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Mike Cottrell College of Business named Best for Vets

MCCB Best for Vets 2016
A UNG cadet listens to Dr. TJ Gabriel, associate professor of management in the Mike Cottrell College of Business. The college was just named a Best for Vets business school for the second time.

The Military Times named the Mike Cottrell College of Business at University of North Georgia (UNG) as one of the best business schools for veterans in its 2016 rankings – one of only two business schools in Georgia to be selected.

"We are honored to be included in this year's Best for Vets: Business Schools rankings," said Dr. Donna Mayo, dean of the Mike Cottrell College of Business. "The leadership experience of our military veterans translates into leadership in the classroom, and following graduation, leadership in our communities."

The Military Times is made up of Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times. The organization focused on culture and curriculum that cater to military veterans when conducting and scoring the fourth annual Best for Vets: Business Schools survey, which is an analysis of a graduate business school's complete offerings for veterans.

As with all of the Best for Vets rankings, Best for Vets: Business Schools is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that make an institution a good fit for military veterans.

"Veterans have told us they were attracted to a business degree because it wouldn't tie them down to a certain industry," Best for Vets Editor Amanda Miller said. "The survey lets us recognize the graduate business schools with close military connections that truly take vets' success to heart."

The rankings were published in full in the issues of Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times on newsstands the week of Feb. 8, as well as on,,, and

Military Times' Best for Vets survey-based rankings include colleges, career and technical colleges, business schools, franchises, employers and law enforcement.

UNG is designated by the state legislature as The Military College of Georgia and is one of only six senior military colleges in the country. UNG also was recognized by Victory Media on its 2014 and 2016 Military Friendly Schools list and in Military Advanced Education's 2013 Guide to America's Top Military Friendly Colleges & Universities. The Mike Cottrell College of Business also made the Best for Vets list in 2014.

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