Executive MBA
FUNDING your education

Tuition

Tuition is paid in five installments during the time you are enrolled at Vanderbilt. During the first year, you will need to make payments in fall (40 percent), spring (40 percent) and summer (20 percent). During the second year payments are due in fall (50 percent), spring (50 percent). Students Accounts must show all tuition and fees paid from a previous semester in order to proceed to the next semester. All student accounts balances must be paid in full prior to graduation. Tuition for the  academic year 2018-19 is $56,150. The program fees* for the Executive Edge track are $3,980. The program fees* for the Global Immersion track are $5,730.

*Additional Program 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. Additional university fees are not included. All fees are subject to change. 

You will be responsible for the cost of transportation to all residencies, including the optional second-year International Residency in the Executive Edge track OR the four international residencies in the Global Immersion track.

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 of our Executive MBA 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 MBA students (where indicated). Contact our Executive MBA Programs staff for information on how to apply.

ScholarshipProgramDeadline
Brockenborough Family ScholarshipBoth TracksMay 31
Ingram Scholar Award ScholarshipBoth TracksMay 31
Forté Fellowship for WomenBoth TracksMay 31
Nonprofit Management ScholarshipExecutive Edge Track OnlyMarch 31
Global Immersion Track ScholarshipGlobal Immersion Track OnlyMay 31

ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

Brockenborough Family Scholarship

The Brockenborough Family Scholarship was established in 2011 by Bruce Paxton Brockenborough (EMBA 2001) to provide financial support for deserving students enrolled in the Executive MBA (EMBA) Program at the Owen Graduate School of Management.

DEAN'S SCHOLARSHIPS

Ingram Scholar Award Scholarship

The Ingram Scholar distinction is one of the most prominent awards at Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management. These outstanding MBA candidates are among a select group of individuals with exceptional academic abilities, substantial professional experience, excellent personal qualities and strong leadership potential.

Ingram Scholars are invited to our annual Dean's Scholars' Day to meet other prominent named scholar award winners. During the weekend, candidates have the opportunity to interact extensively with the Dean, faculty, alumni and other members of the Owen community.

The business world knew E. Bronson Ingram as founder and head of Ingram Industries, Inc., one of the largest and most successful privately held companies in the United States. The community knew him as a dedicated leader and generous philanthropist. Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Vanderbilt Cancer Center knew him as a great friend. Mr. Ingram joined the University Board of Trust in 1967 and served as its president from 1991 until his death from cancer in 1995. During that time, he also chaired The Campaign for Vanderbilt, which raised $560 million for the university, including a donation from Mr. Ingram earmarked for cancer research at Vanderbilt.

DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS

Forté Fellowship for Women

We offer Forté Fellowships starting at $10,000 per academic year. Nominees are chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Candidates should exhibit exemplary leadership in one or more ways: academic leadership, team leadership, community leadership and creative leadership.
  • Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to women and girls via personal mentorship or community involvement. Such commitment is in alignment with the mission of the Forté Foundation.
  • Nominees will represent diverse educational and work backgrounds, career goals, ethnicities and citizenships.

To be considered for a Forté Scholarship, please submit an essay describing the most relevant experiences that qualify you for this award. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who apply by the May 31 application deadline.

Nonprofit Management Scholarship

This full-tuition scholarship, (valued at over $100,000) 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. This scholarship is only applicable to the Executive Edge Track of the Executive MBA program.

Learn More and View Past Recipients

Global Immersion Track Scholarship

In addition to strong academic credentials, candidates should exhibit leadership and professional background in a global capacity. This scholarship is only applicable to the Global Immersion Track of the Executive MBA program.

 

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.