The Vanderbilt Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a two-year, on-campus program designed for early career professionals who wish to catapult their careers or switch career paths entirely. Watch this video and discover why some of our students made the decision to get an MBA. Our 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. Read more about our two-year MBA in The Vanderbilt Advantage.
Senior Financial Analyst, AT&T
In the U.S. Army, Captain Paul Finelli oversaw a 400-person unit
whose mission was “explosive ordnance disposal.” Eventually, he wants to build
his own social enterprise that supports removing land mines in conflict areas.
But meanwhile, he came to Vanderbilt to build the skills for a career in
corporate finance and strategy.
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.
Jessica A. Kennedy
Assistant Professor of Management
expertise to Wall Street Journal, New York Times, BusinessWeek, and other news outlets, Jessica Kennedy’s work on ethical behavior, hierarchies, and gender is relevant for any organization.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Vanderbilt’s MBA program includes leadership and professional development opportunities designed to prepare you for a successful career.