Vanderbilt University


Vanderbilt University

Owen Graduate School of Management

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Vanderbilt provides a close-knit, collaborative community and the encouragement and empowerment to pursue your dreams. We consider our school a leadership laboratory in which you can learn, experiment, practice, adapt and transform.
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The Vanderbilt MBA  curriculum features career-focused specializations, immersion learning and a seven-week modular calendar that allows students to make significant progress in their preferred areas of study before beginning summer internships by taking 6 elective courses the first year in addition to core courses.  Our two-year Leadership Development Program in conjunction with the MBA uses tools to produce personalized development for each student focusing on the unique competencies that set high-potential leaders apart with students receiving individualized coaching from executive coaches, an incredible value added.  We offer a personal approach to career management, ensuring that students receive the individual attention from their personal career coach, resources and guidance required to achieve their career goals.

We offer classes and independent study opportunities, in which you can work with companies to do research, write business plans, develop strategies, and hone leadership skills. Projects have included expansion analysis, strategic plans for a new product launch, marketing strategy, business concept planning for investment and industry research. There are many international trip and exchange study options as well as career treks to other regions of the US.

Program Info

Program Format:     Full-Time
Length of Program: 2 year
Program Structure: quarter system
Starting Dates: Aug 1
Minimum years of work experience: 2-3 years preferable
Application deadlines: Oct 23, 2017, Jan 8, 2018, Mar 5, 2018
Courses conducted in: English    

U.S. News & World Report - #25 MBA Program (2017)
Princeton Review - #2 Best Professors; #5 Best Campus Environment (2016)
Poets & Quants - 10 Business Schools to Watch in 2016
Economist - #17 MBA among U.S. programs; #1 MBA in "Opening New Career Opportunities" (2016)

AIGAC MBA Applicant Survey - #2 How Well the School Got to Know Applicants (2017)

Student Body

Class Size: 173
Male to Female ratio: 74% / 26%
US Citizens: 82%
International students: 18%
Age Range: 23-47 years
Average Age: 28 years
Mean years of work experience 5.3


Minimum 2 years of full time work experience preferred

undergraduate degree equivalent to a 4 yr. US bachelor's degree

on-line application

1 video essay and 1 written

2 letters of recommendation

GMAT or GRE test results

IELTS (recommended minimum 7 overall) or TOEFL (recommended minimum 100 iBT) test results for applicants from countries that do not have English as an official language


Tuition fees: $53,900 per year for tuition

All expenses, including tuition and living expenses, = $82,406 per year

Over 8,000 Vanderbilt MBA alumni shaping our world.

A few global companies at which Vanderbilt MBAs are President or CEOs: Aluminum Bahrain (ALBA) | American Airlines | Baker Hughes | Coteminas Emerson | Erno Laszlo |Nasdaq | Quidsi | JFE Steel, America



Ms. Kim Killingsworth

Director of International Recruiting and Relations

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