November 25, 2013
The University of Mary and the Grand Forks Air Force Base have entered into an agreement that will allow the university to deliver educational courses directly on the base, effective immediately.
University of Mary Worldwide is offering the Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Strategic Leadership on-base at the GFAFB. Mary is the first school or university in North Dakota to offer master's programs on a military base.
The University of Mary is known nationwide for embracing America's military service members, veterans and spouses as students to ensure their academic success. And for their dedication, Mary is respected and recognized as a military-friendly school in G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazines. This agreement with the Grand Forks Air Force Base continues this tradition of excellence and is a testament to Mary's commitment and unwavering support of the military in higher education.
"Being present on the Grand Forks Air Force Base affirms our commitment to the military community as well as continues our mission to meet the needs of the people of this region and beyond," stated Rachael Brash, director of University of Mary Worldwide. "We are thrilled to serve the needs of servicemen and women in their pursuit of graduate education at the Grand Forks Air Force Base."
The MBA offers concentrations in management, executive, health care, human resource management, accountancy and energy management. Concentration courses are available both in a site-based and online format to provide maximum flexibility for students. Both programs are accelerated with classes being held one night a week from 6 to 10 p.m.
The classes will be available to active duty members, DoD civilian employees, eligible adult family members, military retirees, and non-DoD personnel not covered in the DoD Voluntary Education partnership memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the DoD Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness and the Institution.
To celebrate the launch of the on-base programs, the University of Mary is waiving the application fee for GFAFB students through Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.
If a person enrolled is deployed and wants to continue their studies he or she can move seamlessly into the online format.
The Grand Forks Air Force Base is home to the Air Mobility Command's 319th Air Base Wing with a population of approximately 2,300.