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The Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) May 15
Application deadline (international students) May 15
Application fee $0

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 29.0% - Low
Average age of new entrants 28
Average undergraduate GPA 3.40 - High
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.9-3.9
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 130
Average GMAT score 695 - High
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 640-760
Students with prior work experience 153
Average work experience (months) 54

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Applicants (part-time) N/A
Acceptance rate N/A
Average age of new entrants N/A
Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA N/A
Average GMAT score N/A
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Students with prior work experience N/A
Average work experience (months) N/A

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required N/A

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
Academic records and test scores are evaluated to assess ability to succeed in the program. Full-time work experience is desired with rare exceptions made. Applicants under consideration are selected to be interviewed. All applicants' essays, recommendations and interviews must fit the Vanderbilt MBA culture - demonstrated leadership, service, teamwork and ethical behavior.
Executive program
The Vanderbilt EMBA & Americas MBA for Execs are 2-year programs that focus on strategy, advanced financial frameworks and leadership for sr managers and execs. Both programs feature a strategy sequence and consulting project in the 2nd year. The Americas MBA features residential immersions in Canada, Mexico, Brazil and the U.S.
Part-time program N/A
Part-time distance learning program N/A

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions John Roeder
Full-time program phone (615) 322-6469
Full-time program E-mail admissions@owen.vanderbilt.edu
Full-time program website http:/​/​www.​owen.​vanderbilt.​edu
Executive program phone (615) 322-3120
Executive program E-mail emba@owen.vanderbilt.edu
Executive program website http:/​/​www.​owen.​vanderbilt.​edu
Part-time program phone N/A
Part-time program E-mail N/A
Part-time program website N/A
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program E-mail N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A
 

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

(14) Departments/concentrations
accounting international business
consulting marketing
entrepreneurship production/operations management
finance organizational behavior
general management portfolio management
health care administration real estate
human resources management other
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand consulting, finance, general management, health care administration, marketing
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time traditional two year, full-time other, traditional executive MBA, other executive MBA
Joint programs available divinity, engineering, healthcare (medicine), healthcare (management), law, MBA/MD, MBA/BA (music), MBA/PhD, MBA/MALAS (latin american studies)

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
The two-year MBA is a 62 credit hour master's program. The curriculum includes 22 hours of foundation courses in the first two mods (four mods per academic year) as well as management electives that prepare students for concentrations in 7 areas and specializations in 5.
Executive program
The Vanderbilt Executive MBA is a full two-year "lockstep" program, focusing on advanced financial frameworks, strategy and leadership skills at an executive level. Year 1: 30 credits of core MBA curriculum. Year 2: 30 credits - Strategy Sequence - teams complete strategic plan for clients; Global Sequence - ends with residency outside the US; Venture Creation - new business plan.
Part-time program N/A
Part-time distance learning program N/A
 

Business School Ranking

#25 Best Business Schools

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#24 in Finance

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score 64
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.5
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 3.3
Acceptance rate 29.0% - Low
Average starting salary and bonus $102,694 - High
Average undergraduate GPA 3.40 - High
Average GMAT score 695 - High
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 66.9% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 82.8% - Medium
Enrollment (full-time) 347
 

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 347

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 347
Minority students 12.1%
International students 20.7%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) N/A
Minority students N/A
International students N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A
 

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Karen Hauser
Financial aid phone (615) 322-3591

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $43,902 per year
Required fees $398 per program
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $23,744
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class $87,587

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships 0
Teaching assistantships 0
Research assistantships 0
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes
High
Career and Salary Statistics

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

Vanderbilt University has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 184
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 145
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 66.9% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 82.8% - Medium

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 103
Low base salary $40,000
Average base salary $91,653
High base salary $145,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $45,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $91,261
High base salary: U.S citizen $130,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $40,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $94,935
High base salary: Foreign nationals $145,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 61
Low signing bonus $2,500
Average signing bonus $18,643
High signing bonus $70,000

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $2,500
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $18,337
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $70,000

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $5,000
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $20,750
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $35,000

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 14
Low other compensation $3,900
Average other compensation $16,128
High other compensation $46,000

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens $3,900
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $16,923
High other compensation: U.S. citizens $46,000

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
High other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 23
Marketing/sales low salary $40,000
Marketing/sales average salary $88,226
Marketing/sales high salary $102,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 8
Operations/production low salary $65,000
Operations/production average salary $86,286
Operations/production high salary $108,000
Number reporting general management jobs 13
General management low salary $60,000
General management average salary $84,909
General management high salary $105,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 34
Finance/accounting low salary $45,000
Finance/accounting average salary $89,968
Finance/accounting high salary $115,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 1
Management information systems (MIS) low salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) average salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) high salary N/A
Number reporting consulting jobs 23
Consulting low salary $70,000
Consulting average salary $105,632
Consulting high salary $130,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 12
Human resources low salary $83,000
Human resources average salary $94,250
Human resources high salary $145,000
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 6
Other occupations low salary $50,000
Other occupations average salary $75,875
Other occupations high salary $100,000

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting government jobs 1
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 8
Manufacturing low salary $63,000
Manufacturing average salary $83,400
Manufacturing high salary $94,000
Number reporting non-profit jobs 2

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 20
Northeast low salary $85,000
Northeast average salary $98,912
Northeast high salary $115,000
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 6
Middle Atlantic low salary $78,000
Middle Atlantic average salary $93,000
Middle Atlantic high salary $115,000
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 53
South low salary $45,000
South average salary $86,990
South high salary $130,000
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 10
Midwest low salary $63,000
Midwest average salary $91,021
Midwest high salary $120,000
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 7
Southwest low salary $75,000
Southwest average salary $87,600
Southwest high salary $106,000
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 17
West low salary $83,000
West average salary $100,343
West high salary $130,000
Number reporting jobs located internationally 7
International low salary $40,000
International average salary $92,320
International high salary $145,000
 


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