Military Friendly

The Trulaske College of Business and our MBA programs - Crosby MBA and execMBA - welcome applications from military personnel and veterans. Proudly a Yellow Ribbon Program, the University of Missouri welcomes students who have served across the globe. The experiences and skills learned in the military – teamwork, leadership, accomplishing objectives – are an invaluable foundation for a successful educational experience.

The Mizzou MBA Experience

In particular, an MBA degree enhances your abilities and opens doors to many different career paths.

The individuality provided by the Crosby MBA Program allows you to develop your personal plan of action for future success. Our rolling admissions flexibility allows you to apply late in an admissions cycle if necessary, and you can enter in January, June or August. With your military benefits and the extensive financial support we can offer to supplement that, the Crosby MBA Program is a great value to you.

The execMBA Program offers students a hybrid experience with approximately 75% online and 25% onsite classroom work in Columbia. Every course includes face-to-face onsite sessions and interactive online elements taught by the same instructor. It's the perfect solution for the working professional or non-traditional student. 

Campus Veterans Center

The MU campus is military-friendly and provides resources for veterans as well as reservists and active duty military.  The MU Veterans Center opened in Fall 2008 and is located in historic Memorial Union. The staff will give you personal assistance with the transition back to school and will coordinate administration of your veterans’ benefits.   The Center offers a welcoming and comfortable environment for our veterans to interact with one another and take full advantage of the educational and social opportunities here at MU. 

Mizzou Student Veterans Association

The University of Missouri student veterans have created the Mizzou Student Veterans Association (MSVA) for support and social activities.

GMAC Military-Friendly Programs

The University of Missouri is designated a military-friendly school by the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC). If you have been on active duty within three years of your application to our program, please contact us at mba@missouri.edu prior to submitting your application so that we can provide you with the benefits associated with that designation, including:

  • Waiver of the application fee
  • Evaluation of your qualifications for financial awards if you have or will have transitioned from the service in the two years prior to enrolling in our program
  • A one-year deferment if your plans are delayed by your service requirements.

Yellow Ribbon School

The University of Missouri is a Yellow Ribbon School as established by the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.