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. The curriculum provides you with the core business classes you need to succeed, as well as the flexibility to customize your curriculum through concentrations, specializations, and emphases to develop the skills you need for your specific career path. The Finance and Operations & Analytics concentrations of the MBA are STEM designated.

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 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. 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 unique career goals.

Through immersion activities, career treks, and independent study opportunities, you can work with companies to consult, write business plans, develop strategies, and hone leadership skills to gain hands on experience. 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 and Operations & Analytics concentrations of the MBA are STEM designated.

Program Info

Program Format:     Full-Time
Length of Program: 2 years
Program Structure: Quarter system (seven-week "mods")
Starting Dates: Mid-August
Minimum years of work experience: 2-3 years preferable
Application deadlines: October 11, 2022; January 9, 2023; March 31, 2023
Courses conducted in: English    

#2 for Most Family-Friendly - Princeton Review (2022)

#3 for Best Campus Environment - Princeton Review (2022)

#4 for Best Professors - Princeton Review (2022)

#25 Best Business Schools - U.S. News & World Report (2022)



Student Body

Class Size: 147
Male to Female ratio: 71% / 29%
US Citizens: 69%
International students: 31%
Average Age: 23 - 43 years
Mean years of work experience: 5.3 years


Minimum 2 years of full time work experience preferred; undergraduate degree equivalent to a 4 yr. US bachelor's degree

A completed Vanderbilt MBA Application includes the following:

  • a submitted online application
  • an official GMAT, GRE, or Executive Assesment (EA) score
  • academic transcripts
  • a letter of recommendation
  • a resume
  • video responses
  • short written statements
  • an evaluative interview
  • IELTS (recommended minimum 7 overall) or Duolingo English Test (recommended minimum 130) or  TOEFL (recommended minimum 100 iBT) test results for applicants from countries that do not have English as an official language


Tuition fees: $65,500 per year for tuition

Average Living Expenses = $25,704 per year

Over 10,000 Vanderbilt MBA alumni shaping our world.

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

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