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Vanderbilt Business® Career Launcher Programs

Programs that offer undergrads and recent college graduates the skills, connections and credentials to launch a rewarding career in business. MAcc Assurance

A one-year fast track to a rewarding career in business. Get the managerial perspective, leadership skills and accounting knowledge needed to start a career in the audit and assurance service line with one of the premier global public accounting firms. You will have the opportunity for a paid internship with Deloitte, EY, KPMG or PwC—firms widely recognized among the best places to launch a career.

MAcc Valuation

A program that offers a high-octane career at the intersection of accounting and finance. How much should a company pay to purchase a downstream supplier? Your answers to this question (and hundreds of others) will help your clients make critical business decisions. With the opportunity for a paid internship in the valuation service line of a global firm, this one-year degree helps you hone the finance, accounting and client service skills that the job demands.

MS Finance

A rigorous nine-month program that opens doors to a career in finance. If you are looking for an entry-level position in investment research, asset management, sales and trading, insurance, corporate finance or risk management, this accelerated program will help you master the advanced research and analysis skills you need. Goldman Sachs, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo are just a few of the firms that hire our grads.

Master of Marketing

The knowledge, tools and connections to launch your career in sales and marketing. In just ten months, this degree will position you to succeed in one of the most dynamic and creative areas of the business world. With comprehensive MBA-level curriculum, career coaching and two deep-dive immersions tailored to fit your goals, you’ll be prepared to excel in entry-level positions in advertising and promotion, digital marketing, big data analytics, customer insights and sales.

Accelerator®—Vanderbilt Summer Business Institute

A fast-paced, fun, four-week summer immersion in business. Some call it an “internship on steroids.” Others, “a business boot camp.” Regardless of what you call it, in just four weeks you will learn from the best faculty that Vanderbilt has to offer and serve as a consultant solving real-world problems for companies such as FedEx, Coca-Cola, and Warner Music. In just four weeks, you’ll be able to strengthen the individual and teamwork skills that employers seek.

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Vanderbilt Business® Career Launcher Programs Which program is right for you? MAcc Assurance

Program Description

Duration

MAcc Valuation

MS Finance

(New for 2016) Master of Marketing

Accelerator

A one-year degree program that provides recent college graduates with the baseline technical skills, managerial perspective and communications skills to launch a career in the audit and assurance service line of an international professional services firm.

A one-year degree program that prepares recent college graduates with the technical competence in finance and accounting and the client-facing skills needed to launch a career in the valuation service line of an international professional services firm.

A one-year degree program with a challenging, flexible curriculum focused on finance that opens doors to careers in asset management, investment research, corporate finance, risk management and investment banking.

A one-year degree program that provides students with a comprehensive marketing toolkit and experience that will enable them to compete for and excel in entrylevel marketing positions such as digital marketing, advertising and promotion, big data analytics, customer insights and sales.

A four-week summer business “boot camp” for college students and recent grads. Classroom learning is immediately applied as students act as consultants for real organizations and businesses.

12 months, beginning each August, including internship and preparation course for CPA exam.

12 months, beginning each August, including internship and preparation courses for CPA and CFA exams.

9 months, beginning each August.

10 months, beginning each July.

28 days in June.

Hiring firms include Avondale Partners, Bank of America, BlackRock, Bridgewater Associates, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Northwestern Mutual.

A wide array of firms hire Master of Marketing graduates: agencies, consultants, consumer goods, health care, technology and services firms—small and large.

Past consulting project clients** include American Airlines, BlueCross/ BlueShield, Captain D’s, Coca-Cola, FedEx, Habitat for Humanity, Humana, Lexus, Nashville Predators, PNC, Sony/BMG Music Entertainment, Whirlpool, William Morris.

Partner firms of these programs are Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PwC (all considered best places to launch a career. Companies That Hire (or Sponsor)

** Consulting project clients vary from year to year but are selected to represent a variety of industries and organizations, large and small, for-profit and non-profit.

Required for Success

Class Profiles* *multi-year averages

Strong academic performance in undergraduate studies—whether Arts & Sciences, Humanities, Science or Business. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work as a team. Strong GPA and GMAT score. Aptitude for analysis and problem solving. Keen work ethic and integrity. Class Size: 28 Average Age: 23 Undergraduate GPA: 3.57 GMAT: 688 Women: 43%

Class Size: 12 Average Age: 23 Undergraduate GPA: 3.67 GMAT: 700 Women: 47%

Class Size: 41 Average Age: 24 Undergraduate GPA: 3.58 GMAT: 700 Women: 26% Foreign Nationals: 35%

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Profile not yet available. Inaugural class will be selected and seated in July 2016.

Class Size: 64 Women: 45% Recent Graduates: 10% Rising Seniors: 35% Rising Juniors: 45% Rising Sophomores: 10% Undergraduate GPA: 3.35


Programs for Undergrads and Recent College Grads At-A-Glance