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Veterans find success at UNI's business school

March 12, 2014

Farzad Moussavi, dean, College of Business Administration, 319-273-6240,

Julia Heuer, coordinator, Military and Veteran Student Services, 319-273-3040,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa College of Business Administration has been selected for the Military Times Best for Vets: Business Schools 2014 rankings. The Military Times Best for Vets distinction recognizes and rewards business schools for their commitment to providing opportunities to American’s veterans based on the school's MBA program. UNIBusiness was 41st among the organization's best 64 business schools for America's veterans.

"It is gratifying to receive this outside recognition for our MBA program," said UNI College of Business Administration Dean Farzad Moussavi. "Our MBA program's high quality of instruction, strong student focus and supportive atmosphere defines the academic philosophy of the entire college."

Best for Vets provides service men and women a gauge by which to judge whether a school or program will truly benefit them. The rankings factor academic quality, outcomes and policies, school culture, student support and cost. The organization -- comprising Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times -- focused on culture and curriculum that caters to military veterans when conducting and scoring the survey on which the schools' rankings were based.

In addition to this business school-based ranking, UNI has been named to the Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2014 rankings, named a Military Friendly University in Military Advanced Education's 214 Guide to Military Friendly Colleges & Universities, and was selected as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs Magazine for the fourth time in September 2013

To learn more about UNIBusiness go to and for more information about the military and veteran student services at UNI, visit

To learn more about the rankings, go to