About the EBV
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 the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse
University, the Anderson School of Management at the University
of California, Los Angeles, the College of Business at The Florida
State University, the Mays School of Business at Texas A&M University,
the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, the
College of Business at the University
of Connecticut, the E. J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana
State University and the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell
University (Hospitality/Food & Beverage Focus). Today, each of these world-class schools offers the
EBV program on their campuses, with Syracuse University serving as the national
host for the program. The program continues to be largely privately funded, and
offered at no cost to post-9/11 veterans with service-connected disabilities that
demonstrate a passion for becoming a small business owner. 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.
Want to join the EBV Consortium?
The assessment is the first step in being considered for the EBV Consortium. This must be filled out by an official University representative. Once completed and submitted, an automated email will be send to you indicating that an exploratory phone call will be scheduled for review of the program.
Consortium Assessment Tool
EBV Consortium Agreement
EBV New School Guidelines
EBV New School Consortium White Paper
The Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University
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.
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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.
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Florida State University's College of Business
Founded in 1950,
the FSU College of Business is one of the nation's youngest business schools, yet
it has become one of the 10 largest in the United States. It is the second largest
academic unit on FSU's campus with an enrollment of 6,359 (fall 2007) students and
boasts a distinguished full-time faculty of 114, including one Francis Eppes professor,
five eminent scholar chairs, three university-named professorships, and 22 endowed
professorships. Consistently ranked in the top 30 undergraduate programs among public
institutions by U.S. News & World Report, the College offers ten undergraduate
degrees (BS, BA) with twelve majors. The College also offers four master's degree
programs (MBA, MSM, MS in MIS, MAcc) and seven majors at the doctoral level (PhD).
These academic majors are available through the College's seven departments: Accounting,
Finance, Dedman School of Hospitality, Management, Management Information Systems,
Marketing, and Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate, and Business Law. The College
also offers business coursework in London, Paris, Spain, China, Japan, and Switzerland.
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Mays Business School at Texas A&M University
A&M University, currently enrolling more than 45,000 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 the nation's largest uniformed student body, with approximately 1,800 students
participating, and annually commissions more officers than any other institution.
To date, more than 220 former cadets have achieved the rank of general or admiral.
Since 1968, Mays Business School has been training ethical business leaders to impact
the global society. Mays is nationally ranked among public business schools for
the quality of its academic programs and faculty scholarship and currently enrolls
more than 4,000 undergraduate students and 875 graduate students. Mays is home to
seven centers that advance innovative theory and best practices in a broad range
of business functional areas including new ventures and entrepreneurship. These
centers offer a direct connect for faculty and professionals to collaborate on research,
and for students to be exposed to ideas advancing business today.
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Purdue University's Krannert School of Management
The Krannert School
of Management celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2007. Krannert has more than 3,500
students currently enrolled in its internationally ranked programs in undergraduate,
master's, executive, and doctoral education. The school is particularly known for
its strengths in analytical modeling and problem solving, which fit with its vision
as a "premier institution for management and economics education, scholarly
research, and development of career opportunities for those interested in becoming
leaders of technology-driven enterprises." The Krannert School is housed in
three buildings, including the $35 million Jerry S. Rawls Hall, which opened in
2003. Rick Cosier, Krannert School Dean and Leeds Professor of Management, is the
2008-09 chair of the board of directors of AACSB International, the chief accreditation
body of business schools worldwide.
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University of Connecticut's School of Business
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 levels, in 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.
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E. J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University
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.
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*Hospitality/Food & Beverage Focus
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
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