Master of Business for Veterans Program Overview
The mission of the Master of Business for Veterans (MBV) program is to successfully transition proven military leaders to executive careers in business by providing students a rigorous business education and unparalleled career development training support.
This one-year degree program provides a managerial level understanding of business fundamentals including strategy, accounting, financial management, marketing, operations, and negotiations. Instructions in entrepreneurship, leadership, and business communications are tailored to meet the needs of the military-to-civilian transition.
The MBV is delivered in biweekly sessions on Fridays and Saturdays at our University Park Campus in Los Angeles, which allows students to remain fully employed while they pursue their degree.
Because the MBV is specifically designed for students with a common background and significant professional experience, it is shorter in duration than an MBA – 25 units over one year.
While the brevity of the MBV program represents one of its key advantages, it also provides significantly less time to develop contacts among the Marshall Trojan Family for internships, full-time employment, professional collaborations or future business transactions. Specifically, the one-year format does not provide time for conducting summer internships with private sector companies – a standard feature of the two and three-year MBA programs – that lead to job opportunities.
Most transitioning soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines have had to focus so intensely and exclusively on their military missions that they have much to learn about opportunities available in the business environment. Their military service typically isolates them from private sector experiences and networking opportunities. Therefore, the challenge of developing new careers is more problematic for MBV candidates.
The role MBV BOC Members, or counselors, have in counseling, advising, connecting and nurturing MBV students contributes immeasurably to both the individual students’ success and toward making the Master of Business for Veterans program the absolute best platform in the nation for facilitating the transition of military leaders to successful business executives.
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