The Vanderbilt
Accelerator® Advantage


Designed for undergraduates and recent college graduates—especially those who did not major in a business-related field—Accelerator is a non-degree program that combines classroom learning with projects that allow you to act as a consultant, solving real problems for real companies and presenting your ideas to management. In 3 fast-paced weeks, you can get both the knowledge and hands-on business experience to help you land an exciting internship and make connections with potential employers.

The Vanderbilt Advantage

  • Learn the nuts and bolts of marketing, logistics, finance, operations and branding, as well as soft skills such as client service and presentations
  • Learn by doing real projects for real companies
  • Focus on working in (and leading) teams
  • Develop your career prospects with resume review, mock interviews and networking exercises
  • Experience a “taste” of a graduate business program

By the numbers


The number of projects students work on for real companies during their 3-weeks in the Accelerator program.

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