Vanderbilt University


Vanderbilt University

Owen Graduate School of Management

Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt MBA provides a world class education on a personal scale within a close-knit, collaborative community in which professors know students by name 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, akin to the level of leadership training offered at Fortune 500 companies, 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.

Offering classes, immersion activities, career treks and independent study opportunities, you can work with companies to consult, 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.

The finance concetnration of the MBA is STEM designated.

Program Info

Program Format:     Full-Time
Length of Program: 2 year
Program Structure: quarter system (seven-week "mods")
Starting Dates: Aug 1
Minimum years of work experience: 2-3 years preferable
Application deadlines: Oct 19, 2018, Jan 9, 2019, Mar 11, 2019
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 - #23 Globally and #18 amongst U.S. MBA programs (2017); #1 MBA in "Opening New Career Opportunities" (2016); #6 Globally for Career Management Services (2017)

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

Student Body

Class Size: 182
Male to Female ratio: 70% / 30%
US Citizens: 87%
International students: 13%
Age Range: 23-47 years
Average Age: 28 years
Mean years of work experience: 5.7 years


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: $56,150 per year for tuition

All expenses, including tuition and living expenses, = $84,378 per year

Over 9,500 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

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