Whether you are currently serving or have served, we know you are accustomed to operating in a high-performance environment in a world class organization. We value the leadership skills and perspective you have acquired in the military and know these skills and life experiences set you up for success while enhancing the learning experience for all students, in and out of the classroom.
Mizzou and the Trulaske College of Business are here, as your guides, to ensure you have every opportunity to continue to perform at your highest level as a student. We offer:
Diverse Academic Programs
At the Trulaske College of Business, it is our mission to attract exceptional students and prepare them for success as global citizens, business leaders, scholars, innovators and entrepreneurs. We know that no two students are the same, which is why we aim to offer a variety of degree programs, organizations, experiences and opportunities so each student can choose their own path. Mizzou offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate business degrees, including in-person and online options.
Mizzou offers several forms of financial aid exclusively to service members, military veterans and family members who are eligible:
- The Veterans Administration has several GI Bill® benefits programs based on military service. Some of these programs have benefits for eligible children and spouses.
- The Department of Defense provides tuition assistance to eligible service members, members of the National Guard and Reserve components.
- The Missouri Returning Heres Education Act Grant caps tuition for combat veterans at $50 per credit hour for any class or program leading to a certificate or degree.
- Missouri Online offers a 10 percent tuition discount for veterans pursuing one of its online degree programs
- Military Veterans Service Credits: depending on how long you served in the military, you may be eligible to receive credit awards or transfer military course credit to Mizzou.
Alumni and Career Connections
The Trulaske College of Business has made hundreds of connections with military-friendly employers who are proud to recruit on-campus every year at our career fairs. We provide various professional development opportunities to prepare you for those conversations as well. We are confident that through our network, you will discover and secure competitive positions across the nation - and the world.
Many student veterans and service members call Mizzou their alma mater. As a Tiger alum, you will have a rich alumni network. Our alumni relations team will ensure you have numerous opportunities to stay connected with the college and each other, including social events and professional development opportunities.We encourage you to join the Trulaske College of Business military/veteran alumni network to connect and grow your career. Please contact Matt Schmidt for more information.
The MU Veterans Center is here to meet the needs and address the concerns of veterans at Mizzou. It’s a designated place on campus where you may find camaraderie and friendship along with resources and support. Our office is staffed by two full-time MU employees and six VA work-study students who have worn — or are still wearing — the uniform.
The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) national program is a novel, one-of-a-kind initiative designed to leverage the skills, resources and infrastructure of higher education to offer cutting-edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans with a passion for entrepreneurship. The aim of the program is to open the door to economic opportunity for veterans by developing their competencies in creating and sustaining an entrepreneurial venture.
In 2015, the national EBV program expanded its consortium of schools to include the University of Missouri. MU’s program is sponsored by the employees of Veterans United Home Loans through the VU Foundation. This program is run by Dr. Greg Bier, an Army veteran.
Mizzou currently has more than 500 recognized student organizations and many opportunities for you to connect with fellow Tigers who share your interest and passions. Studies have shown that students who get involved not only do better in class, but also feel more connected to campus and are more likely to graduate.
Ranked by the American Institute for Economic Research as one of the nation’s top 10 college towns, Columbia combines small-town comforts, community spirit and a low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Our city of about 120,000 people lies midway between Missouri’s largest metro areas: St. Louis and Kansas City. It is home to nationally-recognized public schools including two top-ranked high schools and other colleges and educational centers. It is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues; home to multiple parks and outdoor recreation sites such as Rock Bridge State Park and the MKT Trail; and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.
Ready to take the next step?
For more information about applying to business programs (undergraduate and graduate) at the University of Missouri, please contact our military/veteran representative, Matt Schmidt. Schmidt is a former US Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Swimmer that has extensive experience working with active duty military members and veterans interested in pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. He completed his BA at the University of Washington – Seattle, MBA at the University of Missouri and MEd at Arizona State University.