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Executive Business Administration, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 21 months
University rank #200 (QS) , TN,
The Vanderbilt Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) is a 21-month program designed for working professionals already in or aspiring to executive leadership roles.


You might be asking, “Is it time for an EMBA?” The Executive MBA benefits and career impact will be immediate, giving you an ROI  that more than offsets the cost of tuition as you focus on leadership and become part of a supportive alumni network that stays with you for life.

In the first year, our program meets on alternating Saturdays, allowing you to maintain and enhance your career momentum while managing your personal commitments. In your second year, you can choose between two tracks—the Executive Edge Track that focuses on strategic skills and advanced financial acumen to drive your career enhancement—or the Global Immersion Track, in which you’ll become part of an international cohort and prepare to take on cross-border assignments in your next leadership role. Compare tracks.

Vanderbilt consistently places high in EMBA rankings, offering access to top EMBA program faculty with an immersive team experience woven into the curriculum, career management and classes tailored to an executive schedule. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Economics
  • Special Topics in Executive Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 21 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Completed, submitted application, including fee
  • Undergraduate transcripts (and graduate transcripts, if applicable)
  • Career essay
  • Two professional recommendations
  • Résumé
  • Personal interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56150 USD per year and a duration of 21 months.
  • National

    56150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56150 USD per year and a duration of 21 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

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.

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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