Keller Graduate School of Management
Keller Graduate School of Management is a subsidiary of DeVry University that offers career-oriented graduate programs to meet the needs of working adults and respond to the requirements of today’s employers. It offers specialized degree and graduate certificate programs to enable students to succeed in many of today’s high demand professions. Keller Graduate School of Management prides itself of its highly qualified faculty who are practicing professionals with a passion for enriching the academic atmosphere through personal experiences in the workplace. The school strives to provide credible and flexible programs that are relevant, efficient, and satisfying. Keller Graduate School of Management offers a Master of Business Administration degree with various concentrations, specialized master’s degree programs, and graduate certificates in a variety of areas including accounting and financial management, public administration, education management, financial analysis, e-commerce, information security, human resource management, and wireless communications.
Keller Graduate School of Management provides a dynamic online learning environment with online courses that are offered in eight-week sessions that start six times every year. The programs enable students to progress at their own pace to fit into busy schedules. The online division offers more than 150 online graduate courses that are accessible at any time from anywhere with a connection to the Internet. Online instructors are held to the same high standards as campus-based faculty members. The online format incorporates modern high-tech capabilities through the DeVry University eLearning platform. The virtual classroom provides students access to course syllabi, assignments, study notes, electronic textbooks and interactive course materials, and online resources such as a robust virtual library. Online students are able to directly interact with instructors and fellow classmates through online discussions, case studies, group projects, and other tasks. Students also complete independent activities and communicate with instructors through research assignments and quizzes. The virtual learning environment offers an eCollege Help Desk that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through chat, email, or phone.
Dennis Keller and Ron Taylor established the Keller Graduate School of Management as the CBA Institute in 1973. The institute originally offered a certificate program in business administration and the educational approach was designed to meet the needs of working adult students and their employers. In 1975, the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association granted the institute regional accreditation, making it one of the first market-supported graduate institutions to gain regional accreditation. The Master of Business Administration degree program was launched in 1976 and the institute changed its name to Keller Graduate School of Management. Throughout the 1980s, the school started to evolve and grow, opening new campuses and programs. In 1987, the school acquired DeVry Institute of Technology. The school continued to expand throughout the 1990s and 2000s and it launched online graduate programs in 1998. The school merged with DeVry Institute of Technology to become DeVry University in 2002. Today, Keller Graduate School of Management is one of the biggest graduate management institutions in the country.
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools accredits Keller Graduate School of Management.
Various scholarships are available to graduate students attending Keller Graduate School of Management including the Becker MBA/CPA Scholarship, Employment Gap Scholarship, Education Now Allowance, Veteran’s Appreciation Grant, AMVETS Scholarship, and Project Management Scholarship. Students are able to apply for scholarships during the graduate admissions process.
Keller Graduate School of Management works with students to identify graduate school financial aid options to help reduce the costs of tuition and fees. The school participates in graduate student loan options such as the Federal Stafford Subsidized Loan, Federal Stafford Unsubsidized Loan, and Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Keller also offers multiple payment plans including the Installment Plan that enables students to spread out payments over a session and Employer Tuition Reimbursement with either Direct Employer Billing or Delayed Deferral Plan.
Credit Earning Options
Keller School of Management grants transfer credit for up to three courses or nine semester-credit hours toward a graduate degree program. Courses must have been completed for graduate credit while the student was enrolled as a graduate student, the grade earned must be a B or better, and completed within the past five years. The courses must also be equivalent in content, level, and credit hours to courses offered by Keller. Keller also grants course waivers for extensive academic or professional experience. Course waivers do not reduce the number of required courses, but an elective can be taken in place of a waived course. Students are required to submit supporting documentation including official transcripts, detailed job descriptions, or evidence of certification or license. Students may also be able to receive a course exemption to reduce the number of required courses. Military students may be eligible to transfer qualifying military coursework and training.