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Military veterans are a vital part of the Olin Business School community.

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Recruiting Excellence

​Olin Business School at Washington University seeks to enroll only the best qualified students who reflect the values of our institution. Quite often we find veterans like you match that description.​

Choosing an Olin MBA program helps you use the skills you garnered in the military to gain distinction in the business world. Olin propels you along your chosen path, taps into your already strong leadership skills, and rounds out your business acumen. During your time, you’ll discover that Olin opens doors. The network of connections and employment opportunities we cultivate benefits you during the program and beyond.

Olin Community

In the military, collaboration is a way of life. You are well versed in helping others achieve and stay mission-ready while simultaneously performing at your best. We mirror this focus in our MBA programs. You’ll quickly become acclimated, stepping into one of our collaborative programs. No matter what Olin program you choose, the emphasis on competition with self and the success of the team will resonate with you. It harkens back to the values you experienced during your years of service.

Career Outcomes

Military training and service equips veterans with invaluable skills. These honed abilities distinguish you now and can transform your career tomorrow. Our alumni’s success is a testament to that fact. By pursuing and completing a graduate degree program, you will be poised to earn a position in upper management, C-suite level careers and beyond.

Veteran Support

Olin Business School has a dedicated team, and we have created programs specifically to lend support where you’ll need it. We’ve worked to remove red tape that prevents you from securing the benefits you deserve. We have resources and staff in place to address your needs with financial services, the transition from military to civilian life for you and your family, networking during the career search, and more.

An MBA or Master’s Degree Your Way

There is no single path to success. Veterans gravitate to our graduate programs because each is structured differently In order to activate your potential and achieve your goals, we vary program lengths, courses, and locations. You choose what works best for you today, and, in time, you arrive at your future.

ProgramFormatAverage LengthLocation(s)
Specialized Masters
Accounting, Customer Analytics, Finance, and Supply Chain
Full-time, with part-time options1 yearSt. Louis
Master of Business AdministrationFull-time2 yearsSt. Louis
Professional MBAPart-time, eveningsLess than 3 yearsSt. Louis
Executive MBAOnce a month
20 monthsSt. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Shanghai, and Mumbai

Veterans and Olin Business School

Veterans seek out Olin Business School. You’ll discover Washington University is a place to apply your military experience and transform it in order to become a leader in the business world. We are honored to say each of our programs includes students from each branch of the military.

Fitting in and finding fellow service men and women on campus is not difficult. Organizations like the Olin Veteran Association and support from faculty and staff on campus connect you with other veterans and build interpersonal relationships among you.

Washington University’s Graduate Students and the Military*:

  • MBA 9.6%
  • PMBA 7%
  • EMBA 11.6%
  • MSL 38.6%

*Percentages as a part of domestic students

Service Honored with Tuition Benefits

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.