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U.S. News Ranks Online MBA Top 10 for Veterans

For release:  May 13, 2013

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Memphis’s Fogelman College of Business and Economics in its Top 10 list of online graduate business programs for veterans. This is the first year the publication has included analysis of online degree programs for veterans in its college rankings.

The University of Memphis is ranked ninth for online graduate business programs. Other universities on the list include Washington State, Central Michigan, Nebraska and Temple.

Researchers in recent years have included online-only programs in their annual report, but said they included the veteran-specific rankings in recognition of the challenges that population faces.

“Our duty as business educators today is to understand and serve the customized individual needs of both our students and the employers who hire them,” said Dr. Jasbir Dhaliwal, associate dean of FCBE Academic Programs. “Given our veterans’ great service to the nation, I am proud of the exemplary work our faculty and staff are doing to serve the specific learning and support needs of this critical segment of our student community.”  

Karen Weddle-West, vice provost for Graduate Programs and director of Diversity Initiatives, added, “This ranking validates the excellent quality and rigor of the graduate programs in the Fogelman College, highlights the University’s commitment to achieving excellence by enhancing access to high-quality graduate programs, and underscores the value of offering online degrees to those who have sacrificed and defended our country.”

The top online veteran programs all are certified by the Department of Veterans Affairs and participate in the VA’s Yellow Ribbon Program, which can help offset some of the costs of schooling. The institutions also were graded on their flexibility for military and veterans’ schedules and their willingness to consider academic credit for military training.

The U of M online MBA program recently was also rated a “Best Value” by www.businessmba.org and as a “Best Buy” by www.geteducated.com.

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