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Elizabeth A. Davis

The Wisconsin MBA: Advancing Careers for Veterans

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

As a veteran, you've already proven that you can take on challenges, overcome obstacles, and work on a team to solve complex problems. The Full-Time MBA Program at the Wisconsin School of Business can help you translate these skills into a successful career in business.

The Wisconsin MBA degree is one of the best complements to the skills you've learned in the military. With its specialization model curriculum, our MBA program allows you to blend your proven leadership skills and military experiences with highly-focused business specializations that will make you even more attractive to potential employers.  Our track record proves it. 

With a well-deserved reputation as one of the happiest, healthiest, and most thriving cities in the country, Madison is a great place to study. As a part of the larger University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Veterans Services & Military Assistance Center provides information on student support services and resources to help better understand your benefits. The Full-Time Wisconsin MBA program also has an active student group known as the MBA Veterans Club to help assist your transition.  It is a resource for new students entering the program, as well as a way to help give back to the community, and increase military and veteran awareness within the school.

Joe Leonardelli, a first year MBA candidate in the Nicholas Center for Corporate Finance and Investment Banking, explains why Wisconsin was the right fit for him as both a student and a veteran:   

“The Wisconsin School of Business has been the perfect choice to help leverage my unique experiences in uniform towards a successful career in business.  Here, I am immersed in a highly-focused business curriculum that appeals to employers while I study alongside an impressive and incredibly diverse group of classmates.  I love the fact we have a very close-knit and collaborative business program, but all amongst the resources of a world-class research institution.”  

As a Yellow Ribbon School, Wisconsin is a great place for veterans.  Additionally and for those who joined the service as residents of Wisconsin or who have become Wisconsin resident, the state offers its own unique GI Bill, which remits the remaining tuition that your Post 9/11 GI Bill might not cover.

Today on Veterans Day, the Wisconsin MBA would like to thank its students Christopher Blair, Robert Brothers, Christopher Ganske, Scott Hughes, Ryan Kildow, Joseph Leonardelli, Matt Litrenta, and Sarah Phillips for their service to our country. Thank you for sacrificing time with your family, friends, and loved ones to ensure that the United States of America remains a safe place.