Vanderbilt University

In recognition of the vital role played by nonprofits in our community, the Center for Nonprofit Management and Vanderbilt University have established a partnership that allows a nonprofit executive, or senior staff member to attend the two-year Executive MBA program at Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management through a sponsorship worth approximately $100,000.

The Vanderbilt Executive MBA program, consistently ranked in the top ten percent of EMBA programs worldwide, grants an MBA degree after successful completion of 60 hours of curriculum. Class sessions are held at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management in Nashville every other Saturday for 21 months, enabling participants to continue a full-time career.

Its unique design sees working executives gain essential, strategic business skills without sacrificing the rigor and depth of a top-quality, thorough MBA degree. Additionally, program participants benefit from the diverse perspectives brought to class by internationally-recognized faculty as well as by outstanding peers from a variety of organizations and industries.

To qualify for the Vanderbilt/Center for Nonprofit Management Executive Program, a candidate must be a senior-level staff member currently serving a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and must demonstrate a past and future commitment to serving in the nonprofit sector. Each candidate will be required to complete an online application. A completed application includes transcripts, two letters of recommendation, GMAT test scores, as well as a personal statement and an in-person interview. Completed applications are due March 31.

The sponsorship recipient is chosen by the Vanderbilt Scholarship Selection Committee. Congratulations to the 2018 recipient, Bettie Kirkland, the Executive Director of Project Return. Bettie has been awarded a full-tuition scholarship to Vanderbilt Business’ Executive MBA program, awarded each academic year and valued at over $100,000.

For more information about the information session or the program, please call (615) 322-3120 or click here.