For release: May 16, 2013
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U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Memphis in its Top 10 in 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 U of M 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 the Fogelman College of Business & Economics. “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.”
Dr. 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
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
The U of M online MBA program recently was rated a “Best Value” by www.businessmba.org and as a “Best Buy” by www.geteducated.com.