The Vanderbilt University MSF program has a bunch of new content coming in the next couple of months that I think all of you will find pretty exciting and informing. In the meantime, there is a bunch of new things that I want to write about to give all of you an update on what is going on with this great program. Enjoy and stay tuned for more!
A Year in the Life of the MSF Program
This is a really great overview of the 10-month Vanderbilt MSF program. Written by Kara Sherrer, this article includes comments and quotes from CMC Associate Director Blake Gore and MSF Program Director Cherrie Clark. This really walks you through each step and stage of the program and answers a number of questions any prospective student might have. Some key take aways are that there are no classes on Friday’s (ideal opportunity to intern, network, travel, etc.), electives you can take, the definition of “MBA-level” classes (as it pertains to the MSF program), and a discussion on additional resources available to students. All very informative for anyone considering the program.
Read more about it here
Vanderbilt University MSF Success Stories
Vanderbilt does a great thing by showcasing a number of success stories on past graduates of the MSF program. I actually love this idea as it shows how students progress throughout their career after graduation.
- Moving Up (And Around) in the Financial World
- A 2015 graduate who went from investment banking to venture capital.
- MSF Alum Powers Up a Career in Renewable Energy
- A 2015 graduate with a renewable energy passion who ended up in project management.
- Making the Switch from Sales to Analytics with an MS Finance Degree
- A 2017 graduate who made a career switch to analytics post MSF
I found all of these stories really illustrative of the various paths students take once they graduate. Students can read about first hand how you can take the MSF in a number of directions. Your career continues to develop beyond graduation and your first job, something I think is hard to really grasp when you start this journey.
Stay tuned for more from Vanderbilt!
Here is a link to the Vanderbilt University Masters in Finance Program