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Vanderbilt MBA and MS Finance students possess management qualities valued by organizations worldwide: problem solving, leadership, teamwork, ethics, initiative, communication and a global mindset.
- Ready to solve problems - Thanks to Owen’s modular curriculum, Vanderbilt MBA and MSF students gain exposure to more courses and concepts in their first year than at many other top business schools. Students enter the recruiting season with the skills to make decisions and solve challenging problems.
- Prepared to be leaders - The Vanderbilt Leadership Development Program, a required part of Owen’s curriculum, unites research and practice to produce leaders who impact the world of business. The program includes personal assessments, peer feedback, team coaching, live cases, interactive workshops, leadership boot camp, project visioning, executive coaching and a leadership peer support group.
- Collaborative team players - Vanderbilt students have a penchant for teamwork and cross-functional collaboration that is accentuated and nurtured through Owen’s collegial culture, leadership roles in professional, social and civic clubs and multidisciplinary team approach to course work.
- Employees you can trust - At Owen, ethics is serious business. The faculty place ethics in a larger framework, teaching students critical strategies to protect integrity in the workplace.
- Motivated self-starters - Vanderbilt students are known for displaying unusually high levels of initiative. They are ready to roll up their sleeves and work hard to make an impact.
- Skilled communicators - Throughout the Owen curriculum, students apply communication strategies to realistic management situations, helping them develop outstanding writing, listening and presentation skills.
- Global thinkers - Vanderbilt students learn to apply the fundamentals of business in various international environments. They also work in teams with individuals from diverse cultures, enhancing global understanding.