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The Essentials Guide | 2012-13


Maybe you’ve heard all top business schoo Erin Lustig Graphic designer. Chicago native. Gymnast. These are just a few ways you could describe Erin before business school. She came to Vanderbilt to develop her professional skills and to learn about brand management. She got exactly what she came for. How to describe her now? Country music convert. Associate Marketing Manager. Mattel enthusiast.

MBA (Brand Management)

2012

Class

“I came to Owen There wasn’t even


that ols work the same. We politely disagree. We think part of the preparation for being a business leader is learning how to lead. So we teach that here, along with business fundamentals, analytical thinking and communication skills. We’re different that way. We’re small by design. And selective. We don’t simply look for smart people. We scout for 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 believe business is more than numbers. It’s personal. So we recognize that every person is different and let you tailor your experience here accordingly. Our world-class professors will know you personally, too, not just as teachers but as mentors and friends. Sound like your kind of place so far? Please keep reading.

for Welcome Weekend, and I was sold. n another option after I came to visit.”


All Vanderbilt MBA 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. Countries Represented Brazil | Canada | China | El Salvador | Ethiopia | France  | Germany  | Ghana  | India   | Japan  | Korea  | Kuwait  | Nepal  | Nigeria  | Pakistan  | Peru  | Russia  | Saudi Arabia  | Singapore  | Spain  | Switzerland  | Turkey  | United Kingdom  | United States  | Venezuela  | Vietnam  | Zimbabwe


Class of 2014 Profile

Class Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175 Average Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Age Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-40 Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35% Minorities (% of U.S. Citizens) . . . . . . . . . . . . 15% International Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22% Married/Engaged . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23% Average Years of Work Experience . . . . . . . . 4.5 Undergraduate GPA Average . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.4 GMAT Average . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 682 GMAT Range (Middle 80%) . . . . . . . . . . 630-730

Geographical Representation – U.S. Students Mid Atlantic 12.9%

West Coast 9.1%

Southwest 12.1%

Northeast 23.5%

Midwest 12.9% Southeast 29.5%


Class of 2011 – Full-Time Average Base Salary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $91,653 Signing Bonus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,643 Other Guaranteed Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16,128

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Top Metros Atlanta | Seattle | San Francisco | New York | Washington, DC | Nashville

Where Vanderbilt ranks in career pay among top MBA programs

(Bloomberg Businessweek).

Companies That Hire the Most Vanderbilt MBAs


Employment by Job Function 28% Finance/Accounting

19% Marketing 19% Consulting 18% General Management/ Operations

Human Resources 10% Other 6%

Employment by Industry Financial Services Consulting 19%

19%

Government <1% Non-profit <2% Real Estate <2% Petroleum/ Energy <2%

14%

Manufacturing

7% 9%

Technology Consumer Products

14% 12%

Other

Pharma/Biotech/ Health Care


Time and again, prospective MBA students who become Owen student Maybe it’s because we treat them like individuals—not numbers—from door. Perhaps it’s because we help them focus on their career success f

Off-CAMPUS EVENTS MBA Fairs July-January Meet Vanderbilt representatives at MBA fairs throughout the world.

ON-CAMPUS EVENTS Discover Weekend

November 9-10, 2012, or February 8-9, 2013 Enjoy campus tours, faculty presentations, student/alumni panels, career management sessions, admissions workshops and social events.

Diversity Symposium

November 9, 2012 Learn about student life, challenges facing underrepresented minorities in business and Vanderbilt’s commitment to diversity. Women in Business Symposium

February 8, 2013 Hear students and alums describe life as a woman in the Vanderbilt MBA program and in post-MBA careers.

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


ts say, “The visit sealed it!” m the moment they walk in the from the moment they apply. Welcome Weekend

April 12-13, 2013 Your time to celebrate with your new classmates. By invitation, admitted applicants enjoy a welcome reception and meetings with students, faculty, deans, Admissions and Career Management team members, plus a tour of Nashville’s great nightlife.

Other Ways to Connect Admissions Ambassadors Vanderbilt MBAs from a wide variety of locations and industries are available to share their unique Owen experience with you. owen.vanderbilt. edu/ambassadors Social Media

Facebook.com/VanderbiltMBA Twitter.com/VanderbiltMBA

Weekday Visit Have lunch with a student, attend a class, talk with Career Management staff and have an optional interview (MondayThursday when classes are in session). A modified schedule can be created for Friday visits.

Online Chats

We host a series of web chats throughout the year. owen.vanderbilt.edu/webchats

owen.vanderbilt.edu/mba-events


admissions requirementS We’re purposely small. With highly selective, very competitive admissions. Our admissions committee considers a number of factors, including: n n n

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work experience GMAT/GRE scores undergraduate record (U.S. bachelor’s degree or equivalent required) recommendations required essays a personal interview

But we’re not looking only for the smartest students. We seek the best. So, along with other qualities, we look for talented and diverse people who will value our unique community, enjoy collaborating with classmates and join an actively engaged alumni network.


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The Vanderbilt MBA Class of 2014 includesâ&#x20AC;Ś 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 Peace Corps Volunteer | Singer-Songwriter


application deadlines

We encourage you to apply as early in the admission cycle as possible. Application Deadline to Round Apply

Decision Deposit Deadline Deadline Deposit

Early*

Oct. 2, 2012

Nov. 16, 2012

Dec. 13, 2012

$2,500

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Nov. 27, 2012

Jan. 11, 2013

Feb. 12, 2013

$1,500

2

Jan. 9, 2013

Mar. 8, 2013

Apr. 16, 2013

$1,500

3

Mar. 5, 2013

Apr. 26, 2013

May 21, 2013

$1,500

*Early Application/Decision/Deposit. Visit our website for details. Priority consideration for Scholarsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Day is given to those who apply by Round 2. Priority consideration for Diversity Scholarships is given to those who apply by Round 2. Applications are accepted and reviewed after the 3rd round on a rolling basis.


financing you We are committed to helping you afford our program by offering a generous number of scholarships. More than 60 percent of the incoming class received a scholarship award, and the average award was approximately $50,000 for the two-year period of study. Estimated Expenses Tuition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 45,000 Books/Supplies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,788 Rent/Utilities (divide if shared). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 9,468 Meals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,872 Personal* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 5,548 Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,934 Loan Fees (U.S. citizens only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,136 TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 68,746 Tuition and fees above are for 2012-13. Costs for the 2013-14 academic year will be posted online as they become available at owen.vanderbilt.edu/mba-tuition.

*includes rec center and health insurance costs


our mba When awarding scholarships, we use a comprehensive approach to assess your achievements and potential. Candidates 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 9 deadline for priority consideration.

Yellow Ribbon Program

We are proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which enables eligible veterans to earn a Vanderbilt MBA at a significantly reduced cost. owen.vanderbilt.edu/military


“Discover Weekend gave me a glimpse of a community that I haven’t found at other business schools.Whether I was talking with a member of the admissions staff, student or alumnus, the conversation always seemed to focus on what I want to accomplish, not on what I have already accomplished.”

Matt Ross He’s played rugby, traded derivatives and unloaded fishing boats in New Zealand. Now he is concentrating on growing his experience in the health care industry, and spending his summer interning at Amgen in Thousand Oaks, California. With the skills and knowledge he has picked up at Owen, there is no telling how far he will go.

MBA (Health Care, Corporate Finance)

2013

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