What is Business Administration?

Business Administration concerns the fundamentals of how to manage and operate a business. MBA curricula are broad and cover topics ranging from finance, economics and accounting to marketing, strategy and organizational behavior.

What do MBAs do in the Army?

The wide variety of knowledge and skills learned in an MBA program are practical to almost any field grade job in the Army. The leadership focus and organizational behavior study are applicable to battalion and higher level commands. Quantitative training also maps well to jobs in research analysis, strategic plans and policy, acquisition, and contracting, just to name a few.

What kinds of Master's Degrees predominate in the field?

You can earn a Masters in Business Administration with specialties in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, or other fields. Current popular fields are Finance, Health Administration, and Organizational Leadership.

What kinds of professionals study in a typical MBA program?

MBAs are typically young professionals from the private sector who aspire to leadership on the executive level in the future. Many MBAs start their own companies or seek to become chief executive officers or chief financial officers of companies.

Top MBA Programs for Army Officers:

  • Harvard University, Harvard Business School
  • Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business
  • University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School
  • Duke University, Fuqua School of Business
  • Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School
West Point faculty members have attended graduate school through the Army. As a result, they`re familiar with most American universities and would be happy to advise you on this discipline as you consider your options. Feel free to give them a call at: (845) 938-3458. When you do so, make sure to identify yourself as a CSP-GRADSO holder.

Researching Potential Schools

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