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Events, application deadlines, class stats, tuition, financial aid, scholarships, admissions requirements and more

The Essentials Guide | 2012-13


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career in Finance. Today, skills in financial analysis are more valued than ever before. And there are few business schools better suited to help you gain those skills more quickly than Vanderbilt. Here, you can learn from renowned faculty who have helped Vanderbilt earn a global reputation in Finance—teachers who are not only grounded in financial theory but closely connected to the daily world of business. And, regardless of whether you have a background in Finance, you can gain the broad set of skills and connections in just nine months that will open doors to a rewarding career.

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Lubaina Balasinorwala A native of India and resident of Oman, Lubaina came to the U.S. to get an education in economics. She got what she was looking for and more by immersing herself into extracurricular activities and networking with those around her. Those efforts paid off. She will be working with KPMG and putting her people and finance skills to work.

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All Vanderbilt Business students have one thing in common: They’re different. But while there’s no risk that we’ll ever reduce students to statistics and averages, here are a few figures that may give you a picture of who your classmates might be.

Partial List of Undergraduate Majors n n n n n n n

Civil Engineering Economics International Economics and Trade Math Neurobiology Philosophy Physiology


MS Finance Profile Class of 2013 Class Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Average Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23% Undergraduate GPA Average . . . . . . . . . . . 3.59 GMAT Average* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 701 Foreign Nationals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23% * GRE accepted as well

Previous Employers of MS Finance Graduates n n n n n n n

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Deloitte Deutsche Bank Ernst & Young Goldman Sachs Harris Williams Raymond James


MS Finance Curr

The MS Finance curriculum begins with a one-week intensive introductor taught during the first week of August. The rest of the courses are taugh the fall and two modules during the spring. The program is highly flexible work closely with you to design a curriculum track based on your interes

Mod 2

Mod 3

Financial Economics II (2)

Corporate Value Management (2)

Elective

Econometrics I (2) Accounting* (2) Financial Modeling (2)

Econometrics II (2)

Winter Break

Mod 1 Fall Break

Orientation Financial Economics I (2)

FALL

Elective

Derivatives Markets (2)

Elective

Elective

Elective


riculum at a Glance

ry course, Financial Economics I, ht over the two modules during e and the Faculty Director will sts and background.

(x) = credit hours

SPRING

Spring Break

Elective Elective Elective Elective

Commencement

Mod 4

* Students with prior accounting classes may substitute Financial Reporting (411) for Introduction to Accounting (311) with approval of the Faculty Director.


Successful candidates will have strong academic performance in prior university studies, with significant proven quantitative experience and aptitude. They will be able to demonstrate both teamwork and leadership during their undergrad experience. To be considered, all applicants will provide the following: n

Online application Undergraduate transcript (and graduate transcript, if applicable) n GMAT or GRE score (you may submit your application prior to taking the exam) n Essays n Two letters of recommendation n Resume n Interview (by invitation only) n

1st round interviews* Select applicants are invited to interview with a member of the Admissions team, over the phone or video call. * Candidates may be granted an interview with the Faculty Director during a Campus Visit Day. In this instance, the two interview requirement is waived.

2nd round interviews Successful applicants will be invited for a second round interview with the Faculty Director. Second round interviews can also take place via video call or in person.** **For more information please contact Admissions.

For applicants from outside the U.S. International applicants benefit from being able to show familiarity with the culture and business practices of the United States that may include internships or undergraduate work. In addition, these students will require proof of Englishlanguage proficiency such as TOEFL. All international applicants must complete an in-person interview. Prerequisites: Students must have completed a semester in statistics and Calculus 1 and Calculus 2 or linear algebra and one semester in statistics or economics from an accredited school, with a grade of ‘B’ or better. Additional prerequisites may be required on a case-by-case basis. Students may be admitted to the program before these requirements are met. Candidates who do not have the requisite math or statistics class are still encouraged to apply. In these cases we may require candidates to take an online summer course in calculus or statistics.

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ADMISSION application deadlines We encourage you to apply as early in the admission cycle as possible.

Application Round

Deadline to Apply

Decision Deadline

Deposit Deadline

Early**

Nov. 1, 2012

Dec. 18, 2012

Jan. 15, 2013

1

Dec. 11, 2012

Jan. 23, 2013

Feb. 20, 2013

2

Jan. 17, 2013 Mar. 21, 2013

Apr. 16, 2013

3* Mar. 12, 2013

Apr. 26, 2013 May 21, 2013

4** May 15, 2013

June 7, 2013

June 18, 2013

*U.S. citizens, permanent residents and foreign nationals with a four-year U.S. undergraduate degree **U.S. citizens and permanent residents only Early applications are given priority consideration for internship opportunities. Applications are accepted and reviewed after the 4th round on a rolling basis.


ADMISSIONs EVENTS Campus Visits Visits take place on Mondays four times during the year and offer an opportunity to learn more about the program and interact with current students, faculty and staff. Second round interviews with the Faculty Director are scheduled during this visit.* n

Fall – October 29, 2012 Winter – December 3, 2012 n Early Spring – March 18, 2013 n Spring – April 22, 2013 n

Welcome Weekend Your time to celebrate with your new classmates. By invitation, admitted applicants enjoy a welcome reception and meetings with students, faculty, deans, Admissions and Career Management team members, plus a tour of Nashville’s great nightlife. n

April 12-13, 2013

*An interview may be scheduled at this time regardless if a first round interview has been conducted.

44

The number of students in the Vanderbilt MS Finance Class of 2013. Our selectivity and focus on each student’s success enable us to develop leaders more effectively, via intimate and collegial classroom experiences.


EVENTS TUITION AND

FINANCIAL AID

Merit-based scholarships may be awarded based on achievement and potential. Estimated Expenses Tuition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 45,000 Books/Supplies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,788 Rent/Utilities (divide if shared). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 9,468 Meals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,872 Personal* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 5,548 Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,934 Loan Fees**. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,136 * Includes Vanderbilt recreation facilities and health insurance ** U.S. citizens only

37

The number of electives offered for you to customize your degree beyond core courses.

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The time it takes to earn an MS Finance degree. You will receive rigorous training that will allow you to accept challenging assignments after graduation.

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