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Bloomberg Businessweek

June 18: Dean Eric Johnson is quoted in an article on how to make the most of the two years comprising most business school programs.

July 3: Few MBA programs address the need to help MBA students improve their writing skills. Kimberly Pace, professor for the practice of communication, discusses Vanderbilt’s Business Communications Academy, launched to help first-year MBAs sharpen their writing.

July 19: Dean Eric Johnson is interviewed about how technology like MOOCs will influence business education.

July 31: Bain and Co. may soon use scores on GMAT’s new integrated reasoning section to screen applicants for jobs—and other employers may follow. Tami Fassinger, chief recruiting officer, is quoted.

Aug. 8: Read McNamara, managing director of the Career Management Center and corporate affairs, is featured in a panel of experts offering advice to second-year graduate students.

Sept. 13: MBA internship recruiting has moved up from January to September. Second-year student Solvig Gentile and the Career Management Center’s Emily Anderson are quoted.

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Business Insider

May 21: Several studies have shown that intelligence and generosity go hand in hand. Research by Bruce Barry and Ray Friedman, both Brownlee O. Currey Professors of Management, into how intelligence affects negotiations is cited as an example.

Digital Music News

June 6: Warner Music Nashville teamed up with the Accelerator—Vanderbilt Summer Business Institute to help run a monthlong business boot camp for college students and recent graduates from across the country.

Financial Times

May 13: Can business schools afford to invest in MOOCs? Vanderbilt’s online course is mentioned.


Aug. 28: Research by Nicolas Bollen, the E. Bronson Ingram Research Professor in Finance, and Robert Whaley, the Valere Blair Potter Professor of Management, shows volatility in futures contracts has remained largely stable in the face of increased participation from high-speed and algorithmic traders often blamed for roiling markets.

L’Agefi (France, Switzerland)

June 20: A French-language business publication looks at heightened scrutiny by hedge-fund regulators in the wake of the SAC insider trading scandal. Nicolas Bollen, E. Bronson Ingram Research Professor in Finance, talks about methods to help identify suspicious trading patterns in the opaque hedge fund industry.

New York Times

July 9: Research by Assistant Professor of Finance Miguel Palacios regarding investing in a student’s future earnings as a means to finance higher education is mentioned in an opinion piece about Oregon’s consideration of a similar plan.

Poets & Quants

June 6: If Dawn Iacobucci, E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Marketing, were a prospective MBA applicant instead of an accomplished professor, the MBA ranking she would most definitely consult before applying to business schools would be the annual list published by U.S. News & World Report.

Post and Mail (Canada)

Sept. 20: Months of careful vetting of his financial life—not the long-expected decision on the controversial Keystone XL oil sands pipeline—are what have delayed President Barack Obama’s nomination of Bruce Heyman, BA’79, MBA’80, as the next United States ambassador to Canada, according to sources familiar with the process. Also reported by Canadian newswire Postmedia News.

Psychology Today

May 22: Research by Owen’s Bruce Barry and Ray Friedman, both Brownlee O. Currey Professors of Management, is mentioned in this blog post by Adam Grant, Wharton professor and author, about three groups of researchers who have gathered evidence that smarter people give more. The story was also published in the Huffington Post.



Aug. 27: Volatility in futures contracts has remained largely stable in the face of increased participation from high-speed and algorithmic traders, according to a study conducted by Nicolas Bollen, the E. Bronson Ingram Research Professor in Finance, and Robert Whaley, the Valere Blair Potter Professor of Management.

San Francisco Chronicle

Aug. 24: At least two U.S. companies offer a new financial product that is neither a loan nor equity investment but combines elements of each. The concept is gaining traction as an alternative to student loans. Miguel Palacios, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.

U.S. News and World Report

May 30: For many business school students, there’s no need to wait until graduation to work on a startup. Developing a business idea in between or even during class is ideal. The Owen Entrepreneurship Center is mentioned and director Germain Boër, professor of accounting, is quoted.

Wall Street Journal

May 29: Top SEC officials are expected to announce a shuffling of resources that will include an increased focus on accounting fraud, according to people close to the agency. The decision to hunt for wrongdoing by Main Street, as well as Wall Street, puts America’s corporations in the SEC’s cross hairs. Craig Lewis, the Madison S. Wigginton Chair of Management, is quoted.

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Washington Post

July 10: A new bill in Oregon provides a way to pay back Oregon public college tuition costs as a percentage of income, rather than as fixed payment installments on a loan package. Miguel Palacios, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.

WBEZ, Chicago Public Radio

July 17: WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR affiliate, interviewed Bruce Barry, professor of management, for a segment about annoying speech such as business jargon and online abbreviations.

Yahoo! Finance

June 6: Gasoline expenditures for the average household in 2012 reached a high of $2,912, or just under 4 percent of income, according to the Energy Information Administration. Other items and services tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index have seen steep price increases over the past decade, as well. David Parsley, the E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Economics and Finance, is quoted.


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