Marymount University’s School of Business Administration (SBA) has been named by Military Times
to its 2014 list of Best for Vets Business Schools
. It is one of 64 universities, and the only non-profit in the Washington, DC, region, to receive this recognition. Marymount was also included in last year’s inaugural list.
The graduate business schools were ranked based on their support for veterans, as well as active duty military and their dependents, in areas such as academic quality, outcomes and policies, school culture, student support, and cost.The rankings are published in the March issue of Military Times’ EDGE magazine, the premier publication for military transition, and online at MilitaryTimes.com, as well as ArmyTimes.com, NavyTimes.com, AirForceTimes.com and MarineCorpsTimes.com.
Marymount currently has more than 200 active duty military service members, veterans, and their dependents pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Military family members make up almost half of this group, and all of these students bring a unique set of learning and life experiences that enrich the student population.
The university provides a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of military students. The coordinator for Military and Veteran Student Services ensures that they receive all the educational benefits that they are entitled to under the G.I. Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill. In many cases, Marymount provides institutional financial aid, as well. An active Student Veterans of America (SVA) chapter helps military students feel welcome and supported.
James Ryerson, dean of Marymount’s School of Business Administration, points out, “With our location, just a few miles from the nation’s capital and the Pentagon, it makes sense that many veterans would consider Marymount. However, they choose Marymount based on the reputation of our business programs. While many select our integrative MBA program for a strong business foundation, others are pursuing master’s degrees in Cybersecurity, Human Resource Management, and Health Care Management – fields where they feel that they can continue to make a difference in people’s lives.”