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The Online MBA program at Temple University’s Fox School of Business ranks fourth nationally in the inaugural ranking of Best Online Graduate Business Programs for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report. Of the 29 business schools ranked, the Fox School is the only one from the Philadelphia region.
“The Fox School of Business is committed to providing convenience, flexibility and superb services to all of our online and distance learners, and that of course includes the valued members of our armed forces and veterans,” Dean M. Moshe Porat said. “We are proud to be nationally recognized in this area and to be leading contributors to Temple University’s strong commitment to supporting students who are active in the military or veterans.”
The 153 online degree programs included in the veterans rankings – released May 7 and featuring bachelor’s programs as well as master’s programs in education, nursing, engineering and business – first had to be numerically ranked in the U.S. News 2013 Best Online Education Programs rankings. Fox was No. 28 among business programs in that survey, including a No. 7 ranking in the category of student services and technology.
For the Best Online Graduate Business Programs for Veterans list, U.S. News collected data between August and October 2012 and based its rankings on factors such as belonging to an institution that is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium and participates in the GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program, which lowers costs for military personnel.
Lt. Kyle Nabywaniec, an active-duty Naval officer currently assigned as a tactical action officer onboard the USS George H.W. Bush in Norfolk, Va., graduated from the Fox Online MBA program in 2011. While he was a student, Nabywaniec was an operational planner for the 601st Air and Space Operations Center at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Fla.
“From day one until the two years later that we graduated, we felt like we were part of something big and that we were in it together,” Nabywaniec said, emphasizing the quality of faculty and administrators. “Getting the face-to-face interaction online – hearing people’s voices and having people virtually raise their hands to answer questions – was key to success.”
In the Fox Online MBA program, students can earn their degree in as little as 20 months; engage in course activities in a 24/7, on-demand, mobile-friendly format; and collaborate with faculty and peers through WebEx web-conferencing technology.
The program begins with a weeklong residency on Temple University’s Main Campus that includes a leadership course, networking, team building, professional development and special events. Each online course is delivered over four weeks, and the program has multiple start dates throughout the year.
Merit scholarships are available, as is a scholarship incentive program for Temple alumni and for corporate partners that have two or more employees enrolled in the program at one time.
This is not the first time Temple has been recognized for its support of military personnel. In fall 2012, Temple was again named to the Military Friendly Schools list honoring the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that do the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and to ensure their success on campus. Temple has been featured on the list, published by G.I. Jobs magazine, each year since its inception four years ago.
For more information on U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 Best Online Graduate Business Programs for Veterans, visit http://bit.ly/15nKWSa. To learn more about the Fox School of Business Online MBA, visit http://onlinemba.temple.edu.