Top Business Degree Programs - Nashville, TN

School and Ranking Information

The majority of the Nashville schools offering business programs are for-profit and non-profit 4-year schools. One of the top schools in the area for business on account of school type, rankings and student services is as follows:

  • Winner: Vanderbilt University is a 4-year non-profit school in Nashville with programs in the discipline. Students can find Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs at Vanderbilt.

School Info Chart

Category Vanderbilt University
Rankings Tied at #16 for National Universities (2015)*
#25 Best Business Schools (2014)*
Location Nashville, TN
School Type 4-year, private non-profit
Average Graduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $42,342**
Business Administration Degrees Offered Master's
Business Administration Degrees Awarded in 2013 79**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 93%**
Noteworthy Vanderbilt's graduate management school has regular research seminars with faculty from the university as well as other schools***

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

  • The graduate management school is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • The Graduate School of Management has centers for financial markets as well as studying consumer behavior
  • Multiple MBA offerings either require or allow for a study abroad component

Vanderbilt University has a low student-to-faculty ratio of 8-to-1. This institution awarded about 3,800 degrees in 2014, with the most being bachelor's degrees, followed closely by master's degrees. Nearly 13,000 students attended Vanderbilt as of 2013.

The Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt offers a variety of MBA programs. The traditional MBA's core covers courses on management communication, operations and leadership. The executive MBA features classes held two times monthly on Saturdays throughout the two-year program, with courses in business strategy and advanced marketing. This MBA offering also includes an international component in which students spend a week abroad. Another executive option is the Americas MBA that has a much greater international component with whole months spent in multiple countries.

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