EMBA & GEMBA
TUITION, LOANS & SCHOLARSHIPS

Tuition

Tuition is paid in five installments during the time you are enrolled at Vanderbilt: October (40 percent), February (40 percent) and June (20 percent) of the first year and October (50 percent), February (50 percent) the second year. Student Accounts must show all tuition paid prior to graduation and tuition paid from a previous semester in order to proceed to the next semester. Tuition for the academic year 2016-17 is $51,900 with additional fees* of $6,250. Tuition and all additional fees are payable according to the following schedule:

Year 1 Tuition Payment Schedule

  • Fall: 40%
  • Spring: 40%
  • Summer: 20%

Year 2 Tuition Payment Schedule

  • Fall: 50%
  • Spring: 50%

*Additional fees cover: books, printed course materials, most meals while classes and residencies are in session, lodging for all residencies, special events and receptions, library and database access, academic services and graduation expenses. All fees subject to change. 

You will be responsible for the cost of transportation to all residencies, including the second year International Residency OR the four international residencies in the Americas program.

Financing
and Loans

Company Sponsorship

Many executive students receive some level of financial support from their employers. Sponsoring organizations enjoy many benefits from this investment.

Return on Investment for Your Organization

If you are seeking sponsorship from your organization, we’d like to help. Here is a sample sponsorship letter; we are happy to customize this for your employer.

Loans

Most Executive MBA and Global Executive MBA-Americas students self-fund some or all of the program. In addition to personal resources, students may apply for U.S. government loans as full-time students via the Vanderbilt Financial Aid Office.

To learn more about your loan options, visit the following websites:

Scholarships

The following scholarship opportunities are available for Executive and Global Executive MBA-Americas students (where indicated). Contact the Executive MBA Programs staff for information on how to apply.

ScholarshipProgramDeadline
Nonprofit Management ScholarshipEMBA OnlyMarch 31, 2018
Americas MBA ScholarshipGEMBA ONLYMay 31, 2018
Forte Fellowship for WomenBothMay 31, 2018
Ingram Scholar Award ScholarshipBothMay 31, 2018

Nonprofit Scholarship

This full tuition scholarship, (valued at approximately $95,000) is awarded annually to one nonprofit executive at a qualified 501(c)3 organization who has demonstrated commitment to serving in the nonprofit sector. The recipient is responsible for fees and travel expenses.

View Past Recipients

Ingram Scholar Award Scholarship

The Ingram Scholar distinction is one of the most prominent awards at Owen. These outstanding students are among a select group of individuals with exceptional academic ability, substantial professional experience, excellent personal qualities and demonstrated leadership abilities.

Forté Fellowship for Women Scholarship

Candidates should exhibit exemplary leadership in one or more ways: academic, team, community or creative. Nominees will represent diverse educational and work backgrounds, career goals, ethnicities and citizenship.

Americas Scholarship

In addition to strong academic credentials, candidates should exhibit leadership and professional background in a global capacity.

Special Funding

Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program

Vanderbilt University is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program. At Vanderbilt, all students who qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program are entitled to receive a Yellow Ribbon award.

The Owen Graduate School of Management awards up to $10,000 in Yellow Ribbon funds based on the unmet need of a student. 

Further information regarding the use of veterans' educational benefits at Vanderbilt University may be found here.

Questions regarding VA educational benefits should be directed to the VA School Certifying Official in the Office of the University Registrar.

FAQ

Tuition and Financing Information

Q. Are scholarships available?
A.

Executive MBA students are often working managers and executives who can fund their education through a combination of sponsorship or employer reimbursement, loans and working cash flow. Most U.S. citizens complete the FAFSA and take advantage of government loans for a portion of their education. There are limited scholarships available which can be viewed on our Tuition and Scholarships page.

Q. How much does it cost to attend the Vanderbilt EMBA program?
A.

Click here to view the full tuition and costs for the program . Once you are admitted, a $1,500 deposit is required. This deposit is credited toward your first tuition payment. Tuition is paid in five installments during the time you are enrolled at Vanderbilt: October (40 percent), February (40 percent) and June (20 percent) of the first year and October (50 percent), February (50 percent) the second year. Student Accounts must show all tuition paid prior to graduation and tuition paid from a previous semester in order to proceed to the next semester.

Q. Is corporate financial support required for the EMBA program?
A.

No. Although many Executive MBA students receive some level of corporate financial support, it is not a factor in the admissions process. Managers need to understand the time demands, including the Week-In Residence at the beginning of the program, one week residency in the middle of the program and the one-week International Residency in the spring of year two.

Q. Is financial aid available?
A.

Student loans are available for those who do not receive full financial support. Additional information is available through the Office of Financial Aid.