Why an MBA Degree?

  • Military Advanced Education - Top Colleges & Universities 2015
  • Military MBA
  • Military Friendly School 2015

Military veterans have the distinct advantage of possessing the skills and determination necessary to succeed in the business world: you’ve bravely led others, overcome challenges, and honed organizational, problem-solving, and time-management skills. By pursuing an MBA degree, you’ll learn how to translate those skills to the business world for success in your civilian career.

Our Mission

Military veterans are fully supported by dedicated Carlson School and University of Minnesota personnel to help facilitate entry into, and success during and after, the Carlson MBA Program.

It is our mission to:

  • help veterans assimilate back into an academic setting
  • provide financial support or guidance
  • provide a strong support network
  • translate acquired military skills into the practice of business

Connect with Our Community

Director, MBA Veterans Program

Chip Altman

Charles Altman
Commander, U.S. Navy (Ret)
Carlson MBA Program
Director, MBA Veterans Program


Charles is the Director, MBA Veterans Program at the Carlson School of Management, and is a doctoral student in the College of Education at the University of Minnesota. Following commissioning through the Naval Aviation Officer Candidate School, Commander Altman entered flight training and was designated a Naval Flight Officer in 1983. His aviation career began that year as an aircraft mission commander was with Patrol Squadron Twenty-Two (VP-22), NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. He went on to serve years later as Commander, Pacific Patrol Squadron Det-1 San Diego in charge of a squadron consisting of 8 aircraft and 320 personnel on Coronado Island, California. Throughout his nearly 30 years of naval service, he amassed nearly 4,000 flight hours flying operationally in four separate combat squadrons located on air bases throughout the world.

President, MBA Military Veterans Club

Tyler Scheidt

Tyler Scheidt
Major, U.S. Army Reserves
President, MBA Military Veterans Club
Carlson Full-Time MBA student

Class of 2016

Tyler is a 2006 honors graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and earned a bachelor of science in civil engineering. Prior to starting business school, Tyler served over seven years in the United States Army with experience leading combat engineers, guiding various cross-functional teams and managing a construction company with a multi-million dollar budget. He has been deployed more than 24 months to Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan in support of both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.