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Military Times Names Pitt Business “Best for Vets”

The University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration is among the “Best for Vets” business schools in the United States, according to the Military Times’ 2016 rankings. Military Times Names Pitt Business "Best for Vets"

The ranking methodology evaluates university culture, student support, academic outcomes and quality, academic policies, and cost and financial aid. Complete details of the rankings can be found on the Military Times website. 

“We are proud to receive this recognition from the military community, and we look forward to continuing to enhance the school’s culture and benefits for America’s military veterans and their families, said Arjang A. Assad, Henry E. Haller Jr. Dean of the Katz School and undergraduate College of Business Administration.

In the Military Times rankings, the College of Business Administration was No. 88 among U.S. undergraduate programs and Katz was ranked No. 69 among U.S. graduate-level business schools.

Pitt Business supports military personnel and veterans by helping them make the transition to university life, receive flexibility for ongoing military assignments, and receive military education benefits in the form of tuition assistance, scholarships, and preferred course scheduling.

Kevin Murray, a supply chain management major, is currently enlisted as an E4 (Specialist) in a Pennsylvania Army National Guard Infantry Unit and will begin his career with Amazon following graduation in April 2016. He is also completing the Certificate Program in Leadership and Ethics (CPLE).

“Pitt Business, along with the CPLE, has helped me grow into a leader and apply those leadership skills within the Army. The faculty have been extremely accommodating to the unique situations that can arise for National Guard soldiers. For example, during the fall semester I was deployed for security reasons during the Papal Visit in Philadelphia. My professors went as far as to video-record lectures and allow me to take my exams early so I would not fall behind while I was performing my military duties,” said Murray.

Murray said the military has also taught him valuable problem solving and resiliency skills, which are applicable to the complex business problems presented in the Pitt Business curriculum.

MBA student Andrew Brennan, a veteran of the U.S. Army and graduate of The United States Military Academy at West Point, says Katz faculty not only helped him in the classroom, but also with his special project related to veteran recognition. 

As founder and executive director of the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation, Brennan and his team are currently petitioning The 1986 Commemorative Works Act in order to break ground on federal land to build a Global War on Terror Memorial in Washington D.C.  

“Dr. Paul Harper and I are working on developing a business case study about my organization that could potentially be a model for other non-profit startups,” said Brennan.

In addition to the Military Times ranking, Katz was also recognized by Victory Media as a top military friendly school in the nation. Military students admitted to the Katz MBA program are automatically considered for Katz Military Scholarships. 

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