COVID-19 Information

Vanderbilt University is closely monitoring the emergence of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and consulting with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, federal, state, and local public health experts, as well as campus constituents. The University has and will continue to take action to limit possible exposure for students, faculty, and staff. The intent of all decisions is to ensure the safety of our community. 

The Owen Graduate School of Management is following the University's guidance on all operational matters to protect the safety, health, and well-being of our community. We remain committed to providing world-class education on a personal scale, even in these challenging and uncertain times, and we've taken significant measures to uphold that commitment to our students. 

Read below for the latest updates from Vanderbilt and the Owen Graduate School of Management. 

Owen and University Updates

Keep up with the latest from Owen through our COVID-19 Newsletter, which we send to Students, Faculty, and Staff on a regular basis. Read the March 22, 2020 update by clicking here.

For the latest information from Vanderbilt University about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.

Program Updates

Recognizing the extraordinary challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic poses, we are making adjustments to our admissions processes to better serve prospective students and protect the health and safety of our entire community. The following information outlines important details/changes by program and will be updated frequently as this rapidly evolving situation unfolds.

MBA

Application Deadlines + Admissions Process Updates:

    • Recognizing the extraordinary challenges faced by many applicants, Vanderbilt is offering GMAT/GRE/EA test waivers to qualified candidates for the 2020-21 MBA application cycle. Waiver requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Applicants who are interested in a GMAT/GRE/EA waiver must start an application, then complete the test waiver request form and upload supporting documentation. Additional information on test wavier requirements can be found on the application instruction page. Please contact us at mba@vanderbilt.edu if you have concerns about fulfilling our requirements.

Resources + Ways to Connect:

    • Vanderbilt MBA is hosting “Admissions 101” webinars to offer tips for prospective students who are new to the b-school process. Click here to register for an upcoming webinar.
    • Virtual Campus Visits are available this fall for prospects who want to learn more about our school, connect with current students, meet with Career Management Center representatives, and more. Click here for more information.
    • Personal consultations are available via Zoom, Skype, and phone to allow prospective students to connect one-on-one with our recruiting managers. You can connect with Kim Killingsworth, Rob Schickler, Ashley Lomax (Lead Diversity Recruiter), Mckenzie Mulligan, or Colleen Pagnani (Dual Degree Candidates) directly by clicking on a specific name.

Executive MBA

Application Deadlines + Admissions Process Updates:

Resources + Ways to Connect:

  • Vanderbilt EMBA offers virtual events to give prospective students an opportunity to learn more about the program; interact with staff, faculty and alumni; and get a glimpse of the classroom experience. Click here to register for upcoming events.
  • Personal consultations are available via Zoom, Skype, and phone to allow prospective students to connect one-on-one with our Director of Recruiting. Click here to find a date and time that works for you.

Master of Management in Health Care

Application Deadlines + Admissions Process Updates:

  • The application portal for the Class of 2022 is open. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Please contact us at mmhc@vanderbilt.edu if you have questions.

Resources + Ways to Connect:

  • Vanderbilt MMHC will offer Virtual Info Sessions in the spring to give prospective students an opportunity to learn more about the program, interact with staff, faculty, and alumni, and get a glimpse of the classroom experience. Registration for these free events will be available soon.
  • Personal consultations are available via Zoom, Skype, and phone to allow prospective students to connect one-on-one with an MMHC staff member. Click here to set up a time.

Master of Accountancy

Application Deadlines + Admissions Process Updates:

  • The application portal for the Class of 2022 is open. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
  • In light of the changes to the GRE and GMAT test-taking procedures, we are granting waivers for the GMAT or GRE exams for prospective students who demonstrate success in their undergraduate careers. To apply for a test score waiver, you must first submit an application.  Once submitted, you will receive a waiver form to complete. We will get back to you as soon as possible with a response to your waiver request.

Resources + Ways to Connect:

  • Please contact us at macc@vanderbilt.edu if you have any questions or concerns about the application requirements. We also offer personal consultations via Zoom, Skype, and phone to allow prospective students to connect one-on-one with a MAcc team member. Contact us to set up a time.  We look forward to talking with you!

MASTER OF MARKETING

Admissions Process Updates:

  • The application portal for the Class of 2023 will open in August. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
  • Recognizing the extraordinary challenges faced by many applicants, Vanderbilt is offering GMAT/GRE test waivers to qualified candidates for the 2021-22 MMark application cycle. Waiver requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Applicants who are interested in a GMAT/GRE waiver must start an application and upload supporting documentation.
  • The statements in this COVID-19 section supersede other statements you may see throughout our extensive website.

Resources + Ways to Connect:

  • Please contact us at mmark@vanderbilt.edu if you have any questions or concerns about the application requirements.

MS FINANCE

Application Deadlines + Admissions Process Updates:

  • The application portal for the Class of 2023 will open in August. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
  • For applications currently in process: Vanderbilt MS Finance accepts both the GRE and GMAT. Both testing services have launched online, proctored tests.  Click here for the GRE option. Click here for the GMAT option. Due to the temporary disruption of testing in places affected by COVID-19, we are temporarily accepting self-reported test scores for admissions consideration and will work with you if you have had your exams cancelled. Official scores will only be due upon admission.
  • The statements in this Covid-19 section supersede other statements you may see throughout our extensive website.

Resources + Ways to Connect:

  • Please contact us at msfinance@vanderbilt.edu if you have any questions or concerns about the application requirements.

EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

  • To ensure a safe, socially distant learning experience during the pandemic, we have introduced:

    • Live Online programs, which offer live, interactive virtual instruction with Vanderbilt Business faculty.

    • Online Certificate, which offers four faculty-led courses that build a foundation of business and leadership skills. 
  • If you would like to sign up for updates such as webinars that we will be hosting in the coming weeks or other virtual programs we develop, please sign up in the Request Information section of this page. Take care of yourself and let us know how we can continue to help you achieve your goals during these uncertain times.