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Get a head start on your finance career in just 5 days. In this focused program, you’ll develop the tools you need to begin a finance career, even if you have no prior exposure to business courses or concepts such as banking, investments or accounting. You will equip yourself with a top-level understanding of complex principles such as financial statements, market efficiency, valuing stocks and bonds and corporate financial policy. Walk away with business acumen as you pursue a challenging and dynamic career.

Participants will: n Learn

the fundamentals of finance and accounting

n Acquire

basic and intermediate Excel skills

n Learn

about the time value of money, corporate valuation, how to interpret the primary financial statements, how to collect a company’s financial information and more

n Build

an understanding of the different career opportunities in finance

n Enjoy

time off in the evenings to explore one of America’s “it” cities (Nashville, TN) and discover incredible food, culture and entertainment options

a valuable Vanderbilt certificate

n Gain

access to Bloomberg Market Concepts program and take advantage of the opportunity to earn an additional prestigious certificate

n Begin

building a network including other students, finance professionals and world-class faculty

n Learn

the language of business during hands-on case studies

Discover what it takes to succeed in one of these career paths: n Corporate n Equity



n Commercial n Investment



Richard Willis Professor of Accounting, Associate Dean for the Faculty

Highly regarded by his students, Richard Willis has extensive experience in accounting and financial reporting and a distinguished body of scholarly research. He has been frequently recognized for excellence in teaching, both in the United States and abroad, including the Daimler-Chrysler Award from the Fuqua School of Business and the James A. Webb, Jr. Award for MBA Teaching from Owen Graduate School of Management. Joshua White Assistant Professor of Finance

The value to participants: n Earn

Course Instructors

n Early

stage financing (Venture Capital, Private Equity)

n Public


n Consulting

The purpose of the finance bootcamp is to develop a fundamental understanding of the theory and practice of corporate finance. Students will develop the tools needed to make value-creating investment and financing decisions. Joshua White | Assistant Professor of Finance

Joshua White has been an Expert Consultant and Financial Economist for the SEC. His work has been featured in a variety of financial and legal publications and he has contributed to blog posts for Harvard and Columbia Law Schools and authored White Papers for the SEC. Professor White currently teaches Managerial Finance and Corporate Financial Policy. Larry LeBlanc Professor of Operations Management

Larry LeBlanc teaches Spreadsheets for Business Analytics, Spreadsheet Macros (VBA) for IT Applications, Spreadsheets for Health Care Analytics and Advanced Analytics with Emphasis on Data Visualization. He also teaches non-credit tutorials in spreadsheets. Professor LeBlanc has received many honors and consults for a variety of clients in the areas of forecasting, aggregate production planning, project planning and inventory control.

Accelerator®—Finance Bootcamp Sample Schedule (May 27 - 31, 2019) Day 1


Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

• Time Value of Money I • Financial Statements II • Excel Modeling II • Cost of Capital I • Time Value of Money II • Financial Statements III • Financial Statements III • Cost of Capital II

• Financial Statements I • Capital Budgeting I • Capital Budgeting II

PM • Excel Modeling I

• Financial Statements IV • Risk and Return • Financial Database

• Valuation • Excel Modeling III

Day 5 • Debt Financing • Debt Financing Case Study

• Equity Financing • Equity Financing Case Study • Certificate Presentation

Classes typically run from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Central). Breaks are scheduled in AM, PM and for lunch. Schedule is subject to change.

Who Should Attend: n Students

who want to obtain essential finance skills and would like to explore career options

n Freshmen

and sophomores in liberal arts majors who do not have access to finance and business classes

n Students

who have a finance internship during the summer and want to better prepare themselves for that experience

n Students

who need to expand their knowledge base and experience in order to earn a future internship in finance

n Students

who can meet the enrollment requirements: 3.0 GPA and a résumé demonstrating college algebra-level understanding

Cost $3,500 Cost includes tuition, instructional materials, catered breakfast and lunch (all days) and housing.

Our finance bootcamp is a unique opportunity for liberal arts students to take the first step towards a career in finance and banking. Students will quickly discover if the finance industry is a viable and satisfying career path. Greg Harvey | Program Director

Register at or contact us for more details.

Greg Harvey Program Director

Accelerator®—Vanderbilt Summer Business Institute | 615.322.6795

Class of 2018

Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management is conveniently located in vibrant Nashville, TN. It is ranked as a top institution by BusinessWeek, the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Financial Times and Forbes. Accelerator®—Summer Business Institute and Accelerator®—Finance Bootcamp offer undergraduate students the tools needed to expand their business acumen and bolster their résumés through hands-on learning experiences. Visit our website for more information regarding programs and schedules, faculty biographies and directions.

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