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Complete the form to receive the Ultimate Guide to MBA Admissions, as well as additional information about the Vanderbilt MBA.

Complete the form to receive the Ultimate Guide to MBA Admissions, as well as additional information about the Vanderbilt MBA.

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APPLICATION DEADLINES

The MBA application for Fall 2023 entry is open.

RoundApplication DeadlineDecision Release DateDeposit Deadline
1Oct. 11, 2022Dec. 16, 2022Jan. 19, 2023
2Jan. 9, 2023Mar. 17, 2023Apr. 18, 2023
2.5Feb. 28, 2023Apr. 5, 2023Apr., 28, 2023
3*Mar. 31, 2023May 5, 2023May 19, 2023
4May 10, 2023Rolling AdmissionRolling Admission

We anticipate your application will be complete on the application deadline date. Applicants who are missing checklist items two weeks after the deadline will be moved to the next round.

*To ensure adequate time for visa processing, Round 3 is the final deadline for international applicants.

When determining when to apply, consider the following:

  • Apply by Round 2 to be considered for the Dean’s Scholars Program.
  • Apply by Round 3 for priority consideration for other merit-based scholarships.
  • Pathway2MBA and VU2MBA candidates may apply in Rounds 3 & 4.
  • All decisions for each round will be published on the decision release date and we are unable to provide early decisions.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

At Vanderbilt, we're looking for students who are inquisitive, self-aware, adaptable, and driven.

A complete Vanderbilt MBA application includes:

  • A submitted online application
  • Academic transcripts
  • Evaluative interview
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official English Language Exam or approved English Language Exam waiver (for International Candidates)
  • Official GMAT, GRE, or Executive Assessment (EA) score or approved test waiver
  • Resume
  • Video response
  • Written statements

For additional information on any of these pieces of the Vanderbilt application, please contact us.

LEARN HOW TO APPLY

TUITION,
LOANS & SCHOLARSHIPS

We recognize that business school is a significant investment in your personal and professional development and are committed to helping students afford the cost of tuition by offering scholarships and low-interest loan options.

However you choose to finance your MBA, know that the post-MBA jobs and salaries secured by our students often make the loan payback period significantly shorter than anticipated. For more information on post-MBA salaries, view our exceptional outcomes.

MBA EVENTS & CAMPUS VISITS

Vanderbilt MBA admissions events are designed to help you learn more about our program and get to know our community. We offer opportunities to connect on-campus, off-campus, and virtually.

UPCOMING EVENTS

MBA Class of 2024 Profile

  • 147 Class Size
  • 23-43 Age Range
  • 5.3 Mean Years of Work Experience
  • 690 Average GMAT Score
  • 3.34 Median Undergraduate GPA
SEE THE FULL MBA CLASS PROFILE

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Vanderbilt is a place where you will be challenged to achieve your potential, find support as you shape your future, discover lifelong friends and mentors and open doors to new possibilities. Find out more about diversity and inclusion at Vanderbilt here.

MILITARY CANDIDATES

Vanderbilt prides itself on being military-friendly and providing an environment and programs especially suited to military candidates. Check out our resources and scholarships available to military candidates or contact our military recruiter to get started.

INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES

Vanderbilt values the worldview international students bring to our program. In addition to a dedicated International Recruiting and Relations Director, we offer resources and scholarships specifically for international candidates.

FOR UNDERGRADS-our deferred admissions programs

LEARN MORE

CONNECT WITH OUR MBA RECRUITING TEAM

Amanda Fend
Amanda Fend
Director, MBA Recruiting
Email
615-343-0621
Kim Killingsworth
Kim Killingsworth
Director, International Recruiting & Relations
Email
615-343-4418
Rob Schickler
Rob Schickler
Associate Director, Recruiting & Admissions
Email
615-875-1024
Ashley Lomax
Ashley Lomax
Associate Director, Recruiting and Admissions, Lead Diversity Recruiter
Email
615-875-1979
Mckenzie Mulligan
Mckenzie Mulligan
Associate Director, Recruiting and Admissions
Email
615-343-4775
Colleen Pagnani
Colleen Pagnani
Recruiting and Admissions Specialist
Email
615-343-6569
MEET THE TEAM

Connect with a Current MBA Student

We encourage you to reach out to our Vanderbilt MBA Recruiting and Admissions Fellows to hear about their experience, and learn more about our program and student life.

Connect with a Student

Frequently Asked Questions

Admissions Criteria

Q. Can I apply if I already completed an MBA or similar degree from another school?
A.

Vanderbilt does not admit applicants seeking a second MBA degree or similar graduate management degree, regardless of where the first was obtained. Exempt from this policy are master's degrees that focus on a specific functional area of business (such as accounting, finance, or management information systems) and do not offer a broad general management curriculum typical of the MBA degree.

Q. Does the Vanderbilt MBA program require any quantitative courses as prerequisites?
A.

There are no specific prerequisites for our program. Before classes start, Vanderbilt offers a Quant Camp review program for incoming MBA students. Candidates with little or no business background are urged to review statistics, basic finance, accounting, and/or economic principles before the program in order to be adequately prepared for the quantitative rigor of the program. Click here for a detailed explanation of our admissions criteria.

Q. Does the Vanderbilt MBA program accept transfer students or transfer credits?
A.

No. We are unable to not accept transfer students or transfer credits. If we do admit an individual who is already enrolled in another full-time MBA program, transfer credits will not be accepted and the student will be expected to complete all 62 credits required for the Vanderbilt MBA degree.

Q. Does the Vanderbilt MBA program accept a 3-year undergraduate degree?
A.

A three (3) year degree (B.Com, B.A. or B. Sc) will be accepted when accompanied by a WES evaluation certifying that the degree is equivalent to a four-year U.S. Bachelor's degree. Alternatively, applicants may complete the Chartered Accountancy Designation OR at least one year of a Master's of Commerce degree program to compliment the three-year degree. You can view our international education requirements here.

Q. What kind of work experience does the Admissions Committee consider?
A.

We consider all full-time work, including military experience and volunteer work. Most students in our program have at least 2 years of work experience, with the majority of students having an average of 4-6 years of full-time post-baccalaureate experience.

Events & Visits

Q. Can I conduct an on campus visit?
A.

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, on campus visits are currently suspended. However, we are offering virtual campus visits that includes lunch with current students, a Career Management Center Small Group Session, a session with our Recruiting & Admissions Team, and the opportunity to attend our Vanderbilt Insider events.