NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Through the introduction of its new Mini-MBA: Business Management for Military and Veterans certificate program, Rutgers Business School Executive Education (RBSEE) is taking the initiative to aid our worthy military service members and veterans in preparing to enter the civilian workforce. The program also educates those civilians who work closely with this population.
"Civilians have an invaluable role in helping veterans make successful transitions from military to business careers. At RBSEE, we feel very strongly that the burden of career transition doesn't lie solely with veterans, but also resides with civilian employers," said Margaret O'Donnell, RBSEE program manager. "We're very pleased to have a program that uniquely mixes civilian human resources recruiters, hiring managers and supervisors in the same classroom as military and veterans."
The program will be taught by a distinct blend of instructors, including veterans who have gone on to thriving business careers, distinguished Rutgers faculty and local business leaders. "Our program faculty members are primarily successful business people who formerly served in the military, so they 'get it,'" O'Donnell said.
The Mini-MBA: Business Management for Military and Veterans will tackle such topics as: Business Strategy, Supply Chain Management, Business Law and Ethics, Managing Employees, and Leadership in Business. Attendees will leave knowing the key concepts, tools and techniques that are necessary to succeed in a challenging and ever-changing civilian business environment.
This course will be offered in an accelerated one-week format beginning August 24 in New Brunswick, N.J. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from experienced instructors, to share their concerns and discuss the challenges they are facing, all in an interactive class setting.
"This program clearly has touched a nerve in the community," O'Donnell said. "It has been met with such a positive response from active duty, reservists, and veterans, as well as civilian employers – all of whom are seeking to make the transition process from military to civilian careers easier."
"The skills are all there – it's just about how to empower veterans to use them in a civilian workplace," O'Donnell said.
At the conclusion of the program, we have elected to include a mentoring component so our participants will continue to have access to resources and support following an intense, accelerated learning experience. Our mentors are comprised of successful professionals willing to share transition and career advice, drawing on their own personal experiences, often referred to as "The School of Hard Knocks."
The issue of helping our veterans has become a highly visible one, as the Veterans Administration recently launched the Veterans Economic Communities Initiative (VECI), designed to help promote economic success for veterans.
Last year, Military Times ranked RBS as the fourth best business school in the country for veterans, and in 2013, U.S. Veterans Magazine listed Rutgers University as one of the nation's top veteran friendly schools.
About Rutgers Business School Executive Education
Rutgers Business School Executive Education (RBSEE) has been a leading provider of management education programs for more than 50 years. RBSEE designs and delivers programs for both organizations and individuals. Each year, thousands of people participate in RBSEE's programs covering a wide range of topics including management, strategy, marketing, and leadership.
Rutgers Mini-MBA programs bring practitioners from different organizations and industries together in a rich and diverse learning environment, designed to develop skills and capabilities through the powerful combination of expert class instruction and peer interaction.
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