The Vanderbilt GEMBA Advantage

The Americas Advantage

If you are serious about a global career–either an expat assignment or leadership position for a multinational company–consider our Global Executive MBA-Americas to gain the Americas Advantage, found only at Vanderbilt. In partnership with leading universities from Brazil, Canada and Mexico, Vanderbilt offers you the advantages of learning international business practices from local faculty who are experts in their fields at each of the Americas Alliance Partner Schools. This will give you a foundation to face the challenges of leading a business in established or emerging economies of the Americas. Learn more about the Americas Advantage in a letter from the director.

This program is excellent for someone interested in an expatriate assignment or those with global responsibilities. It immerses you in multi-cultural interaction, where you gain invaluable exposure to different perspectives from different parts of the world.

Jon HaworthVanderbilt Global Executive MBA-Americas
Class of 2013

While many U.S. schools offer Global Executive MBA programs focused on doing business “east to west,” The Americas MBA for Executives leverages Vanderbilt’s long-standing expertise and relationships in the Americas through a curriculum that focuses on unique international business challenges found in the four largest economies in the Western hemisphere. In addition to the international immersion experiences, the Americas MBA for Executives also leverages the best of Vanderbilt’s highly regarded traditional Executive MBA program to offer you the Americas Advantage:

 The Global Executive MBA-Americas Executive Edge

Leadership Development

The leap from manager to global leader requires depth in self-awareness, organizational awareness, strategic alignment to corporate strategy and skills in negotiation and influencing teams both in and outside of the U.S. In the program, coursework, cross-disciplinary and crossborder team projects to help you identify and implement a personal leadership growth plan.

  • Strategy and Implementation Across the Americas The Global Executive MBA-Americas program includes a year-long strategy project in Year Two. The 10-day residential immersions, featuring coursework uniquely appropriate to the host country, come to life as students work with international teammates to apply knowledge and expertise to real business challenges faced by multinational corporations.
  • Advanced Financial Frameworks The program builds on the quantitative MBA foundation with a thorough overlay of advanced financial frameworks including valuation, globalization and foreign exchange exposures–all of which are critical for truly understanding strategic choices and risk.
  • Management Fundamentals The core curriculum–the same used in the Vanderbilt weekday program–lays the foundation in quantitative and soft skills including statistics, economics, finance, accounting, operations, marketing and organizational management.

Following the completion of the program, and having gained the Americas Advantage, you will be uniquely positioned to make an impact in your organization and across international borders.


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