Prepare to take on the world.
Few business schools prepare you for success like Owen does. It starts with academic rigor, under the leadership of outstanding faculty who have helped shape entire industries and fields of study. It includes an unusual degree of practical learning and real-world projects.
Owen also gives you the flexibility to shape your own curriculum to your needs and career goals. And the small-by-design closeness of our community means that you have opportunities to form deeper and more rewarding relationships with our faculty and staff.
The Vanderbilt MBA academic calendar is based on a modular system of intensive courses, each seven weeks in length. Two "mods" equal one semester. Mods give you a fast start by allowing you to take courses in your chosen specialty as early as Mod 2 of your first year. You can complete significant study in your field of interest before taking on a summer internship. The total number of courses over a two-year period allows you the freedom and flexibility to take electives within your chosen specialty or branch out by taking courses in cross-functional areas of interest within Owen or other schools at Vanderbilt.
*Degree requirements and course information are subject to change; not all courses are offered every year. 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.
Ethics Integrated Throughout
As part of the required core curriculum foundation, faculty place ethics in a larger framework, teaching critical strategies to protect and practice integrity in the workplace. In addition, Vanderbilt students are bound by the Honor System, which was inaugurated when the university opened its doors in 1875. All students are required to read and sign the Honor Constitution of the Owen Graduate School of Management.
Learning Across Vanderbilt
Full-time Vanderbilt MBA students may take courses for credit at other Vanderbilt graduate schools with approval from the office of Academic Programs. Many students choose to take interdisciplinary classes at the Law School, Divinity School, Peabody School of Education, Medical School and the Nursing School. Students generally choose to take these classes during their second year. Popular options are language courses.