Online MBA programs attract military personnel

May 29, 2014

US military personnel are increasingly enrolling in online MBA programs, reports Businessweek,  and now account for as many as 25% of enrolments at some institutions. There are limited numbers of elite business schools that offer a fully online MBA program, which are preferred by active members of the military who may be deployed while studying. “The level of flexibility [of traditional MBA programs] has always been a barrier,” says Mike Haynie, Executive Director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University. It is expected that more than 1.5 million service members will enter the civilian workforce through 2019, creating an increased demand for MBA and other credentials. “The military is a major industry where we see students coming from,” says Susan Cates, Executive Director of the online MBA program at UNC. Businessweek