Master of Business for Veterans (MBV)

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by Dr Rene, Jan 3, 2013.

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  1. Dr Rene

    Dr Rene Member

  2. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

  3. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Wow! I found it... " Tuition Approximately $40,000" vs regular MBA is "$85,000+"
     
  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I think its most interesting aspect is that it focuses so heavily on entrepreneurship. There should be more programs that do, and not just for veterans.
     
  5. major56

    major56 Active Member

    The program appears to be similar to M.Bus degree curriculum/s with, as Steve noted an entrepreneurship leaning –and nothing wrong with that in itself. However, the M.B.V. as it is called … is IMO merely an added Marshall School of Business distribution channel program geared purely toward the military active duty /veteran target audience who possess little to no prior formal business academics and/or corporate experience excepting military service. In my judgment it is too pricey ($40K)… even with its USC (Marshall) brand linkage. But to each his /her own…
     
  6. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    It depends, if graduates can use the title "MBA;" it is not pricey. However, graduates has to use MBV...it is pricey because it seems to be Master of Professional Studies vs Master of Science at well respected school (Columbia University, Georgetown University, Northeastern University, and etc). Then you have to explain what MBV stand for to your prospective employers.
     
  7. major56

    major56 Active Member

    They cannot /should not … as it is NOT an M.B.A. degree.
     
  8. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    How does an MBV differ from an MBA?
     
  9. ryoder

    ryoder New Member

    40k for one year of school with only 2 days per week of attendance? That is a cash cow. Think of how much money they will rake in on that one.
    They can use adjuncts to teach it since its half on the weekend too.
     
  10. major56

    major56 Active Member

    If the MBV offering [IS] an M.B.A. –then USC-Marshall would be both calling and selling it as just that! They’re not … so it is not. And if this is merely a game of semantics which is using a discounted second-label M.B.A. launch … then woe to those USC-Marshall brand name M.B.A. aspirants dolling-out $85K plus.

    IMO … a prospective new alternative cash-cow with an anticipation of expanding the Marshall brand via a subsidiary value enticement coat tailing the existing high-end core offered M.B.A product /program (e.g., with current and likely future military downsizing –an added line extension to its existing brand). Of course M.B.A. cannibalization is, although likely limited with the M.B.V., a risk too.
     
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  11. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    It's not the same as their MBA. The curriculum is different in that the MBV is much more focused on entrepreneurship and on finding civilian applications for military experience. It also has the word "Veterans" right in the name, which is an interesting decision on their part since I've heard some veterans report experiencing discrimination from prospective employers.
     
  12. major56

    major56 Active Member

    I agree Steve in that the degree labeling is both unique … but more so; the M.B.V. is simply bizarre in name IMO. Potential employers being people; some do discriminate in opposition to ex- military personnel; and others will demonstrate favoritism and others middle-of-the-road. That said –individuals will as well single out others for an array of personal biases –likes /dislikes. Bottom-line, discrimination/s is alive and well and is … not restricted to military or ex- military. Nonetheless, the degree’s naming for better or worse … may well bring would-be employer notice (either wanted or unwanted) to M.B.V. graduates –even with a USC-Marshall brand attachment.
     
  13. me again

    me again Well-Known Member

    Agreed. . . . . .
     
  14. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Yesh......
     

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