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Smeal MBA Military and Veterans' Association

The Smeal Military Veterans Association provides MBA Admissions, the MBA Student Body, and veterans at the Smeal College of Business with support for recruiting, professional development, and leadership service throughout the academic year in order to create and sustain a mutually beneficial relationship between the College and its veterans.

                               Picture of Smeal MVA for 2015-2016


  • Service: Smeal Military Veterans are known for their record of national service.  This enduring commitment is evident in their continued effort.
  • Honor: Smeal Military Veterans live up to the highest ethical standards of their respective branch, and those of the Smeal College of Business.
  • Leadership: Smeal Military Veterans will be sought for their leadership training and experience, and will be a practical knowledge base for the College on the matter.

Veteran's Early Registration

Military members who are current Penn State students may be eligible for early course registration each semester.  For more information and to determine eligibility, please visit the Office of Veterans Program's webpage at http://equity.psu.edu/veterans/priorreghonorcord.

Officer Bios

Portrait of Bradley Grantz.Bradley Grantz, President

Brad graduated from the University of Washington in 2014 with a BA in Media and Communications. Prior to enrolling at Smeal, he was an Associate and recruiter with JPMorgan Chase & Co. in Columbus, Ohio, and the Assistant Director of MBA Recruiting & Admissions at The Ohio State University. Before beginning his career in recruiting, Brad served with the 2/19th Infantry Training Battalion, 54th Engineer Battalion, and 4th ESC in the United States Army. He had duty stations in Ft. Benning, Georgia, and Bamberg, Germany, before deploying to Kandahar, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 2011-2012. In addition to his MBA studies, Brad is President of the Military & Veterans Association, an Ambassador with the admissions and recruiting department, and a member of the Marketing and MBA Associations. Brad will be returning to Ohio and JPMorgan Chase & Co. this summer for his MBA internship, as a Summer Associate in their Chase Associate Program (CAP).

Alumni Military MBA Students
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1st Year Military MBAs 2015
2nd Year Military MBAs 2014
2013-2014 Military MBAs 2013-2014