Why an MBA Degree?
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.
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
A total of 79 military veterans over the past 6 years, including:
- 6 Air Force
- 23 Army
- 11 Army National Guard
- 3 Air National Guard
- 10 Marine
- 26 Navy
- Class of 2013: 2 military veterans in a class of 99 (2%)
- Class of 2014: 7 military veterans in a class of 107 (6.5%)
- Class of 2015: 16 military veterans in a class of 113 (14%)
- Class of 2016: 20 military veterans in a class of 107 (19%)
- Class of 2017: 14 military veterans in a class of 82 (17%)
- Class of 2018: 19 military veterans in a class of 103 (18%)
- An overall growth of 16% in the military veteran population in Carlson's Full-Time MBA program in the past 6 years.
All Full-Time MBA military candidates receive support from the Carlson School. Scholarship awards for our Full-Time MBA military candidates range from $5,000 to full tuition with a stipend for living expenses. Dollar amounts depend in the caliber of the application and the amount of GI Bill benefit the student is receiving.
To provide financial support for students who are committing to full-time graduate study and attending our Full-Time MBA program, scholarships are awarded based on:
- academic and professional merit
- having served in one of the branches of the United States Armed Forces
- having been deemed a military veteran
We have limited financial support for our Part-Time MBA students with demonstrated financial need and academic merit, having served in one of the branches of the United States Armed Forces, and having been deemed a military veteran.
Veterans attending the University of Minnesota will be assessed resident tuition rates for their degrees. The resident tuition waiver will be automatic for veterans with a DD-214 on file that receive educational benefits. For more information or to receive in-state resident rates, please submit a copy of your DD-214 to University Veterans Services.
Named Military Scholarships
- Buuck Military Veterans MBA Fellowship
- Deloitte Military Veterans MBA Fellowship
- Donald & Lorranie Freeberg Military Vets Fellowship
- Gatens/Benson Military Veterans Fellowship
- Graco Military Veterans MBA Fellowship
- H. William Walter MBA Fellowship
- John & Nancy Lindahl Military Veterans Fellowship
- MBA Class of 2000 & 2002 Leadership Fellowship
- Michael & Judy Mee Fellowship
- Military Veterans Merit Fellowship
- Newman's Own Military Veterans Fellowship
- Polaris Military Veterans MBA Fellowship
- Rangen/Erickson CSOM Military Vets MBA Fellowship
- Robert Potts Military Veterans MBA Fellowship
- Torgerson Family Military Veterans MBA Fellowship
- United Healthcare Military Veterans MBA Fellowship
- Victor & Fern Bates Scholarship
- Wiehoff Family Military Veterans Fellowship
- William and Jane Dudley Military Veterans Fellowship
A partial list of the companies that have hired our Military Veterans for either full-time post-MBA employment or MBA summer internships:
Wells Fargo, General Mills, Ecolab, Upton Hill, UnitedHealth Group, Boston Consulting, Dish, Fuse, 3M, CH Robinson, Deloitte Consulting, Google, Land O'Lakes, MN Public Radio, Peabody Energy, Target, vBench