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The Essentials Guide | 2013-14


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Vanderbilt Executive MBA & Americas MBA for Executives

Vanderbilt’s Executive MBA programs are respected around the world for the academic rigor of a full, 60-credit-hour program, specialized for those aspiring to (or already in) senior management positions. Choose from two tracks to obtain a real Vanderbilt MBA, and: n Surround yourself with distinguished peers in a cross-functional C-Team— a two-year experience culminating in a Capstone Strategy Project. n Gain the Vanderbilt Executive Edge— • Leadership Development Program • Strategic skills and vision • Advanced financial frameworks n Benefit from apply-it-now experiences for immediate ROI. n Enjoy an alternating Saturday schedule, tailored for working professionals. n Learn from internationally respected faculty. n Gain a global perspective.

two distinct tracks— one world-class vanderbilt mba Share the first-year curriculum and then select a varied second-year track: traditional or Americas.

Executive MBA

Americas MBA for Executives

Focuses on a curriculum with advanced financial frameworks, strategic vision and leadership skills, with a global perspective.

Focuses on building cross-border businesses and relationships in North and South America. Leverages the strengths of partner schools in four different cultures.

Designed for mid to senior-level careeroriented individuals moving into leadership roles responsible for strategic direction.

Designed for executives who have (or aspire to) positions of international responsibility or are moving into an Americas division of a multinational company.


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Two features of the program are designed to develop your personal skills as well as enhance your ability to work in teams. Apply what you learn immediately in the office on Monday.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM Our Leadership Development Program (LDP) is designed to help you get a Vanderbilt Executive Edge—that is, an improved ability to create the new and different and implement successfully with and through people. At its core, it’s improving your ability to influence. Influencing others requires self-awareness, contextual intelligence and learning agility, which is the ability to take new learning and experiences and apply them to future situations.

Individual Development

Workshops You are encouraged to attend engaging and interactive Friday evening workshops dedicated to the topic of leadership.

Group Work Your C-Team is a “living lab” for learning and practicing leadership skills.

It requires self-management and putting into practice different behaviors that improve your effectiveness. LDP offers several components to support you in gaining your Vanderbilt Executive Edge.

You will be supported as you build a leadership development plan tailored to your needs.

Coaching You can call upon the one-to-one coaching services of our LDP team and, as needed, the professional executive coaches we retain.

Assessment and Insights You will have access to several best-of-class diagnostic tools used by Fortune 500 companies, such as the Hogan Leadership Assessment.

two-year c-team performance coaching… culminating in a Capstone Strategy Project. Since most successful executives tackle problems in teams, we believe business students should too. That’s why here, like nowhere else, you’ll complete a Capstone Strategy Project as part of a functional “C-Team” of peers. Each team is carefully designed to emulate a “C-Suite (CEO, CFO or CAO, COO, CMO, CIO and/ or CHRO)” of executives including a balance of backgrounds and expertise, just like a typical organization. You will work with a client company and present your work as part of a formal presentation. As a result, you’ll widen

your perspective and learn from your peers, not just your professors. The Executive MBA students work with the same C-Team throughout the two years of the program, fostering a strong team dynamic. The Americas MBA students split off in year two to join an international project comprised of members from all four partner schools: FIA in Brazil, Simon Fraser University in Canada, ITAM in Mexico and Vanderbilt University in the United States. 01

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Curriculum Year One All Executive MBA students—including those pursuing the Americas MBA track—share the same curriculum and classroom setting. Our full-credit 60-hour curriculum begins with a rigorous one-week residency in New Harmony, Indiana—intentionally remote from the everyday demands of personal and professional life. Become fully immersed in the program and get to know the cross-functional team of professional peers who will be your C-Team. Upon completion of the one-week residency, you will continue the core foundation courses on alternating Saturdays.

SUMMER

Leadership (1)

Team Dynamics (1)

Marketing Management (4)

Financial Accounting (4) Managerial Economics (4) Managerial Statistics (4)

Managerial Finance (2) Corporate Valuation (2)

Macroeconomics (2)

Operations Management (2)

Summer Break

SPRING

Spring Break

FALL

Winter Break

Week-in-Residence

Year One: Executive MBA & Americas MBA for Executives

Organizational Behavior (2)

Leadership Development Program & C-Team performance coaching

“My undergrad is in Business Management and I had learned a great deal about management philosophies and strategy. I needed to supplement my current knowledge of business with a formal education heavy in quantitative analysis with subjects like accounting and corporate finance. Vanderbilt’s curriculum was a perfect match.” Joe Plowman, EVP, Mission Linen Supply EMBA 2014

“The most important skill I have learned is being able to intuitively combine strategy and operations with financial decision-making.”

Jonathan Connor, RVP, Sarah Cannon/ TriStar Health HCA , EMBA 2014

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at a Glance Year two Traditional Executive MBA students continue to meet in Nashville where they delve into advanced models and frameworks. Americas MBA students will immerse themselves in Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the U.S. and complete their course work as part of an international cohort limited to 60 students from the four partner schools: FIA, SFU, ITAM and Vanderbilt. Both tracks participate in a yearlong Capstone Strategy Project with peers (assembled to emulate a C-Suite team of executives) from varying business backgrounds. Beyond the classroom setting, students will consult on a project for a client company, either domestic or global depending on the track.

Global Enterprise I (2)

Global Enterprise II (4) (Includes international residency)

Corporate Financial Policy (2) Management of Service Operations (2) Strategic Alignment of Human Capital (2)

SUMMER

Advanced Marketing (2) Creating and Launching (2) the Venture

Business Strategy (4)

Strategy Project I (2)

D o m e s t i c

C a p s t o n e

Negotiation (2) Ethics (1) Special Topics (1)

Graduation

SPRING International Residency

FALL

Winter Break

Summer Break

Year Two: Executive MBA

Strategy Project II (2)

S t r a t e g y

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AUGUST

OCTOBER

FEBRUARY

APRIL

Canada

Brazil

Mexico

United States

Cross-Cultural Management (2.5)

Corporate Social Responsibility: An Integrative Approach (2.5)

Family Business (2.5)

Creating and Launching New Ventures for Organizational Growth (2.5)

Global Strategy (2.5)

Strategic Management for Emerging Markets (2.5)

Competitiveness and Strategy (2.5)

Leading a Global Innovation Strategy: Overcoming the Six Innovation Barriers in Organizations (2.5)

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C a p s t o n e

S t r a t e g y

P r o j e c t

Graduation

Summer Break

Year Two: Americas MBA for Executives

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* Curriculum and course information are updated annually and are subject to change.

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CLASS PROFILE All Vanderbilt Business students have one thing in common: They’re different. But while there’s no risk that we’ll ever reduce students to statistics and averages, here are a few figures that may give you a picture of who your classmates might be.

Job Functions Represented Sales/ Marketing 21%

Operations 23%

General Mgmt/ Entrepreneurship 15%

IT Management 11%

Industries Represented Consumer Products/ Manufacturing 26% Govt./ Nonprofit 8%

Finance/ Accounting 15%

Professional 15%

Includes Executive MBA and Americas MBA students

“I was interested in an Executive MBA for the opportunity to learn from classmates with experience in different industries and fields. My team has backgrounds in finance, operations, legal, and military. We collaborate very well together and we are all driven to become the best team in the program.”

Class Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Years Work Experience . . . . . . 12 (range 5-30) Advanced Degrees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23% GMAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600 Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22% Married . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70% Military . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14%

Senior Scientist Eastern Region, Transnetyx EMBA | 2013

Senior Director The Hackett Group EMBA | 2013

Professional Services/ Financial Consulting 17% Services 13%

*includes Consulting, Telecommunications, Energy, Environment and Transportation

Typical Executive MBA Class Profile

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Other* 13%

Health Care 23%

Chris Atkins, Area Manager, Amazon.com, EMBA 2014

marjorie eastman Business Development Lead Lockheed Martin Corporation EMBA | 2013

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Medical Director, Interim Providers Program Veterans Health Affairs AMBA | 2014


Nashville—a hub for manufacturing, health care and entrepreneurship. Nashville is served by three major interstate highways and an international airport that offers 380 flights daily and nonstop service to 50 cities. Nine of the nation’s top ten metro areas are within a two-hour flight. And once you get here, you’ll find that not only is Nashville a vibrant business community, but it is also wonderfully cosmopolitan – with great music every night (and of every genre) and people whose welcome-to-the-barbecue friendliness is renowned. 10 top

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ADMISSIONs EVENTS Attending an admissions event can be key to learning about the programs and seeing if they are the right fit for you. Often, you will have the chance to chat with our admissions staff, ask questions of alumni or even hear a current faculty member speak. We highly encourage you to attend an admissions event on Vanderbilt’s campus so you can get a feel for where you will be spending your time during the program. If you cannot make it to campus, we’d love to meet you on the road. Check our website for upcoming admissions events—we may even be coming to a city near you!

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We encourage you to invite your family as they are a large part of your two-year experience.

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TUITION & FINANCIAL AID Executive MBA students typically fund their education through corporate sponsorships, student loans and personal cash flow.

Estimated Expenses Tuition…………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 46,125 Fees*……………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 6,000 TOTAL………….. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 52,125

Typical Company Sponsorship Full tuition (paid by employer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10% Partial tuition (avg amount $13,000/year). . . . . . . . . . . . . 59% Self-funded. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31%

Financial Aid

Executive MBA and Americas MBA students may apply for U.S. government loans as full-time students via the Vanderbilt Financial Aid Office. Options available include federal loan options such as Federal Direct Stafford Loans as well as private alternative loans.

Tuition and fees are for 2013-14. Costs for the 2014-15 academic year will be posted online as they become available Scholarships at owen.vanderbilt.edu/emba-tuition. Vanderbilt offers three Executive MBA scholarship options: *Fees cover books and course materials, parking permits, most meals while classes and residencies are in session, lodging for residencies, library and database access, and graduation expenses.

n Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement n Nonprofit Management Scholarship n Americas MBA Scholarship

For eligibility requirements, please contact us.

Interview Requirements

admissions requirementS Successful Executive MBA candidates will have at least five years of strong employment history and demonstrated management experience, with significant, proven quantitative experience and aptitude. They will be able to demonstrate both teamwork and leadership experience. To be considered, all applicants will complete and submit:

An interview with the Executive Director is required of all candidates. During the interview, we look for you to share your: n background and professional

experience and career progression. n An online application n Two letters of n academic preparation, including n Undergraduate transcripts recommendation college, post-graduate and (and graduate transcripts, n Resume GMAT performance. if applicable) n Required interview n current level of management, n GMAT score including proven leadership n Required essay and supervisory skills. Application Process n ability to apply the program’s We encourage you to contact us even before submitting your application. content to your organization. We want to get to know you. This way we can help you to determine your n ability to contribute to the fit and timing, advise you on GMAT preparation, and consult with you classroom. on how to approach your employer for sponsorship. We can also help you decide whether the Executive MBA or the Americas MBA will best position you to achieve your career goals.

admissions deadlines

Application Round

Deadline to Apply Deadline Details

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Mar. 31, 2014 Final deadline for Nonprofit scholarship applicants

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May 31, 2014 Final deadline for Americas MBA scholarship applicants

While applicants may apply at any time, please consider these deadlines: Rolling

July 31, 2014

Decisions made to finalize C-Teams

Once your application is complete, we will notify you of the admissions decision within 10 business days. Application fee waived on request year-round for military applicants and alumni-referred applicants.

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