Vanderbilt University (Owen)

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401 21st Avenue S
Nashville, TN 37203

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The Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, human resources management, international business, marketing, production/operations management, organizational behavior, portfolio management, and real estate. Its tuition is full-time: $46,125 per year and executive: $46,125 per year. At graduation, 81.8 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

Students that enter Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management are immersed in a program that features a core foundation of general management skills with career-focused specializations. The school implements a modular format which, the school notes, promotes accelerated learning by allowing first year students to focus on career areas of their interest for a seven-week period before interviewing for internships.

The Owen Graduate School of Management offers a full-time M.B.A., healthcare M.B.A., and executive M.B.A., but does not offer a part-time M.B.A. program. The school also has Ph.D. programs and graduate degrees in finance, accountancy, and healthcare. Joint degrees are offered in conjunction with the Vanderbilt Law School, the School of Medicine, the Center for Latin American and Iberian Studies, the Divinity School, and the School of Engineering.

The Owen School has more than 30 student clubs and organizations, including the Global Business Association and the Owen Extreme Sports and Outdoor Adventure Club. Most Owen students live off campus, though students may stick around for school events like weekend socials and the Capitalist Ball.

Notable alumni of the Owen Graduate School include Doug Parker, chairman and CEO of US Airways Group, Inc.; David Farr, CEO of the multinational Emerson Electric Co.; and David Ingram, chairman and president of home-entertainment product distributor Ingram Entertainment, Inc.


Application deadline (U.S. residents) May 5
Application deadline (international students) May 5
Applicants (full-time)
Applicants (full-time)
Applicants (part-time) N/A


accounting international business
consulting marketing
entrepreneurship production/operations management
finance organizational behavior
general management portfolio management
health care administration real estate
human resources management other

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 341
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)



full-time: $46,125 per year
executive: $46,125 per year

Required fees (full-time) $414 per year
Required fees (part-time) N/A
Required fees (executive degree program) $6,000 per program


Average base salary $101,308
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 81.8%

* Business School Overview details based on 2013 data

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