Military Friendly has ranked the Carlson School MBA Programs as third best in the nation in the category of graduate schools. Military Friendly is a division of Victory Media, which for more than a decade has surveyed thousands of institutions and assembled lists that capture best practices in recruitment and retention of military employees, students, and franchisees. A full list of ranked schools can be found on its website.To be considered for the Military Friendly list, a school’s military recruiting program is measured in three primary areas in how well it:
- Engages the prospective military student or employee in a recruiting environment
- Educates the military student or employee once he or she is part of the company or school
- Employs the military student or employee in meaningful employment
Several years ago, the Carlson School established the Military Veterans Initiative, a program to attract more veterans into the MBA Programs. Since its founding, the initiative has helped the Full-Time MBA Program grow from two military veterans in the class of 2013 to 19 in the class of 2018.