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Challenging but the degree was earned

Finance - May 27, 2012
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The course load can be a bit challenging under the Finance program. Some instructors just required too much work. Most also didnt accept late assignments. But overall it is a good school and one where your degree will definitely be earned instead of bought.

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Challenging Coursework

Finance - February 11, 2012
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I am in the military serving overseas. UMUC is usually at every military base. I've taken both in-class and online courses, and must say, they are challenging. I have friends who are knocking out 2-3 classes a term through other (unnamed) "schools" but they don't seem challenged at all. I considered switching to a different school, but I like knowing I'm EARNING my degree and can feel good about framing it and hanging it on the wall. The instructors I have had expect a lot and honestly, sometimes it seems like too much. They are credible and have many years of experience in what they teach. I think I'll be staying with UMUC - so what if my friends beat me to the finish line first through other "schools" - can they really feel good about the work if there was no blood, sweat and tears? Well, maybe they can. But, I can't. Best of luck to you!

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All Around Solid School - You must be disciplined

Finance - August 21, 2011
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I just completed a B.S. Finance from UMUC. This school is NOT a diploma mill. I've read many reviews referring to UMUC as an "online school." Although it has a robust distant education program, it is a brick and mortar school as well. Prior to UMUC, I attended both a prestigious private college and a big state university in Atlanta. I can tell you unequivocally that UMUC's courses are just as challenging and in some cases more challenging than both previous schools I've attended. I can't speak about other undergraduate programs but the finance program at UMUC is rigorous and not for the undisciplined or average student. Overall, the instructors are tough and expect good effort and quality work from students. You will not skate your way through without working hard. This includes lots of readying, studying, writing, individual, as well as group assignments. The number of outstanding instructors far outweigh the 1 or 2 mediocre to bad ones I've had. UMUC has a target audience (working adults), so if you're looking for IVY league or tradition, just go somewhere else and stop hating on UMUC. UMUC is a part of the University System of Maryland, which has an excellent reputation. I haven't any problems yet getting accepted into graduate programs at multiple other universities. I would agree that support could be better, but in my 3 years, I have seen significant improvements in support as well as the overall academic experience.

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