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"I would highly recommend Rady to all my military colleagues." - Mark Covell, MBA

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The Rady School of Management values the wealth of experience members of the Armed Forces and veterans bring to our community. The skills acquired in the military — leadership, teamwork, loyalty and discipline — are an asset in the classroom and align with the Rady School’s values and the emphasis of our MBA program.  Whether you want to transition into a civilian career or continue with your military service, the Rady School provides you with the knowledge you need to accelerate your career and a community in which you can explore and expand your opportunities.

Transitioning from the Military

The Rady MBA core curriculum provides the analytical tools and business fundamentals needed to succeed in a business environment. Then, in your Lab to Market capstone project and in a variety of action learning electives, you will apply those fundamentals to real business problems, building a portfolio of experiences that assist in career transition. The Rady School’s small size means that our career development team can provide individualized attention as you assess your strengths and explore the career path that is right for you.

Advancing Your Military Career

Military leaders – both active and reserve – are increasingly well-educated, and the competition for top positions is tough. A Rady MBA creates a competitive career advantage by providing a rigorous education in business in an environment that aligns with the values of the military.  More importantly, it enhances the contribution you can make to national defense, enabling you to be more effective in leading larger and more complex organizations in a period of change.

Fee Waiver

In appreciation of your service to our country, the Rady School of Management will waive the application fee for all current and former members of the military applying to any Rady MBA program. Please contact MBA Admissions to receive the application fee waiver before submitting your application. 

Benefits for Military MBA Candidates

ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY:

To learn how active military personnel can pay their tuition using their military education benefits please visit the UC San Diego Financial Aid Office.

VETERANS

GI Bill: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill Web Site provides prospective students with complete information regarding benefits and the payment application process. Click here for further information on criteria related to graduate school benefits. Click here to get an overview of veteran’s benefits at UC San Diego.

MILITARY SCHOLARSHIPS

Each year the Council of College and Military Educators offers $1,000 scholarships for service members, military spouses, and veterans who are working towards the completion of higher education degrees. Scholarship Eligibility and Deadlines.