Featured Military Friendly Schools and Education Programs

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In the global economy, business success requires knowledge and skills that are nothing short of inspired. At the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, inspired business education is our business. Our faculty is world class. Our research is cutting edge. Our learning is experiential and rooted in the real world. And our students learn to think like entrepreneurs.

One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland in College Park, the Smith School is plugged into the business, government, nonprofit and professional networks of the Washington, D.C., metroplex. Our broad range of programs, certificates and degrees are designed to prepare working professionals to hit the ground running in a world economy that is in flux, with technology and global competition accelerating the pace of change.

Are you determined to pursue lifelong leadership? Do you want the analytical skills you need to excel in the military, as a veteran, in the marketplace, and beyond? To learn more about how our top-ranked faculty, supportive academic community and global connections will inspire you to keep learning and leading fearlessly, explore Maryland Smith’s full-time, part-time, online and executive MBA programs or specialty master’s degrees.

Executive MBA Program

With classes beginning each January, the Smith EMBA emphasizes personalized executive coaching to hone the leadership skills you need. Rise through the ranks, transition careers, or launch your own venture — it all starts with a Smith EMBA.

Part-Time and Online MBA Programs

With classes beginning each August, the Smith Part-Time MBA Program affords working professionals the chance to pursue their MBA evenings at campus facilities in Washington, D.C, Rockville and Baltimore. Or consider Smith’s top-ranked Online MBA, with cohort starts each January, May and August.

Full-Time MBA and Specialty Masters Programs

Maryland Smith’s internationally recognized, top-ranked Full-Time MBA Program and Specialty Masters programs enable future leaders to develop sophisticated analytical skills and a deep understanding of the way business functions like marketing, finance and operations interact. Courses start each August with application deadlines in January, March, and April.

APPLY HERE: https://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/apply



The George Mason University School of Business creates career-ready business graduates through rigorous, stimulating business programs based on a global perspective, industry demand, and leadership. Dedicated to excellence in teaching and research, we prepare the next generation of business leaders through a range of innovative academic degree programs, executive education programs, and international alliances.

Ranked annually among the top 100 undergraduate business school programs and part-time MBA programs by U.S. News & World Report, the School of Business is accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.


The Executive MBA in National Security provides professionals interested in working in national security, the defense industry or government contracting space the competencies and knowledge to benefit their careers and long-terms goals. This MBA is designed for: experienced military and former military, government workers, and civilian and defense employees. Learn more at http://business.gmu.edu/emba-national-security.

The Mason MBA offers an academically rigorous experience within a convenient and flexible structure. Students gain an advanced understanding of core business fundamentals such as accounting, ethics, finance, marketing, operations, strategy, and technology while also acquiring the framework to apply their knowledge. Learn more at http://business.gmu.edu/mba-programs.



The Cayce/Reilly School of Massage excels at offering students a holistic learning environment in the growing field of massage therapy. The school is a leader in holistic education, wellness, and healthcare.

The mission of the school is to offer a quality, comprehensive education in the art and science of massage therapy based on the holistic principles of its founder, Edgar Cayce, known as the "Father of Holistic Medicine," and the clinical experience of Dr. Harold J. Reilly. The school supports the Association for Research and Enlightenment’s (ARE) mission to provide people with tools for holistic health, spiritual growth, and personal empowerment. In operation since 1987, Cayce/Reilly has over 1,200 graduates in 25 countries around the world.

Cayce/Reilly offers flexible massage therapy certification programs, continuing education workshops, and a student massage clinic in Virginia Beach. The campus is nestled in a beautiful setting between the Atlantic Ocean and a Virginia state park. The new classrooms are constructed with eco-friendly materials and outfitted with the latest in digital learning technology.

The faculty and staff, mostly Cayce/Reilly Graduates, bring their diverse backgrounds together for one goal - to give their students the best massage education. They are dedicated to providing a holistic educational environment of the highest standards, preparing students for a rewarding career in the healthcare industry.


Students at the Cayce/Reilly School experience the convergence of technical instruction with the concepts of holism, healing and theory of body/mind/spirit. Students receive instruction in anatomy and physiology, as well as advanced massage techniques. Business development and ethics are also an integral part of the curriculum. The knowledge gained from these courses along with hands-on training will make an exceptionally well-trained and successful massage therapist.

Cayce/Reilly’s well-rounded curriculum prepares students for employment in any massage career, whether it's a medical setting, chiropractic center, spa, sports therapy, or alternative healing center. Cayce/Reilly graduates have a 93% pass rate on the national licensing exam (compared with a U.S. average of 70%) and are recruited by employers across the country!


Cayce/Reilly School of Massage welcomes transitioning military members who want to begin or continue their education in the healthcare industry.



Having enrolled students from Maryland to Florida on the East Coast, from Alaska to California on the West Coast, and throughout the Central and Midwest states, Great Lakes Truck Driving School is quickly becoming America’s Premier Training Facility for CDL, Heavy Equipment Operation, and Oilfield Certifications. This state of the art training facility is located within 30 minutes of downtown Cleveland and is easily accessible by major interstates, bus terminals and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The expansive 9,000 square foot facility houses spacious classrooms and administrative areas. Situated on a 10.7-acre training site, our students are able to utilize multiple trucks to perfect their maneuvering skills prior to setting out on the road-driving portion of their training. The Heavy Equipment Operation training area resembles a construction site where students learn safety, jobsite set-up, topography readings, grading techniques, trenching, laying pipe, loading dump trucks, footer set-up and more!

The instructional staff at Great Lakes Truck Driving School is made up of highly qualified professional drivers and heavy equipment operators with years of experience in their industry. Our dedicated staff pledges their unwavering commitment to:

  • Provide quality commercial driver, heavy equipment operation and oilfield certification training programs that will instill a positive attitude.
  • Provide practical and theoretical instruction that will produce safe, well-qualified commercial drivers, heavy equipment operators and oilfield workers who will be an asset to their company and their community.

Mission Statement: Our success is measured in direct proportion to the success of our students. Our goal is to provide quality instructional programs in a student-centered culture built on respect, encouragement, and continuous support, while empowering students with the foundation for a lifetime of success.


Nearly half of our instructional staff are military veterans who are dedicated to helping our students build upon their military and training experience throughout their program. Our administrative staff members are trained and qualified to process active members and veterans for their VA educational benefits, including but not limited to Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits, Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill benefits, and Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation VA benefits.

Our training programs are designed to prepare graduates for a new career in truck driving, heavy equipment operation, and the oil & gas drilling industry. We are proud to report a placement rate of over 86% for our veteran graduates.

Many of the hiring companies that we work with have a preference for veteran employees and offer a variety of Military Veteran and Service Member programs. These companies are actively seeking veteran employees who value honor, dedication, and discipline. With our lifetime placement assistance program, our veteran graduates know they are welcome to come back to our institution for guidance throughout their career.

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