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Students tell us why the Vanderbilt MBA program is unique.

MBA Overview

The Vanderbilt Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a two-year, on-campus program designed for early career professionals who wish to catapult their careers or switch career paths entirely. Watch this video and discover why some of our students made the decision to get an MBA. Our MBA degree features a core foundation of general management courses and offers several choices of MBA specializations and concentrations. You might be asking, "Is an MBA worth it?" MBA salaries and MBA career paths often surpass those of non-MBA professionals, which more than offsets the cost of tuition. And Vanderbilt consistently places high in MBA rankings from the most trusted ranking institutions while still offering a truly unique Master in Business Administration program. Read more about our two-year MBA in The Vanderbilt AdvantageStart your application today for the high-ranked MBA program that focuses on you and your goals.

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Leonidas Cuenca

As the youngest member of his company’s team, Leonidas Cuenca wound up developing the financial model for a new plan for taxing Peru’s mining industry — and successfully presented it to the country’s prime minister and minister of economics. He knew then that he had an aptitude for consulting. At Vanderbilt, he’s gaining the knowledge and credentials for consulting at an international level.

Adena Friedman

CEO, NASDAQ

When Adena Friedman graduated from Vanderbilt, she wanted to manage complex products. Luckily for her (and for NASDAQ), that’s the job she was offered — even though, she says, at that time NASDAQ “didn’t understand that they had products.” Adena relaunched a NASDAQ product that facilitates the quoting and trading of certain restricted securities. Today, she’s listed as one of the 40 most powerful women in the world.

Jessica A. Kennedy

Assistant Professor of Management

An award-winning researcher and teacher, Jessica Kennedy studies hierarchies and gender in work organizations. Her research has been covered by news outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Businessweek, Fast Company, New York Magazine, and Time.  She teaches the core Leading Teams and Organizations course and an elective on Negotiation for the MBA program.  Prior to entering academia, Kennedy worked in investment banking in New York and San Francisco.

By the numbers

450

The number of companies with which we have a recruiting relationship for our MBA students.

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