Business Administration, Management
Teilzeit Studium, Vollzeit Studium
MBA Admissions Office
Owen Graduate School of Management
Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management
401 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
- 800.288.OWEN (6936), 615.322.6469
The curriculum of the M.B.A. program consists of 61 credit hours, of which 23 hours are devoted to a common body of knowledge (the core) required of all graduates. The other 38 hours are devoted to an area of concentration and to electives in another concentration or over a range of management-related subjects. Semesters are divided into "modules," each running for seven weeks. Module I and Module II run in the first (fall) semester, and Module III and Module IV take place in the second (spring) semester.
Students normally carry 14-16 credit hours each semester, and complete the program in two academic years. A student may take no more than 18 hours of credit per semester. A minimum of three courses per module is required, but no more than ten (10) hours may be taken in any one module. A student may not enroll in a course for which he or she does not have the prerequisite course(s). No thesis or oral examination is required. Because Owen's academic standards are high, transfer credit is rare.
Distribution and International Requirement
Students must take at least 12 hours, in addition to core requirements, in courses outside the primary field of concentration. Additionally, to assure exposure to international issues, each student is required to take at least one of the following courses.
Courses that satisfy the international requirement may also be applied to appropriate concentration requirements.
Voraussetzungen / Zulassung
Candidates for the Master of Business Administration degree (M.B.A.) must have pursued post-baccalaureate study in business administration for a period of two years (61 credit hours), of which at least 45 hours must have been completed at the Owen School - have completed satisfactorily all requirements of the M.B.A. curriculum - have passed all prescribed examinations- have received the favorable recommendation of the faculty for the degree and be free of indebtedness to the University.
Financing Your MBA
“A graduate management education can be very expensive when you add up the cost of tuition, living expenses, and foregone earnings, but most MBA graduates of top schools are satisfied with the investment they’ve made in their future. We’re here to help you find a way to pay for your Vanderbilt MBA degree.”
Business school is probably the single most significant investment you will make in your personal and professional development. We are committed to helping students afford the Vanderbilt MBA program by offering a significant number of merit-based scholarships. In addition, students may apply for low-interest federal and alternative loans to pay for tuition, living expenses, and a wireless laptop computer.
This section presents an estimated student budget and explains all aspects of loans, scholarships, and employment, any of which you can use to make up the difference between your personal savings and the total cost of your education. Please remember that almost all financial aid is distributed in equal amounts each year—half for the fall semester and half for the spring—so plan ahead carefully to avoid running out of money.
Before you leave a secure job and make a significant investment in B-school, you should find out how an MBA can help you achieve your long-term career goals and learn about the Career Paths available to you. It’s important to understand the competencies that recruiters look for in high-potential candidates for these positions. Some of these competencies you will already possess, many you will gain during your MBA program.