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BS Business Administration (BUAD)
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MS Business Administration (MSBUSAD)
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MS Entrepreneurship + Innovation (MSEI)
MS Finance (MSF)
MS Global Supply Chain Management (MSGSCM)
MS Marketing (MSMKT)
MS Social Entrepreneurship (MSSE)
Master of Business for Veterans (MBV)
Master of Management Studies (MMS)
Master of Accounting (MAcc)
Master of Business Taxation (MBT)
Master of Business Taxation for Working Professionals (MBT.WP)
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Leventhal School of Accounting (ACCT)
Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (BAEP)
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Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute
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Master of Business for Veterans
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.
MBV PROGRAM BENEFITS
Career Growth and Transition
Gain the knowledge and credentials to pursue and excel in a variety of business positions and entrepreneurial ventures.
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.
Earn a rigorous business education from a prestigious university without interrupting students’ careers. Classes are held on alternating Fridays and Saturdays.
The MBV is completed in two semesters totaling only 10 months. There are 20 very full class days each semester.
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.
MBV ACADEMIC OVERVIEW
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.
Fall Semester (12 units)
The first semester is focused on understanding organizations and measuring effectiveness from the perspective of:
- Financial accounting and performance
- Competitive market analysis
- External communication
- Labor, customer and financial markets
- Statistical and decision analysis
- Analysis and evaluation of new enterprises and new ventures within large organizations
- Managerial Accounting
- Human Resources Management*
*Short class sessions
Spring Semester (13 units)
The second semester is focused on strategy, growth and implementation of organization from the perspective of:
- Formulation and implementation of different strategies
- Financial growth strategies
- Comparative management
- Product development and new market strategies
- Organizational leadership and communication
- Real Estate and Contracts Law*
- Real Estate Finance*
- Corporate Strategy
- Strategy Capstone Project**
*Short class sessions **MBV Capstone Project with companies
The MBV is a one-year specialized program established in 2013 specifically designed to assist military veterans in seeking new careers in the field of business and entrepreneurship. MBV engages students in a comprehensive introduction of business ideals to support their existing leadership and management skills gained through their military service. An MBV graduate can achieve the following learning objectives upon completion of the program.
have understanding of business fundamentals and skill sets needed to successfully transition to a new field in business
increase understanding of business management
learn effective ways to grow and sustain organizations
understand leadership, financial, marketing, and operational strategies
APPLYING TO THE MBV PROGRAM
The Fall 2023 Application Cycle is now open.MBV Admissions Deadline: May 20, 2023
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
Scott Abrams is an Associate Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics. He specializes in corporate finance, financial analysis and valuation, and portfolio management. Professor Abrams teaches these subjects in the MBA, MS Finance, and Undergraduate programs. He is a two-time winner of the Golden Apple Teaching Award for the Full-Time MBA Core Program (2016 and 2021). Prior to joining the faculty at USC Marshall, he worked in the corporate finance groups at Sony Pictures and Warner Bros. and is an alumnus of Deloitte. He is a CFA Charterholder and is a licensed CPA.
James Bogle joined Marshal in 2013 with a background in leadership, public policy and international affairs following 25 years of service in the U.S. Army. James commanded two artillery units and led troops in combat in Iraq. Later, he served on the staff of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in the Office of European and NATO Policy. He also served at the U.S. Embassy in Paris coordinating a range of conventional and special military operations with the French Joint Staff. He completed his military career as an instructor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. James is now the Director of the Master of Business for Veterans program and an Adjunct Professor at Marshall. He holds a BA in History from Arizona State University, an MA in International Relations from USC Dornsife and a Master of Business for Veterans from the USC Marshall School of Business.
George Braunegg has 40 years of consulting experience in Corporate and Distribution Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Risk Management, and Delivery Model Optimization.
Mailing AddressMaster of Business for VeteransUSC Marshall School of Business3660 Trousdale Parkway, ACC B-3Los Angeles, CA, 90089
MBV OFFICE EMAIL
Jamie Saure, Associate DirectorPhone: 213-740-5719 or EMAIL
James Bogle, Program DirectorPhone: 213-821-7063 or EMAIL