From Nashville, Tennessee: Class of 2022 graduates from the Master of Science in Finance program at Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management reported an average base salary of $91,377 and median base salary of $95,000, both all-time records for the program. They also reported a median signing bonus of $10,000.
The Vanderbilt MSF program has an excellent track record of employment outcomes, and the Class of 2022 continued this trend, even with the largest number of job-seeking students in its history. For the second consecutive year, 100% of MSF students received an offer by graduation — and in a first for the program, 100% of students accepted an offer by graduation.
“2022 marks the MSF program’s 17th year, and it is exciting to see how the program has developed over that period,” says Brook Meissner, director of specialized masters coaching of the Owen School’s Career Management Center.
Nearly half (48%) of the MSF Class of 2022 entered the investment banking industry. Graduates also accepted positions in a variety of other functions, including investment and research, real estate, consulting, corporate finance, and private equity. Forty-one percent of students relocated to the Northeast, 23% stayed in the South, and the remaining 36% spread out to various parts of the country.
Texas A&M to break ground on new Business Education Complex
From College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School held a ceremony October 28 to break ground on the expansion to its new Business Education Complex.
The groundbreaking for the complex — which will expand Mays’ footprint beyond the Wehner Building and Cox Hall to include a new state-of-the-art building and inviting outdoor space — marks a key milestone in the school’s quest to become the nation’s preeminent public business school. Mays already is ranked No. 23 overall and No. 13 public by U.S. News & World Report and 35th in Entrepreneurship Studies by The Princeton Review. The B-school is ranked 35th in the U.S. by Poets&Quants.
Slated to be completed for occupancy in the spring semester of 2025, the new building’s design will extend and enhance Mays’ strong commitment to being a vibrant learning organization. “The new building is designed for the 21st century and advanced learning models,” says recently retired Abrigo President and CEO Wayne Roberts, a 1985 graduate of the Mays School who committed $7.5 million as the lead donor for the new building. “It will be beautiful aesthetically and architecturally, and it will be a prominent part of campus.”
Brigham Young University Law announces Global Business Law Program
From Provo, Utah: BYU Law, a global law school focused on leadership in legal theory and practice, today announced the establishment of its Global Business Law Program to facilitate research, curriculum, conversations and policy engagement on contemporary topics of interest to the international business community. The program will address issues including, but not limited to corporate governance, securities regulation, antitrust law, mergers and acquisitions, sustainability, and diversity, equity and inclusion.
The Global Business Law Program will serve as an umbrella to several existing BYU Law offerings, including its annual Winter Deals Conference, Global Law Seminars in London, Geneva and Dubai, as well as the New York Deals and Palo Alto Startups Academies. The Global Business Law Program will also facilitate new events and research, curriculum expansion and cross-border engagement to foster partnerships and best practices for policy in developing markets, with assistance from corporate partners such as Amazon. BYU Law faculty are planning site visits in East Asia and India, among other parts of the globe, to identify locales for future programs.
“It’s exciting to formally announce BYU Law’s Global Business Law Program, which we believe will help us further our reach, identify issues of importance, attract partners and influence policy,” says Gordon Smith, dean, BYU Law. “With a vast global network of alumni, supporters, and students and faculty – most of whom speak multiple languages and have lived outside the U.S. – BYU Law is uniquely positioned to effect positive change on the international stage on topics ranging from food insecurity to leveling the playing field for small and medium enterprises.”