New! SMU offers an MBA @ JBLM

November 1, 2013


The Saint Martin’s University Master of Business Administration (MBA) program will be offered on site at Joint Base Lewis McChord. While the MBA program is geared primarily for Servicemembers, veterans and family members, prospective students not associated with the military will also be able to enroll on a space-available basis.

The deadline for applying to the program is Dec. 1, with classes beginning Jan. 6, 2014, at the Stone Education Center on JBLM Main.

Interested candidates can apply online at For those who want to attend the JBLM-based classes, select “JBLM” on the online application. JBLM students can attend elective classes on the Saint Martin’s main campus in Lacey, if they desire.

“We at Saint Martin’s are excited to offer this opportunity for service members who prefer a mostly face-to-face MBA program provided by a ranked, regionally accredited university with a history that spans back more than 100 years,” says Richard Beer, Ph.D., dean of the Saint Martin’s University School of Business. “We are proud to have a 40-plus year tradition of serving Servicemembers at JBLM Main and JBLM McChord Field, and we look forward to providing a supportive and challenging program for those preparing to take the next steps in their careers.”

Students will attend face-to-face classes once per week. Those classes will be offered along with select online course options for those who want to quickly finish fulfilling the requirements for the degree.

“There are many academic institutions that offer a 100-percent online degree,” says Radana Dvorak, dean of Extended Learning at JBLM. “But we wanted to offer a mostly in-person option that also included an online component providing the convenience and flexibility our very mobile students often need.”

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at

For additional information:

Marie Boisvert
Director, Office of Graduate Studies

Meg Nugent Dwyer
Media relations manager