Vanderbilt University MSF Program

Vanderbilt University MSF has been one of the consistently best Master in Finance programs out there and this year they do it again. Highlights of the report show student satisfaction at an all-time high and the four-year employment average within 90 days of graduation is 98%. It truly doesn’t get much better than that. Without further ado, the 2016 Vanderbilt Placements.

2016 Class Profile

  • Class Size – 50
  • Undergraduate Avg. GPA – 3.58
  • Average GMAT – 686
  • International Students – 26%

Placement by Job Function

  • Investments & Research – 30%
  • Investment Banking – 26%
  • Financial Consulting & Advisory – 12%
  • Corporate Finance- 10%
  • Consulting – 10%
  • Real Estate – 7%
  • Leadership Development Programs – 5%

Top Metro Areas for 2016

  • New York
  • Houston
  • Charlotte
  • Nashville

Everything about these placements should please anyone interested in the program. Placements are diverse, allowing students to obtain positions not just in the south. Investment Banking and Research make up over 50% of the placements. The average salary is nearly $70,000, which I would consider higher than normal considering about half the class is in a more traditional paying field. At graduation 86% of those seeking positions (44/50) received an offer and this figure goes up to 95% three months after graduation. Can’t ask for much more.

I am going to see if I can get a full list of employers for everyone to see. At this point we have Deutsche Bank, Wells Fargo and Deloitte as the top employers for 2016. One student placed into Bain Consulting as well. Below is what I could find from Linkedin.

  • Deutsche Bank – IBD – Houston, TX
  • JPM Asset Management – Investments – New York, NY
  • Cambridge Associates – Investments – Boston, MA
  • UBS – Business Analyst – Nashville, TN
  • Wells Fargo – IBD – Charlotte, NC
  • BAML – Wealth Management – Florida
  • Stephens – IBD – Little Rock, AR
  • Alvarez & Marsal – Valuation – Nashville, TN
  • Bain & Co – Consultant – Houston, TX

Not everyone, but obviously a great list to start with. Very impressive and really builds off the years before. Just looking at the diverse placements, both in function and geography shows how far the Vanderbilt University MSF program can take you if you work hard. Anyone interested in a graduate degree in finance should absolutely check this program out.

Here is a link to the Vanderbilt University MSF Program