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Master of Business for Veterans (MBV)

  • Master of Business for Veterans (MBV)

    Master of Business for Veterans (MBV)

    The Master of Business for Veterans (MBV) degree is a fully accredited 1-year graduate degree 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 their military experience and skill sets to the business environment, as well as the ability to launch, manage, and grow a new 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 individual course work.


  • Gain the knowledge and credentials to pursue and excel in a variety of business positions and entrepreneurial ventures.


Why Choose the Master of Business for Veterans?

- MBV is the most effective transition pathway for military leaders seeking new and impactful civilian careers.

- It is a one-year, tailored master’s degree from one of the nation’s most prestigious, top-tier universities.

- You will have extraordinary access to Marshall’s best faculty and powerful network of business professionals.

- MBV includes a comprehensive Career Development Program.

- MBV is exceptionally collaborative and has a diverse student population.



  Deadline Decision By
Round 1 November 30, 2023 January 19, 2024
Round 2 March 15, 2024 April 17, 2024
Round 3 May 31, 2024 June 28, 2024


For more information about this program, please fill out the form below. If you have further questions you may EMAIL the admissions team directly.


Our faculty has significantly impacted the world of business. Each faculty member expertly integrates knowledge with practical application and competitive insights. Their experience is drawn from superior academic backgrounds, coupled with real world business experience.

Message From the Director: Kevin Fields

The MBV program’s mission is to provide a general management degree program to assist military veterans, active duty and reserve personnel gain formal business knowledge and develop critical skills to succeed in business careers. This is a student population that I feel compelled to serve as they have done for our country. With a recently revised curriculum designed to best support the career functions of MBV graduates, our program’s future is bright.

— Kevin Fields, Masters of Business for Veterans Academic Director and Associate Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics

Contact Us

Mailing Address
Master of Business for Veterans
USC Marshall School of Business
3660 Trousdale Parkway, ACC B-3
Los Angeles, CA, 90089


Jamie Saure, Associate Director
Phone: 213-740-5719 or EMAIL

James Bogle, Program Director
Phone: 213-821-7063 or EMAIL