Courses and Curriculum
The second year of the program elevates these topics to CEO level by focusing on strategic aspects of managing the entire organization as well as its functional areas. The Business Strategy Sequence runs the entire second year. This sequence features the Capstone Strategy Project, an exciting and intensive application of knowledge on behalf of your team's client company.
The focus moves beyond our borders starting in the spring of Year Two;Managing the Global Enterprise provides insight and instruction while the International Residency allows you to closely evaluate and understand many international organizations at work. The second year also introduces Creating and Launching the Venture, the opportunity to develop a business plan for a start-up or an expansion into new areas.
*Degree requirements and course information are subject to change. Click here to view the most recent Course Catalog containing academic policies, degree requirements and individual course descriptions for each of our degree programs. Current students should consult YES (Your Enrollment Services), Vanderbilt's online student services application for current course descriptions and course offerings.
Sample “class day” schedule
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.