Advance Your Career
The Rady School of Management values the wealth of experience members of the Armed Forces and veterans bring to our community. The skills acquired in the military — leadership, teamwork, loyalty and discipline — are an asset in the classroom and align with the Rady School’s values and the emphasis of our MBA program.
Our Partnership with San Diego Military Advisory Council
In 2020, the Rady School established a partnership with the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) to provide research support for SDMAC’s Military Economic Impact Report (MEIR). The MEIR is an independent annual study to comprehensively quantify the impact of defense-related expenditures on the San Diego region’s economy.
More information about this partnership and the most recent MEIR can be found here.
Prepare for Your GMAT on Us!
As a gesture of our appreciation to our military/veterans community, we want to help you transition to a business career. In partnership with UC San Diego Extension, the Rady School of Management is proud to offer complimentary GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) Prep courses for eligible military veterans or active duty personnel.
GMAT Prep courses will be scheduled and posted to this webpage. Until then, use the Request Info button to connect with our Admissions team.
Leaders Wanted - Apply Today
Admissions decisions are usually made within four to six weeks after we receive a complete application. We encourage you to apply early - and to start your future now! Applications are processed on a rolling admissions basis, meaning they are evaluated once all materials have been submitted, in the order of completion.
Lab to Market was so positive for me because it not only allowed me to take an idea and develop it into a formal business plan ready to be executed, but it also put me in front of local business leaders and potential investors.-Ben Folkers, MBA '11
Click here to contact a Rady School representative regarding your education plan and benefits.
Transitioning from the Military
The Rady MBA core curriculum provides the analytical tools and business fundamentals needed to succeed in a business environment. Then, in your Lab to Market capstone project and in a variety of action learning electives, you will apply those fundamentals to real business problems, building a portfolio of experiences that assist in career transition. The Rady School’s small size means that our career development team can provide individualized attention as you assess your strengths and explore the career path that is right for you.
Advancing Your Military Career
Military leaders – both active and reserve – are increasingly well-educated, and the competition for top positions is tough. A Rady MBA creates a competitive career advantage by providing a rigorous education in business in an environment that aligns with the values of the military. More importantly, it enhances the contribution you can make to national defense, enabling you to be more effective in leading larger and more complex organizations in a period of change.
Benefits for Military MBA Candidates
In appreciation of your service to our country, the Rady School of Management will waive the application fee for all current and former members of the military applying to any Rady MBA program. Please contact Graduate Admissions to receive the application fee waiver before submitting your application.
To learn how active military personnel can pay their tuition using their military education benefits please visit the UC San Diego Financial Aid Office.
GI Bill & Yellow Ribbon: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill Web Site and Yellow Ribbon Program websites provide prospective students with complete information regarding benefits and the payment application process. Click here to get an overview of veteran’s benefits at UC San Diego.