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Master of Business for Veterans

"The MBV program forced me to push past my comfort zone and focus on building both internal and external self-awareness. As a result, I evolved into a more confident and competent leader."
Takiesha Waites-Thierry, MBV 4
Global Intelligence and Analysis Executive
Bank of America

"I chose the USC Marshall, Master of Business for Veterans program  because of the great reputation, the first class faculty, and the values USC maintains. The MBV program builds on the leadership and your military experience and makes you competitive for today's job market."
Michael Crespo, MBV 1
Vice President of Operations
McMurray Stern

"This program provided us with the knowledge to make intelligent decisions but most importantly to know how to use the leadership we possess to create positive change in everything we do."
Laura Henderson, MBV 7
Emergency Room Charge Nurse
West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Hospital

"Life changing. It was a big decision for me to apply to the MBV program, but it was unquestionably worth every sacrifice! Just days after graduating with my MBV, my life pivoted to a totally new and different and amazing trajectory, thanks to MBV and the USC Trojan Network. Fight On!"
Kathy Takayama, MBV 6
Adjunct Faculty, Marshall School of Business
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
Telco Chief of Staff and Operations Officer

"My experience in the MBV program enabled me to enhance my approach to leadership and communication. The hard and soft business skills I learned provided the perspective to identify the industry I wanted to pursue a career in and gave me the self-assurance to create the path to achieve my goals."
Bob Plowey, MBV 3
Vice President
Eastdil Secured

"We are the privileged few to have successfully completed this innovative program, the first of its kind in the country."
Raymond Kim, MBV 3
Material Project Manager
The Boeing Company

"The friendships that I developed in the cohort have proven to be priceless. They have provided me with a much-needed support structure of savvy and highly motivated men and women who continue to inspire me to do better and be better. All of this is wrapped in a well-paced accelerated format, at a reasonable cost, from a top-tier institution. And the network can't be matched."
Antonio Randolph, MBV 4
Senior Operations Manager, General Electric (GE)


“As I am transitioning out of my military service into civilian life...I wanted the diversity I knew the MBV program would offer. I strongly believe that diversity is what forms opportunities...the USC network and how they make you feel like you are family."
Lawrence Fung, MBV 2
B.S., Dental Hygiene (USC) 
DDS, Dentistry (USC)
Former U.S. Navy Lieutenant


“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, MBV 2
B.S., Marketing (Florida International University)
U.S. Army, Sergeant (Reserves)

Entrepreneurship Experience

“The MBV program here at SC is a roll up your sleeve and get your hands dirty, entrepreneurship program." 
DesaRae Janszen, MBV 2
B.S., Government (USCG Academy) 
MBA, Telecommunications (Keller Graduate School of Management)
M.A., Communications (Hawaii Pacific University), USCG, Commander (Active-Duty)

Marshall Brand

“The MBV program absolutely assisted my in my career search upon graduation… I was recruiting with some of the biggest brands here in America and used the Marshall brand as leverage and centerpiece of my education experience… ” 
Jesse Perez, MBV 1
B.A., Political Science (UC Berkeley)
 USMC, Staff Sergeant (Veteran) 
MBV Cohort I Graduate

Grade A Professors

“Our professors are grade A and very knowledgeable about a lot of different things… some of their experience comes from industry, while some come from academia… but they have really been there and have been teaching for a really long time.” 
Jermaine Rawlings, MBV 2
B.S., Finance (Bowie State University) 
USAF, 1st Lieutenant (Veteran)