The Vanderbilt Executive Edge


All Executive MBA programs offer management fundamentals. The Vanderbilt Executive MBA adds the essential layers that help you reach your full potential as an executive (and your full value to your organization)..


EMBA Executive Edge

Make an impact in your organization with beyond-the-classroom learning opportunities.
The Vanderbilt program offers a number of apply-it-now experiences designed to widen your perspective and build on the knowledge you gain.

Over the course of two years, you will...

  • Complete a business project as part of a yearlong business strategy sequence. Your team will work with a company of your choosing to create a comprehensive strategic plan for the organization or an international client with a global problem to solve.

  • Work with your team to apply classroom learning to real problems facing one of your employers. For example, you might seek to revise an incentive plan that inadvertently leads to undesired behaviors (Managerial Economics);redesign a supply chain process (Operations);or build a new spreadsheet model that provides better information for management decisions (Managerial Accounting).

  • Develop a new venture business plan from scratch that you prepare and present to real venture capitalists who will judge your final presentations for quality and viability in the market.

  • Make an impact in your organization with beyond-the-classroom learning opportunities.


Kimberly Barboza Kimberly Barboza
Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2015

Senior Manager, Urban Science

I joined the Executive MBA program seeking to be exposed to new experiences, gain knowledge at an accelerated pace, study with seasoned professionals and experience extreme personal and professional growth. Earning an MBA at Vanderbilt afforded me all of these opportunities.