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Military-Friendly Online MBA Program

All the online Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs at Northwest Missouri State University are military friendly. Northwest facilitates the enrollment of military service members and their families in a multitude of ways. Admissions requirements can be fulfilled with military service, and financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ GI Bill program may be available.

Facilitating Enrollment for Members of the Military and Their Families

Victory Media recently named Northwest Missouri State University a 2017 Military-Friendly School. The recognition stemmed from Northwest’s dedication to people who have served in the military and their families. The school works to ensure the success of students with military backgrounds.

Northwest Missouri State University is approved for certification of students who are eligible for educational benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). Northwest’s School Certifying Official (SCO) will provide any assistance needed in fulfilling the Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) requirements. The SCO also serves as a direct liaison between Northwest and the DVA’s St. Louis Regional Office regarding benefit payments.

Military Service Fulfills Admission Requirements

All of Northwest Missouri State University’s online MBA programs require at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale from a regionally accredited university.

In addition, all students must meet one other requirement from a range of options — from three years of continuous work experience to acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

One of the options that meets this second requirement is three years of continuous, full-time service, either enlisted or commissioned, in the U.S. military. Therefore, if you have served three years in the military and have at least a 2.5 GPA, you have met all the admissions requirements and do not have to take the GMAT or show other work experience.

DVA Educational Benefits

The DVA offers several educational benefits to military veterans and their families. In fact, up to 25 percent of people receiving DVA educational benefits are family members of service personnel.

You or a family member may be eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill program if you served at least 90 days in active duty after September 10, 2001 or are currently on active duty. The Post 9/11 GI Bill may pay up to 100 percent of tuition at Northwest Missouri State University. Since both in-state and out-of-state residents pay the same tuition, $13,530 total, the Post 9/11 GI Bill can meet all tuition costs whether you or a family member are Missouri residents or not.

Northwest offers online programs for three MBA concentrations:

  1. MBA in General Management.
  2. MBA in Human Resource Management.
  3. MBA in Marketing.

Each concentration includes 33 credit hours of coursework at $410 per credit hour. Each course is worth three credit hours, so the tuition cost for one course is $1,230. Students can complete all 33 credit hours in 12 to 18 months.

The Post 9/11 GI Bill program may also cover up to $1,116 per month of housing costs. It may also pay for books and supplies, up to $1,000 per year.

If you served in the military before September 10, 2001, you may be eligible for GI Bill benefits. Like the Post 9/11 GI Bill program, the GI Bill program can offer financial aid for tuition, housing costs, and books and supplies.

A Flexible Program to Meet Your Needs

In addition to being military friendly, the online MBA program at Northwest Missouri State University is flexible and convenient. You do not have to meet in physical classrooms at a specific time, so you can keep working and fulfill any family responsibilities you may have while earning your degree.

Learn more about Northwest’s online MBA programs.


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: GI Bill Comparison Tool

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Post-9/11 GI Bill

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