University of Southern California

Program Overview

The Master Business for Veterans

The Master of Business for Veterans (MBV) degree is a fully accredited graduate degree awarded by USC Marshall School of Business that was created specifically for military veterans, active duty and reserve personnel. The program is designed to leverage the management and leadership experience already gained during military service. The MBV provides formal business knowledge and develops critical thinking skills. Participants will discover the transferability of military experience and skill sets to the business environment, as well as the ability to launch, manage and grow a business.

This 10 month program is completed in just two semesters and provides an understanding of all business disciplines. The program incorporates a thematic curriculum that focuses on the way business functions relate to each other on a daily basis versus teaching the individual subjects as unrelated functional entities. Classroom sessions involve student participation in an interactive learning environment, as well as lectures, projects and course work.

Program Highlights and Benefits

Career Growth and Transition – Gain the knowledge and credentials to pursue and excel in a variety of business positions and entrepreneurial ventures.

Quality – Drawn on the success of USC Marshall’s MBA programs and taught by USC Marshall’s world class Faculty.

Blend of Theory/Practice - Delivered through an effective blend of theory and practice, carefully sequenced individual class sessions are presented in situations similar to what occurs day to day in business.

Convenience – Earn a rigorous business education from a prestigious university without interrupting students’ careers. Classes are held on alternating Fridays and Saturdays.

Time - The MBV is completed in two semesters totaling only 10 months. There are 18 very full class days each semester.

Relationships - Students forge bonds that last a lifetime and become members of USC's coveted Trojan network.

Why Marshall School of Business?

The USC Marshall School of Business is a private research and academic institution committed to educating tomorrow's global leaders. Ranked as one of the country's top schools for accounting, finance, entrepreneurship and international business studies, Marshall also shares the rich history and vibrant community of the USC academic system.

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“I chose the MBV program because I liked how it recognized the value in my military skill sets and experiences, while allowing me to transfer and develop those skills in a business aspect.”

Karen Hearn
B.S., Marketing (Florida International University)
U.S. Army, Sergeant (Reserves)