On Monday, February 8, Military Times released its fourth “Best for Vets: Business Schools 2016” ranking of graduate degrees. Regent University’s School of Business & Leadership (SBL) was ranked on the annual list based on an analysis by the organization made up of Army Times, Navy Times, and Air Force Times.
“Our university is dedicated to the entire military experience and it shows in our central values of excellence, innovation and integrity, and I believe the military community at-large recognizes that,” said Jose Roman, assistant director of Regent’s Office of Military & Veterans Affairs. According to the article featured on MilitaryTimes.com, the rankings were chosen based on an institution’s ties to military leaders within the business school and affiliates within the larger university, tuition costs – participation in the Yellow Ribbon program and accordance with the Post-9/11 GI Bill caps – and a veteran population of about 17 percent accounted within the graduate program.
Of the 77 schools within the ranking, Regent was listed as number 33, coming in above business schools from Liberty University School of Business, the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business, and the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business.
Read the article with the full list and terms of rankings here.
Dr. Doris Gomez, SBL dean, said that the ranking, and the knowledge of serving a community on campus that servers the United States well, is both “humbling and gratifying.” She said that the recent recognition by the Military Times is one of her school’s greatest accolades.
“The staff and faculty of the School of Business & Leadership have the greatest of respect and admiration for our military students, veterans and their families,” said Gomez. “Because of it we strive to offer programs that are not only beneficial to them, but also provide the utmost flexibility to accommodate our military students’ complex schedules (including deployments and transfers). We will never take their service and sacrifice for granted. To serve them remains our joy and honor.”