Southern Oregon University Student Stories
Want to know more about the limitless opportunities our online programs offer? Southern Oregon University online prepares you to make a difference in the world – affordably and with start-to-finish support. In this series of student stories, discover why SOU is the best place to conquer your academic goals.
"The educational choices offered on [the military] base were not in my interest field and I was worried about the accreditation of the programs. After searching and contacting many schools, I decided to look at Southern Oregon University, because I knew I could trust its reputation in the long run."
"The more intimate experience you get at SOU in knowing your professors personally, being able to reach out to them directly asking questions, the resources that they make available to help us be successful as students – all those things gave me a high degree of confidence that I could be successful."
"People's motivation to get an MBA is interesting. You can get a master's degree in a variety of topics - what's so unique about the MBA is there's something for everyone. It's a program that applies cross functionally to different industries."
"What the MBA did was just massively open up doors. All of a sudden, I could have 'MBA' on my resume, and I started getting people talking to me and opportunities coming my way after graduation. I look at it as SOU gave me the key, and I unlocked the door."
"I chose Southern Oregon because it was 100% online and you can do the work around your schedule. There are due dates, but there's not a requirement that I needed to show up to a classroom at a certain time. I work and travel a lot for my job and I wouldn’t have been able to commit to a location-type schedule."
"The coursework offered through the SOU MBA is so relevant that I'll be able to study one night, walk into work the next day and directly apply those learnings to what I'm doing, share those with my colleagues, and contribute more immediately."
"I would recommend the program to anybody. The quality of the program is high, and I've learned a lot. The quality that you're getting from the SOU [online MBA] at the price is great."
"Looking at the curriculum made me realize that the quality of Southern Oregon's program was certainly on par with any other program that I had been considering at that point. Interacting with some of the graduates that I'd been able to connect with prior to enrolling in the program let me know that I was on the right track."