Marymount University’s School of Business Administration (SBA) has been named by Military Times to its inaugural list of Best for Vets Business Schools. 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 policies, financial aid, academic and career support, and student services.
Dr. Chris Domes, vice president for Student Development and Enrollment Management, welcomed the news, saying, “ Marymount is proud to be an institution that proactively supports the educational goals of our veterans as they transition to the next phase of their lives after serving our country.” He added, “The university’s School of Business Administration offers programs that are a terrific match for veterans, utilizing their leadership abilities as well as the management and organizational skills that were part of their military training. These personal strengths, coupled with a Marymount education, are attractive to employers and can lead to business success.”
James Ryerson, dean of Marymount’s School of Business Administration, agrees. He 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 the SBA programs. While many select the 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.”
Marymount currently enrolls more than 200 military service members, veterans, and their dependents. The university provides a variety of programs and services to meet the unique needs of these students, including an active Veterans Club. Marymount also works to ensure that service members receive all the benefits 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 additional institutional financial aid.