

The world is at your fingertips. As far as the tuition, after going to school here, I see absolutely NO reason for education to cost more than $6000 per year. WGU is such a gem!


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