Services and Support

Executive amenities and ambience


Executive Programs are housed in Old Mechanical, one of the original buildings on the Vanderbilt campus. This building has been updated several times over the years with a significant remodel in 2008. Designed with feedback and funding from Executive MBA students and alumni, this spaceExecutive Lounge combines the unique historical character of a circa 1888 brick building with classrooms boasting contemporary, flexible seating and state-of-the-art technology. The Executive Lounge bundles together a business center, study area and catering kitchen, providing a home away from home for executive students while at Owen.

World-class management library


The Walker Management Library offers resources and personal service that are unmatched at most top-tier business schools. Each C-Team is assigned a research librarian who will guide members to the right databases and assets for any given assignment; these services can be accessed on campus or over the Internet from remote locations. In addition to space in the Executive Lounge, the library offers 21 study rooms for team meetings, equipped with wireless Internet access and ample work tables and seating.

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Online course work and collaboration tools


Executive MBA students use “BlackBoard,” a best-of-class learning system used throughout Vanderbilt University. While this will be a primary tool for online assignments and faculty communication, there are many other tools such as Skype and Panopto available to faculty and teams to collaborate and present important information. All are vetted and supported by Owen’s IT Services department.