A "Uniquely Vanderbilt" Minor

The Hoogland Undergraduate Business Program is designed to complement Vanderbilt's strong liberal arts education. In the classroom, students take courses in business fundamentals taught by the Owen Graduate School of Management, as well as elective courses that follow specific business pathways. Electives address a wide variety of topics and student interests.

Outside the classroom, undergraduates can participate in skills workshops, professional clubs, blended learning events, speaker series and other programming designed to expose students to different areas of the business world, prepare them for internships and full-time careers, and help them connect with each other in purposeful ways.

Discover. Grow. Thrive.

The Owen Graduate School of Management provides best-of-breed business education, through a portfolio of programs in a diverse, close-knit, and collaborative environment. Through immersion experiences and degree programs that can take a little as 10 months to complete, we help undergraduate and recent undergraduate students build the skills needed to launch successful careers in all areas of business.



Hoogland Undergraduate
Business Program

The Hoogland Undergraduate Business Program is an opportunity for students to pursue a program that is “Uniquely Vanderbilt.” This trans-institutional program, with elective course options from each of the four undergraduate schools and fundamentals courses taught by the Owen Graduate School of Management, is designed to complement the strong liberal arts education.

Undergraduate Business Organizations

Vanderbilt offers a variety of clubs that focus on various aspects of business. Participation in these clubs can help you discover more about career paths, hone your networking skills and develop as a leader. Vanderbilt Women in Business (WIB) Vanderbilt Investment Club Vanderbilt Entrepreneurship Club Vanderbilt Finance Club Vanderbilt Undergraduate Consulting Club Alpha Kappa Psi (Omega Nu Chapter) See a full list of business clubs and organizations below.

Accelerator® Summer Business

Accelerator® Summer Business Immersion is a 3-week certificate program for college students and recent graduates that combines classroom learning with real consulting projects and career preparation. You’ll be taught business fundamentals by Vanderbilt’s world-class faculty, and then you’ll put that knowledge to work devising solutions to business challenges for companies like Starbucks, Amazon, Nissan, and Warner Music Group. Throughout the summer business program, you’ll also receive career coaching and leadership development to help you grow personally and professionally.

Specialized Masters

In an average year, 1.75 million Americans graduate from college. They, and you, will be in the market with everyone else competing for career-building jobs. We'd like to suggest several proven ways to swing the odds in your favor. Vanderbilt offers specialized masters in accounting (audit and/or valuation), finance and marketing. These degrees are designed for liberal arts students and can be completed in one year or less.


If you want an MBA after working a few years and you’d like to become a “Double Dore,” consider applying for the VU2MBA your senior year as a Vanderbilt undergraduate. This is an admissions application option for VU seniors to apply to the MBA Program; it is not a distinct MBA program on its own. Find out the advantages of choosing this route.

Upcoming event

Vanderbilt Business® Open House

Friday, September 6 | 12:30–2:30 PM
Owen Graduate School of Management | Management Hall - Ingram Great Room (1st Floor) | 401 21st Avenue South

Learn How Vanderbilt Business is Building the Next Generation of Leaders.

As part of Vanderbilt University's Family Weekend 2024 (September 6-8), join faculty, staff, and current students from the Owen Graduate School of Management and the Hoogland Undergraduate Business Program to learn more about programs designed to help students from all majors succeed in business. Learn how our comprehensive approach to business education sets graduates up for long-term success. Drop by to enjoy a delicious dessert bar, receive a special gift, and connect one-on-one with representatives from each program.