Business Management for Military and Veterans — Mini-MBA™

Rutgers Business School

Rutgers Business School


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Who should attend

Our Mini-MBA in Business Management for Military and Veterans will help both military in transition, and those who wish to employ them. If you are an officer or enlisted, you’ll understand the business skills you have, and which ones you need, for long-term success. If your education has been traditional military training, this program will provide a supportive introduction into university instruction.

If you are a civilian with a role related to recruiting, hiring, managing, or supporting veterans, this course will help you identify specific opportunities to develop vets in your organization. Those who focus on employee resources, diversity & inclusion programs, and human resources will learn to better leverage the assets of newly civilian employees. Recruiters and hiring managers will identify and promote special talents of former military workers.

About the course

Unquestionably, a career in the military is like no other. After years of dedicated service to country, the world as a civilian employee can feel foreign and impenetrable. Learning to successfully communicate and apply the experience acquired while in uniform is an imperative part of a successful career after leaving the armed forces. Current employers of former servicemen and servicewomen who want to help position these unique hires for long-term success in their organizations also play an important role in identifying and cultivating their potential.

Our Mini-MBA in Business Management for Military and Veterans offers a unique opportunity – both for those with military experience, and those who wish to recruit and retain them. Together you can learn how to understand business management skills through the lens of armed forces experience.

Program benefits

  • A unique program with two perspectives: Current and former military identify which skills they bring and which they need. Recruiters and employers learn how to lead, support and retain veterans
  • Learn from veterans who have transitioned to civilian life and will show how military experiences became the foundation of careers as private citizens
  • A post-program mentor–military participants will receive help creating a career plan and setting goals. Employers will learn how to retain and promote veteran employees

Program Outcomes

  • Veterans will be better equipped to leverage military training in daily work life. Employers will clearly articulate how former military can contribute at the office
  • Former military gain business skills like financial analysis and people management. Managers will help veterans reshape defense budget management and chains of command experience into workplace-ready assets
  • Earn a program certificate as well as Rutgers Business School 3-credit elective waiver that can become the beginning of a university master’s degree path

About the Rutgers Mini-MBA

Rutgers Mini-MBA™ programs bring practitioners from different organizations and industries together in a rich and diverse learning environment, designed to develop skills and capabilities through the powerful combination of expert class instruction and peer interaction. Participants can earn a variety of credits and certifications from RBSEE programs, including academic graduate credit from Rutgers Business School.


Featuring 10 modules (each covered in 3.5 hours), this program will help you to translate and modify military experience, as well as to master the key business skills distinct to the private workplace. Topics include:

  • Global Economic Drivers and Inhibitors – Understand the difference in perspectives of a global community as military goals versus corporate opportunities
  • Fundamentals of Finance – Understand business finance methodology compared to defense department budget management, including an overview of balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow
  • Leadership: Converting Orders Into Action – Learn how military management compares to corporate leadership, how business communication style differs from the military environment, and the role of civilian law and corporate ethics


Michelle Tillis Lederman

Michelle Tillis Lederman is a people expert who inspires organizations and individuals to build real relationships and get real results. Having worked with organizations large and small, she’s identified the common struggle… it’s people challenges. Michelle began her journey to training and spea...

Farrokh Langdana

Dr. Langdana's areas of specialization include monetary and fiscal theory and international trade and global macroeconomic policy. His research deals with macroeconomic experimentation and the role of stabilization policy in an expectations-driven economy. He has published several articles as wel...

Ben Sopranzetti

Ben J. Sopranzetti is a Professor of Finance and Assistant Chairman of the Department of Finance and Economics at Rutgers Business School. He received his Ph.D. in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1995. He has over 25 years of international experience in building, va...

Eugene Spiegle

Gene was founder and President of the Cambridge Group, Project Management consulting and organizational development firm located in Bedminster, New Jersey. He has an international reputation in project management, communications; and operations management. He has over forty five years experience ...

Emil Philibosian

Emil Philibosian boasts 35 years of active and reserve military service in the U.S. Army, retiring with the rank of Colonel in 2003. In addition, he served as Deputy Commissioner of Veterans Affairs for New Jersey. Emil is currently a partner at Hoagland, Longo, LLP., Attorneys at Law, New Bruns...

Courtney Billington

Courtney Billington is Vice President of Janssen Supply Chain (JSC) within the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) family of companies. He is in his 25th year with J&J, having spent the last 15 years within Pharmaceuticals (Janssen) and 10 years previously in Medical Devices. A West Point gradua...

Doug Dinon

Doug Dinon has been with GE’s Global Research Center (GRC) for 18 years leading manufacturing technical engineering teams that focus on developing and transitioning new advanced manufacturing technologies. Prior to joining GE, Doug was with Johnson & Johnson (J&J) for 11 years in manufac...

John Everhart

John Everhart is both a Persian Gulf War era veteran and a veteran of Wall Street. John is a senior investment management professional with extensive and progressive accomplishments in equity analysis and portfolio management. During his 20-year career, he managed both a hedge fund and a mutual f...

Glen Gilmore

Glen D. Gilmore is a lawyer, former mayor, and Army veteran. He is a principal at the social media marketing firm, Gilmore Business Network. Gilmore serves as the senior social media advisor to Memphis-based Howell Marketing. He is also an adjunct professor with Rutgers University where he teache...

Ralph Ferrales

Ralph Ferrales is a Principal in EY’s National Tax Department’s Quantitative Services group. He is based in the New York City office and is focused on capitalization & cost recovery. He is committed to conducting cost segregation studies, repair & maintenance reviews, and tax depreciation...

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