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Fertitta Veterans MBA Program

Specifically designed for US military veterans and active duty students to support their transition to business school.

Fertitta Veterans MBA Program

NYU Stern recognizes the significant transition our veterans face in going from the military to business school. And, thanks to a generous contribution from alumnus Lorenzo (MBA ’93) and brother Frank J. Fertitta III, we established the Fertitta Veterans MBA Program in 2016 to support that transition.

The Fertitta Veterans MBA Program is an intensive summer program, and military students who are accepted into the program are eligible to receive the Fertitta Veterans Scholarship. Students who qualify for veterans benefits, including Yellow Ribbon funding, will continue to be eligible to receive those benefits. Please note that not all military veterans and active-duty students who are accepted into the Fertitta Veterans MBA Program will be awarded the Fertitta Scholarship. Military veterans and active-duty students who are not awarded the Fertitta Scholarship can still participate in the summer program.

Program Content

The uniquely designed summer session takes place over six weeks in July and August and includes:
  • 2 core academic courses (6 credits total): Statistics & Data Analysis, Accounting
  • Career development and leadership activities
  • Corporate visits
  • Alumni engagement & networking sessions
  • Social activities
The summer programming gives students an opportunity to get an early start on classes, explore different career paths, and engage with the military community at Stern. At the end of the term, Fertitta students join their incoming Full-time MBA classmates for mandatory LAUNCH Orientation to begin the fall semester.

Sample Fertitta Program Schedule

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Meet Members of Our Military Veterans Community

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Jamie Wallace, MBA 2018

“I chose Stern for its exceptional reputation, outstanding network, and unbeatable location. After meeting current students and faculty during my school visit, I was convinced that Stern was the right MBA program for me."

Meet Jamie
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Evelyn Zhang, MBA 2016

"I have always been passionate about all things pop culture. I knew I wanted to turn this hobby into a career after the Army, but I did not know how to get there ... NYU Stern's world-famous entertainment media specialization offers entertainment business courses taught by industry professionals. Plus, nothing beats going to school in New York City where the top media companies are just a subway ride away!"

christian munden

Christian Munden, MBA 2017

“Stern had the perfect balance of academic excellence, location, and fit. The Stern community is so closely knit that I felt an instant feeling of belonging."

Meet Christian
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Greg Vadala, MBA 2016

"I served in the Army for seven years as a Military Intelligence Officer including two deployments to Afghanistan. I saw business school as the bridge between my career in the Army and my future in the business world. Stern's finance pedigree, unrivaled location, and military-friendly environment position it as an exceptional launch-pad for military veterans looking to transition."

Consideration for the Fertitta Veterans MBA Program

Interested U.S. military veterans and active duty Full-time MBA applicants who are admitted will be informed if they are selected to participate in the Fertitta Veterans MBA program scholarship or the regular fall start for the Full-time MBA program. Admitted students accepted into the Fertitta Veterans MBA program will also be notified if they are awarded the Fertitta scholarship.

We understand that not every applicant will be able to participate in the Fertitta Veterans MBA program. Therefore, if a student is unable to participate in the Fertitta Veterans MBA program, they will be allowed to join the regular the MBA program and begin in the fall. While they will not receive the Feritta Veterans scholarship, they will be eligible for other merit-based scholarships.

For students who commit to the Fertitta Veterans MBA program, participation is mandatory. It is an academic program, and all of our academic programs require attendance and participation.

Cost and Financial Aid

Students who receive the Fertitta Veterans scholarship are required to pay a non-refundable deposit to reserve a place in the program. The Fertitta Veterans scholarship is a partial scholarship.

Not everyone who is selected to participate in the Fertitta Veterans MBA program will be awarded the Fertitta Veterans Scholarship.

Health Insurance and Housing

NYU Health insurance is available during the summer. Limited ­on-campus housing is also typically available.

In the News

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NYU Stern Welcomes Its First Fertitta Veterans MBA Program Scholars

Read about the launch of the Fertitta Veterans MBA Program in STERNBUSINESS Magazine.

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