Campus Visits

See why our place is the right place for you.

Time and again, prospective MS Finance students, who become Owen students remark, "my visit to campus had a huge impact on my decision!" Check out our Virtual Visit for just a hint of why they say this. Then plan a visit to our campus to see for yourself.

What makes the difference?

Maybe it's because of the small intimate class size as well student/faculty ratio.


Perhaps it's our beautiful campus in a city that's simply a great place to live. Maybe it's the incredible students you meet when you step into Owen.

Could it be the exposure to renowned, yet friendly faculty, who welcome you into their classrooms? Or maybe it's the chance to learn more about our curriculum that's simultaneously rigorous and flexible. Take your pick.

The Owen experience is all this and more. Come to our campus and see for yourself.

When to Visit Campus

We are delighted that you are considering visiting the Vanderbilt University campus in Nashville, Tennessee. Visiting Owen and meeting faculty, staff and current students is a great way to determine whether Vanderbilt is the right business school for you. Graduate business education represents a large investment both in terms of time and money. You are wise to research schools thoroughly.

A campus visit offers you an insider's view and is the best way to gain a realistic impression of life as an Owen student. An organized campus visit allows you to attend class, have lunch with a current student, have the opportunity to be considered for an interview with a member of the MS Finance Admissions Committee, and attend a small group discussion with our career management staff. Students are encouraged to register for Campus Visit days as soon as possible! Please choose from the following dates to join us for an open house or official campus visit to get the full graduate school experience.

*Registration will be available later this summer for the events below or 45 days prior to the scheduled event.

MS Finance Fall Open Houses

  • Monday, October 27, 2014
  • Monday, December 8, 2014

MS Finance Spring Campus Visit Days

  • Sunday - Monday, January 25-26, 2015 Welcome reception and dinner Sunday evening prior to Monday
  • Sunday - Monday, March 15-16, 2015 Welcome reception and dinner Sunday evening prior to Monday
  • Sunday - Monday, April 12-13, 2015 Welcome reception and dinner Sunday evening prior to Monday

How do I schedule a Campus Visit?

You may schedule a campus visit prior to submitting your application, after you submit your application or after you have received your admissions decision.  An organized campus visit allows you to attend class, have lunch with a current student, have the opportunity to be considered for an interview with a member of the MS Finance Admissions Committee, and attend a small group discussion with our career management staff. Students are encouraged to register for Fall Open Houses or Campus Visit days  as soon as possible! Please schedule your visit at least two weeks in advance so that we can organize your day on campus and send you a personal itinerary. Scheduling your visit with enough notice will also allow you to make your travel plans accordingly.

Here are the simple steps to set up your visit:

1.
Review available dates for a visit.

2.Register for your visit online at the dates listed above once registration is available. (Registration opens 45 days prior to each event.)

3.Send an email to msfcampusvisit@owen.vanderbilt.edu with a copy of your resume.

4.Indicate if you are interested in receiving prior approval for an interview during your visit to Owen if you haven't already received approval.

5.Wait to receive confirmation from our team before finalizing your travel arrangements (you should receive a response within 48 hours).

Once you have received a confirmation from the Campus Visit team, you can make your travel arrangements.  You can assume that you will be on campus from approximately 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM central standard time on the date for which you receive confirmation from the campus visit team with a welcome reception and dinner the previous evening for the spring campus visits.  You will receive your personalized itinerary from our team several days prior to your visit.

On-Campus Interview Only Option

If you are unable to attend one our Information Sessions or Campus Visits, we do provide opportunities for "interview only" visits. Interviews last 30 minutes on average.  Please email msfinance@owen.vanderbilt.edu to request the admissions committee availability during the week of your preferred visit for the interview process if you are approved.  We highly encourage you to attend during one of our scheduled information sessions or campus visits.

  1. Send an email to msfinance@owen.vanderbilt.edu.  Include the desired visit date and time, as well as a copy of your resume.
  2. Wait to receive confirmation from our team before finalizing your travel arrangements (you should receive a response within 48 hours).