Archives for Executive Education

Aspiring Business Leaders Reflect on Leaders Who Inspired Them

One of the big reasons that students enroll in our executive-level MBA programs is that they want to become better leaders. So on the first day of classes for students in the Executive MBA and Americas MBA for Executives programs at Vanderbilt, I thought it was so fitting that each student was tasked with reflecting […]

Memory Lane from the International trip with EMBA 2011

Greg DeCapio EMBA 2011 stumbled across a recent article on the top tourist attractions in the world. Coming in at #10 in the list is the Grand Bazaar, visited by EMBA 2011 on their International Residency trip to Istanbul, after first spending several days in Budapest. Apparently Vanderbilt’s 50 students were among the 15 million […]

Newest Executive MBA Class Recognized at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management

Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management on Saturday, July 23, recognized fifty students for completing the two-year Executive MBA program. Vanderbilt Executive MBA students typically arrive with an average of 12 years of experience and represent a broad spectrum of backgrounds from mid- to senior-level corporate executive to entrepreneurs to professionals such as accountants, attorneys […]

Aligning Strengths in our Market to Innovations in Programming

Vanderbilt’s Americas MBA for Executives–a partnership with FIA in Brazil, ITAM in Mexico and Simon Fraser University in Canada–was our timely solution to a changing need by businesses we serve for executive education. These MNCs with strong ties to Nashville have a presence throughout the Americas. Two news pieces in the past 24 hours highlight […]

When the Profs Become the Voices in Your Head…or On Your Car

When learning foreign languages, you know you have achieved something when you awake realizing that you’ve been dreaming in that language. What have you achieved when, as an MBA graduate, you are channeling your professors and their advice? I think it means you have achieved a few things. Perhaps it signifies you have achieved a […]

Making Time When There’s Limited Time for an MBA

An alternative title to this piece could be: “If Getting an MBA Was Convenient, Everyone Would Have One.” One common truth for working executives, who still want an MBA, is that they may have put the decision off for years, waiting for the right time. Perhaps they now feel past the time when they should […]

Alumni Reflect at Preview Day on EMBA Program ROI from Classmate Network

At the EMBA Preview Day January 22, several alumni participated in a Q&A; with prospective students. Here are highlights related to networking and career, ROI and job transitions– questions that are fair and not at all surprising in a still sluggish economy. Question: You’ve talked a lot about what you learned from the program, but […]

An Argument to Keep GMAT in EMBA Admissions

I just returned from the annual meeting of the EMBA Council, this year in Vancouver, where my peers and I share information among some 300 EMBA programs all over the world. Our combined interest is to provide access and information that ultimately lead more people to an MBA education via executive format programs. Three of […]

Rankings and the Executive MBA Decision

Schools don’t change dramatically one year to the next, but rankings methodologies do. So rankings change and—sometimes, accordingly—student sentiments do, too. Today’s Wall Street Journal ranking (second time, the first was in 2008) placed Vanderbilt #25 in its Best Executive MBA Programs poll. We were #19 in 2008. Wharton got the top spot, deserved in […]