An MBA candidate at Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management, Chip Bierbaum draws upon his personal and professional achievements to excel in his studies. Chip Bierbaum maintains a 3.63 GPA at the Owen Graduate School of Management, and he posted a 710 GMAT score to gain admission. Due to his academic accomplishments, Chip Bierbaum has earned the John and Edna B. Morris Scholarship and the Owen Merit Scholarship. Chip Bierbaum is active on campus, claiming membership in the Finance and Real Estate clubs, as well as the Max Adler Student Investment Fund. In a more extracurricular vein, Chip Bierbaum was selected as the winner of the Owen School gourmet award for the best chili recipe.
Chip Bierbaum takes his studies seriously, and he, along with three fellow Owen School students, recently competed at Tulane University in the Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Finance Case Competition. The team from Vanderbilt University faced squads from some of the best MBA programs in the United States, responding to a case study involving a private equity portfolio company in the oilfield services/technology sector and the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the situation, including costs & benefits and growth. A panel of 3 investment bankers judged their work, which consisted of 2 valuation models and a 25-slide PowerPoint presentation relevant to the issues raised. Chip Bierbaum and the team from Vanderbilt University took second place; they received a trophy and an invitation for Owen students to return to the competition in 2010.