UW-River Falls College of Business and Economics named 'Best for Vets: Business School'

March 11, 2014--- The College of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls has been named a "Best for Vets: Business School" in the Military Times 2014 rankings. This follows the recent designation as a "Best for Vets" university in November 2013.  

"'Best for Vets: Business Schools' is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that make an institution a good fit for military veterans," said Amanda Miller, editor of Military Times Edge magazine. The rankings factor in academic quality, outcomes and policies, school culture, student support, and cost.   

The UWRF College of Business and Economics ranks 44 on the list of 64 business schools and is the only business school in the Wisconsin and Minneapolis/St. Paul area to earn this honor.   

The full-time and part-time MBA programs and Adult Degree Completion program in the College of Business and Economics, in particular, have worked closely with Sharon Seidl, veteran services coordinator at UW-River Falls, to meet the various needs of veterans in their respective programs.  

"The Veterans' Services Office encourages our students to plan for graduate degree education as their benefits allow. Our full-time MBA program can be completed in about two years with a portion possibly covered by a veteran's remaining entitlements," Seidl said. "Both the Adult Degree Completion and the MBA program at UW-River Falls have prioritized accommodating working, professional adults, which many of our veterans are, especially through flexible online, in-person, evening, and afternoon class options."   

The UWRF College of Business and Economics is an AACSB-accredited institution, a distinction less than five percent of business schools worldwide have achieved, and offers bachelor's degrees in accounting, business administration, computer science & information systems, economics, finance, management, and marketing.  

The full "Best for Vets: Business Schools" 2014 rankings can be found online at http://projects.militarytimes.com/best-for-veterans/business-schools/2014/.   

For more information, call Blake Fry at 715-425-3711 or email blake.fry@uwrf.edu.

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