USD School of Business ranked #13 out of 100 business schools across the country in the first-ever Military Times Best for Vets: Business Schools survey rankings.
The new ranking brings attention to the importance of a graduate business degree for veterans interested in transferring their leadership skills and work ethic from the military to the business world.
We highly value the involvement of the many veterans in our graduate business programs. Their leadership, motivation and maturity enrich the education for all the students in their cohorts.
Stephanie Kiesel, Director of the M.S. in Global Leadership (MSGL) program, credits several aspects of the USD School of Business programs with making the school a good place for military veterans:
- We had Yellow Ribbon Participation (Post 9-11 GI Bill financial aid for education) that meant almost $250,000 in USD scholarships for School of Business students in 2012-2013
- Our Yellow Ribbon scholarships, in concert with the VA matching program, make up the whole difference in tuition and fees for veterans after they exhaust their Post 9-11 tuition benefits
- One program, MSGL, offers financial assistance exclusively for active-duty students – a 20% tuition scholarship for active duty who maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA in the program
- The School of Business has formal policies to assist students who need to defer admission or withdraw for military reasons
- We have a large number of School of Business staff members who are working with military/veteran students at least 25% of the time