The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and the University Of Pittsburgh College Of Business Administration was recognized for the 11th time in a row as a Military Friendly school for the 2018-2019 school year. This ranking, by militaryfriendly.com, a military ratings division of VIQTORY, rates companies and colleges on their ability to recruit, retain, and support military veterans.
This designation is meant to act as a guide for the nation’s current military service members, veterans, and military spouses. Being designated as a Military Friendly school indicates greater support and better outcomes for veterans who attend such schools.
Katz/CBA was highly rated on an admissions focus and commitment to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment. Over seven percent of enrolled MBA students are veterans. A variety of scholarships and grants are offered in addition to GI Bill assistance. “Katz is a Yellow Ribbon partner school, meaning we actively recruit current and former military students as a part of our diversity recruitment initiative,” said Melanie Krugel, assistant director and diversity recruiter in Admissions.
Prospective and current students can join the Katz Military and Veterans Association (KMVA), an organization created and run by current Katz students, whose mission is to provide application support, career search support, and extensive networking resources to current Katz military/veteran students and Katz alumni. On the University-wide level, KMVA and Admissions connects students to the myriad of resources and community offered by Pitt’s Office of Veterans Services (OVS).
“Our military students bring a diverse perspective to the classroom and their experiences help them and their classmates who interact with them to succeed,” said Krugel.