Vanderbilt Executive MBA students are curious, adaptable, self-aware, and 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:
|Average Class Size||50|
|Avg. Years Work Experience||11 (range 5-33)|
|Average Executive Assessment (EA)||151|
|Other (Includes Consulting, Media/Entertainment and Logistics)||12%|
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