CUSTOMIZE YOUR MBA

An emphasis allows you to delve deeper into a particular industry or area of interest with eight hours of courses. Adding an emphasis to your degree can help supplement any other concentrations or specializations you may have. The following emphases are offered: Entrepreneurship, International Studies and Sustainability & Social Impact.

ENTRE-
PRENEURSHIP

The entrepreneurship emphasis can help you develop an entrepreneurial mindset and the innovative thinking, perseverance, and creativity that entrepreneurs are known for, regardless of concentration or career path.

Eight hours of course work from the following:

Course Credits
Managing the Global Enterprise (not offered 2019/20) 2
Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship 1
Innovation Strategy 2
Healthcare Innovation and Evaluation 2
User-Centered Design I: Identifying User Needs 2
User-Centered Design II: Prototyping New Products and Services 2
Introduction to Entrepreneurship 2
Launching the Venture 2
Entrepreneurial Finance 2

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Today's global economy demands that leaders possess the flexibility and dexterity to work unimpeded by cultural or language barriers. The international studies emphasis equips you with an appreciation of global management and sensitivity to cross-cultural issues. Students can also take advantage of Vanderbilt's exchange programs to study outside the United States.

Eight hours of course work from the following:

Course Credits
Corporate Strategies for Environmental, Social and Governmental Issues 2
International Financial Markets and Instruments 2
Operations Strategy 2
Corporate Strategy 2
Doing Business in China 2
Project Pyramid 2
Project Pyramid Immersion 1
International Business Seminar 2
Global Business Association Immersion Trip 1
International Exchange Programs and Maymester Courses

SUSTAINABILITY & SOCIAL IMPACT

Organizations are increasingly faced with new risks and opportunities posed by complex social challenges ranging from climate change to human rights, diversity, privacy, social justice, and economic development. Vanderbilt MBA students are able to complement their traditional management studies with specialized courses designed to help future leaders navigate these complex topics.

Required

Course Credits
Corporate Strategies for Environmental, Social and Governmental Issues 2

Choose six credit hours from the following:

Course Credits
Financial Analysis of ESG Data 2
The Future of Energy Markets in a Low Carbon Economy 2
Project Pyramid 2
Project Pyramid Immersion 1
Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship 1
Women and Leadership 1
Law & Business of Climate Change 2
Strategic Business Solutions to Address Structural Racism 2
Diversity in Organizations 2

Additional relevant coursework outside Owen and up to 2 credits of relevant independent study/projects may be credited towards the requirements subject to approval by the faculty director.

Degree requirements and course information are subject to change; not all courses are offered every year. Click here to view the most recent Course Catalog containing academic policies, degree requirements and individual course descriptions for each of our degree programs.