Well, each employer is going to have a different view. A few might not have any problem with the Degree Granting Institution being University of Phoenix, but far many more will. The problem with University of Phoenix, along with many other Online Schools, is that it is a For-profit University. The institution will pretty much admit and provide a degree to anyone that possesses a High School Diploma and is willing to pay the ridiculously high fees for tuition. Yes, it is an Accredited Institution and no, it is not just a Diploma Mill, but it is not at all prestigious and is greatly frowned upon by many employers and Graduate Schools, because students are allowed to complete all tests at home, without a proctor. Cheating becomes a big issue when proctors are not used, and employers and Graduate School Admissions alike know this. Nobody wants to deal with someone that may have cheated their way through school!
You would be much better off to look at Community Colleges in your area that offer Online Classes, where you could do the bulk of your work at home, in your own time, and then schedule your exams during a time that fits your schedule and complete them on campus. When the time arrives, you could do the same thing at a university. Many universities are now offering classes online and some offer full degree programs online as well, and yes, (most) accept Transfer Students. You mentioned liking University of Phoenix for it's location "close to home", which leads me to believe you are in the Tempe, Phoenix or Chandler area. Arizona State University offers two Business related programs fully online. The Bachelor of Arts in Business, with a Concentration in Communications, and the Bachelor of Science in Technical Entrepreneurship and Management.
· 5 years ago