MBA Fellowship - military

MBA Fellowship - military

MBA Fellowship - Military

Rohrer MBA Fellowships

The MBA Fellowship Program is made possible through the generosity of the William G. Rohrer Charitable Foundation.

The MBA Fellowship Program is designed for full-time professionals seeking to pursue the MBA part-time to complement expertise in Engineering, Medicine, Innovations and Impact, and/or the US Military. MBA Fellowship applications are accepted from new applicants to the MBA program each semester (see MBA Fellowship Eligibility Requirements section below for details).

To be chosen for the prestigious status of a Rohrer MBA Fellow, awardees will demonstrate strong potential to lead corporate, not-for-profit, and/or government enterprises. Smart and talented high achievers in their current roles, MBA Fellows will know how to attain results. They are valued and respected by peers, supervisors, direct reports, and mentors. MBA Fellows are driven to accomplish great things and seek to advance and grow in alignment with Rohrer MBA Pillars: Entrepreneurial Thinking, Responsible Leadership and Social Impact, Business Analytics, and Technology Agility.

Rohrer MBA Fellows will be active participants in initiatives that further shape a culture in which students thrive through academic experiences and shared community connections. They will build strong networks at Rowan while collaborating with stakeholders such as the MBA Program Team in developing MBA networking opportunities or Expert Webinar series, the Rohrer Graduate Student and Alumni Advisory Board, the Rowan Centers for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Responsible Leadership, and Business faculty focused on research relevant to the industry expertise of the Fellow. The Fellows may also coordinate with the Rohrer Graduate Student and Alumni Advisory Board to serve as invited guest visitors to the Rohrer Executive Advisory Council meetings when graduate program topics are on the agenda. Fellows have the opportunity to focus on initiatives at Rohrer that best match their strengths and career aspirations.

Rohrer MBA Fellowship - Military 

This fellowship supports pursuit of an MBA by members of the US armed forces that are driven to combine their distinctive capabilities honed from military service with business acumen to become leading innovators positively shaping our world. Rohrer MBA (military) Fellows work to create a positive impact and collaborative relationships with nontraditional business partners to meet a wide range of needs, from health care to housing to information technology. Fellows bring expertise gained in military training to their MBA studies: leadership, supervisory and management, discipline, strategic planning, creative problem-solving, task execution, and resiliency in real-world, high-pressure experiences. In their MBA studies, they expand on these abilities to design and implement creative strategies, build financial acumen, and cultivate skills to develop efficient organizations to effectively address the complex, costly chain of goods, services, and facilities that sustain combatants, support personnel, and military families.

Some (military) Fellows may seek a long-term military career. Bringing new expertise gained from the MBA experience back to our armed forces complementing the transformation by the military to fight unpredictable threats while sustaining the infrastructure needed to support and train forces. Some (military) Fellows may be seeking to transition to or refine their skills for a civilian role, capitalizing on their military and academic experience to excel in the defense industry, foreign relations service, or other military-affiliated industry via the private or government sector.

Current professional roles or targeted career paths for graduate students in military or civilian roles might include: Business Development Professional (BDP) with DoD security clearance, Navy Operations Specialists, Information Technology Specialist or Manager, Information Security Analyst, Operations Research Analyst, Software Developer, Intelligence Officer, Logistics Analyst, Criminal Investigator (Special Agent), Senior Strategic Planner / Senior Military Analyst, Director of Global Regulatory Affairs, Warfare Analyst, Intelligence Operations Specialist, US Navy Tactical Action Officer Instructor, Subcontractor Management, Business Development, Program Management, Proposal Analyst, Global Analytics Head, Business Operations and Management Analyst, Accountants and Auditors, Planning and Development Director, Purchasing and Contracting Analysts, or Training Analyst Instructional Designer. 

Eligibility: Must be prior service (honorable discharge) or serving in an Active, Reserve, or National Guard component of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Space Force, Coast Guard, or Merchant Marine.

Rohrer MBA Fellowship - Funding Awards
  • MBA Fellows are each granted a funding award upon being selected to participate in the program
  • Awards range from $1,500 - 5,000 total per student 
  • Awards are distributed over the lifetime of MBA studies on a semester-by-semester basis (evenly distributed across each graduate course taken)