Vanderbilt Executive MBA students are curious, adaptable, self-aware, persistent lifelong learners. Above all, they are team players, self-starters and complex problem-solvers. Each class represents a deep diversity of backgrounds, industries and organization sizes. Most typically they are:

  • Mid- to senior-level managers and executives who choose to continue working while advancing their career trajectories.
  • Successful entrepreneurs who want to move their businesses to an even higher level.
  • Professionals–such as accountants, attorneys and physicians– who seek to manage instead of practice.
  • Managers in technology and scientific industries (such as healthcare, biotechnology and information systems) where the pace of change makes spending two years away from the job unrealistic.

Vanderbilt's Executive MBA program offers a unique advantage for those with the following backgrounds and demographics:

CLASS PROFILE
Average Class Size50
Women34%
Military15%
Married57%
Avg. Years Work Experience11 (range 5-33)
Advanced Degrees22%
Average GMAT*615
Average Executive Assessment (EA)151

Includes both Executive Edge and Global Immersion Track students. Class profile is a multi-year average.

JOB FUNCTIONS
General Mgmt/Entrepreneurship21%
Marketing/Sales19%
Operations/Logistics16%
Finance/Accounting15%
Professional/Consulting15%
Information Technology14%

INDUSTRIES REPRESENTED
Consumer Products/Manufacturing26%
Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech21%
High Tech/Energy14%
Government/Nonprofit14%
Financial Services13%
Other (Includes Consulting, Media/Entertainment and Logistics)12%