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Maryville now offers MBA at Scott Air Force Base and online

on December 9, 2012 by Janet Edwards

Tyler Kostich

Maryville University now offers a master of business administration degree at Scott Air Force Base in southern Illinois, with classes on-base and online so that students can study on site or continue their education if they’re deployed or transferred.

Online options for the MBA are also open to the public at large.

A Financial Accounting class will begin on base Thursday, Jan. 17. Special tuition rates are available for active duty personnel, guardsmen and reservists and their spouses and children. Members of the U.S. Department of Defense and Civil Service personnel also qualify for the special rate. Classes also are open to the public, who will apply for a civilian pass that allows them to be on site.

The University also has started offering its MBA online. Assistant Director for Graduate Enrollment and Advising Crystal (Doerr) Jacobsmeyer, ’04, said online students choose Maryville for many of the same reasons traditional students do, including its academic reputation and commitment to one-on-one time between professors and students. “You can still work and keep up with family obligations while earning a graduate degree,” she said.

Maryville University’s Site Director at Scott Air Force Base Tyler Kostich says the accredited MBA through Maryville’s John E. Simon School of Business can be completed in two or two and a half years. He said students enrolled thus far are choosing the Maryville program because they know of the University’s excellent academic reputation, because they like the small class sizes and because of the program’s convenient location.

Crystal (Doerr) Jacobsmeyer, ’04 – Photo by Jeneane Salameh

“Having an advanced degree often paves the way for promotions and new opportunities in the armed forces, and an MBA can also help make the transition to civilian life smoother,” Kostich said.

He added, “No matter where you go, you can finish your MBA with us.” Eight-week classes are meeting one evening each week at the Education Building on base. “Online students will be able to choose how and when to allocate their time to meet established course deadlines and requirements.”

LaDonna Livingston, 375th Force Support Squadron Chief of Education and Training at Scott said, “The MBA program is designed to meet the unique needs of the military community. Courses are delivered in both distance learning and traditional classroom formats, allowing students to continue course progression regardless of work schedules, family commitments and permanent or temporary duty assignment.”

To apply or learn more about the degree at Scott Air Force Base, coordinated through Maryville’s School of Adult and Online Education, contact Tyler Kostich at 618.256.4018 or 1.888.264.0836 or For information about the online MBA, contact Crystal Jacobsmeyer at 314.529.9654 or at

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