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U.S. News Ranks U of M in Top 25 for Online Graduate Business Programs for Veterans

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 for veterans.

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 well. 

“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.

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