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VANDERBILT MA CC VAL UATION

BUILD YOUR CAREER

AT THE INTERSECTION OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE.


VANDERBILT MAcc VALUATION

12 The number of months it will take to study finance and accounting, complete a paid internship, earn a Vanderbilt degree and prepare and sit for the CPA exam as well as the Level I CFA.

On the cover: Read the story of Marce Merry, Vanderbilt MAcc Valuation Class of 2018, at business.vanderbilt.edu/MAccValStories.

Note: By the time you read this brochure, some of the titles and firms for our students and alumni may be out of date. There’s a good reason for that: Vanderbilt graduates are highly valued and tend to move up quickly in the business world.


One of the only

business schools in America that offers you this type of program. A unique hybrid of accounting and finance, the Vanderbilt MAcc Valuation program was specifically designed to meet the growing need for young professionals who have the intellectual and academic skills, credentials and interpersonal savvy to grow and succeed in this dynamic field. Valuation associates quickly become experts at financial modeling and are often on the leading edge of important analyses as companies look for the “right price” at which to buy, sell or borrow assets, liabilities or equities. Associates within this service area may stay on the firm’s partner track or move to senior client-side positions within finance or corporate sectors. The Vanderbilt Advantage n Accelerated, all-inclusive 12-month program n Program

designed for graduates of all majors

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recruiting process with direct access to executives at global accounting and professional services firms

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employment opportunities

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internship during the program offers immediate ROI and real-world experience with a leading global firm

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classes that foster close and enduring relationships with classmates and professors

n MBA-level

curriculum and professional development that produce well-rounded and highly sought-after employees

n Preparation

for CFA and CPA exams embedded into the program

Program length

Twelve months, full-time

Designed for

Recent college graduates—new graduates to those with several years of experience— who have a strong interest in and aptitude for both accounting and finance and wish to work in a fast-paced environment

In one year, we equip students from diverse academic backgrounds with the education and skills they need to be successful professional service providers as they launch their careers in business. With rigorous course work, professional development, unparalleled recruiting opportunities with the Big Four accounting firms, and well-executed CPA and CFA exam review courses, we set students up for career success. Lindsay Donald Director | MAcc Programs


VALUATION SERVICES: A high-octane career that requires strong financial skills and accounting expertise to help companies make smart business decisions. How do you determine the value of intellectual property? What is a brand name worth? How much should a company pay to purchase a competitor? These are just a few of the complex questions answered by valuation professionals. And today, demand for entrylevel associates in this dynamic field is growing by double digits. As a valuation associate at a Big Four firm, you will be part of a team that provides specialized financial analyses and models to impact your clients’ business decisions on strategy and acquisitions, asset management, restructuring and divestitures, and management planning.

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VANDERBILT MAcc BY THE NUMBERS

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Year in and year out, the percentage of MAcc students who have accepted jobs within 90 days of graduation.

87

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The number of majors represented since the program’s inception.

First-time CPA pass rate for the Class of 2017.* (Compared to a national pass rate average of 49%) *Consistently among the highest of any program in the U.S.

PUBLIC ACCOUNTING IS THE LAUNCH PAD FOR A SUCCESSFUL CAREER IN BUSINESS. Earn more than

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41 students in an average class based on the last three years

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Direct access to executives at global accounting and professional services firms

NATIONWIDE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The pass rate average for the CFA Level 1 Examination for the Classes of 2015-2018. (Compared to a national pass rate average of 43%)

THE BIGGEST AND BEST FIRMS HIRE OUR STUDENTS

H Virtually all of our students choose to launch their careers with Big 4 accounting firms.


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YOUR TICKET TO A CAREER IN VALUATION SERVICES. “I knew Vanderbilt’s MAcc Valuation program was exactly what I was looking for. The unbelievably high full-time employment rate along with the high pass rate on the CFA and CPA exams were huge factors for me.”

LANDON HUDSON

Vanderbilt MAcc Valuation | 2018 PwC New York, NY

“The strong network I built while at Vanderbilt will be carried into my career. The people in the MAcc program made a huge impact on me and on who I want to become over the next few years.”

LU ZHANG

Vanderbilt MAcc Valuation | 2018 Deloitte New York, NY

“In looking for graduate schools, I could not find another program like the Vanderbilt MAcc Valuation program. The specialized curriculum and the opportunity to attend a top tier school made this an easy decision.”

ANDREW FOLEY

Vanderbilt MAcc Valuation | 2018 KPMG New York, NY

“A career in valuation is a hidden gem—it’s the perfect combination of finance, technical accounting skills, critical thinking and working with clients. I never would have learned about this career path had it not been for the Vanderbilt MAcc program.”

MARCE MERRY

Vanderbilt MAcc Valuation | 2018 KPMG Atlanta, GA

Learn more about Landon , Lu, Andrew and Marce (as well as other amazing Vanderbilt MAcc students). Visit business.vanderbilt.edu/MAccValStories.


Benefit from an all-inclusive experience. The Vanderbilt MAcc Valuation program offers so much more than academic course work. In just one year, you’ll get all that you need to earn a position with (and be successful in) a worldclass professional services organization. Professional development programming. Vanderbilt’s MAcc Valuation program includes professional development programming that will help you as you interact with firm representatives and prepare for a successful career. You will gain insights into your strengths, challenges and personal motivators and learn how they impact your working relationships with others. Along with your classmates, you will work with a professional executive coach who will help you turn these insights into strategies for a lifetime of personal and professional growth.

Internship. You’ll have an unparalleled opportunity for a 10-week, paid internship with one of our

partner firms. This allows you to round out your education with real-world experience and gives you a chance to see what life is like as a valuation professional within a Big Four firm. At the same time, it allows the firm to evaluate you. It’s a fact: Successful internships lead to full-time job offers.

Exam preparation. Vanderbilt’s program gives you an edge when sitting for credentialing exams. During

the fall, MAcc Valuation students complete a Schweser prep course and sit for the Level I CFA exam. In the summer after graduation, you will participate in the Becker Review course and sit for all four sections of the CPA exam. It’s no wonder that Vanderbilt MAcc students consistently achieve among the highest—if not the highest—exam pass rates in the country.

MAcc Valuation Curriculum at a Glance

Financial Modeling (2) Financial Reporting I (2) Audit Institutions (1)

SUMMER

Advanced Cost Accounting (2)

Taxation of Business and Investment Transactions (2)

Managerial Strategy (2)

Research in Financial Reporting (2) Corporate Value Management (2)

Schweser CFA Exam Review and Level I Exam (x) = credit hours Curriculum and course information is updated annually and is subject to change.

Internship or Electives (6)

CPA Prep

Mod 4

Financial Reporting II (2) Winter Break

Financial Economics II (2)

Mod 3

Mod 2 Immersion Week Audit Institutions (Continued)

Pre-Mod 1 Financial Economics 1 (2)

Mod 1 Engagement Communication (1)

SPRING

Advanced Financial Reporting and Analysis (2)

Commencement

FALL

Becker CPA Review Course and CPA Exam

Financial Statement Analysis (2) Introduction to Law and Business (2) Degree requirements and course information are subject to change. Visit vanderbilt.edu/catalogs to view the most recent Course Catalog containing academic policies, degree requirements and individual course descriptions for each of our degree programs.


We’re a different type of business school. We’re competitive, not cutthroat. We lead with ideas, not egos. We assess value and bring plenty of our own.

Vanderbilt is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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