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MBA and the Military

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The military and MBAs: Business on the front line

(published in The Economist, July 2011) THE trail from the military to business school is well yomped. A life in the armed forces teaches many lessons, but marketing, finance and entrepreneurship are rarely among them. So veterans looking for a move into the commercial world often need a crash course in the basics. But when … Continue reading

Military men have business in their sights

(published in The Independent, June 2010) More and more members of the armed forces are studying business degrees to become soldiers of a different type of fortune. The Americans have a long tradition of using the MBA to prepare members of the armed forces for a new life in the corporate world. Now business schools … Continue reading

‘Ten Hut! Military Leadership Lessons for B-Schools

(published in BusinessWeek, March 2010) Former active-duty soldiers are learning a lot from B-school. Maybe it’s time for B-schools to learn a thing or two from the military It’s long been accepted that the business school experience can be a highly effective way of shifting military, naval, and air force officers into corporate life.After all, … Continue reading

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