Executive MBA Year Two

Year Two

If you pursue the specialized Americas MBA for Executives, during your second year you'll be part of an international cohort of no more than 60 executives—up to 15 students from each of the four prestigious business schools in the Americas Alliance.

Instead of meeting every other Saturday as in Year One, you'll be part of a "traveling classroom" throughout Year Two—with 10-day immersions in Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the United States. You'll be put on new C-Teams with representatives from each of our partner schools. The curriculum is uniquely relevant to each country; you'll learn from the exceptional faculty of our partner schools who know these countries best. Meanwhile, a member of the Vanderbilt faculty will oversee your group Global Capstone Strategy Project, in which you will work with a multinational company to help solve specific business challenges in the Americas.

Throughout the immersion experiences, you'll learn firsthand the culture, business practices and consumer perceptions and behaviors of these four nations and economies. And you'll do it among peers from those countries whose own insights and experience will be invaluable throughout your career.


Patti Phan Patti Phan
Vanderbilt AMBA 2014
Commercial Sourcing Manager, Mars Petcare

I chose the Americas program because Mars is transitioning itself as a premier global food company. Many global work streams are taking place, including global sourcing and I thought it would be a great opportunity to learn and understand how to collaborate and work not only across different Mars functions and brands, but also different countries.

Vernat Exil Vernat Exil
Vanderbilt AMBA 2013
Division Chief, Pediatric Cardiology, Children’s Hospital Heart Center, University of New Mexico

After 13 years of working as a Pediatric Cardiologist, I returned to school to improve my management skills. I also wanted to gain insight into how to provide health care more efficiently for less. Although I joined the MBA with a desire to provide health care relief for Latin America, the skills that I learned at Vanderbilt and with the international residencies will probably help my institution or another institution facing the transforming changes in the health care environment.