Vanderbilt University MBA

Owen Graduate School of Management
Location: USA
About Vanderbilt University

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 concentration of the MBA is STEM designated.

Programme Presentation
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. The finance concentration of our MBA is STEM designated.
Programme Info

Program Info

Program Format:     Full-Time
Length of Program: 2 year
Program Structure: quarter system (seven-week "mods")
Starting Dates: July 20, 2020
Minimum years of work experience: 2-3 years preferable
Application deadlines: Oct 14, 2019, Jan 6, 2020
Courses conducted in: English    

AIGAC MBA Applicant Survey - #1 How Well the School Got to Know Applicants (2019)

Financial Times #25 MBA Programs in the US (2020)

Economist - #22 among US schools (#29 globally) (2019)

U.S. News & World Report - #29 Best Business School (2019)

Princeton Review - #2 for Best Administered, #4 for Best Professors, #6 Best Campus Environment, #4 for Most Family-Friendly, #2 for Best MBA in Human Resources and #8 for Operations (2019)



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Student Body

Student Body

Class Size: 147
Male to Female ratio: 70% / 30%
US Citizens: 86%
International students: 14%
Age Range: 23-47 years
Average Age: 28 years
Mean years of work experience: 5 years

Admission Requirements


Minimum 2 years of full time work experience preferred

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

on-line application

3 short answer essays and 1 impromptu video response

1 letter 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

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Tuition fees: $58,400 per year for tuition

All expenses, including tuition and living expenses, = $85,729 per year




Ms. Kim Killingsworth

Director of International Recruiting and Relations