In a recent letter from the Dean of Admissions:
The program at Vanderbilt MBA is in a position to move upwards in the rankings and we have been enacting a very aggressive strategy to continue to push the school into the top 20. The admissions statistics fueling the annual US news ranking have moved more than any other school in ranking over the last five years. We are eagerly anticipating the release of this spring’s US News MBA rankings as we are confident that we will be seeing the results of the investments that Owen has been making over the last few years. We were excited to see this week’s Financial Times ranking release, placing Owen among the top 25 MBA programs in the US and highly ranking many of the key career focused factors (including a #5 US ranking for Alumni career progress, placing only behind Stanford, MIT, Columbia and Harvard).
Also, average starting salary for Owen graduates is on par with many of the schools in the top 15.