Your leadership instruction and assessment begin Day One, allowing two years to experiment with, improve and appreciate the skills you are learning. Classes that provide the quantitative and analytical essentials—Accounting, Economics, Statistics and Finance—come early and build through the first year; as a result, you will be prepared to handle the advanced application of the principles learned. Other organizational functions—Operations, Organizational Behavior and Marketing—are covered in depth, providing you with a working knowledge of all facets of an organization. The first year of the program is designed to provide you with a solid foundation of management essentials, theory and application. Many Executive MBA programs stop here. Vanderbilt doesn't.
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Sample Class Day
To accommodate the busy schedules of our students and minimize career disruptions, the Vanderbilt Executive MBA program features a unique alternating Saturday format. Starting in August of Year One and ending in July of Year Two, the program is cleanly segmented into fall, spring and summer semesters with allowances for semester breaks and holidays. In addition to two Saturdays per month, two one-week residencies are incorporated into the program; a Week-in-Residence at the beginning of Year 1 and an International Residency in the spring of Year 2.