The Best Business Schools For Dallas Veterans

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Each November, the country observes Veteran’s Day—not just to honor those who have served and fought for our freedom, but also to celebrate all that veterans in this country can be. Though transitioning from military service back to school and work can be challenging, veterans today play a number of different roles, from community leaders to artists to business professionals.

Thankfully, a number of schools and various organizations offer programs to help ease the transition for veterans returning home, making it easier for those who have served to begin the next chapter of their life. Indeed, veterans looking to pursue an advanced business education will find many business schools that provide opportunities for military applicants to easily and affordably earn their degree.

With the country’s second highest number of active duty and reserve members of the military—not to mention the home of several important business centers—Texas is a perfect place for veterans to earn their degree. Below are just a few of the Texas MBA programs which offer benefits for military applicants:

Baylor University – Hankamer School of Business

The Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University offers a number of benefits for military applicants. Among them, the application fee of $50 is waived for active military personnel applying to the program.

Many military officers earning their MBA at Baylor take advantage of the Army’s Advanced Civil Schooling (ACS) program, which, considering that certain requirements are fulfilled, allow military personnel to earn a graduate degree tuition free.

Baylor was been named a military-friendly school in the Graduate Management Admissions Council MBA planner for military officers, and the Registrar’s Office includes a Veteran Services Division to ensure all military applicants are able to fully take advantage of the services offered them. In addition to the benefits already listed, military personnel are also eligible for academic scholarships which will help cover any additional costs of the program.

University of North Texas – College of Business

The University of North Texas helps students to make the most of the benefits provided to them from the GI Bill and Hazlewood, but the school also offers specialized services and opportunities which go beyond the classroom. Included in this is the UNT Student Veteran Services office, which provides a safe space for student veterans to connect and learn about the resources available to them.

There are also student organizations, such as the SALUTE Veterans Honor Society and Student Veterans Association, which aim to recognize veterans and ease the transition for such students into the academic community. The school also offers a number of services that focus not just on academic success, but also supporting the mental well-being of student veterans. UNT’s counseling and testing services provides several different counseling options which emphasize the specific issues facing veterans.

Texas A&M University – Commerce College of Business

Texas A&M Commerce offers a number of opportunities for veterans pursuing both their undergraduate and graduate degrees.

According to the school website, military students can explore the many services and benefits available to them, as well as many links and resources for aiding in the transition from military service to academics. There are also a number of scholarships available for veteran students, such as the Fund for Veterans and Heroes at Home Women Veteran’s Scholarship. Commerce additionally encourages veterans to take advantage of their counseling center and student health services, if needed.

Southern Methodist University – Cox School of Business

The Cox School of Business at SMU is home to a supportive Veteran community dedicated to helping each other and serving the community as a whole. In fact, recently named Cox among the “Top 40 MBA Schools for Veterans” (Top 25 for Private Colleges).

Cox participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which covers almost 70 percent of tuition and fees for eligible applicants. A number of other military scholarships are available from private donors that can help cover additional costs or assist those not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon program.

For veterans worried about jumping right into academia, SMU Cox provides summer preparatory mini-courses which can help ease veterans back into student life. Additionally, organizations like the Veterans in Business Club aim to empower MBA veterans at Cox by providing a professional and personal support network.


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Alanna Shaffer

Staff Writer, covering MetroMBA's news beat for Atlanta, Houston, and Dallas.

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