Plan & Prepare

Getting an MBA is not complicated, but it is a unique process. Please allow yourself enough time. Start here by viewing a timeline of the entire process and get more detailed information on key steps in becoming an MBA.


MBA Timeline

Here are the milestones you will need to hit in order to successfully apply and enroll in an MBA degree program.


2 Years Out

  • Does MBA have value?
  • Upside vs. Sacrifice (cost-benefit analysis).
  • Self Assess: Determine career path.
  • Look for others who have made transition.

 Click here to review the timeline.


The following tools aid the transition from the military into academic and career pursuits. They range from a 90-second assessment to other tools that can help you before, during and after your MBA education.

 Click here to use assessments.

Taking the GMAT

Relax. Taking the Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT® exam) should neither intimidate nor overwhelm you. Military personnel from different backgrounds have taken the test successfully, and you can, too.

 Click here for more on the GMAT.

Funding an MBA Degree

This section includes information on tuition funding from the Post-9/11 GI Bill and scholarships, along with a realistic cost-benefit analysis of getting an MBA degree.

 Go here for more resources.