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Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management

Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of ManagementNoted as one of the leading business schools in the state, Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management has distinguished itself with reputable career service, high average starting salary and rigorous academic curriculums. On this page specified for Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management, you can also find its complete admissions application information, such as average GMAT scores, undergraduate GPA ranges, average professional experience and acceptance rates for part-time, full-time and executive degree programs offered by Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management.
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Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2018)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) May 5
Application deadline (international students) May 5
Application fee $175

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate (full-time) 38.1%
Average age of new entrants 28
Average undergraduate GPA (full-time) 3.38
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.93-3.86
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 129
Average GMAT score (full-time) 688
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 640-740
Entrants providing GMAT scores 130
Students with prior work experience 157
Average work experience (months) 60

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Applicants (part-time) N/A
Acceptance rate N/A
Average age of new entrants N/A
Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA N/A
Average GMAT score N/A
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Entrants providing GMAT scores N/A
Students with prior work experience N/A
Average work experience (months) N/A

Admissions & Enrollment (Executive Degree Program)

Acceptance rate 68.0%
Average age of new entrants 36
Average undergraduate GPA 3.23
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.60 – 3.80
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 3
Average GMAT score 598
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 510 – 690
Entrants providing GMAT scores 52
Students with prior work experience 14
Average work experience (months) 136

GRE Scores

GRE accepted for admissions Yes
Percentage of fall 2013 entering class that submitted GRE scores 22%
GRE accepted as alternative to GMAT Yes

GRE Scores (Full-time)

New entrants providing GRE scores (old test) N/A
New entrants providing GRE scores (new test) 36
Average GRE score (old test) N/A
Average GRE score (new test) 156 verbal
155 quantitative
Average GRE analytical writing score 4.0
Median GRE score (old test) N/A
Median GRE score (new test) 157 verbal
155 quantitative
Median GRE analytical writing score 4.0
GRE score range (10th - 90th percentile) (old test) N/A
GRE score range (10th - 90th percentile) (new test) 150 – 160 verbal
149 – 161 quantitative
GRE analytical writing score range (10th - 90th percentile) 4.0 – 5.0

Undergraduate Majors


TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 100 internet-based test
Mean TOEFL of entering students 102 internet-based test
Median TOEFL of entering students 100 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

Full-time program

In addition to evaluating academic performance and test scores, our admissions officers personally interview qualified candidates to assess characteristics that prove to be a good fit for our collaborative culture: adaptability, curiosity, self-awareness, perseverance, the desire and ability to solve problems, and teamwork...the same characteristics that employers seek when hiring MBAs.

Executive program

Candidates will have at least five years of strong employment history and management experience, with quantitative experience and aptitude. They will demonstrate both teamwork and leadership experience. To be considered, an applicant must provide an essay and letters of recommendation,transcripts, a GMAT score and a resume. All serious candidates receive a personal interview.

Part-time program N/A
Part-time distance learning program N/A

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Christie St-John
Full-time program phone (615) 322-6469
Full-time program email [email protected]
Full-time program website http:/​/​www.​owen.​vanderbilt.​edu
Executive program phone (615) 322-3120
Executive program email [email protected]
Executive program website http:/​/​www.​owen.​vanderbilt.​edu
Part-time program phone N/A
Part-time program email N/A
Part-time program website N/A
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program email N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A

* Business School Admissions details based on 2018 data

Business School Career and Salary

Class of 2018

Full-time graduates 163
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 137
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 81.8%
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 92.7%

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 109
Low base salary $47,000
Average base salary $101,308
High base salary $190,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $47,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $98,863
High base salary: U.S citizens $160,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $90,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $123,091
High base salary: Foreign nationals $190,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 66
Low signing bonus $1,000
Average signing bonus $19,591
High signing bonus $50,000

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $1,000
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $18,984
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $50,000

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $11,000
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $24,429
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $40,000

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 18
Low other compensation $4,250
Average other compensation $12,443
High other compensation $25,000

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens $4,250
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $12,443
High other compensation: U.S. citizens $25,000

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
High other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 26
Marketing/sales low salary $77,000
Marketing/sales average salary $102,273
Marketing/sales high salary $190,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 8
Operations/production low salary $68,000
Operations/production average salary $106,500
Operations/production high salary $120,000
Number reporting general management jobs 17
General management low salary $47,000
General management average salary $93,250
General management high salary $110,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 33
Finance/accounting low salary $73,000
Finance/accounting average salary $99,264
Finance/accounting high salary $143,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 0
Number reporting consulting jobs 26
Consulting low salary $75,000
Consulting average salary $103,083
Consulting high salary $135,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 8
Human resources low salary $80,000
Human resources average salary $98,000
Human resources high salary $125,000
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 9
Other occupations low salary $70,000
Other occupations average salary $114,938
Other occupations high salary $180,000

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting government jobs 0
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 1
Number reporting non-profit jobs 0

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 14
Northeast low salary $80,000
Northeast average salary $111,821
Northeast high salary $180,000
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 8
Middle Atlantic low salary $75,000
Middle Atlantic average salary $89,571
Middle Atlantic high salary $115,000
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 46
South low salary $47,000
South average salary $89,927
South high salary $135,000
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 6
Midwest low salary $75,000
Midwest average salary $99,833
Midwest high salary $135,000
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 20
Southwest low salary $82,500
Southwest average salary $102,250
Southwest high salary $125,000
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 29
West low salary $77,000
West average salary $108,150
West high salary $140,000
Number reporting jobs located internationally 4

* Business School Career and Salary details based on 2018 data


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