Master of Business Administration

Vanderbilt University

24 months
56150 USD/year
56150 USD/year
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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.

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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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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.


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.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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