See why our place is the right place for you.
Time and again, prospective MBA students who become Owen students say, "The visit sealed it!" Check out our Virtual Visit for just a hint of why they say this. Then plan a visit to our campus to see for yourself.
What makes the difference?
Maybe it's because we treat you like an individual—not a number—from the moment we meet you or we help you focus on your career success from the moment you apply.
Perhaps it's our beautiful campus in a city that's simply a great place to live. Maybe it's the incredible students you meet when you step into Owen.
Could it be the exposure to renowned, yet friendly faculty who welcome you into their classrooms? Or maybe it's the chance to learn more about our curriculum that's simultaneously rigorous and flexible. Take your pick.
The Owen experience is all this and more. Come to our campus and see for yourself.
Arrange a Campus Visit
We are delighted that you are considering visiting the Vanderbilt University campus in Nashville, Tennessee. Visiting Owen and meeting current faculty and students is a great way to determine whether Vanderbilt is the right business school for you. Graduate business education represents a large investment both in terms of time and money. You are wise to research schools thoroughly.
A campus visit offers you an insider's view and is the best way to gain a realistic impression of life as an Owen student. An organized visit allows you to attend class and have lunch with a current student, interview with an admissions officer, and attend a small group discussion with our career management staff. You're welcome to visit our campus at any time during normal business hours, but we recommend that you join us for an official campus visit to get the full campus experience.
Before scheduling an evaluative interview, you will need to download and read the Interview and Visit Instructions
(PDF). If you still have questions, consult the Campus Visit FAQs
Schedule Your Campus Visit
What does a campus visit entail?
The basic campus visit lasts from about 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and consists of the following:
When are campus visits offered?
- Evaluative Interview
- Lunch with a current student
- Class Visit
- Session with our Career Management team
How do I schedule a class visit?
- Monday through Thursday while classes are in session (click here to see available dates)
Ideally, you should schedule your visit at least two weeks in advance so that we can organize your day on campus and send you a personal itinerary. Scheduling your visit with enough notice will also allow you to make your travel plans accordingly.
Here are the simple steps to set up your visit:
- Review available dates for a visit (link above)
- Create an online profile with Vanderbilt MBA (click here to begin)
- Send an e-mail (from the e-mail account associated with your application/inquiry account) to Campus.Visit@owen.vanderbilt.edu that includes the following:
- Desired Visit Date
- Area of Interest (e.g. Finance, Operations, HOP, Marketing)
- Copy of your resume
4. Wait to receive a confirmation from the Campus Visit team before booking your travel arrangements (you should receive a response within 48 hours)
Once you have received a confirmation from the Campus Visit team, you can make your travel arrangements. You can assume that you will be on campus from approximately 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the date for which you receive confirmation from the campus visit team. You will receive your personalized itinerary from the Campus Visit team approximately one week prior to your visit.
Tuesday Information Sessions
If you are in the Nashville area, Tuesday Information Sessions at Owen are a great way to learn more about the Vanderbilt MBA program. You'll have the opportunity to talk with MBA students in a relaxed, personal setting. They will provide an overview of the admissions process, curriculum, career paths and student life, plus they'll share personal stories and answer your questions. You will not be evaluated for admission during the session. Information Sessions start September 18th. To obtain the list of sessions offered throughout the year, click here. The sessions begin at 5:30 PM and last approximately one hour.
If you would like to attend, we require that you RSVP.
Do you have these questions?
- How much are scholarships worth?
- Are there scholarships available for rising second-year students?
These answers and more in our FAQs. Click here.