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

Other Links:
EBV Consortium Agreement
EBV New School Guidelines
EBV New School Consortium White Paper

The Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University

Whitman School of Management 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.


UCLA Anderson School of Management

UCLA AndersonEstablished 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.


Florida State University's College of Business

Florida State UniversityFounded 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.


Mays Business School at Texas A&M University

Mays Business SchoolTexas 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.


Purdue University's Krannert School of Management

Krannert School of ManagementThe 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.


University of Connecticut's School of Business

University of ConnecticutFounded 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.


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

Louisiana State UniversitySince 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.


School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University

*Hospitality/Food & Beverage Focus

Cornell UniversityThe 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.




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