Leverage your military experience for civilian career opportunities with an MBA from Washington University.
The skills you honed in the military – organizational leadership, complex problem solving, and decisiveness under pressure – are in demand. The attributes that made you successful in the military also make you a top prospect to potential employers.
Learn how you can make your move with an MBA from top-ranked Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.
Tuition is paid in full, if you qualify.
Washington University is a full partner in the Yellow Ribbon Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefit. If the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) determines you to be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon benefit, Washington University and the VA will cover 100 percent of your tuition.
You may qualify for scholarship awards even if you are not Yellow Ribbon-eligible. Indicate your U.S. military service on your MBA application, and you’ll be considered automatically for Olin Veterans Association scholarships.
Plan your transition to business school.
We encourage you to take full advantage of our academic and career advising, as well as Olin’s veteran network, as soon as you enroll in the MBA program. To help you make the transition from military to academic life, we offer a Veteran’s Boot Camp. This two and a half day pre-orientation features prep sessions – for the most challenging core courses – and career advising. After this preparation, you’ll join the rest of your MBA classmates for GO! Week orientation.
Translate your military experience into value for employers with guidance from Career Services.
The Weston Career Center has advisors who understand you and your military background, and who work with you to help you define and reach your career goals. They work with you before, during, and after the program to offer self-assessments to aid you on your career path; strategize with you in setting career goals, conducting job searches, and reaching employment objectives; assist you with creating a civilian-style resume; and coach you through the transition from military service to civilian workforce.
With access to top industry experts, the WCC can also provide you with insider perspectives of senior business executives in your industry or field of interest. Mentors often include veterans who are MBA alumni. And, if your schedule permits, the WCC can connect you with regional recruiting partners for a pre-MBA internship.
We’re committed to partnering for your successful transition.
The Olin Veteran’s Association (OVA) is an extensive network of students and alumni with military backgrounds who offer candid insight and feedback. OVA and school administration help your family transition as well, with advice, resources, and events hosted for spouses and children.
Contacts for Veterans
Kevin Crimmins, Associate Director of MBA Admissions
Mark Brostoff, Director of Weston Career Center
Kyle Cronan, Associate Director of Graduate Business Financial Aid
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