Military Times Places Whitman in Top 30 ‘Best for Vets’ Biz School Rankings

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management has been ranked #26 by Military Times on its inaugural list of Best for Vets: Business Schools, the publication recently announced. The results are published in the March 2013 issue of Military Times EDGE.

Editors evaluated responses to a 60-question survey completed by 100 business schools, which included questions regarding academic policies, financial aid, academic and career support, academic success, campus culture and selectivity. The Best for Vets: Business Schools rankings also took into consideration each school’s answers to the Military Times’ previous survey of colleges and universities, the results of which were published in November 2012.

Since 1952, Whitman has offered educational programs serving military members and veterans. The Defense Comptrollership Program (DCP) was founded in response to financial problems identified during World War II. More than 1,600 military and civilian personnel have attended the program and graduates have risen to the highest ranks of financial management in the Department of Defense (DOD).

Because various branches of the government have a growing need for individuals who understand and can develop, manage and lead the complex integration of goods, services and distribution in a variety of tactical situations, the Whitman School offers a master of science in supply chain management (LOGTECH iMS). This competitive, limited-residency program provides its graduates—both active duty and civilian personnel—with a clear competitive advantage in the ability to strategically align critical supply chain support services with vital tactical objectives that meet DOD goals and objectives.

Additional educational opportunities for military and civilian personnel at Whitman include the Army Comptroller Course (ACC), the Executive Comptroller Course (ECC), the Senior Resource Managers Course (SRMC), and Army Financial Management 101.

“This ranking is due recognition of the more than 60 years we have been collaborating with the Department of Defense in the delivery of financial management education to military and DOD civilians. I feel it’s a privilege to be a part of this enduring and important program as we continue to partner in preparing our future financial management leaders for the challenges ahead,” says Irma P. Finocchiaro, director of executive education and defense programs at the Whitman School.

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