I just received an update on the career outcomes for the Vanderbilt University MSF programs 2020 class and the results are amazing. Placement data is always one of the top things anyone considering a MSF program focus on and Vanderbilt has always been able to do a great job. With the ongoing pandemic, placements have become even more important, especially when students are trying to decide whether a year of their life and a significant amount of money for tuition are worth it. Below are some highlights as well as a link to the recent announcement the university put out. Enjoy!
- 95% of the graduating class of 2020 accepted a job offer within 3 months of graduation (98% within 6 months)
- A median base salary earnings of $80,000. A median signing bonus of $10,000 was also reported
- Placements by industry were equally as impressive:
- Almost half (49 percent) entered the investment banking industry
- Other positions accepted included investment and research, real estate, consulting, corporate finance, and private equity.
- Students placements were also geographically diverse.
- 37 percent of students stayed in the South, 32 percent re-located to the Northeast, and the remaining third spread out to various parts of the country, including one student who accepted an offer in China
35% of job offers came from alumni or faculty referrals. This is simply amazing and highlights that the Vanderbilt MSF program is truly building a pipeline for future students with every graduating class. Having a fellow MSF or professor refer you to a job posting is a huge advantage and sign of confidence.
Here is the link to the full press release so you can read more about the programs success this year. I will do a separate post in the next few weeks with the full placement report as I am sure all of you will be very interesting in seeing even more details after reading the phenomenal results mentioned above.
Here is a link to the Vanderbilt University MSF Program