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STEM Designation

Students interested in studying finance 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, as well as 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.


ISBP- International Student Orientation

International students participate in a special three-week summer program that focuses on U.S. business communication and culture. Students get to know each other through classes and social activities. Click here for a description of our students' experiences. 

Owen Global Week

Organized by the Owen Global Business Association, this annual event highlights the culture of a different country each day and culminates with the Global Food Fest, a favorite of the entire community.


Scholarships: We are committed to helping students afford business school. Click here to learn about our diversity scholarships for students from various geographic regions. All admitted students are automatically considered for scholarships. There is no need to complete a separate application. Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management also offers scholarship opportunities in conjunction with the following organizations from Columbia: COLFUTRO and Grupo Empresarial Antioqueño. And for students from Mexico: FUNED.

Loans: We offer loans to international students that do not require a U.S. co-signer through Prodigy Finance and MPower Financing. International students may also apply for a private alternative educational loan, with a U.S. citizen or permanent resident as a co-signer, for an amount up to the total cost of education. Please contact the Vanderbilt Office of Student Financial Aid for additional information. For additional funding resources help, click here

Partnerships: To support women in the MBA, we are proud to be partners of the Forté Foundation.