You've Served Your Country, Now It's Time To Build Your Financial Future... Chart Your Own Roadmap To Success As A Veteran Entrepreneur!

"Our mission is to give back to Veterans who have served their country by providing an opportunity to improve their quality of life with skills that will help them succeed in the small business environment and expand opportunities for other Veterans in employment opportunities."


  • A variety of discussions, case studies, guest speakers and interactive seminars will cover: Fundamentals of Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Strategy, Global Communications and Negotiations
  • On-site 1 week intensive Entrepreneurship Bootcamp - building a winning, fundable business plan
  • Legal Issues and Valuation
  • Sources of Finance and Franchising Opportunities
  • Pitching and Presenting your Business Plan

Why Thunderbird?

Thunderbird School of Global Management, with its historic roots in WWII as a pilot training base, has a long history of serving the Armed Services and veterans. Today, Thunderbird stands apart from other graduate schools of business with its consistent and long-standing reputation as the #1 International Business School, as ranked by US News & World Report and the Financial Times.

Who is it For?

United States Armed Services Veterans.

How is the Program Delivered?

The Graduate Certificate in Veterans Entrepreneurship is a one year "blended" program of online course work and live classroom teaching, learning and networking, and includes a one week on-campus seminar. The Program combines the convenience of online course delivery and the dynamic experience of an intense, interactive and action-based learning found only in a live, on-campus classroom experience.

What are the Program benefits?

Learn fundamental business skills in accounting, marketing, management, leadership and project management.

  • Direct engagement with Thunderbird's globally-recognized faculty.
  • Experience in developing a business plan and presenting it to investors and entrepreneurial experts.
  • One on one mentorship with successful entrepreneurs.
  • Business intelligence via Thunderbird's rich trove of library, data and research assets.
  • Access to Thunderbird's exclusive alumni network with a truly global presence and reach.