Our commitment to military veterans: We honor service

Students walk on Colorado State University's campus
Colorado State University’s College of Business is the highest ranked college for veterans in Colorado, according to Military Times’ 2016 report. The college also ranks 29th best in the nation.

Student veterans and service members who attend the College of Business make countless sacrifices in order to keep our communities and country safe. So to honor that service we work to provide a rigorous education that is open and accessible by dropping application fees, offering tuition discounts up to 10%, waiving GMAT requirements for qualified applicants, and creating an environment that fosters success.

After our students graduate we don’t stop supporting their growth, offering lifetime access to our Career Management Center. The CMC provides career counseling, networking opportunities and our staff work tirelessly to connect graduates with promising opportunities.

Our alumni have found fulfilling careers, putting their skills and strong work ethic to use at companies across the country, with many graduates even launching their own business ventures.

Nate Saam

Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
B.S.B.A. graduate

Nate Saam and his wife, Jennifer, at their home in Longmont, Colorado.

“I’m married, got a house and a dog, and I’ve been around the world twice. I’ve gone into combat zones. I wasn’t looking for the standard education,” Saam said.

“I wasn’t looking for someone to talk at me. I was looking for professors to engage and talk with me, and I think that’s what made CSU a good fit.”

Rick Dixon

1st Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
Master of Accountancy graduate

Marines fire howitzer in Iraq
Marines at Camp Fallujah, Iraq, engage enemy targets with a howitzer in 2004.

After more than 16 years of service, Rick Dixon left the military and began yet another battle: Finding the answer to the question, “What’s next?”

There were more hurdles to conquer, such as earning a place at CSU and overcoming a cancer diagnosis in 2012.

Kristin Mabbutt

Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Current Executive MBA student

Portrait of Kristin Mabbutt in front of P-3 Orion painting
Kristin Mabbutt stands in front of a painting by her father of a Lockheed P-3 Orion, which she used to pilot during her time in the Navy.

When she wasn’t in the air, Kristin Mabbutt rotated through a slew of ground jobs ranging from managing operations to aviation maintenance.

The skills she was picking up left her with a desire to learn more, but she always found herself too busy to dedicate the time needed to pursue a degree.

Victor Amaya

Specialist, U.S. Army
Master of Accountancy graduate

Victor Amaya sits for a portrait
“I'm able to look at business more in a bigger picture,” said Victor Amaya, reflecting on his time spent studying in the College of Business.

Victor Amaya’s parents always stressed the importance of gaining an education, but they didn’t know how they were going to be able to afford it.

So, at 18 years old he joined the Army to be able to support himself, serving for seven years before looking at Colorado State University to advance his career.

Best for vets

Students in front of CSU's College of Business
Students pass in front of CSU's College of Business.

Colorado State University’s College of Business is ranked among the top business schools for veterans by Military Times. The college ranks No. 29, the highest in Colorado in the Best for Vets: Business Schools 2016 ranking.