FAST TRACK YOUR FINANCE CAREER IN JUST 10 MONTHS.
WH Y M S F IN A NCE AT VAN D E R B I LT? The Vanderbilt MS Finance is an accelerated 10-month, on-campus program offering a fast track to a wide array of career possibilities. The MS Finance degree teaches you the technical skills you’ll need to be successful in investment banking, corporate finance, sales and trading, asset management, real estate, consulting,
Learn from the best. Experience MBA-level curriculum from world-class faculty that bring expert insight and instruction to the classroom. Our MS Finance professors have helped shape the field of finance and draw upon extensive experience, as well as insights afforded by their innovative and enlightening research. Known for their accessibility and collaborative approach to teaching, these professors share their cuttingedge knowledge of how business theory and practice come together. 2 Vanderbilt MS Finance
Benefit from one-on-one career preparation. The world of finance offers many rewarding career paths, but it can be a lot to navigate on your own. We consider your success fundamental to our program’s success, which is why we offer a career coach to help you map out the path that is right for you. And we’ll start working with you long before classes begin. Our goal is to help prepare you to successfully launch into finance and to build a valuable global network for support and advancement over the life of your career. #postowenlife
investment research, and more. Our flexible MBA-level curriculum allows you to tailor your studies to the path of your choice. The program is designed for all majors and for those who are recent college graduates or have 1-2 years of work experience.
Focus on long-term growth. Our Leadership Development Program (LDP) is a distinctive executive-level program that provides you with competitive advantages. Learn more about yourself and your work style through industry-proven assessments, and work with executive coaches who will help you turn personal insights into personal success strategies. It’s about empowering you with tools and skills to assess your strengths, weaknesses, and effectiveness—and using this knowledge to improve yourself, not just now but in all stages of your career.
Join our community. Everyone is welcome here. We’re committed to an inclusive and diverse learning community, because we believe that we thrive best with a wide variety of perspectives and experiences. Expect to meet and engage with people from many different regions, countries, cultures, and walks of life. Vanderbilt is a unique and supportive community where you’ll develop lifelong relationships with peers, faculty, staff, and alumni. #VandyMSF
Best Professors in The Princeton Review Best Business Schools
Best Colleges in National Universities in U.S. News & World Report
“In 10 months, we offer you a world-class education, priceless opportunities, and support to leverage our alumni network to land a great job and launch your career. And, we do it on a personal scale, one student at a time. Come see for yourself!”
The Vanderbilt Advantage. The MS Finance program at Vanderbilt is part of the Owen Graduate School of Management. You’ll quickly learn that Owen is a different type of business school. We’re competitive, not cutthroat. We’re interested in your ideas and invested in your success. Our global Vanderbilt Business alumni network of 10,000+ is a close-knit family and collaborative community. #owenlife #anchordown
CHERRIE WILKERSON Assistant Dean for Young Professional Programs VA N D E R B I LT M S F I N A N C E
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PRE-ENROLLMENT CAREER SERVICES
EXCEPTIONAL CAREER OUTCOMES
You will get a solid grounding in finance with an accelerated core curriculum, plus you’ll be able to tailor more than half of your courses based on your interests and career goals.
A hallmark of the Vanderbilt MS Finance program is the invaluable one-on-one career coaching. During the spring prior to your arrival, you will begin working with our team to develop a customized job search plan. You will consider internships and career paths that best fit your skills and interests.
Our students are well-rounded and highly sought-after by prospective employers for a number of reasons. Between the challenging and customizable curriculum, professional development, and unparalleled recruiting opportunities, we set students up for career success.
ranked MSF Program in the world The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education
average employment within six months of graduation (multiyear average)
is how we approach career coaching, job search support, and leadership development
“Vanderbilt had one of the more established programs and was wellranked. The community at Owen just felt more cohesive and welcoming than any other school I had been considering, and that was a huge factor for me.”
BRIDGETT LEDAK Staff Consultant, EY VA N D E R B I LT M S F I N A N C E G R A D U AT E
TA I LO R YOUR EXP E R I EN C E TO YO U R G OAL S. The Vanderbilt MS Finance program combines a strong core of required courses and more than half of the courses are MBA-level electives. You will reap the rewards of a challenging yet flexible curriculum that allows you to tailor your program with a robust selection
of your courses will be MBA-level electives
2020 marks the 15th year of the Vanderbilt MSF program
of electives. Our small MS Finance classes, as well as courses taken with MBA students, maximize interaction and learning throughout the program. And you’ll be taught by Vanderbilt’s world-renowned, industryshaping finance faculty, who will know you by name.
“You will become a better and more well-equipped business professional through the classes, but more importantly, by the incredible people you are surrounded by.”
LANDON FOSTER Investment Banking Analyst, UBS VA N D E R B I LT M S F I N A N C E G R A D U AT E
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C U R R I C U L U M AT A G L A N C E MOD 0
ORIENTATION Financial Economics I Professional Dev. and Communications
FALL MOD 1
Financial Reporting I Financial Economics II Econometrics Financial Modeling
Fall Break MOD 2
Financial Reporting II Corporate Valuation
Financial Elective MOD 3
Advanced Cost Accounting n Advanced Financial Reporting and Analysis n Advanced Management Accounting n Advanced Real Estate Valuation n Advanced Spreadsheets for IT Applications n Business in the World Economy n Ethics in Business n Federal Taxation of Business Entities n Financial Reporting l n Financial Reporting ll n Financial Statement Analysis n Game Theory and Business Strategy n Introduction to Law and Business n Managerial Economics n Negotiation n Property Law for Business Students (short course) n Real Estate Financial Analysis n Real Estate Investment and Development n Seminar in Monetary and Fiscal Policy n Taxation of Business and Investment Transactions n
Financial Elective Financial Elective Financial Elective
Spring Break Financial Elective MOD 4
Advanced Corporate Valuation Applied Investment Management n Bond Markets n Corporate Financial Policy n Corporate Restructuring (short course) n Derivatives Markets n Entrepreneurial Finance n Financial Institutions n International Financial Markets and Instruments n Mergers and Acquisitions n Portfolio Analysis and Trading n Private Equity and Leveraged Buyouts (short course) n
OTHER APPROVED ELECTIVES (PARTIAL LIST)
FINANCIAL ELECTIVES (PARTIAL LIST)
Financial Elective Financial Elective Financial Elective
10 MON TH S. O NE DRE A M C AREER. The Vanderbilt MS Finance is a credential that is recognized on Wall Street and around the world and is your key to a wide range of possibilities. From day one, look forward to unlimited opportunities to grow professionally and take your career wherever you want it to go.
EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT OUTCOMES Discover what makes our students unique, why they chose the Vanderbilt MS Finance program, and where they launched exciting careers with top companies. Learn more at business.vanderbilt.edu/msf-outcomes.
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ADVISORY SERVICES & CONSULTING
PRIVATE WEALTH MANAGEMENT
VANDERBILT MS FINANCE
REAL ESTATE FINANCE
Discover some of the notable companies that employ our alumni:
Top employment markets year after year: New York Nashville Chicago Charlotte Atlanta
“The track record for employment made me feel confident that it would pay off. Vanderbilt’s reputation and alumni provided great employment opportunities.”
PABLO GUTIERREZ Financial Analyst, Houlihan Lokey VA N D E R B I LT M S F I N A N C E G R A D U AT E
A W E LC O M I N G C O M M U N I T Y. Learning at a world-class university in one of the best cities in the U.S. will provide a great balance of possibilities and fun. Vanderbilt’s hometown of Nashville is a friendly, vibrant, and engaging city known proudly as “Music City, USA.” The park-like campus is conveniently located about a mile from downtown. Eclectic and diverse, Nashville offers live music every night of the week and boasts some of the region’s best restaurants and parks. You’ll easily see why The New York Times, Forbes, and CNNMoney rank Nashville high among places to live and do business.
# Vanderbilt is designated as an arboretum and home to more than 300 tree and shrub varieties on 334 acres.
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“Their Students Love These Colleges” category in The Princeton Review’s “2020 Best Colleges”
Vanderbilt also received high marks in several other categories, including Best Quality of Life (No. 1), Happiest Students (No. 2), Most Beautiful Campus (No.4), and Great Financial Aid (No.2). The Princeton Review (2020)
Southern Living named Nashville one of “The South’s Best Food Cities.” (March 2020)
Nashville was named in the Top 15 Cities in the U.S. in Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best” awards. (July 2019)
Nashville has more than 180 live music venues throughout the city, and fewer than a third play country music.
Y O U ’ L L F E E L R I G H T AT H O M E . STUDENT LIFE A cornerstone of the Vanderbilt experience is connecting with others. There are numerous opportunities to be involved and lead in clubs and organizations, as well as to participate in social gatherings, events, and service projects.
WALKER MANAGEMENT LIBRARY Students have access to librarians and resources at Owen’s state-of-the-art study and research library. You can enjoy a cozy, welcoming environment (including a gas-lit fireplace) and choose between private group study spaces or a variety of quiet nooks and crannies. Check out the Bloomberg terminals, databases, reports, specialized market software, and data, as well as business bestsellers.
VA NDER BILT MS FIN A NCE AT A GL A NCE 2020 -2021 Vanderbilt is a place where you will be challenged to achieve your potential, find support as you shape your future, discover lifelong friends and mentors, and open doors to new possibilities. Vanderbilt MS Finance students represent a wide range of backgrounds, experiences and majors, and they come to Vanderbilt from a variety of undergraduate institutions. Hereâ€™s a look at our current class.
C L AS S OF 2 02 1 P ROFILE Class Size
UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS (FULL LIST) Accounting n Business Administration n Business Management n Computer Science n Economics n Energy Management n Finance n Global Business & Finance n Global Finance n Human & Organizational Development n
Law Managerial Finance n Mechanical Engineering n Neuroscience n Philosophy n Physics n Political Science n Psychology n Public Health Sciences n Quantitative Economics n Risk Management & Insurance n n
OUR ALUMNI WORK ACROSS THE NATION (AND BEYOND)
UNDERGRADUATE INSTITUTIONS REPRESENTED (PARTIAL LIST) Auburn University Colgate University n Florida State University n Fordham University n Louisiana State University n University of Florida n University of Georgia n University of Mississippi n University of Oklahoma n Vanderbilt University n n
COUNTRIES REPRESENTED Bulgaria n Canada n China n Colombia n Finland n Honduras n Italy n
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Nigeria Peru n Philippines n Russia n Switzerland n United States n n
MEET OUR STUDENTS
Each application is considered for a merit-based scholarship at the time of application. Scholarships are awarded based on criteria such as academic and personal achievements, GPA, GMAT or GRE scores, letters of recommendation, essays, and interview.
Admissions Ambassadors are students who have volunteered to share their unique Owen experience with prospective students, offering insight into what it is like to be a student here. Visit the Vanderbilt MSF Admissions Ambassadors webpage to connect with current students and learn more about life at Vanderbilt.
APPLICATION DE A D L I N ES Round
Deadline to Apply
Oct. 8, 2020
Nov. 12, 2020
Jan. 14, 2021
Mar. 4, 2021
May 6, 2021
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countries represented in the Class of 2021
undergraduate schools represented in the Class of 2021
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