Best Business Schools for Veterans

Mar 27, 2018

Business school can be the key to a successful career and offers the opportunity to leverage military leadership skills. Discover business schools that welcome veterans and military students.

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A business school can offer veterans and military students a variety of benefits, such as in-state tuition, networking, and tutoring. These are the kinds of benefits veterans will find as we explore five of the best business schools.

School Comparison

School Name Institution Type Location In-State Tuition (2017-2018)* Tuition Assistance/Military Benefits
Northwestern University Private not-for-profit 4-year Evanston, IL $52,678 Student Veteran Organization (SVO), ROTC
University of Washington Public 4-year Seattle, WA $10,974 SVO, Veteran Liaison, Credit for Military Training
Texas A&M University Public 4-year College Station, TX $11,234 SVO, ROTC, Credit for Military Training
University of Florida Public 4-year Gainesville, FL $6,831 Veterans Society, National Veterans Entrepreneurship Program
College of William and Mary Public 4-year Williamsburg, VA $22,044 In-state tuition, Priority registration

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics

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Best Business Schools for Veterans

Each year, U.S. News & World Report publishes its ranking of the country's colleges and universities. Not only have the following schools been included on the magazine's 2019 list of 'Best Graduate Schools -- Business', but these five schools also offer unique benefits and opportunities to veterans.

Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management

Veterans at Northwestern University will find support with veterans' resources at the Dean of Students Office. The school has Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) for both Navy and Marine Corps, as well as a CAPS program that offers psychological counseling to veterans and military students. In addition there is a Northwestern University Veterans Association, as well as the Kellogg Veterans Association which is specific to the Kellogg School of Management.

Kellogg offers a number of Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs. The full-time one year MBA is the fastest track to program completion. Also offered is a full-time two-year program, which is less intense. This school offers a combined program with industrial design, known as the MMM program. Kellogg also offers a Juris Doctor-MBA program for those with an interest in business law.

University of Washington - Foster School of Business

The University of Washington offers a number of benefits to veterans. The University of Washington Veterans Center can help veterans and military students navigate the system and find out about tuition options and programs like the Tillman Military Scholars Program. The University of Washington has an active ROTC program for Army, Air Force, and Navy. The University of Washington enrolls approximately 46,000 students. Distance learning options are also available.

The Foster School of Business offers programs for both undergraduate as well as graduate students to the level of Ph.D. Along with MBA degrees, Foster offers professional executive certificates and master's degrees in information systems and supply chain management. There is also a Foster Veterans Association, as well as an MBA Veterans Conference.

Texas A&M University - College Station - Mays Business School

Texas A&M offers many opportunities for exploring business, entrepreneurship, and networking, such as the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship and its Reynolds & Reynolds Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans. This school offers distance learning and has just under 66,000 students.

Mays Business School welcomes veterans with a variety of benefits and programs. Application fees are waived for veterans. In addition, Mays offers the John and Betty Potthoff Endowed Scholarship in Business specifically for veterans and their children. There is also an Honored Service Scholarship for the support of veterans with disabilities. The school also offers a Military Preview Weekend, a chance for veterans to be introduced to Mays and its programs. Texas A&M offers ROTC for Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps. Mays has programs for undergraduates as well as graduate students.

University of Florida - Warrington College of Business

The University of Florida has a Veterans Success Center as well as a Veterans Society. The university offers tutoring to veterans, as well as work study, and an extensive online program. Veterans and military students may be granted in-state tuition without residency requirements, and they are also entitled to college credit for military training following the American Council on Education guidelines. The University of Florida has more than 52,000 students enrolled.

The Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida offers the National Veterans Entrepreneurship Program, along with a number of other benefits for veterans and military students. Warrington has three divisions: Heavener School of Business, Fisher School of Accounting, and Hough Graduate School of Business. They cater to undergraduates as well as graduate students.

College of William and Mary - Raymond A. Mason School of Business

The College of William and Mary offers veterans and military students priority registration, in-state tuition, as well as college credit for applicable military training. There is also an active ROTC program. There are approximately 8,600 students at William and Mary.

The Raymond A. Mason School of Business offers a number of MBA programs, including a flex MBA, which may be suitable for military students who have work and other obligations. Mason also has a dual MBA/Master of Accounting program, an Executive MBA program, and an online MBA program. There is also the Major General James A. Wright MBA, which is a 15-month accelerated program for Army leaders. The Mason Military Association offers networking and support opportunities.

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