Vanderbilt MBA Students from Africa

Stem Designation

Students interested in studying at Vanderbilt Business are able to work in the U.S. for 3 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 Vanderbilt MBA with a Consumer Psychology and Marketing Analytics concentration. 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.

By the numbers


The percent increase in submitted applications from Africa for the full-time MBA program since 2018

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Student Spotlight

Meet Ibukun Williams (MBA'24) from Nigeria.
Hometown: Lagos Island, Lagos (Nigeria)
Undergraduate Institution: Obafemi Awolowo University
Undergraduate Major: Economics
MBA Internship: Product Marketing, GraphiteRx
Fun Fact: Her dream job is consulting for SMEs

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Day in the Life

Rinji Kassem (MBA'23) shares about his experience.

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