The Americas Edge

If you are serious about a cross-equator career–an expat assignment or position of leadership in the international division of a U.S multinational company–consider The Americas Edge, only at Vanderbilt.


In partnership with leading universities from Brazil, Canada and Mexico, Vanderbilt offers an MBA for Executives who welcome the challenges of building a business in one of the established or emerging economies of the Western Hemisphere. While many U.S. schools offer global MBA programs focused on doing business  “east to west,” Vanderbilt brings its long-standing expertise and relationships in the Americas to a curriculum that emphasizes the strategic opportunities of “north to south." On top of in-depth in-country immersion opportunities, Vanderbilt leverages the best of its highly regarded traditional Executive MBA program.
Americas Edge
Leadership Development
The leap from manager to global leader requires depth in self-awareness, organizational awareness, strategic alignment to corporate strategy and skills in negotiation and influencing teams both in and outside of the U.S. Both the Vanderbilt Executive MBA and the Americas MBA offer coursework, cross-disciplinary and cross-border team development and projects to help you identify and implement a personal leadership growth plan.



Strategy and Implementation Across the Americas
Like the Vanderbilt Executive MBA, the Americas MBA for Executives includes a year-long strategy project in Year Two. The intensive 10-day residential immersions, featuring coursework uniquely appropriate to the host country, come to life as Vanderbilt Americas MBA candidates work with their international teammates to apply knowledge and expertise to real business challenges faced by multinational corporations.

Advanced Financial Frameworks
Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management is known for its strength in finance. It will come as no surprise that the Americas MBA students will receive a thorough overlay of advanced financial frameworks which is critical for truly understanding strategic choices and risk.

Management Fundamentals
The Vanderbilt MBA core curriculum—the same used in the Vanderbilt Executive MBA program and common to many schools—lays the foundation in quantitative and soft skills including statistics, economics, finance, accounting, operations, marketing and organization management.