Become part of a C-Team and get the view from the top.
Since most successful executives tackle problems in teams, we’ve always believed business students should too. That’s why here, like nowhere else, you’ll complete much of your work as part of a cross-functional “C-Team” of peers.
We carefully design these teams to emulate a “C-suite” of executives, including a complementary balance of backgrounds and expertise, so you’ll have people on your team representing the various roles you’d find in a typical organization.
As a result, you’ll widen the lens through which you see problems (just as top executives must do). And chances are, as our graduates often say, you’ll learn as much from your C-Team as from your professor in the class.
Who comprises a Vanderbilt C-Team?
Each C-Team is made up of 4-5 individuals who bring a diverse set of skills and experience to share. The diversity comes not only in job function and industry, but in age, gender, or ethnicity as well. It’s those unique differences in backgrounds and life experiences that create the ideal opportunity to maximize the learning experience. Intended to simulate a real-world corporate C-Suite team, the Executive MBA C-Team becomes a supported “learning lab” in which members can draw on the expertise of the team while stretching to reach their own leadership potential. It’s the reason our alums often say they learn as much from their peers as their world-class faculty. Learn More.
How we support a team:
Your C-Team is never completely on its own. During the two years in the program, your team will receive support from our faculty and program staff. Support includes coaching on team dynamics and the progress of your work together, checkpoints to ensure you're on track and guidance for projects that serve as a real-world learning laboratory. What help do you need? Just ask.