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Friends and Associates, I am honored and excited to present the MS Finance Employment Report for the Class of 2016. With another year of strong employment outcomes, the Vanderbilt MS Finance investment continues to produce great returns. n Continued

Employment Success. Ninety-five percent of the MS Finance Class of 2016 had accepted full-time job offers by 90 days after graduation, bringing the four-year average for the program to 98%.

n High

Student Satisfaction. From on-campus employer access to individualized coaching services unmatched by any other school, no program offers broader and deeper support to job seekers. In 2016, student satisfaction with MS Finance career management services surged to a new record high for the third consecutive year.

n Excellent

Outcomes for Foreign Nationals. Our goal is to be the program of choice for foreign nationals with the greatest career potential, and we have firmly established ourselves as such. Ninety-two percent of foreign nationals had accepted employment offers by 90 days after graduation, continuing a track record of very strong career outcomes for these Owen MSF job seekers.

Much of our success can be attributed to the strong Vanderbilt alumni base. As one of the most established and well-respected MS Finance programs in the country, we boast an active MS Finance alumni base. Alumni of our top 25 MBA program are also an invaluable resource when job seekers are working to expand their professional networks. A loyal and accessible alumni network is absolutely essential in today’s competitive job market, and that is exactly what the Vanderbilt MS Finance offers. Additionally, we prepare students to succeed long before they even set foot on campus in August. And it works. As I enter my seventh year leading MS Finance career management services, I am proud of the steep trajectory of both the program and our graduates’ careers.

Blake Gore Senior Associate Director, Career Management Center Vanderbilt University | Owen Graduate School of Management 1

Source of Employment

Class of 2016 Profile

School-Facilitated Activities Scheduled Interviews on Campus Campus Job Posting Alumni Referral School-Facilitated Internship Total

Percent 26% 14% 14% 5% 59%

Student-Facilitated Activities Other Student-Initiated Activities Internet Job Posting Personal Network Previous Internship Employer Total

Percent 14% 10% 10% 7% 41%

Job Functions

Percent 30% 26% 12% 10% 10% 7% 5%

Investments & Research Investment Banking Financial Consulting & Advisory Corporate Finance Consulting Real Estate Leadership Development Programs

Average Salary $68,179

I am a thousand times more prepared for success in my career than before I started this program. Connor Hamilton Vanderbilt MS Finance l 2016 Deutsche Bank Houston, TX

Class Size Undergraduate GPA Average Average GMAT Foreign Nationals Women Minorities

50 3.58 686 26% 14% 6%

Final Offer Status # of Graduates Seeking Employment


At Graduation Students With Offers Students Who Accepted

86% 82%

90 Days Past Graduation Students With Offers Students Who Accepted

95% 95%

Top Hiring Companies for 2016 Deutsche Bank Wells Fargo Deloitte

Top Metro Areas for 2016* New York Houston Charlotte Nashville *95 percent of offers were within the US

Thanks to everyone’s help at Vanderbilt, I will actually be starting my dream job coming out of the program. Vanessa Arndt Vanderbilt MS Finance l 2016 Bain & Co. Houston, TX

2010-2016 Employment History

Over the last six years, Vanderbilt MS Finance students have accepted positions in the following functional areas and firms.*

Investment Banking

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Deloitte Corporate Finance Deutsche Bank Fifth Third Bank Goldman Sachs Harris Williams & Co. Jefferies & Co. Lazard Perella Weinberg Partners Raymond James Stephens Inc Stifel SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Wells Fargo

Investments & Research

Real Estate Finance

Bridgewater Associates Cambridge Associates Credit Suisse Deutsche Bank Dimensional Fund Advisors Goldman Sachs Guggenheim Partners JPMorgan Mercer Capital Morgan Stanley Ramsey Quantitative Systems, Inc. Robert W. Baird Wells Fargo William Blair

Sales & Trading

Deutsche Bank Goldman Sachs Koch Supply & Trading Morgan Stanley

Deutsche Bank Goldman Sachs Jones Lang LaSalle USAA Real Estate Company Wells Fargo

Corporate Finance Asurion Caesars Entertainment Capital One CarMax EDP Renewables ExxonMobil FedEx Henkel Intel LG Electronics LifePoint Hospitals Microsoft Principal Financial Group

Advisory Services & Consulting Alvarez & Marsal Bain & Co. Booz Allen Hamilton Capgemini Charles River Associates Deloitte EY Houlihan Lokey KPMG McKinsey & Company PricewaterhouseCoopers *Partial listing

Selected cities where students have accepted offers since 2010 Seattle Portland


Minneapolis Milwaukee Salt Lake City

San Francisco


Las Vegas

Des Moines Kansas City

New York

Chicago Washington, DC Columbus Louisville


Nashville Charlotte Little Rock Atlanta Dallas New Orleans Jacksonville Houston San Antonio

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Vanderbilt MS Finance Employment Report  

Employment Report for Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management's MS Finance Program