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Vanderbilt Business Executive Programs Vanderbilt Business Executive Programs for Working Professionals Which program is right for you? For Individuals Degree Programs Career-enhancing programs for managers, aspiring executives and CEOs Executive MBA Two-year, 60-credit-hour program designed for a working professional’s schedule. Both programs earn the Vanderbilt MBA degree. Executive MBA A two-year Vanderbilt MBA designed for working professionals in or approaching senior leadership. The Executive MBA offers the same degree as the traditional MBA program, only designed to accommodate a working professional’s schedule. It is a highly ranked, 60-credit MBA program proven to help accomplished managers and executives develop the advanced management, strategic vision and leadership skills essential to achieving full executive potential. Executive MBA graduates realize immediate ROI, with the ability to apply the best-practice knowledge learned on Saturday to their jobs on Monday morning. Americas MBA for Executives Program Description A two-year Vanderbilt MBA for working professionals managing cross-border business in the Americas. The Americas MBA is a specialization within the Executive MBA that also offers the same degree as the full-time MBA. This program is designed to equip you with specialized knowledge and insights to handle transnational responsibilities. Offered in partnership with leading business schools in Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the United States, the program provides a strong foundation in core management as well as a deep dive into the unique cultures and business practices of these four economies with 10-day, in-country immersions. Executive Development Institute Certificate Programs Development tracks focused on building a specific set of skills around an essential business area. Regardless of where you are in your career or what your professional goals may be, a Vanderbilt certificate will take you farther, faster. Hone your skills in a particular business area or fill a gap in knowledge across a range of management topics. Enroll in our Certificate in Leadership Excellence program to complete a selected group of four programs for an intense focus on effective leadership techniques. Develop strategies and make a comprehensive toolkit for managing your organization with a Certificate in Management Fundamentals. Or take a combination of any four programs to earn a customized Certificate in Business Excellence that suits your needs. Our certificate programs help you fulfill your potential as a leader, manager and business professional. Designed For Offers special focus on building cross-border businesses and relationships, plus offers a 10-day, incountry immersion at each international cohort school. Graduates also receive an Americas MBA Alliance Certificate, jointly issued by FIA (Brazil), Simon Fraser (Canada), ITAM (Mexico City) and Vanderbilt (United States). Mid- and senior-level professionals who want the benefits of an MBA degree without disrupting their career momentum. 24 months. Year One: Alternating Saturdays; Year Two: Four 10-day residential immersions in fall, winter, spring and summer. Program Schedule Program Format Year One: “Lockstep” curriculum offers a unified experience for the group and emphasizes working in cross-functional teams, as well as skills and perspectives needed by those who aspire to senior leadership roles. Year Two: The traditional track features a curriculum that rounds out the core management foundations with more advanced financial courses and special focus on entrepreneurship and strategy. It also includes a business strategy sequence and Capstone Project. The Americas track features the international immersion experiences including an international strategy project with a cross-equator cohort school. Proven, practical programs designed to develop critical management skills and expertise. Custom Programs Customized management education built for results. If you want to improve the skills of your team or tackle a challenging initiative that needs a unified knowledge base, Vanderbilt Custom Programs provide education solutions uniquely tailored to the needs of your organization. In partnership with the client and Vanderbilt faculty, we first identify your specific learning objectives and then develop a program, content and format that deliver both immediate and long-lasting solutions for your business. Offers a concentrated curriculum designed to give you an executive edge—with a special focus on advanced financial frameworks, strategic vision and leadership skills, plus a business strategy sequence and Capstone Project. 24 months. Alternating Saturdays including two required one-week residencies (one at the beginning of program; one in the second year). Open Enrollment Programs Designed to accommodate the tight schedules and limited resources of working professionals of all managerial levels, Vanderbilt Open Enrollment Programs provide short, focused development courses to help you learn a new business topic or enhance your managerial skills. In our two- and three-day programs, you can learn best-practice techniques and frameworks taught in the other Vanderbilt MBA programs without having to commit to the time and cost of a degree. Americas MBA for Executives Companies that Sponsor/ Participate Certificates in Excellence A carefully selected combination of short courses focused on a specific development area. We offer three certificate tracks: Certificate in Leadership Excellence Certificate in Business Excellence Management Fundamentals All provide advanced skills and expertise to apply on the job immediately. Open Enrollment Programs A variety of short, focused programs to help working professionals develop and strengthen critical business skills, without the commitment of obtaining a degree. Open to the public with no lengthy admissions process. Program topics include Leadership; Management Fundamentals; Strategy and Innovation. Custom Programs Specifically built to help organizations achieve strategic goals and reap immediate results. Each program is unique and developed in partnership with senior leadership at the client firm. Working professionals needing an intense focus on leadership or wanting to customize their professional development to manage more effectively. Organizations that have identified an issue or learning opportunity for their senior leadership, managers and/or employees to develop and execute a solution. Four two- to three-day programs taken over 12 to 36 months depending on the certificate selected. Program schedule is tailored to needs of the client. Two to three days per program, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM each day, offered year round. All programs are taught by Vanderbilt faculty or distinguished practitioners, using a combination of lecture, case-method and group exercises. Fees include tuition, instructional materials, continental breakfast, lunch and all snacks during the program. Designed with the client to ensure the desired goals are achieved. Vanderbilt faculty and subject matter experts from the client’s company collaborate for an integrated teaching platform. Nissan, FedEx Ground, Bridgestone Americas, Eli Lilly, HCA, Louisiana Pacific, Hewlett Packard, Tennessee Valley Authority, Cisco, International Paper, Caterpillar Financial, Smith & Nephew, Schneider Electric, Gaylord Entertainment, Autozone, NASA, Dollar General Corporation, Mapco, Tractor Supply Company, ExxonMobil, Bank of America, Amgen, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, DaVita, Humana, des Case Corporation and Verizon Wireless. (See website for a more complete list, case studies and videos about participant and organizational ROI.) Interested? Learn more at ©2013 Vanderbilt and the Vanderbilt logo are registered trademarks and service marks of Vanderbilt University. REV 12/13 Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. Visit for Vanderbilt University’s complete EEO and affirmative action statement. For Organizations & Teams Executive Development Institute—Non-Degree Programs ®

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