Tuition and Financing

An investment worth making.

Annual Tuition and Fees

Executive MBA and Americas MBA students pay tuition and fees. Tuition for the academic year 2015-2016 is $49,950. Additional fees for the academic year 2015-2016 are $6,250. Tuition and all additional fees are payable according to the following schedule.
Payment Due Amount
October 40%
February 40%
June 20%
The additional fees cover books and printed course materials; parking permit;most meals while classes and residencies are in session; lodging for all residencies; special events and receptions; library and database access; academic services, and graduation expenses. All students are responsible for travel and lodging (if necessary)to all biweekly Saturday class weekends in Nashville; in addition, students cover the costs of round-trip airfare (as required) to residency locations including: Week-in-residence (both Executive MBA and Americas MBA students), the International Residency (Executive MBA students only) or four Americas residencies (Americas MBA students only).

Tuition for year two typically increases 4 to 7 percent annually although it was only 2.5 percent last year.

Financing Your Executive MBA or Americas MBA

Company Sponsorship

Many executive students receive some level of financial support from their employers. Sponsoring organizations enjoy many benefits from this investment. However, typically about one-third of students are fully self-funded.

How Your Organization Benefits from Your Executive MBA or Americas MBA Studies
Almost from day one, Vanderbilt Executive MBA and Americas MBA students apply classroom and project learning to solve problems back at work. Their heightened knowledge and skills make them more valuable, versatile managers—blending quantitative and financial acumen, leadership and strategic planning to support organizational challenges. Executive perspective is enhanced to support organization-wide goals.

Companies that sponsor all or part of their executive students' tuition also gain ROI in the form of long-term loyalty. While one-third of students may be fully sponsored another one-third receive at least some tuition reimbursement; 80 percent of Vanderbilt Executive MBAs remain with their employers. Vanderbilt Executive MBAs bring value and tend to get rewarded in return, so they enjoy career stability.

Click here for a sample PDF sponsorship letter from Vanderbilt's Executive MBA Executive Director. We would be happy to customize this letter for your employer; just contact us.


Executive MBA and Americas MBA students may apply for U.S. government loans as full-time students via the Vanderbilt Financial Aid Office.

To learn more about your loan options, visit the following websites: Vanderbilt Financial Aid and

Because students are working executives capable of funding education through corporate sponsorships, loans and cash flow, scholarships for the program are not available, with two exceptions:

Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program

All current members of the military and veterans are eligible to use approved GI benefits at Vanderbilt. In addition, eligible veterans can attend Vanderbilt University at a significantly reduced cost, thanks to the school's participation in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program.

Under the Yellow Ribbon Program, a part of the post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, colleges and universities can work with the federal government to offer financial rewards to veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. To be eligible, veterans must have served three years on active duty or at least 30 continuous days before being discharged for service-related injuries since the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks.

Qualified veterans who enroll in Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management will be awarded up to $40,000 for tuition. This is broken down as $20,000 per year ($10,000 from the Veteran's Administration and $10,000 from Vanderbilt.) For more information on the Yellow Ribbon Program click here.

Nonprofit Sponsorship

The Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management salute the vital role of nonprofit leaders. In 2005, an annual tuition sponsorship was established to recognize one Middle Tennessee nonprofit executive making significant contributions to the community. For more about the Nonprofit Sponsorship click here.

The Nonprofit Sponsorship is only applicable to the Executive MBA program and not available for Americas MBA students.