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ESSENTIAL INFORMATION Vanderbilt MBA

“My favorite thing about Owen is the small but diverse community we have here. There are people from all around the world and learning from them has been one of the most enriching experiences for me at Owen.”

Fazulul Haque Sheik MBA 2014 Human Resources Intern Cisco Systems

We’re purposely small, with highly selective, very competitive admissions. Our admissions committee considers a number of factors, including: work experience GMAT/GRE scores n undergraduate record (U.S. bachelor’s degree or equivalent required)

recommendations required essays n a personal interview

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We don’t simply look for smart people. We seek the right smart people—the persistent, the team players, the self-starters and adaptable problem solvers who will enhance everyone’s experience in a collaborative community we call Owen. Typical MBA Class Profile—Fall 2013 Class Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 Average Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Age Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-41 Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31% Minorities (% of U.S. Citizens) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17% International Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20% Married/Engaged . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22% Average Years of Work Experience . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.7 Undergraduate GPA Average . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.4 GMAT Average . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 688 GMAT Range (Middle 80%) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 640-740

8,583

The current number of Owen alumni worldwide. One reason to admire them: their readiness to connect with and lend a hand to prospective and current students.

The Vanderbilt MBA Class of 2014 includes… Eagle Scout | Sailboat Racer | NCAA Varsity Athlete | Indian Air Force Squadron Leader | Braille Translator Guitarist for Korean Military Rock Band | International Equestrian Competitor | Professional Football Player Nuclear Engineer | Returned Peace Corps Volunteer | Singer-Songwriter owen.vanderbilt.edu

PRELIMINARY Employment Stats Employment by Job Function

Class of 2013 – Full-Time as of July 31, 2013 Average Base Salary ....................................... $102,000 Signing Bonus...................................................... $20,000 Other Guaranteed Compensation............ $12,000

23% Finance/ Accounting

22% Consulting Marketing 17%

13% General Management

Other 11% Operations Mgmt. 7% Human Resources 7%

“The Owen alumni network bends over backwards to make time available for you.”

Graham Hurtt

Top Metros

Dallas | Houston | Los Angeles | New York San Francisco | Seattle | Washington, DC Nashville

MBA 2013 Investment Banking Associate Goldman, Sachs & Company

Employment by Industry Financial Services Non-profit 1% Real Estate 2%

Petroleum

12%

Consulting 23%

9%

12% 14%

Pharma/ Biotech/ Health Care

Technology 13% Consumer Products

14% Other, i.e. Retail

Companies That Hire the Most Vanderbilt MBAs

COME FOR A VISIT ON-CAMPUS EVENTS Discover Weekend November 8-9, 2013 or February 7-8, 2014 Enjoy campus tours, faculty presentations, student/alumni panels, career management sessions, workshops and social events. Diversity Symposium November 8, 2013 Learn about student opportunities, challenges facing underrepresented minorities in business and Vanderbilt’s commitment to diversity. Women in Business Symposium February 7, 2014 Learn firsthand about opportunities as a woman in the Vanderbilt MBA program and in MBA careers.

Welcome Weekend April 11-12, 2014 Celebrate and explore Owen with your new classmates. By invitation, admitted applicants enjoy a welcome reception and meetings with students, faculty, Admissions and Career Management staff, plus experience Nashville’s great nightlife.

“I chose Owen because I fell in love with the school the minute I stepped on campus for Discover Weekend.”

Caitlin Mullaney MBA 2013 Sr. Financial Analyst Hilton Worldwide

NOTE: Some weekend events offer admissions interviews, but they must be scheduled in advance.

Weekday Visit Have lunch with a student, attend a class, talk with Career Management staff and have an optional interview (Mon.-Thu. when classes are in session). A modified schedule can be created for Friday visits. Other Ways to Connect Admissions Ambassadors owen.vanderbilt.edu/ambassadors Social Media Facebook.com/VanderbiltOwen Twitter.com/VanderbiltOwen Blog blogs.owen.vanderbilt.edu Online Chats

owen.vanderbilt.edu/webchats

nashville …so much to do and see 92 public parks | 69 miles of greenways | 30,000 acres of inland lakes | 42 golf courses | NFL Football (Titans) | NHL Hockey (Predators) | AAA Baseball (Sounds) | TPAC Broadway Series | Nashville Symphony | Nashville Opera | Nashville Ballet | Tennessee Rep | Stellar Gospel Music Awards | African Street Festival | Jazz and Blues Festival | Grand Ole Opry | Country Music Hall of Fame | Cheekwood Botanical Gardens | Frist Center for the Visual Arts | and so much more

Learn more about Nashville

NowPlayingNashville.com NashvilleScene.com Tennessean.com NashvilleGuru.com NashvilleChamber.com VisitMusicCity.com

Nashville’s central location makes it convenient for both business and pleasure travel.

nashville quick facts

Metro area population.............................1.7 million Median age of residents.........................................34 Cost of living (U.S. mean – 100%).............88.9% Average 1-BR apartment rental rate...........$864 Moderate weather: Mean high temperature.......................... 70 F / 21 C Mean low temperature.............................48 F / 9 C owen.vanderbilt.edu

application deadlines 2013-14

Application Round

Deadline to Apply

Decision Deadline

Deposit Deadline

Early

October 1, 2013

November 15, 2013

December 12, 2013

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November 25, 2013

January 14, 2014

February 11, 2014

2

January 6, 2014

March 14, 2014

April 14, 2014

3

March 3, 2014

April 17, 2014

May 19, 2014

Priority consideration for Scholars’ Day and Diversity Scholarships are given to those who apply by Round 2. Applications are accepted and reviewed after the 3rd round on a rolling basis.

financing your mba We are committed to helping you afford our program by offering a generous number of scholarships. More than 67% of the incoming class received a scholarship award and the average award was approximately $50,000 for the two-year period of study. When awarding scholarships, we use a comprehensive approach to assess achievements and potential. You are automatically considered for most scholarships. (Two diversity scholarships require an essay before awards are made.) Award decisions are made on a rolling basis, so we recommend that you submit your application by the January 6 deadline for priority consideration.

Estimated Expenses 2013-14 Tuition.......................................................................................$46,125 Books/Supplies...................................................................... $1,842 Rent/Utilities (divide if shared).................................... $9,676 Meals...........................................................................................$3,942 Personal*................................................................................... $5,614 Transportation........................................................................$1,966 Loan Fees (U.S. citizens only)............................................$1,158 TOTAL........................................................................................$70,323 Tuition and fees above are for 2013-14. Costs for the 2014-15 academic year will be posted online as they become available at owen.vanderbilt.edu/mba-tuition *includes rec center and health insurance costs

Yellow Ribbon Program We are proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which enables eligible veterans to earn up to $40,000 in Yellow Ribbon funds toward a Vanderbilt MBA in addition to any other benefits or other forms of financial aid. owen.vanderbilt.edu/military

Vanderbilt University | Owen Graduate School of Management | 401 21st Avenue South | Nashville, TN 37203-2422 Telephone: 615.322.6469 | Fax: 615.343.1175 | Email: mba@owen.vanderbilt.edu Web: owen.vanderbilt.edu | Hours: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, US Central Time

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.


MBA 2013 Essentials