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    Ranking: #70
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    Country: USA
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    Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA-HLC), The Higher Learning Commission.

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Poor school, bad staff

MBA with an Emphasis in Leadership - February 13, 2016
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The platform they use for their online classes is horrible. You cannot tell what needs done and when - a due date for a discussion post versus when comments are due. The syllabus stinks. You have to go the student handbook for late policies and finding numbers for IT help is like wandering down a labyrinth. I wanted to talk with my program director and was told I could only talk with my adviser. The assignments are poorly written, the syllabus had typos. Stay away!!!

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Great Experience

MBA with an Emphasis in Leadership - January 16, 2014
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I received my MBA from GCU in October. I found the coursework challenging but managed to graduate with a high GPA. I had no issues during my 21 months as a student. I found the support to be exceptional - especially as I am a product of a public university so that was all I knew. I would call with a question and always had a rsponse that day or the next. With my two boys both attending a state university now I can tell you that IS NOT the norm. Peoole complaining about financial aid sound like they are 1) chasing a stpend or 2) failing courses and not understanding you pay for every class you take. If I lived closer to AZ, I would have my boys attend ground campus without reservations.

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful

Good School

MBA with an Emphasis in Leadership - April 23, 2012
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Grand Canyon University's online MBA program is a good choice for busy adults. I find the coursework challenging, and have learned a great deal over the past six months I have been in the program. I have never had a problem with my counselors, either before enrollment or as a student. The teachers have made themselves available and are quick to respond to my needs. I see plenty of lukewarm comments about the school. I don't know whether they have just worked harder and hired better faculty and staff than in previous years, but I have had a pleasant overall experience and would recommend the school as a place to meet your educational needs.

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Masters of Business Administration

MBA with an Emphasis in Leadership - April 2, 2012
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Online system and procedures were ok, lot of materials out of date and the instructors locked to a set syllabus. Administrative personnel are morons, but everyone I talk to say their university was the same way, but errors in handling accounts resulted in a lot of back and forth wasted time and effort.

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Pretty Good University for the money

MBA with an Emphasis in Leadership - October 16, 2011
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I will start off by saying that I have really enjoyed Grand Canyon University. The support that I have received has been excellent. Any questions that I have had been answered quickly and efficiently. The one draw back that I have seen is the high turn over in the administration staff. It seems that every six months I have a new academic counselor. I am about to start my last two classes and am looking forward to finishing up. If you are thinking about taking an online degree I would suggest thinking about GCU.

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MBA at GCU

MBA with an Emphasis in Leadership - September 4, 2011
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I completed my degree requirements in the summer of 2011, and graduated with a 3.74 GPA. Overall, I believe the faculty and coursework are better than most online schools, however, the administration at this university is poor. Over my nearly three years of attending GCU, I was forced to spend several hundred hours on the phone with administrative staff, attempting to correct their mistakes. This time certainly could have been put to better use studying for my classes, not to mention the distraction and stress that was created by the need to oversee the administrative staff at GCU.

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