Transition from Military Leadership to Business Leadership

CityU helps military leaders make the transition to the corporate world with real-world business acumen taught by military-friendly instructors.

Business leadership modules include in-demand organizational training in project management and Six Sigma Green Belt, as well as topics such as Influencing without Authority; Building Trust and Agreement; Decision Making; and Communication and Accountability.

Courses in this program are delivered on-site.

The Corporate Management for Transitioning Military program features Career Transition Modules, including Networking; Interviewing; Resume Development/LinkedIn; Business Writing; Business Math; Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Goal-Setting and Climbing the Corporate Ladder.

You will also engage with veterans who have made successful corporate transitions and have the opportunity to visit some of the regions’ top corporations.

Registration Deadline

All registrations and payments must be received no later than five days prior to the course start. Late registrations will be taken into consideration and handled on a space-available basis.

Program Requirements

Applicants are recommended to have a bachelor’s degree and five years of leadership experience or an associate degree with eight years of experience in a particular field, with five of those years in a leadership role.

Contact our admissions team to learn more about our training program.

This corporate management for transitioning military program will build on the leadership skills you’ve already acquired in the military and give you the extra skillset needed to really accelerate your career into a business leadership role.

This program is designed for military personnel making the transition from military life to corporate life. Upon completion of the program, potential job positions may include:

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Chief Operations Officer (COO)
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)


Networking Opportunities

At CityU, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your professional network by connecting with faculty working in your field, students from around the globe, and alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies. Plus, you’ll be part of a supportive community that’s dedicated to helping you reach your career goals.

Tuition Cost

Learn more about tuition and fees for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs.

Financial Aid Opportunities

At CityU, we’re committed to helping students achieve their academic goals no matter their economic situations. Our financial aid counselors are here to find the resources you need to pay for your education, including grants, loans, work study, and scholarships.

Learn more about financial aid opportunities at CityU, or contact our Financial Aid Team at 800.426.5596, 206.239.4540, or

Military Tuition Benefits

As a Yellow Ribbon school, CityU is proud to serve those who have served in the military. We offer military tuition discounts for active-duty servicemembers and their spouses and accept military benefits such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill® and Tuition Assistance.

Learn more about military tuition benefits, VA benefits, and military partnership programs designed to help you reach your military and career goals.


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Founded in 1973, City University of Seattle offers over 60 on-site and online programs designed for busy working adults like you. When you enroll at CityU, you’ll have the support of a community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are dedicated to helping you finish your degree and reach your goals.


CityU is recognized as a Top 10 educator of adults nationwide.1 In fact, students complete their degrees at twice the national rate.2


Develop marketable, real-world skills in courses taught by faculty who are practitioners working in your field.


Expand your expertise and your global perspectives in on-site and online courses with students from around the world.


Network with alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies, including Boeing, Starbucks, Amazon, and Microsoft.