Insider's Guide to Admissions
The Fall 2024 MBA application is open.
|Decision Release Date
|Oct. 3, 2023
|Dec. 14, 2023
|Jan. 24, 2024
|Jan. 8, 2024
|Mar. 15, 2024
|Apr. 24, 2024
|Feb. 27, 2024
|Apr. 5, 2024
|May 6, 2024
|Mar. 26, 2024
|May 3, 2024
|May 20, 2024
|May 15, 2024
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 4 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 4 for priority consideration for other merit-based scholarships.
- Pathway2MBA and VU2MBA candidates may apply in Rounds 4 & 5.
- All decisions for each round will be published on the decision release date and we are unable to provide early decisions.
A complete Vanderbilt MBA application includes:
- A submitted online application
- Academic transcripts
- Evaluative interview
- Letter of recommendation
- Official English Language Exam or approved waiver (for International Candidates)
- Official standardized test score or approved test waiver
- Video response
- Written statements
For additional information on any of these pieces of the Vanderbilt application, please contact us.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.