WE TAKE BUSINESS PERSONALLY. DISCOVER THE VANDERBILT ADVANTAGE. FULL-TIME MBA
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As you research MBA programs, I believe you will find Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management a bit different. Our mission is to provide world-class business education on a personal scale, which means that getting to know you and understanding your unique goals is a top priority for us. Our full-time MBA class size is intentionally smaller so we can focus on every individual—that means you will have all the support needed to propel your career forward. Our culture is competitive, not cutthroat, and our inclusive community thrives on collaboration and teamwork. We believe these are hallmarks of successful organizations and of those who lead them. Our world-class faculty will know you by name and will invest in your success, both in and out of the classroom. Our 10,000+ alumni will pick up the phone when you call. This is a powerful network, ready and willing to open doors for you. Vanderbilt is located in Nashville, Tennessee—an affordable and cosmopolitan city known for its diverse and growing economy, great music, wide array of restaurants, and vibrant nightlife. Come visit us and experience Nashville for yourself. It’s a great place to live and learn while you’re in business school. If you have any questions about the Vanderbilt MBA program or admissions process, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 615.322.2534. We will connect you with your own recruiting manager, who will work with you throughout the admissions process. Regards,
M. ERIC JOHNSON Dean, Owen Graduate School of Management VA N D E R B I LT U N I V E R S I T Y
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# The Vanderbilt Advantage.
At Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, we’re looking for students who are inquisitive, self-aware, adaptable, and driven. Here you’ll discover what it means to lead and manage effective change by learning to think critically, take risks, and build versatile teams. Our unique and personal approach to business education enables us to offer programs that other schools simply can’t—from leadership development to tailored independent studies to immersion experiences designed to help you grow. And because of our close-knit and collaborative community, we can invest fully in who you are and where you want to go. That’s the Vanderbilt Advantage.
Business School The Princeton Review for Best Our Promise to Students: Professors Vanderbilt is a place where (2019) you will be challenged to achieve your potential, find support as you shape your future, discover lifelong friends and mentors, and open doors to new possibilities. 2
A N A CCE L E RAT E D C UR RICUL UM C ATERE D TO YOU. Our unique modular curriculum is designed to immediately provide you with the core business classes and electives you will need to succeed in your summer internship. In fact, you can begin taking electives in your preferred area of study as early as Mod 2—just 9 weeks into your classes. As a part of the Vanderbilt MBA program, you’ll choose at least one concentration as your focus of study and may further customize your program by adding additional concentrations, specializations, or emphases. You can also create your own independent study course or enroll in classes from other schools at Vanderbilt to round out your MBA education.
DUAL PROFESSIONAL DEGREES MBA/MD
Vanderbilt School of Medicine
Vanderbilt Law School
Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies
Vanderbilt Divinity School
Vanderbilt Divinity School
Vanderbilt Peabody College of Education and Human Development
Vanderbilt Blair School of Music
Meharry Medical College
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12 credit hours of electives in a single discipline Accounting Finance* General Management Healthcare Human and Organizational Performance (HOP) Marketing Operations & Analytics* Strategy
8 additional credit hours of electives beyond the concentration (to total 20 credit hours) Brand Management Corporate Finance Human and Organizational Performance (HOP) Investment Management
8 credit hours of approved courses Customized Emphases Entrepreneurship International Studies
*STEM-Designated Program The STEM designation allows international students to prolong their post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) by 24 months, providing access to work in the U.S. for a total of 36 months after graduation.
YEAR 1 / MOD 1 YEAR 1 / MOD 2 YEAR 1 / MOD 3 YEAR 1 / MOD 4
Financial Accounting Leading Teams and Organizations Management Communication Managerial Finance Managerial Statistics
Managerial Economics Marketing Management Operations Management Elective
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Opportunities during fall, winter, and spring break will enhance your MBA and career-seeking experience. Some options are for credit. BrandWeek Consulting Trek Global Business Trip Healthcare Immersion Short Courses Wall Street Week
Managerial Accounting Strategic Management Elective Elective
Business in the World Economy Elective
China Trip Global Business Trip Israel Trip Project Pyramid Trip
Maymester International Exchange Summer Internships
YEAR TWO Customize your electives to your desired career goals.
C H O O S E TH E C A R E E R PATH TH AT ’ S R I G H T FOR YOU.
With the Vanderbilt MBA, you can tailor the program to your unique skills and passions as you plan your trajectory. So whether you’re looking to accelerate your current career, hoping to switch vocations entirely, or aspiring to be an entrepreneur, you can route your career path toward exceptional success.
We offer a healthcare management curriculum unlike any other. So whether you’re working directly in a hospital, networking with healthcare executives, or learning from Congress’s foremost policy experts, you’ll gain experience in the city ranked by The Wall Street Journal as one of the “hottest places for healthcare.”
Operations and Analytics This is an ideal path if you’re interested in the design and management of processes, supply chains, and logistics within the healthcare, manufacturing, or technology industries. You’ll learn from internationally recognized faculty and have opportunities to work with some of the world’s most soughtafter companies.
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With a career in consulting, you'll meet a critical market need. You’ll learn how to solve clients’ functional problems and lead strategic change. You’ll gain invaluable client-facing skills through seminars, case practice sessions with alumni, company internships, and networking with industry leaders.
Marketing It’s no secret that brands like Microsoft, Mattel, Mars, and PepsiCo seek out our graduates to fill roles in brand and product management, service, and digital marketing. You’ll gain thorough knowledge of the discipline and excel with leadership skills that will catapult you to success.
Finance You’ll study finance with experienced faculty members who are known worldwide. Because of our legacy and robust curriculum, Vanderbilt is recognized as one of the top graduate finance programs in the world. Our students have a strong track record of earning top jobs and salaries in corporate finance programs, investment banking, and private wealth management.
Entrepreneurship You’ll have access not only to our Center for Entrepreneurship but also the Wond’ry— our very own catalyst for creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. You can also work with local powerhouses like the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Nashville Capital Network, and Jumpstart Foundry. In addition, Vanderbilt offers grant money to fund student business ideas, so your startup dreams can become tangible realities.
Human and Organizational Performance We offer one of the country’s highestregarded MBA programs in human and organizational performance. Thanks to the number and variety of our courses, you’ll be prepared to take a seat in the C-Suite and help implement company strategies across the board.
“From the faculty to the Career Management Center, Vanderbilt has helped me take a dream of entering consulting and turn it into a purpose.”
ALNEAD A BIGGERS Manager, Deloitte VA N D E R B I LT J D A N D M B A G R A D U AT E
Invested in a consulting career, Alneada chose the Vanderbilt MBA because the program aligned with her interests and offered a clear understanding of both legal and business solutions. She was also attracted to Vanderbilt’s collegial atmosphere: here she got to know her classmates and engaged with professors who are leaders in the field.
Learn more about how you can accelerate or switch your career at Vanderbilt. Visit: business.vanderbilt.edu/mba/careers 6
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companies hired members of recent MBA classes
From individualized career coaching and resume review to interview opportunities with employers both on and off campus, the Career Management Center team is here to walk you through the entire recruitment process. In fact, they will support you long after you graduate.
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Top Recent Employers (Full-Time and Internship) Accenture Amazon American Airlines AT&T Bank of America Deloitte E&J Gallo Winery Eastman Emerson EY Genentech Goldman Sachs Infosys Johnson & Johnson Jefferies Group KPMG Mars Petcare Mattel Microsoft Nissan USA North Highland PwC Walmart Wells Fargo Want to learn how much you can earn after graduation? View our graduates’ statistics and salary ranges at: business.vanderbilt. edu/mba/outcomes
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Industry heavyweights. In your corner. Our alumni go on to do extraordinary things and land at notable companies. This is a testament to the quality of our program, but also to the strength of our connected network. So wherever your aspirations lead you, chances are, Vanderbilt alumni will already be there to show you the way and will be accessible to you when you need them.
ADENA HEIKI FRIEDMAN MIKI
President and Chief Executive Officer, Nasdaq
Executive Officer and General Manager, Shinagawa Refractories
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, General Motors
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In 2021, Forbes listed Adena Friedman among the 50 most powerful women in the world. At Nasdaq, she’s president and CEO, making her the first woman to lead a major U.S. stock exchange operator. Reflecting on her time at Vanderbilt, Friedman says, “From modeling a company to personal and leadership skills, I’ve used what I learned here consistently throughout my years as a product manager and business leader.”
Heiki Miki travels the globe as Shinagawa Refractories’ executive officer and general manager of overseas business for the Americas, Europe/Middle East, and Oceania—and as one of Vanderbilt’s most visible and appreciated international supporters. Miki says the MBA curriculum helped him expand his skills and connect the dots in areas where he already had some experience, like finance, marketing, and operations.
Paul Jacobson joined General Motors as executive vice president and chief financial officer in December 2020. Prior to that, Jacobson served as CFO of Delta Air Lines, Inc., a company he helped transform. He recently described his Vanderbilt experience, “I found it was just the right size for me…which leads to a more collaborative culture, stronger relationships, and better networking than perhaps you’d find at the bigger schools.” 8
WORLD-CLASS FACULTY WHO KNOW YOU BY NAME. You probably already know that Vanderbilt faculty are some of the best in the world. What you may not know is that at Vanderbilt Business, your professors will get to know you—your name, your passions, your goals. In addition to their exceptional classroom teaching, your professors at Vanderbilt are renowned researchers, CEOs, award winners, and authors. Despite their many roles, their top focus is equipping you with the knowledge and expertise you’ll need to reach your unique goals.
Best Professors (The Princeton Review 2022)
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Professor of Marketing
Associate Professor of Operations Management
Goldsmith is an award-winning behavioral scientist and teacher who competed as a contestant on the show ”Survivor.” She studies consumer responses to uncertainty and scarcity and regularly publishes her research in the top marketing and psychology journals. She was named one of the “40 Best Professors Under 40” by Poets & Quants in 2014. Check out her TEDx video, “How to make the most out of not having enough.”
Alan teaches Operations Management and Supply Chain Management. He has earned various awards for his contributions as a scholar and teacher, including a spot on Poets & Quants’ “40 Best Professors Under 40” list in 2018. His research explores the operational and financial implications of retailers’ category and inventory management practice, as well as the operational determinants of financial success in the airline industry. His work has appeared in top academic journals.
PUT WHAT YOU’ VE LEARNED INTO PRACTICE. At Vanderbilt, you’ll gain real-world experience in your intended career path through our ample experiential learning opportunities in Nashville, across the country, and around the world. In addition, our research and learning centers help you generate impact now and after you graduate.
IMMERSION LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES Entrepreneurship Bring your idea to life with support from the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s Innovation Center, Vanderbilt’s Center for Entrepreneurship, and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.
From Project Pyramid to Center-sponsored events, the Turner Family Center for Social Ventures provides opportunities to learn more about social impact and pinpoint ways to drive positive, systemic change.
Visit different cities to meet with executives at top companies and firms to get firsthand industry knowledge and learn about employment opportunities in finance, consulting, and tech.
Participate in BrandWeek to collaborate with other students on real-world case projects from local companies. Receive guidance through The Vanderbilt Marketing Hub to better understand the ever-evolving role of marketing within an organization.
Gain an understanding of the healthcare industry from the Center for Health Care Market Innovation and from the perspective of providers, patients, and administrators through experiences such as observing actual surgeries and visiting Vanderbilt’s LifeFlight critical care helicopter service.
Leadership Development Program Develop your leadership skills with individualized or group coaching, and craft your personal leadership philosophy.
Want to find out how our immersion experiences give you the hands-on learning you need? Visit: business.vanderbilt.edu/mba/immersion
Y O U B E LO N G HERE. We’re committed to an inclusive and diverse community, because we believe we thrive best with a wide variety of perspectives and experiences. Because of that, we work with partners who introduce us to candidates from underrepresented populations, and we offer scholarships specifically for minority students. Our commitment To cultivate a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community that challenges us to embrace lifelong personal and professional growth; to welcome a wide variety of viewpoints and engage thoughtfully and respectfully, even when doing so is uncomfortable; to value differences in race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, mental or physical ability, and other such personal characteristics; and to work towards removing systemic barriers to fulfilling our commitment. Learn more at: business.vanderbilt.edu/diversity
“As an international student from Venezuela, I found many opportunities at Vanderbilt to showcase my culture, experiences, and leadership style in a very welcoming environment. Vanderbilt fosters a culture of inclusiveness where all ideas are respected.” GABY RIOS DE GIACONA Senior HR Business Partner, Unity Technologies VA N D E R B I LT M B A G R A D U AT E
“Because of the incredible diversity of students at Vanderbilt—in terms of nationality, age, backgrounds, and hobbies—I have learned way more than I ever imagined.” JULIEN BOUSQUET Marketing Lead - CPG (food and bev) Vertical, Snap Inc. VA N D E R B I LT M B A G R A D U AT E
“After coming to Vanderbilt from the Marines, I immediately felt a sense of belonging similar to the close-knit nature of the military. The team-oriented culture was very familiar, and I was happy to be involved with another high-caliber group of people who respect and value each other’s unique experiences while also looking out for one another.”
TREVOR HUNT United States Marine Corps Veteran Sr. Product Manager, Thomson Reuters VA N D E R B I LT M B A G R A D U AT E
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Here are just a few of our partners.
“Being at Vanderbilt has taught me not to second-guess myself because I am a woman. In school, we are treated equally, and I don’t have to fight for a place.”
YVONNE UDUBA Finance Operations - Project and Process Manager, Google VA N D E R B I LT M B A G R A D U AT E
W E LC O M E T O NASHVILLE.
Explore Nashville. Our hometown is a vibrant, engaging city (and a great place to live for your 2 years in school). Eclectic and diverse, Nashville offers amazing restaurants, parks, museums, and sports, on top of its unmatched live music scene. Come see for yourself why The New York Times, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal rank Nashville as one of the top places to live and do business.
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“In Nashville, we have a very strong mix of creative talent, established industries, and capital sources.” VIC GATTO CEO of Jumpstart Foundry VA N D E R B I LT M B A G R A D U AT E
ENGAGE. CONNECT. LEAD. In addition to getting a world-class education, you’ll benefit from our uniquely collaborative community. The student life experience at Vanderbilt offers countless opportunities to engage, connect, and lead while you’re here. We’re known for our variety of clubs, service opportunities, and student organizations. Learn more about student life at: business.vanderbilt.edu/mba/ studentlife
Your family is our family. And we mean it. We provide accommodations to student parents so they can maintain academic success throughout their pregnancy and after the birth of their child, including adjusting course loads, offering flexibility with exam schedules, and more. We also welcome spouses, fiancés, and partners to be part of our community and offer resources for job opportunities, child care, and local schools. Learn more at: business.vanderbilt. edu/mba/student-life/families-andpartners
“The Owen experience demands more of the student than just going to class, and the whole community is better for it.”
BEN BURKEEN Senior Product Manager Enterprise Social, Walmart Global Tech VA N D E R B I LT M B A G R A D U AT E
READY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP? Learn more about our MBA program, schedule a visit, or start an application by visiting business.vanderbilt.edu/mba, scanning the QR code below, or giving us a call at 615.322.2534.
401 21st Avenue South Nashville, TN 37203-2422 United States
WHAT DOES THE VANDERBILT BUSINESS EXPERIENCE MEAN? It means being competitive without being cutthroat. It means digging deeper and working harder. It means embracing ideas, not egos. It means collaboration and connection. It means building a different kind of leader. Together. i VANDERBILT MBA