From the Faculty Director

Dear students,

Thank you for your interest in Accelerator−Vanderbilt Summer Business Institute.  Accelerator® has set itself apart as the premier summer business program for undergraduates. We have a different approach in our methodology: action learning.  During the intensive, four-week program in June, you will receive more than 100 instruction hours from our world-class MBA faculty while simultaneously working with your classmates as consultants in teams, helping real businesses solve real problems.

We look forward to the opportunity of getting to know each student and building on your strengths.  You will work closely with our full-time faculty members, MBA coaches and a host of professional mentors.  In addition, you will further develop your professional image with our corporate networking events, resume workshops and practice interviews so that you can truly hit the ground running and start your career.

As you can see, this is a hands-on program designed to help you develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to enter the business world.  This unique opportunity to set yourself apart from your peers and have fun in the process will be unlike anything you've ever imagined.

After successfully completing Accelerator, you will be able to develop a portfolio and build an impressive resume with a credential from a graduate school of business as one of the best in the world.  I encourage you to join us for this unforgettable and life-changing experience.

For more information about Accelerator, continue to explore the website, or contact me at 615.343.6291.


David Owens
Faculty Director, Accelerator®—Vanderbilt Summer Business Institute
Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management