Ours is a personal community. With an incoming class size of about 50 students each year, our Executive MBA program takes business personally.
As we evaluate applicants, we take a wholistic and balanced approach to admissions. The ideal candidate for this program has at least five years of management experience, ranging up to 20 years or more. Our students are looking for a program that offers the opportunity to gain an outstanding education without interrupting their career progression.
Having employer support or endorsement is encouraged so that you can take new ideas and skills learned in class on Saturday back to work and implement them on Monday.
Take the first step toward enhancing your career, developing yourself as a leader and discovering a close-knit community of alumni from all over the world.
Here are your next steps:
- Completed, submitted application, including fee
- Undergraduate transcripts (and graduate transcripts, if applicable)
- GMAT or executive assessment (EA) score
- Career essay
- Two professional recommendations
- Personal interview
Business school is a significant investment in your personal and professional development. Many Executive MBA students are self-funded, although some receive some level of financial support from their employers. Both students and employers tend to report they see immediate ROI from the Executive MBA program.
Average Executive MBA Class Profile
- 48 Average class size
- 33 Percentage of women
- 20 Percentage of Military
- 64 Percentage of students who are married
- 11 Average years of work experience
- 22 Percentage of students with advanced degrees
and Global Immersion Track class profile
Executive MBA Nonprofit Scholarship Deadline
Executive MBA Scholarship Deadline
The Vanderbilt EMBA program admissions are on rolling admissions through June; decisions are typically given to applicants within two weeks of receipt of a complete, submitted application. We do, however, have several scholarship deadlines, outlined here.
We encourage you to talk with us before you’ve submitted an application. Schedule a personal consultation now to determine which program will best help you achieve your career goals. The earlier we meet, the more we can help you through the application process. Our goal is to support you through this process and throughout the Executive MBA program.
Executive MBA Information Session - Louisville, KY
Executive MBA Information Session - Lexington, KY
On-Campus Executive MBA Preview Day
Occasionally, we will admit a student with less than five years of managerial experience if his or her career path is well developed in the desired profession and other qualifications are exceptionally strong.
No. While general admission requirements are similar, the limited cohort of up to 15 Americas students from each school is required to ensure a rich, balanced experience.
Vanderbilt requires all prospective students to complete either the GMAT or Executive Assessment (EA) in order to receive an admission decision. These test scores help us ensure that applicants possess the quantitative and verbal skills to be successful in the Executive MBA program. Either our complimentary online math/statistics course and/or complimentary Executive MBA Camp, held on Saturdays in July, may be required based on your test scores. We are a rigorous, quantitative MBA degree program. You will find that testing preparation enables you to move at the speed of our classroom.
- A screening interview (which can be done over the phone pre-application)
- A face-to-face interview
- Required essays
- Transcripts for all college-level and graduate work
- GMAT or EA
- Two letters of recommendation
Because of the strong quantitative nature of Vanderbilt's MBA programs, we require the GMAT or the Executive Assessment (EA) as proof of proficiency with numbers and as an academic benchmark to compare candidates. This standard enables us to provide a rich learning environment.