Executive Education
Military and Veteran Students

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We understand the unique skills, dedication and leadership qualities instilled through military service. Transitioning to the civilian workforce or aiming for career advancement? Our executive education programs are here to empower you on your journey and we are here to support you every step of the way.


Benefits for Military and Veteran students:

  • Concierge-style support. Our programs offer personalized support from your application to your time as a student and beyond. Whether it's enrolling you in your courses, connecting you with Ohio State Military and Veteran services or 
  • Individual Coaching. Both of our executive education degree programs offer coaching as part of the program to assist you with your current goals. In Executive MBA, student have access to an executive coach in residence. In the Master of Business Operational Excellence program, students work with a industry-expert on their individual capstone project.
  • Alumni Network. We have a large network of alumni, including those with military service, and enjoy connecting our current students with those who have gone before them. 
  • Application Fee Waiver. As a small token of our appreciation, we waive all military and veteran application fees. 

Ohio State Military and Veteran Services

In addition to the program support, the University has an office dedicated to our military and veteran services. During orientation, a representative from their office meets with our military students to walk through the process of using benefits, additional support, and more. Our contact, Michael Forest, Director of Veteran Transition and Services, can be contacted at forrest.73@osu.edu or at 614-292-7047 if you have questions about your benefits eligibility. 

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Eligible Executive Degree Programs

  • Open/Close Executive MBA (EMBA)

    The Executive MBA program is a 17-month cohort-based program designed for experienced professionals seeking to grow as well-rounded, principled leaders equipped with a versatile skill set to make high-level strategic decisions. The program incorporates three integrated components: academic curriculum, experiential learning and executive coaching. These elements provide a comprehensive and holistic experience, all while providing minimal disruption to your busy life. Our students see immediate ROI in their commitment, as over 70% in the Class of 2022 saw career progression during the 17-month program. Typically 20-30% of the cohort has a military background. 

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  • Open/Close Master of Business Operational Excellence (MBOE)

    The MBOE program is an innovative 13-month, cohort-based master’s degree that prepares leaders across industries to design and manage at various levels within their organizations. Experienced project coaches guide and support you, helping you become an expert in four areas: building operational excellence systems, driving decisions with data, creating and sustaining change, and making an impact.

    This program is tailored to meet you where you currently stand and no operational excellence experience is required as a prerequisite. Whether you are brand new to operational excellence, or if you already have a Master Black Belt, our faculty will meet you at your current learning journey. 

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    Schedule a coaching call

    Meet the current students


Using GI Benefits at Ohio State University

The process for utilizing benefits at Ohio State is as follows: 
  1. Attend orientation and obtain a class schedule for your incoming term. 
  2. Scan a copy of your certificate of eligibility (COE) and email it to our office at milvets@osu.edu. Please send after registering for the upcoming term. 
  3. We will then provide you with instructions on how to access our VA benefits certification survey. This takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and asks general questions about upcoming enrollment.
  4. The office submits requests to the VA in the order they are received. Once submitted to the VA, please allow 2-3 weeks for processing. 

If you have questions about how your GI Benefits are utilized at Ohio State, contact Michael Forrest Director of Veteran Transition and Services, at forrest.73@osu.edu or at 614-292-7047.

Contact Us

Aaron Clark
Senior Recruitment and Admissions Specialist