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Veterans Pursue MBA-Defined Career Paths

Military expertise gives you a strong foundation, and Olin’s MBA program builds on that.

Your US military experience has provided you with strong leadership skills the business world wants and needs. As a student at Olin, you are uniquely positioned to succeed in a number of business-related career opportunities.

Olin Business School illuminates these opportunities. Our platform philosophy brings potential career paths to light, clarifies your personal goals, and provides fresh experiences that align with your existing attributes. Industry seminars, campus resources, curriculum, and electives all help you not only identify the career path you want to pursue, but also give you keen insights and hands-on experiences, so you’ll feel confident in the choices you’ve made.

Structured Success

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The makeup of our Full-Time MBA program is ideal for military officers. It supports you whether you’re active duty, in the reserves, or separated. The 21-month program takes place on our St. Louis campus. Full-time coursework provides initial structure while demanding mastery and excellence. You will start with a semester of required core courses, followed by three semesters comprised primarily of elective classes. This flexible but focused platform approach helps tailor a specific-to-you MBA—as you identify your career goals, the program evolves to match them.

You’ll work directly with our advisors in our career center to identify your career action plan. This will be your roadmap, providing direction on choosing coursework, activities, and experiential learning opportunities, as well as securing a job after you complete your studies.

Veteran-Specific Initiatives

Olin makes you and other veterans a priority. You’ll find that we’ve designed the Full-Time MBA program to be inclusive and responsive to service men and women’s needs.

Olin Business School’s veteran-specific initiatives include:

  • A 2-1/2 day boot camp to prepare you for the transition to business school and the challenging coursework ahead
  • Access to pre-program internship opportunities the summer before you begin coursework
  • Access to veteran-focused, national career conferences
  • A series of power lunches and site visits hosted by Olin alums (veterans and/or corporate supporters)
  • Olin Veteran’s Association (OVA) aims to support, promote, and connect veterans
  • Services provided by military savvy career advisors

Distinctive MBA. Distinguished Graduates.

military-graduate Olin Business School’s philosophy, curriculum, and, most importantly, our people set us apart from other top business schools which, in turn, will set you apart in the workforce. Not only will you be an Olin / Washington University alum, but you’ll graduate ready to pursue a career with passion, purpose and impact. You’ll become fluent in the language of business, able to communicate the value of your military experience and unique capabilities to recruiters and potential employers.

Aligned to You

As a Full-Time MBA student, you’ll frame your education around your desired outcomes. After a semester of required core curriculum, you’ll choose 39 credit hours of elective coursework that aligns with your unique goals. Having the opportunity to select 60% of your classes allows you to establish your own path, aimed directly at your own destination.

The environment we cultivate will inspire you. You’ll be surrounded by diverse, passionate, driven, and like-minded peers and faculty who are experts in the business realm. This atmosphere accelerates your ability to identify your path and is a catalyst for pursuing it.

Real-World

The lessons you take from the classroom will directly translate to the workplace. During your tenure in the MBA program, you will have multiple opportunities to participate in hands-on and experiential learning. We develop strong relationships within the business community so you can take on internships and learning opportunities that push you forward. Whatever you select, it’s sure to be a dynamic, first-hand experience in the marketplace that aligns with your career goals.

Collaborative

A key component within Olin Business School is our dedication to fostering an ambitious, supportive and healthy community. Instead of isolating success, we make it pervasive. Coursework, projects, internships and social events are all highly collaborative. We are “Olin Nation”. Of course the program is rigorous, and there is competition. But here you compete against yourself; all the while, you encourage greatness in your peers.

Military Service Honored with Tuition Benefits

tuition-video As a veteran, you served the United States selflessly and deserve the benefits you’ve earned. Washington University proudly supports the Post 9-11 GI Bill and is a full participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program. If the US Department of Veterans Affairs determines that you are eligible for the Yellow Ribbon benefit, your Washington University tuition could be fully covered. In addition, we provide veterans with scholarships and other assistance as necessary.

For assistance with tuition benefit information, contact Kyle Cronan, Associate Director of Graduate Business Financial Aid, at 314-935-6610 or cronan@wustl.edu.