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Owen Graduate School of Management – Vanderbilt University - Executive MBA

Owen Graduate School of Management Executive MBA Program Structure

Students in the first year of the 21-month Vanderbilt Owen Executive MBA program meet on alternating Saturdays, with a schedule built for working professionals. In the second year, students in the program choose either the Executive Edge or Global Immersion Track, with the latter featuring four international residencies. Both programs award the same Vanderbilt EMBAdegree, but Global Immersion Track students also receive four certificates from that schools in partnership with the program.


The first year of both the Executive Edge and Global Immersion Tracks operate exactly the same, meeting on alternating Saturdays. Along with the required core course work, first year students must complete a one-week residence in  New Harmony, IN. In the second year, Global Immersion Track students begin one of four international residencies in Canada, Brazil, Mexico, and then another location in the United States. Both tracks conclude in May of the second year with capstone projects, with Executive Edge students focusing on domestic business and Global Immersion track students focusing on international business. Executive Edge students also have the option to take one international residency during the second year of the program.

Executive MBA Rankings

• Financial Times: 75
• The Economist: 43

Class Profile

The average size of a Vanderbilt Owen EMBA class is around 50 students. These students usually have around 11 years of previous work experience and a GMAT score of 615. About 34 percent of the Owen EMBA student body are women.

Career Statistics

Within ten years of earning either EMBA, Vanderbilt Owen grads reported a 91 percent salary increase. Graduates, on average, earn enough to pay back their degree within 1.8 years.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Like the full-time MBA, the Vanderbilt Owen Executive MBA costs $56,150 per year, with Executive Edge Track students paying an extra $3,980, and Global Immersion Track students paying $5,730. Additional program fees, travel expenses, supplies, and more, are not included in the price of tuition.

Scholarships are available for all EMBA students, although certain scholarships, like the Nonprofit Management Scholarship, may only be available to students in one track. All students must apply individually for these scholarship opportunities.

Federal and private loans are available for U.S. and international students, although the latter can only fund their education through private loans. Many students help fund their education through company sponsorships through their current employers.


In order to apply to the Vanderbilt Owen Executive MBA program, applicants must submit:

• A completed online application
• Official transcripts
• A résumé
• GMAT/EA Scores
• Two letters of recommendation
• A career goals essays

All applications require a one-time fee for entry. All admitted applicants must undergo a required interview process.

The Priority Application Deadline is March 31, 2022. The Round 2 Application Deadline is May 31, 2022.

Applications are accepted and reviewed after Round 2 on a rolling basis if seats remain.

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