Alumni Executive Education

Look into Vanderbilt's Executive Development Institute (EDI), offering executive education and professional development for you and your team, giving you the ability to sharpen your business skills, even after you graduate. Housed within the Owen Graduate School of Management and employing the same high-caliber faculty you learned from during your time here, EDI was founded on three guiding principles:

Lifelong learning is essential to staying competitive in business at all levels.

Employees are any organization’s greatest asset and merit developmental investments.

Improving leadership capability is key to sustainable success for any organization.


  • Opportunities to renew your core Owen business education through open enrollment programs and certificates
  • Ways to bring your favorite faculty and their expertise to your team and organization via custom programs
  • Learning events that give you strategies for staying current on managing emerging trends in business, including leading millennials and digital marketing

Learning Opportunities

Open Enrollment Programs

Career-enhancing, short, focused programs in leadership, strategy and management, open to all
Sample Programs
  • Executive Leadership
  • Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers
  • Negotiation Skills for Managers
  • Leading Millennials
  • Persuasive Speaking for Leaders
  • Managing Teams in Organizations
  • Digital Marketing
  • Strategic Decision Making

Certificates of Excellence

A combination of four Open Enrollment programs completed within 36 months that allow you to master a functional business area, gain new knowledge and add another valuable Vanderbilt credential to your resume.

Custom Programs

A unique program designed to meet your team’s needs. Choose from your favorite Owen faculty and even add in subject matter experts from your company or others.


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The discount all alumni
receive on open
enrollment programs.


The number of EDI custom clients.


The percentage of EDI
clients who return for
a second program.


The year EDI was established at Owen.


The number of annual open enrollment programs EDI offers .


If you would prefer to speak with someone directly, call David Goodridge, Director of Custom Programs
at 615-343-9551 or email
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