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Western Governors University Reviews of Master's in MBA

28 Reviews

Locations:   Salt Lake City (UT) 

Annual Tuition: $7,452

87% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
89% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Master's in MBA

Student Reviews - Master's in MBA

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Reviewed: 3/10/2022

Degree: MBA

I recently finished my WGU MBA. I've read some mentor horror stories but that was not my experience. I did my entire MBA in a single term. That is a lot of work but a motivated person can do it. I work full 50-60 hours per week and completed it, The work is not easy but the work is manageable. I am fortunate because I have a lot of experience in business and have a CPA. Therefore, the accounting courses which can be troublesome for some were easy for me. All of the objective tests were material I... Read More

Christopher Lewis

Reviewed: 1/17/2021

Degree: MBA

"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

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

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

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

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... Read More


Reviewed: 3/11/2019

Degree: MBA

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

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

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... Read More


Reviewed: 11/6/2017

Degree: MBA

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

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... Read More

Adam S.

Reviewed: 8/29/2017

Degree: MBA

Overall, WGU is a great experience. You have to look at the trade-offs though as far as MBAs go. Pros: - Far cheaper education; - Accredited education; - Can complete the program faster than a traditional program since it is self-paced; - Academic support is excellent (mentors contact you once a week); and - GMAT is not required. Cons: - Limited development track (no electives); - Limited (to no) professional development support; - Limited opportunity to develop interpersonal relationships with other... Read More

Daniel L

Reviewed: 6/29/2017

Degree: MBA

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... Read More

WGU is Good

Reviewed: 10/16/2016

Degree: MBA

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


Reviewed: 9/6/2016

Degree: MBA

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... Read More

MBA Student

Reviewed: 8/19/2016

Degree: MBA

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.


Reviewed: 7/18/2016

Degree: MBA

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... Read More


Reviewed: 6/2/2016

Degree: MBA

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... Read More


Reviewed: 5/4/2016

Degree: MBA

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... Read More


Reviewed: 3/28/2016

Degree: MBA

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... Read More


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