Campus
Visit
Events

Visiting our campus is a great way to determine if Vanderbilt is the right business school for you. A campus visit allows you to attend class, have lunch with current students and be considered for an interview with a member of the MS Finance Admissions Committee. Visitors will also learn about the career management center and leadership development program.

Group visit days for MS Finance are by invitation only and occur between October and March. To help competitive candidates explore Nashville, the program will pay for one night of hotel lodging and meals during the visit.

JD/MS Finance Campus Visit Day
Oct. 25, 2017

MS Finance Campus Visit Days
Oct. 26-27, 2017
Nov. 30-Dec 1, 2017
Feb. 1-2, 2018
Feb. 15-17, 2018
March 23-24, 2018

 

Registration begins about 4 weeks prior to the event date. To attend a campus visit day, please submit your application with a specific visit day in mind.  You will then be contacted via email regarding attending the visit day and scheduling your interview.  Wait to book your travel until you have confirmation from the MS Finance team.

If you have specific questions, please contact msfcampusvisit@owen.vanderbilt.edu.

 

 

By the numbers

no.5

Enjoy Nashville, a vibrant city recently ranked fifth on Travel + Leisure's "Friendliest Cities in America" list. (2016)

See more facts>

Meet Admissions Ambassadors

Connect Here

Experience Nashville

Vanderbilt’s home, Nashville, is a great place to live and study. It’s for people who love all kinds of music, food and culture.

Learn More >

FAQ

Admissions Events and Visits

Q. How do I arrange a visit to Vanderbilt?
A.

You may request a visit by sending your résumé and preferred visit date via email to the Campus Visit Coordinator. Click here for more details about the visit process.

Q. How should I dress for my campus visit?
A.

Our guests usually wear business professional attire when interviewing. Otherwise, most campus visitors wear business casual attire.

Interview Process

Q. Do I have to come to Nashville for my interview?
A.

No—we recognize that it's not possible for everyone to travel to campus, especially in the middle of the work week or from far away. If necessary, we will conduct your interview via video call once your application has been submitted and reviewed, and only after you have received an invitation to schedule a phone interview. Despite that flexibility, we still strongly believe in the value of a trip to Owen, Vanderbilt and Nashville. If necessary, we will conduct your interview via video call once your application has been submitted and reviewed. Those offered a video call interview will receive an invitation via email to schedule this interview.

Q. Do I have to complete an evaluative interview during my campus visit?
A.

Many applicants consider it ideal to complete an admissions interview while visiting campus. To be considered for an interview during a campus visit, please email msfinance@owen.vanderbilt.edu with a copy of your résumé. If you are unable to submit your application within this time frame or simply are not ready to interview, you are still welcome to visit campus. Campus Visit Day interview slots are limited, and candidates are encouraged to submit their applications and register for the campus visit days early.

Q. How important is the interview in relation to the rest of the application?
A.

The interview is an important component of the application and provides you an opportunity to share your story. Through the interview, we hope to hear more examples of the types of experiences you have had in both your personal and professional life, and to get a sense of your demonstrated record of achievement, your interpersonal and communication skills and your focus—why MS Finance?

Q. How long do interviews last?
A.

The interview usually lasts 30 to 40 minutes. In general, the goal of the interview is to assess your maturity, judgment, professionalism, initiative, interpersonal and team skills, communication skills and ability to think critically.

Q. Is there an advantage to interviewing on campus?
A.

An on-campus interview provides an insider's view and is the best way to gain a realistic impression of life as an Owen student. When seeking to interview on campus, we encourage you to apply early to be considered for one of our Campus Visit events. Campus Visit Days allow you the chance to attend class, have lunch with a current student, attend a small group discussion with our career management staff and, if approved, conduct your evaluative interview in person. Students are encouraged to apply early to be considered for a campus visit interview.

Q. What can I expect during the interview?
A.

We conduct a structured conversational interview. We are interested in evaluating all candidates on a common set of criteria, but we also want to discover your individual story, unique talents and personal ambitions. Your interpersonal skills, communication abilities and professional presence are at least as important as the specific content of the interview. We expect that you will wear professional attire and bring a copy of your current résumé.

Q. What is Vanderbilt's policy on interviews?
A.

An evaluative interview is required before an offer of admission can be extended, but not all applicants may be interviewed. Selected candidates will be invited to campus for a formal campus visit and will be invited to interview. If you are visiting campus (independently, not on a formal campus visit day), you may request an interview by emailing your résumé and GMAT test scores to the admissions office. Please note a few possible days/times for your interview. If you are unable to interview with an admissions director on campus, you may be invited to interview via video call or telephone, only after all required application materials have been received and evaluated by the MSF Admissions Office. If you are invited to interview, we will email you with instructions for scheduling an appointment to interview via video call.