Columbus State Georiga WebMBA® Student Featured in Veterans Day Article recently published an article in honor of Veterans Day highlighting the growing number of military learners who are seeking the flexibility of online degree programs. Author Valerie Jones featured Columbus State University's Georgia WebMBA® student William "Brad" Cordell in the article.

Cordell, 37, has served in the U.S. Army for almost  13 years. Currently, he’s a captain promotable infantry officer and stationed at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. He is pursuing his MBA through the online MBA program at CSU.

Cordell, who started the program in August 2012, searched for an online MBA program that offered flexibility to accomodate his busy work schedule & family life, as well as quality & accreditation.

“It’s important to look at the accreditation of the degree you’re getting. They’re not all equal,” Cordell said. “If you try to get a degree that’s a give-me, and you’re not trying to challenge yourself, you’ll probably end up wasting a lot of money. I looked at all the degrees out there and CSU offers the best value for the money for an MBA, especially with the military benefits.”

The online MBA that Cordell is completing through the Turner College of Business at CSU is offered through the Georgia WebMBA®, a consortium of universities within the University System of Georgia. Known for its AACSB accreditation, affordability, and commitment to student service, the Georgia WebMBA® is among the top-ranked online MBA programs. Students in this accelerated MBA learn in an applied environment focusing on knowledge and skills in real business settings through team-based learning.

Cordell encourages all military to utilize the education benefits offered to them and pursue earning their degree. “You get a lot of benefits for the sacrifices you make for the military. The benefits we get with education are tremendous. It’s very humbling, and it makes you want to work that much harder,” he said. “The military has benefits such as tuition assistance. If you are not using it, you’re doing yourself a disservice.”

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