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GI Bill "Left-Overs"? Check Out Executive Education

Veterans Benefits

As you make the transition from the military to the civilian world, one thing you might consider is Executive Education. What is Executive Education? It is education designed for people like you, accomplished leaders and managers. It is usually conducted on a schedule that allows you to work while attending the education. Many universities offer Executive Education and some lead to a post-graduate degree.  I think the most common degree is an MBA.

I know, I know. You already have one or two Master’s Degrees. Why would you want another one? Well, here are a couple of reasons.

  1. You might actually learn something
  2. It might help you network into a new job/career
  3. You can use your GI Bill to pay for at least a portion of it

Where Can You Go?

Several prestigious schools offer Executive MBAs. Here are a few schools, where they offer the programs and some of the Veteran’s Benefits they offer:

Wharton School of Business; University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia and San Francisco)

  • Application Fee Waived
  • GI Bill Accepted
  • Yellow Ribbon Program of $12,500 per semester

Berkeley Hass School of Business; University of California (San Francisco)

  • Application Fee Waived
  • GI Bill Accepted
  • Yellow Ribbon Program

Kellogg School of Management; Northwestern University (Miami and Evanston IL)

  • GI Bill Accepted
  • Yellow Ribbon Program

Darden School of Business; University of Virginia (Washington, DC)

  • GI Bill Accepted

Pamplin College of Business; Virginia Tech (Arlington, VA)

  • Application Fee Waived
  • GI Bill Accepted

There are of course other options out there, but this is something definitely worth considering

Military Finances are Different

Civilians in their 40s and 50s, probably don’t have access to anything like the GI Bill, so an advisor that doesn’t eat, sleep and breath military finances probably won’t know about this option. That’s why we think you should work with a financial advisor who does. If you’d like to chat with us about our services give us a call or schedule a free initial consultation.


If you found this article useful, you might like the following blog posts:

VA Education Benefits for Spouses and Kids


Coordinating GI Bill Benefits and Scholarships


Military Finances 201: Do GI Bill Benefits Affect Financial Aid and the FAFSA?






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