The EBV Consortium

The EBV Consortium was formed in 2008 as a national educational initiative, designed to help veterans with disabilities to make the transition to self employment, develop professional networks and ultimately start and grow sustainable businesses. The EBV Consortium is composed of ten world-class institutions. Today, each of these schools offers the EBV program on their campuses, with Syracuse University serving as the national host for the program.

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The EBV Consortium represents the first major partnership of America’s schools and colleges of business since the end of World War II, formed with the express purpose of serving military veterans and their families.

Syracuse University



The Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University

Following World War II, Syracuse University Chancellor Tolley recognized the need to help veterans advance themselves in the face of their sacrifice for our nation and began a long established tradition at SU of educating military veterans. Syracuse University puts bold ideas in motion through Scholarship in Action — a vigorous pursuit of knowledge matched with the ability to make a difference in the world. This belief in Scholarship in Action illustrates SU’s drive, capacity, and commitment to convert what is learned in the classroom and laboratory into practical use for the public good. One of the nation’s oldest and most innovative business schools, the Whitman School of Management is a maverick in redefining graduate business education for managers making strategic shifts in its MBA curricula and promoting firsthand experiences that give our students the most dynamic programs of study possible. Named for trailblazing financier Martin J. Whitman ’49, the Whitman School is proud to nurture graduates who, like Whitman himself, mix a shirtsleeves work ethic and entrepreneurial mind-set with high integrity, exceptional business acumen, social conscience, and a lifelong commitment to mentoring and learning.

EBV SU Program, Staff and Sponsors

Florida State University

Florida State University’s College of Business

Founded in 1950, the Florida State University College of Business is one of the nation’s youngest business schools, yet its reputation for excellence has helped it become one of the largest. Consistently ranked as a top business school by U.S. News & World Report, several of its programs rank among the nation’s Top 10. Florida State University is ranked the No. 1 most efficient national university and Kiplinger ranks Florida State one of the best values by combining outstanding education with economic value.

The College of Business is proud of its international reputation, as well as the individual attention our faculty members give students who hail from around the world. Our faculty members are recognized worldwide and serve as visiting professors and lecturers at other prestigious institutions. The college takes pride in its alumni, who are respected corporate leaders and entrepreneurs making their mark on the global marketplace.

In addition to its rigorous curriculum and strong classroom experience, the college provides students with opportunities outside the classroom through student and professional organizations, corporate trips, competitions and industry-specific career fairs. Students have the opportunity to earn professional designations while still in school.

EBV FSU Program, Staff and Sponsors


UCLA Anderson School of Management

Established in 1935, UCLA Anderson School of Management provides management education to some 1,600 students enrolled in full-time, part-time and executive MBA programs and doctoral programs. UCLA Anderson and many of its academic programs and departments are perennially ranked among the best in the world. Award-winning faculty renowned for their research and teaching, rigorous academic programs, successful alumni and world-class facilities combine to provide an extraordinary and practical learning environment. Very simply, the mission of UCLA Anderson is to be a global leader in management education, research and service. All of UCLA Anderson’s academic programs, student and alumni activities and organizations, career management services, centers of influence and administrative programs share in this mission.

EBV UCLA Program, Staff and Sponsors

Texas A&M University

McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University, currently enrolling more than 66,000 students, is the oldest public university in the state. One of its most cherished traditions and legacies is the Corp of Cadets. With the exception of the service academies, A&M’s Corps makes up one of the largest uniformed bodies of students in the nation, with approximately more than 2,000 participating, and consistently commissions more officers than any institution other than the service academies.

Since 1999, the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship has trained visionaries from all industries to transform ideas into successful businesses. The McFerrin Center is a powerhouse of innovation, encompassing 27 programs such as the Aggie 100 Awards, Startup Aggieland, Aggie Entrepreneurship Saturday, 3-Day Startup, the MBA Venture Challenge, the Raymond Ideas Challenge and the Reynolds and Reynolds Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans. Recent additions include coordination of the NSF’s I-CorpsTM program, management of the Aggie Angel Network and Blackstone LaunchPad, and organization of the first Texas A&M University High School Entrepreneurship Camp. Serving more than 3,000 students and 1,000 former students per year, the McFerrin Center’s programs have been touted as transformative and inspiring.


University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut’s School of Business

Founded in 1941, the University of Connecticut’s School of Business has evolved into an internationally recognized business school, offering academic programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate, and advanced certificate levelsin five Connecticut locations – Storrs, Hartford, Stamford, Torrington, and Waterbury. The mission of the School of Business centers around providing exceptional managerial and business leadership through innovative experiential learning in a dynamic global business context and integrating real world education, outstanding research, and strategic outreach. As part of New England’s premier public university, the University of Connecticut’s School of Business is committed to enhancing the competitive advantage of the region’s workforce in an expanding global business environment.


Purdue University

Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management

Founded in 1957, Purdue’s Krannert School of Management is integrated with one of the leading science, engineering and technology universities in the world, and its alumni have the combination of management skills and STEM backgrounds that most business schools cannot provide. Purdue offers management programs at the undergraduate, master’s, executive and doctoral levels. Its graduates develop strong leadership skills to complement a world-class business education, preparing them to become immediate contributors in their organizations. The Krannert School is housed in three buildings, including Jerry S. Rawls Hall, a $35 million facility opened in 2003. Krannert graduates have made their mark around the globe. For example, Sam Allen (Deere & Co.) and Greg Hayes (United Technologies Corp.) currently lead two of the world’s top organizations; Beth Brooke-Marciniak (EY) has been named to the Forbes “100 Most Powerful Women in the World” list seven times; and Venu Srinivasan has received numerous awards for his work with TVS Motors in India.


Louisiana State University

E. J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University

Since its initial establishment in the late 1920s, LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business has evolved into a producer of worldwide industry leaders and one of the University’s cornerstones for academic success and achievement on the undergraduate, graduate, and faculty level.

Originally founded in 1928 as the College of Commerce and continuously accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business since 1931, the E. J. Ourso College has undergone a name evolution. The designation was changed in 1959 to the College of Business Administration when a reorganization occurred. In 1996, “E. J. Ourso” was added to honor the college’s benefactor, and the latest change occurred in 2005 when the name was officially shortened by dispensing with “Administration.” April 23, 2006 marks the college’s most recent accreditation by the AACSB.


Cornell University

School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University
*Hospitality/Food & Beverage Focus

The Cornell University School of Hotel Administration is shaping the global knowledge base for hospitality management through leadership in education, research and industry advancement. The school provides management instruction in the full range of hospitality disciplines, educating the next generation of leaders in the world’s largest industry. Founded in 1922 as the nation’s first collegiate course of study in hospitality management, the Cornell School of Hotel Administration is recognized as the world leader in its field.


Saint Joseph's University

Saint Joseph’s University

As Philadelphia’s Jesuit, Catholic University, founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph’s University ranks as a top university in the Northeast and provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts. The University’s Haub School of Business is an AACSB-international accredited institution in business and accounting offering programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and executive master’s levels. The school was named one of the nation’s top business schools in the Princeton Review’s “The Best 296 Business Schools” and has been recognized in recent years by Beta Gamma Sigma, the honor society for AACSB-accredited institutions, with its Gold Chapter Award. U.S. News & World Report has recognized SJU as the No. 2 university in the North for veterans and active-duty service members. With the dedication of an Office of Veterans services, and the introduction of veteran-focused programs, SJU was named a Military Friendly® School by


University of Missouri

University of Missouri

The Trulaske College of Business, founded in 1914, today enrolls more than 5,000 students. The college has four academic units – accountancy, finance, management, and marketing. The college offers an undergraduate degree in business administration, a full-time MBA and an execMBA for working professionals, a 150-hour program that confers both undergraduate and master’s degrees in accountancy, and PhD programs in accountancy and business administration. The college takes great pride in its graduates. More than 32,000 alumni are contributing their expertise to the public and private sectors in every state in the U.S. and in a host of foreign countries.


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