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Give yourself the Executive Edge with a globally respected, full, 60-credit-hour MBA. Our program is highly selective and carefully matches you with other executives to work and study in unique C-Teams to provide the broader perspective needed for senior management. You’ll benefit from a curriculum that surpasses other MBA programs for aspiring and seasoned executives, a Saturday-only schedule that minimizes disruption to your career and an immediate and lasting ROI.

Text of EMBA Viewbook 2011-2011

  • 2010 Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Vanderbilt is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university.Rev. 09/10

    Discover this place. Shape your world.

    owen.vanderbilt.edu

    To students:Here is a place where you will be challenged to achieve your potential; find support as you shape your future; discover lifelong friends and mentors; and open doors to new possibilities.

    To faculty and staff:Here is a place where you can engage, think, reach, teach, influence people, and transform the world around you.

    To business:Here is a place where you will find the men and women who have the skills, the drive, and the determination to move your organization forward.

    To alumni:Here is a place that you can call home, build business relationships, and inspire those who follow to reach even higher.

    Our Promise

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    Vanderbilt Executive MBA

    Vanderbilt UniversityOwen Graduate School of ManagementExecutive MBA401 21st Avenue SouthNashville, TN 37203-2422

    Telephone: 615.322.3120Fax: 615.343.2293Email: emba@owen.vanderbilt.eduURL: vanderbiltemba.com

    On our cover

    Laurent Cros Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2010

    Sales Manager. Strategist. World Shaper.As someone who has managed sales and customer service for Europe, Asia and North America, Laurent Cros literally has a world of experience. He wanted a world-class business degree to match. After all, says the native of France, I may return to Europe someday. The Vanderbilt brand is powerful and opens many doors.

    Discover this place.

    Shape your world.

    A Vanderbilt MBA with the Executive Edge.

    Laurent CrosVanderbilt Executive MBA 2010

    Aftermarket Sales Manager, Goss International

    Franklin, TN

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    Kerri Woodberry, M.D.Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2007Plastic SurgeonMurfreesboro, TN

    Doctoring Her Medical PracticeAs a child, Kerri Woodberry spent countless hours putting together puzzles. Today, as a Johns Hopkins- trained plastic surgeon, specializing in hand reconstruction, she helps piece together disfigured bodies and lives.

    After establishing a successful practice, she realized that one piece was still missing. To obtain the business knowledge that would help her operations reach the next level, she decided to pursue a Vanderbilt MBA.

    Along with the knowledge she gained, what particularly impressed Dr. Woodberry was the way Vanderbilt prepares you for a leadership position by emphasizing leadership skills, human relations skills, group projects and teamwork.

    The team dynamic paid fast dividends. During a Transforming Operations class, Kerris peers chose to study her medical practice. She was able immediately to implement a number of the recommendations they made. The changes improved efficiency and provided better patient flow, she says. I was thrilled to see such major benefits from small changes in my organization.

    Read more World Shaper stories at owenworldshapers.com

    What does it mean to shape your world?

    WORLD SHAPERS

    At the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, it means you enter a unique, close-knit community that equips you for leadership in business. You open doors to a new world of possibilities. You shape your thinking and your career trajectory. It means you can create your own future in ways that align with your career goals and, perhaps, in ways that you never imagined.

    From Day One, it means you are empowered to make a difference in your organization, your community, your industry, your world. You will be encouraged to go beyond old boundaries, rigorously challenged to work harder and accomplish more than you thought possible, and supported both here and wherever you ultimately go, by an extended community of colleagues, mentors and alumni.

    Thousands of individualsfaculty and staff, students, alumni and business practitionerswith different priorities, diverse interests and divergent needs have discovered this place and, from it, have shaped their worldsand, in doing so, our world.

    Contents

    The Vanderbilt Executive MBA Advantage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2Program Design and Curriculum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8Class Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16Return on Investment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20Faculty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24Admissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26About Us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

    Distinctive: A Real Vanderbilt MBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6Distinctive: The Executive Edge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Distinctive: Cross-Functional C-Teams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18Distinctive: Apply-it-now Experiences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

  • You will earn a real 60-credit-hour MBA from Vanderbilt University, a highly ranked university with global prestige.

    You will benefit from a program design and curriculum that go far beyond a typical Executive MBA program. Vanderbilts Executive Edge

    focuses on the Advanced Financial Frameworks, Strategic Skills and Vision, and Leadership Development insights that increase your value to and magnify your versatility within your organization.

    Youll be among a class of outstanding and influential peers from a variety of organizations and industries.

    Youll enjoy open-door access to the same renowned faculty stars who teach in the Vanderbilt MBA program.

    You can pursue your degree with the least possible disruption to your career with classes that meet on Saturdays twice a month.

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    17 reasons our executive students and alumni recommend Vanderbilt for an MBA.

    You will gain immediate ROI. Despite the worst economy in years, graduates of the

    Executive MBA Class of 2010 reported an average 20 percent salary increase during the two years of the program.

    Your organization will achieve great ROI, too. Executive MBA students in the Class

    of 2010 expect that their sponsoring organizations will achieve payback in just 18.6 months.

    You will be able to capitalize on a variety of Apply-it-now Experiences that allow you to

    build on a foundation of knowledge and then immediately apply it to your business challenges.

    The entire program focuses on your success. We start with pre-application counseling to ensure that youre a good fit for the program and that you will be able to work alongside first-rate colleagues in the demanding C-Team environment.

    Designed for seasoned professionals who want that executive edge, the Vanderbilt Executive MBA offers

    a rigorous, world-class 60-credit-hour MBA. Meeting two Saturdays per month over a 24-month period, you

    will gain critical cross-functional perspectives and executive decision-making skills amid accomplished peers

    who are in similar positions of influence in their organizations. Why disrupt your career momentum or settle

    for a lesser degree?

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    An MBA that gives you the experience and broad perspective to succeed in senior management.

    Turn the page for more reasons

    The Vanderbilt Executive MBA program is

    hugely relevant. I experienced tremendous

    returns for my company, even after only one

    semester at Owen. I have decided that the

    program is not expensive, but engaging in

    business without it is.

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    Alan ApplonieVanderbilt Executive MBA 2008Chief Operating OfficerTaylor Farms PacificTracy, CA

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    6 You will grow by becoming part of a cross-sectional C-Team of carefully matched peers whose expertise

    and perspectives differ from one another.

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    THE VANDERBILT EXECUTIVE MBA ADVANTAGE

  • 17 Youll be in a great city that offers easy access to many locations in and out of Tennessee. Nashville is within

    a three-hour drive or a quick, direct flight from major markets in the Southeast, New York, D.C., the Midwest and Southwest.

    Because of a distinct emphasis on leadership development and the goal of equipping you to succeed in senior management,

    youll have access to industry tools and diagnostics used by Fortune 500 CEOs to master strengths and minimize derailers.

    Owen is competitive but its even more collegial, a rare quality among B-schools. Our class sizean average of 50 students

    and comprehensive evaluation of prospective students during the admissions process help to build and preserve a collaborative and warm environment.

    Your family is part of our family. The support provided by spouses, partners and children is vital to your success, and we work hard to acknowledge and celebrate their contributions by welcoming them to events throughout the year.

    Jamie ScarbroughVanderbilt Executive MBA 2005Director, Global Sales OperationsSecurity, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) DivisionInter