Military Times Edge Magazine Names American InterContinental University to its Inaugural Best for Ve


Military Times Edge Magazine Names American InterContinental University to its Inaugural Best for Vets: Business Schools List

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- American InterContinental University (AIU), an established provider of both campus based and online business degrees, has been named to the first edition of the Best for Vets: Business Schools list in Military Times Edge Magazine's 2013 "Best for Vets" edition.

"AIU has long been dedicated to delivering a quality graduate business program that meets the needs of today's veterans," said Ivan Hernandez, manager of military relations at AIU. "We focus on offering tailored military student services along with a quality education that will help veterans succeed in their pursuit of a business degree and we are honored to have this dedication recognized by Military Times Edge Magazine."

Military Times Edge magazine is an independent source of news and information for the military community. More than 100 graduate business programs which responded to the survey were evaluated on numerous criteria identified by the publication as factors which student veterans value most when selecting a business program, including:

  • Acceptance of American Council on Education (ACE) credit: AIU follows the ACE Guide to The Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services to evaluate military training and experience for academic credit. AIU is also a member of the Service members Opportunity College (SOC) Consortium. The university's team of Prior Learning Assessment professionals evaluates college credit earned at other schools as well as from CLEP, DSST, Advanced Placement (AP) exams or specific training and MOS experience for possible transfer credit towards degree completion at AIU.

  • Accreditation: AIU business administration degrees are recognized by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). AIU is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS).

  • Yellow Ribbon Participation: Indicating whether a school is participating in the Veterans Affairs (VA) Department's Yellow Ribbon program during the 2012-13 school year. In this program, a school and the VA contribute equal amounts to make up the difference between a college's tuition and the Post-9/11 GI Bill's nationwide cap. AIU participates in Yellow Ribbon at both its ground campuses and online programs.

  • Dedicated Military & Veteran's Staff: AIU has a dedicated Military Relations Team that provides proactive outreach to military installations around the country with the goal of discovering which key attributes service members are looking for when pursuing a business degree online, at a ground campus setting or in a blended program. To better serve and assist military students, all AIU faculty and staff that work with military students receive special awareness training in the unique aspects of military service that may need to be considered while assisting service members to complete a degree.

"In addition to the criteria used to name AIU to the Best for Vets: Business Schools list, we are proud of our additional offerings that set AIU apart from other college business programs," said Hernandez. "Our award-winning Virtual Campus and My Unique Student Experience (MUSE) system allow students to experience their course content in a way that suits their individual learning style best, whether that is auditory, visual or kinesthetic."

Inclusion on the Military Times Edge "Best for Vets" list is among the many acknowledgements AIU has received for supporting military students. From 2009 to 2013, AIU has been recognized as a top military-friendly school by G.I. Jobs Magazine and also from 2007-2013 by Military Advanced Education Magazine.

For more information on AIU and its military-friendly programs, visit:

About American InterContinental University:

Founded in Europe in 1970, American InterContinental University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in programs such as business, IT, criminal justice and design at U.S. campuses in Atlanta, and Houston; and an internet-based online campus headquartered in suburban Chicago. The award-winning AIU Online Virtual Campus was recognized as "Best of the Best" in the 2009 Computerworld Honors Program.

AIU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. Additional information is available at AIU is a member of the Career Education Corporation (NAS: CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools. For more information, visit American InterContinental University cannot guarantee employment or salary. Not all programs are available to residents of all states. Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial obligations and more at

American InterContinental University
Richard Kennedy
Director, Military Relations

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