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.

CLASS PROFILE
Average Class Size48
Women33%
Military20%
Married64%
Avg. Years Work Experience11 (range 5-33)
Advanced Degrees22%
Average GMAT*600

*Note: This data does not reflect Executive Assessment (EA) scores as this test was only available to Vanderbilt students beginning in 2017.

JOB FUNCTIONS
Finance/Accounting21%
General Mgmt/Entrepreneurship21%
Marketing/Sales19%
Information Technology17%
Professional/Consulting12%
Operations/Logistics10%

INDUSTRIES REPRESENTED
Consumer Products/Manufacturing29%
Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech21%
Financial Services14%
High Tech12%
Government/Nonprofit12%
Other12%