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Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #200 (QS) , TN,
The Vanderbilt Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a two-year, on-campus program located in Nashville, Tennessee. The program is designed for early career professionals who wish to catapult their careers or switch career paths entirely.


The MBA degree features a core foundation of general management courses and offers several choices of MBA specializations and concentrations. You might be asking, "Is an MBA worth it?" MBA salaries and MBA career paths often surpass those of non-MBA professionals, which more than offsets the cost of tuition. And Vanderbilt consistently places high in MBA rankings from the most trusted ranking institutions while still offering a truly unique Master in Business Administration program. 

The Vanderbilt MBA curriculum will help prepare you for success. After your first year, you will head into your summer internship with core tools ready to put into practice. Then after graduation you will be ready to hit the ground running.

Vanderbilt gives you the flexibility to shape your own curriculum to your needs and career goals. And the small-by-design closeness of our community means that you have opportunities to form deeper and more rewarding relationships with our faculty and staff who have helped shape entire industries and fields of study. Classes include an unusual degree of practical learning and real-world projects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • Business in the World Economy
  • Managerial Economics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Resume
  • Comprehensive work history
  • Essays
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56150 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    56150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56150 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Nashville

  • 1183 - 2200 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


All applicants are automatically considered for scholarship awards out of our general scholarship fund upon submitting an online application. These scholarships can range from $5,000 per year to full tuition. The average scholarship award for recent recipients was approximately half of tuition.

Selection criteria for scholarships are the same criteria considered in the admissions decision. They include academic, professional and personal achievements and potential for excellence in a management career as demonstrated by length and quality of post-baccalaureate work experience, GPA, GMAT/GRE scores and the admissions interview.

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