MBA Video

Why the Vanderbilt MBA?

Students explain in their own words why they chose the Vanderbilt MBA program

Hult Prize

Prestigious Competition

Some of Owen’s exceptional students ranked #2 in the prestigious Hult Prize competition

See if you qualify for our application fee waiver

We are looking for great students that have the characteristics that employers want. Smart. Self-aware. Curious. Passionate. And works well with others.

Among US News top 50 MBA programs, no school has seen students’ GMAT scores rise faster during the past five years than Vanderbilt. (U.S.News & World Report data and Poets & Quants article)

So while we have always been very selective, we are looking for even more exceptional students. If you’re one of them, we’ll waive our usual $175 application fee if you meet one or more of these criteria:

  • The academic excellence application fee waiver is based upon your GMAT score-- remember to have your official GMAT score report be sent to Vanderbilt.
  • Service to country or community (U.S. Military, Peace Corps, Teach for America).
  • Member of or proven advocate for an underrepresented U.S. minority population.
  • A graduate of Vanderbilt MS Finance or Accelerator program.
How will you know if you qualify? Once you respond to relevant questions in the application, the application fee will be waived automatically. Questions or problems? Email

Click here to start or continue your application