Contact: Gabrielle Maxey
May 28, 2014 - For the second consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Memphis in its Top 25 in online graduate business programs
The U of M is ranked 24th for online graduate business programs. Other universities
on the list include Arizona State, James Madison, Washington State, Nebraska and Alabama.
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. Veterans and service members are more likely to work and have
families. They may face challenges such as mental or physical wounds that make it
hard to adjust to life on campus. For some of these students, online programs provide
a good alternative to on-campus study.
“The Online MBA is the fastest growing MBA program in the Fogelman College of Business
& Economics,” said Dr. Balaji Krishnan, director of MBA programs. “Besides the Top
25 ranking for online business programs for veterans by U.S. News & World Report, we are ranked in the Top 25 as Best Value program. We have made a significant commitment
to continuously improve the quality of our online MBA program. This has resulted in
us enrolling students from 27 different states and some international students as
“We are extremely proud that we have been ranked in the Top 25 for online business
programs so close to Memorial Day. We appreciate our veterans’ service to our nation. We
are very proud of how our faculty and staff have reached out to this very important
group of students.”
All of the ranked online programs for veterans are certified for the GI Bill and participate
in the VA’s Yellow Ribbon Program, two federal initiatives that reduce the cost of
schooling. The institutions also were graded on their flexibility for military and
veterans’ schedules and their willingness to give academic credit for military training.