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ESSENTIAL INFORMATION Vanderbilt MBA

“My favorite thing about Owen is the small and 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 Operations Amazon.com

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 Class Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 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

8,809

The current number of Owen alumni worldwide. One reason to admire them: their readiness to take phone calls from and lend a hand to prospective and current students.

The Vanderbilt MBA Class of 2016 includes accomplished professionals with fascinating personal stories… Eagle Scout | iPhone App Designer | Father of Twins | 3rd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo Reality Show Participant | Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurse | Mountain Climber US Military Apache Helicopter Pilot | Trumpet Player | Sky Diver owen.vanderbilt.edu

Employment Stats Employment by Job Function

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

26% Finance/ Accounting

21% Consulting Marketing 21%

13% General Management Operations Mgmt. 6%

7% Other

Human Resources 6%

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

Top Metros

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

Graham Hurtt

MBA 2013 Investment Banking Associate Goldman, Sachs & Company

Employment by Industry Technology

Consulting 21%

17%

Manufacturing 1% Real Estate 2%

14%

Media/Entertainment/ Lodging 2% Pharma/Biotech/ Health Care

Financial Services

5% 8%

Other

Petroleum/ Energy

14% 8%

9%

Consumer Products

Health Care Services/ Providers

Companies That Hire the Most Vanderbilt MBAs

COME FOR A VISIT ON-CAMPUS EVENTS Discover Weekend November 14-15, 2014 or February 6-7, 2015 Enjoy campus tours, faculty presentations, student/alumni panels, career management sessions, workshops and social events. Diversity Symposium November 14, 2014 Learn about student opportunities, challenges facing underrepresented minorities in business and Vanderbilt’s commitment to diversity. Women in Business Symposium February 6, 2015 Learn firsthand about opportunities as a woman in the Vanderbilt MBA program and in MBA careers.

Welcome Weekend April 17-18, 2015 Celebrate and explore Owen with your new classmates. All admitted applicants are invited to enjoy a welcome reception and meetings with students, faculty, Admissions and Career Management staff, plus experience Nashville’s great nightlife. So you don’t miss the chance to attend, submit your application by January 13 so that you have your decision in time for Welcome Weekend.

“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 – Executive Compensation 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 Monday through Thursday when classes are in session. We create modified schedules for Friday visitors. Other Ways to Connect 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 is convenient for both business and leisure 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...........$900 Moderate weather: Mean high temperature.......................... 70 F / 21 C Mean low temperature.............................48 F / 9 C owen.vanderbilt.edu

application deadlines 2014-15

Application Round

Deadline to Apply

Decision Deadline

Deposit Deadline

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October 28, 2014

December 12, 2014

January 7, 2015

2

January 13, 2015

March 13, 2015

April 21, 2015

3

March 3, 2015

April 22, 2015

May 12, 2015

4

May 5, 2015

May 29, 2015

June 16, 2015

Priority consideration for Scholars Day and Diversity Scholarships is given to those who apply by Round 2. Applications are accepted and reviewed after the 4th round on a rolling basis.

financing your mba We are committed to helping you afford our program by offering a generous number of merit-based scholarships. An average of 70% of the incoming class receives a scholarship award and the average award is approximately $50,000 for the two-year MBA program.

Welcome Weekend. The recipients of the most prestigious awards, Dean’s Scholars and others receiving Ingram Scholarships, are also invited to Scholars Day which precedes Welcome Weekend.

When awarding scholarships, we use a comprehensive approach to assess achievements and potential. You are automatically considered for most scholarships. Our two diversity scholarships require an essay.

Tuition......................................................................................$47,950 Books/Supplies.....................................................................$1,842 Rent/Utilities.........................................................................$9,918 Meals......................................................................................... $3,986 Personal*...................................................................................$5,770 Transportation.......................................................................$1,994 Loan Fees (U.S. citizens only)........................................$1,296 TOTAL...................................................................................... $72,756

Award decisions are made on a rolling basis. We recommend that you submit your application by the March 3, 2015 deadline for priority consideration, although we continue to award merit-based scholarships until all funds are depleted. You may, however, want to consider the following: Applicants admitted by March 13 are invited to

Estimated Expenses 2014-15

Tuition and fees above are for 2014-15. More information is available at owen.vanderbilt.edu/mba-tuition. *includes health insurance and VU activity fee $422

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

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MBA Essentials 2014