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Syracuse U. Boosts MBA Classes for Disabled VAs

March 2 2009 | by

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The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University is expanding its Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities to a fifth college. The Krannert School of Management at Purdue University will Syracuse and three other schools: The University of California Los Angeles. Florida State University, and Texas A&M University. The program, the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, began in 2008. Program participants work on homework, reading assignments, and online learning activities before arriving on campus for a residency that lasts about a week. “With the addition of Purdue University, we will again increase the opportunities for small business ownership for the men and women who gave so much for our country.” Melvin Stith, dean of the Whitman School. said in a news release. Companies that hire MBAs have shown particular interest in the programs for disabled vets. Ernst & Young, the global consulting firm, is recruiting well-known entrepreneurs throughout the U.S. to serve as mentors, guest lecturers, or sponsors of the Bootcamp program. Another program, the Wall Street Warfighters Foundation is gearing up to guide disabled military veterans into financial careers. The foundation started resident training program that will recruit, train, and place graduates in jobs at Philadelphia-based broker-dealer Drexel Hamilton and other financial firms.

Read more at the Philadelphia Business Journal

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