100% Offer Rate, Diverse Career Paths among the many highlights

The Vanderbilt Master of Science in Finance program released its employment report for the Class of 2017, and the results are impressive.

For the second time in three years, 100% of students received a full-time job offer by 90 days after graduation — 92% and 97% accepted an offer within 90 days and six months of graduation, respectively.

The results underscore the program’s ability to help foreign nationals secure employment in the U.S. (97% of them did so in 2017) and enable students to pursue diverse career paths. Investment Banking and Research remained the most popular functions, but MS Finance students also secured opportunities in management consulting, private equity, venture capital, corporate development, and elsewhere.

“I am proud of the steep trajectory of both the program and our graduates’ careers,” said Blake Gore, Senior Associate Director of the Career Management Center.

MS Finance CMC director Blake Gore on Employment Report

CMC Associate Director Blake Gore

Gore credits the Vanderbilt alumni network (from MBA to MSF and undergraduate) with facilitating placement. “A loyal and accessible alumni network is absolutely essential in today’s competitive job market, and that is exactly what the Vanderbilt MS Finance program offers,” he explained.

He also notes the caliber of career preparation and training MSF students receive, well before orientation. “That approach continues to work year after year and gives our students a key competitive advantage.”

The impact of that commitment is reflected in student satisfaction scores, which are also featured in the report. The program achieved an overall score of 85% in 2017, without a single student reporting low satisfaction.

To read the full MS Finance employment report, click here.

To learn more about MS Finance students and alumni, check out our stories on Robert Bray, Ronke Oyekunle, Wade Freebeck, and Shelby Moats.

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