From the moment you walk through the door, you’ll notice something very different about our school.
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The current number of Vanderbilt Business alumni. It's a small-but-mighty network of individuals who are always eager to help those who are following in their footsteps.
When Adena Friedman
graduated from Vanderbilt, she wanted to manage complex products. Luckily for
her (and for NASDAQ), that’s the job she was offered — even though, she says,
at that time NASDAQ “didn’t understand that they had products.” Adena
relaunched a NASDAQ product that facilitates the quoting and trading of certain
restricted securities. Today, she’s listed as one of the 40 most powerful women
in the world.
A prolific publisher and expert on hedge funds and mutual funds, Nick Bollen’s work has been referenced throughout academia and mainstream media.
Since her employer, Mars
Petcare, is transitioning itself into a global food company, Patti Phan wanted
an MBA focused on skills for global business. Her choice of Vanderbilt paid
dividends even while she was still in the program. Applying skills she had
learned, Patti developed a new global sourcing strategy that resulted in $30
million in savings for Mars. “My company,” she says, “has seen me develop as a
You’ll find that our curriculum, team-based coursework and extracurricular opportunities are reinforced by an acclaimed Leadership Development Program—all of which work together to establish a concrete foundation for a lifetime of career growth.