Fast Track Your Finance Career (In Just 10 Months)

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FAST TRACK YOUR FINANCE CAREER IN JUST 10 MONTHS.

MS FINANCE


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,

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.

Learn from the best.

Focus on long-term growth.

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

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 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


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Best Professors (The Princeton Review 2022)

“In 10 months, we offer you a world-class education, invaluable job opportunities, and one-on-one career guidance to land a great job. And, we do it in a personal way where students, faculty, and staff know you and your goals.”

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

JACK EYRE

Director, MS Finance Program VA N D E R B I LT U N I V E R S I T Y O W E N G R A D U AT E S C H O O L O F M A N A G E M E N T

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DISCOVER

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CUSTOMIZED CURRICULUM

PRE-ENROLLMENT CAREER SERVICES

PROVEN CAREER RESULTS

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.

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is the average employment rate within 6 months of graduation (multiyear avg.)

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is how we approach career coaching, job search support, and leadership development

“Vanderbilt had one of the more established programs and was well ranked. 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 Senior Consultant, EY

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TA I LO R YOUR EXP E R I EN C E TO YO U R G OAL S. The Vanderbilt MS Finance program offers a strong core of required courses and more than half 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 electives.

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of the coursework is tailored to fit your career goals

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of graduates begin their careers in investment banking (multi-year average)

Our 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, industry-shaping 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 Private Equity Associate, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

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Advanced Corporate Valuation Applied Investment Management Bond Markets Corporate Financial Policy Corporate Restructuring for Distressed Firms Corporate Restructuring for Non-Distressed Firms Derivatives Markets Entrepreneurial Finance Financial Institutions International Financial Markets and Instruments Investing in Big Data and Analytics Investing in Machine Learning Mergers and Acquisitions Venture Capital and Private Equity

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Accounting for Mergers and Acquisitions Advanced Cost Accounting Advanced Real Estate Valuation Business Analytics Business in the World Economy Commercial Real Estate Transactions Corporate Strategies for Environmental, Social, and Governance Issues Derivative Securities Valuation Federal Income Taxation of Mergers and Acquisitions Federal Taxation of Business Entities Financial Analysis of Environmental, Social, and Governance Data Financial Statement Analysis Game Theory and Business Strategy Introduction to Financial Accounting Introduction to Law and Business Introduction to Managerial Accounting Managerial Economics Negotiation Property Law for Business Students Real Estate Financial Analysis Real Estate Investment and Development Seminar in Monetary and Fiscal Policy Spreadsheet Macros (VBA) for IT Applications Taxation of Business and Investment Transactions

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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

INVESTMENT BANKING

VANDERBILT MS FINANCE

PRIVATE WEALTH MANAGEMENT

INVESTMENT RESEARCH

CORPORATE FINANCE

REAL ESTATE FINANCE


Discover some of the notable companies that employ our alumni:

Top employment markets year after year: Atlanta Charlotte Chicago Nashville New York San Diego San Francisco

“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

Investment Banking Associate (M& A), BNP Paribas 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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A G R E AT P L A C E T O LIVE AND LEARN.

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 professional sports and music every night of the week, and it boasts some of the region’s best restaurants and parks. You’ll easily see why The New York Times, Forbes, and Fortune rank Nashville high among places to live and do business.

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"Students Love Their College" category in The Princeton Review (2021)

Vanderbilt also received high marks in several other categories, including: #1 Great Financial Aid #2 Happiest Students #2 Best Quality of Life #2 Best-Run Colleges #2 College City Gets High Marks #2 Most Beautiful Campus The Princeton Review (2021) 10 Vanderbilt MS Finance

Vanderbilt is designated as an arboretum and home to more than 300 tree and shrub varieties on 340 acres.


Condé Nast Traveler named Nashville one of the "Top 10 Friendliest Cities in the U.S." (February 2022)

Nashville was named in the Top 15 Cities in the U.S. in Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best” awards. (September 2021)

Nashville has more than 180 live music venues throughout the city, and fewer than a third play country music.

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STUDENT LIFE

A cornerstone of the Vanderbilt experience is connecting with others. There are numerous opportunities to be involved in and lead clubs and organizations, as well as to participate in social gatherings, events, and service projects.

WALKER MANAGEMENT LIBRARY

Students have access to knowledgeable librarians and resources at Owen’s state-ofthe-art study and research library that will help you with all your research needs. You can enjoy a cozy, welcoming environment 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.

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How can we help you? 615.322.2534 msfinance@vanderbilt.edu 401 21st Avenue South | Nashville, TN 37203-2422 Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM U.S. Central Time

business.vanderbilt.edu/msfinance @VanderbiltOwen #VandyMSF #OwenLife #PostOwenLife

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