S2S MBA Guide

Stern School of Business

At NYU Stern, we value the perspective that our veteran applicants bring to our program, and we encourage applicants to lean in to their military experience in their application. Veterans typically have leadership experience beyond that of a non-veteran applicant coming from a more traditional business background, and they should highlight this leadership experience throughout their application.
Additionally, while it's important for veteran applicants to pull out key skills and translate some of their work experience into civilian terms, they shouldn't do so at the cost of highlighting the quality of work they have done in the military. Applicants shouldn't water down their experience for the sake of making it more digestible for the admissions committee. We have experience reading military applications. Make clear connections between your work in the military and the business role you are interested in, but don't shy away from your specific, unique military experience.