Students interested in studying at Vanderbilt Business are able to work in the U.S. for three years after graduation, thanks to the STEM designation awarded to the Vanderbilt MBA with a Finance concentration, Vanderbilt MBA with a Operations & Analytics concentration, and the Vanderbilt Master of Science in Finance. The STEM designation allows international students to extend their post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) in the U.S. by 24 months, for a total of 36 months.
Our Global Community
International Vanderbilt MBA students share about the diverse and global community at Vanderbilt, what to expect as a student living in the United States, and why they chose to get an MBA.
Vanderbilt Business awards Diversity of Citizenship Scholarships for Foreign Nationals to citizens of countries other than the United States, based on both academic merit and the degree to which the individual demonstrates how he or she can enhance the learning experience of other students in the Vanderbilt MBA program. Students are automatically considered for these scholarships upon submission of their application and there is not a separate scholarship application. For information on loans available to Vanderbilt students, please visit our Tuition, Loans, and Scholarship page.
We partner with a variety of global institutions to offer guaranteed scholarship to admitted candidates who receive a loan-scholarship through one of the following institutions:
Colombia: COLFUTURO for a minimum of 50% tuition scholarship for two MBA candidates per year.
Corporación de la Unidad de Conocimiento Empresarial for a minimum of 50% tuition scholarship for an unlimited number of MBA candidates
Guatemala: GUATEFUTURO for a minimum of 30% tuition scholarship for up to two MBA candidates per year and a minimum of 15% tuition scholarship for up to two MSF candidates per year.
Mexico: FUNED for a minimum of $20,000 per year in scholarship to five MBA candidates per year and a minimum of $10,000 per year to five MSF candidates per year.
Honduras: HONDUFUTURO for a minimum of 30% tuition scholarships for up to two MBA candidates per year and a minimum of 15% tuition scholarship for up to two MSF candidates per year.
A Bridge Between International and Domestic Students
Cosmopolitan Week brings the domestic and international worlds together through events where international students introduce their countries and cultures to the rest of the student body.Learn More
The Nashville experience
Vanderbilt is proud to call Nashville its home. Our international students share about everything they love about Nashville including: the people, its size, the culture, the food, the music and more!