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Fisher ranked no. 2 in nation for veterans

Published: 2014-03-10

The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business was named one of the top business schools for military veterans nationwide, according to a survey released by the Military Times.

Fisher ranked no. 2 in the publication’s “Best for Vets: Business School” 2014 rankings. The ranking spotlights Fisher’s ongoing efforts to engage veterans and provide them with academic, mentoring and networking opportunities for post-military careers.

Fisher MBA student veterans

Fisher MBAs, from left to right, featured in the Military Times: former Marine Capt. Patrick Ross, former Navy Lt. Chad Schuett, former Army Capt. Silki Cho and former Army Sgt. Davin Korstjens.

“Fisher is honored to be recognized by the Military Times,” said Karen Hopper Wruck, senior associate dean and professor of finance at Fisher. “We are committed to providing a world-class education and student experience to those who have served our country. We are proud to be considered among the very best schools for veterans pursuing a graduate-level business education.”

Fisher’s programs were credited by the Military Times for providing veterans with the environment and the opportunities to translate skills acquired in the military -- such as management, operations or logistics -- into competencies immediately applicable in civilian employment.

“Fisher College of Business is a standard bearer for veterans’ affairs among graduate schools at The Ohio State University,” said Michael Carrell, colonel, USAF (Ret.) and assistant provost and director of Ohio State’s Office of Military and Veterans Services. “This recognition speaks to our university’s overall commitment to veteran students at all levels and in all fields and disciplines.”

The Military Times’ “Best for Vets” series provides service men and women a gauge by which to judge whether a school or program will truly benefit them. The rankings, derived from a nearly 80-question analysis of a school’s complete offerings for veterans, factor in academic quality, outcomes and policies, school culture, student support and cost. Fisher has also been rated a “Military Friendly School” by G.I. Jobs, and The Ohio State University is an official partner of the Tillman Military Scholars program, offering education scholarships for veterans, active-duty service members and their spouses.