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Word of mouth plays a big part in many students’ decision to attend the Graduate College at Western Michigan University with “great recommendations from family and friends.” One student was even referred to the school by a CEO. Most students seem quite happy with their choice. They also like that the school “is nationally accredited,” and ranked as a “top 100 school.”

The graduate program at Western “is primarily a ‘night school.’ Most students work full-time jobs and take two classes a semester.” “Classes are all from six to nine at night spread across three campuses. The MBA program is targeted at working people who want to pursue an MBA.” Students find the program adaptable. One student agrees, saying, “I also like the ability to earn a specialization within my MBA program—I have some flexibility to change my curriculum if my interests change.” The school also offers several online, weekend, and condensed-hybrid format courses.

While some classes are clearly more challenging than others, the workload is manageable for most students. “Academics are easy when you show up to class, pay attention, and do the work.” The program also provides students with an “excellent emphasis on international business.” This “global outlook” is “important in today’s workforce.”

Although not all the professors receive the same high praise, several do get excellent reviews. Considered “stellar” to “amazing people,” these “teachers bring a great attitude and very effective teaching style[s]” to class. One student says, “Every semester I have entered into a new classroom and thought, ‘Wow, this is my most favorite professor ever.’ Now I’m struggling with which one is my favorite because there are so many and each one has helped me with situations that I will eventually face in my future.” While one student claims to be “challenged to constantly find a way to incorporate what I am learning into my career,” another student suggests, “WMU employs too many career educators, and I would like more real world applications of the materials we are learning.” Class sizes are mostly adequate for sufficient student/teacher communication, usually “limited to thirty students so you get to interact quite a bit with the professors.”

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Renuka Phillips
Director of Graduate Programs and Global Business Center

2320 Schneider Hall
MS #5480
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5480
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