The Vanderbilt MBA program fared well in the 2012 “Which MBA?” rankings from The Economist:
in North America among full-time MBA programs (up one slot from last ranking)
globally among full-time MBA programs (up two slots)
globally in diversity of recruiters
globally in alumni effectiveness
globally in education experience
globally in faculty quality
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The Vanderbilt MBA program fared well in the 2012 “Which MBA?” rankings from The Economist:
David Owens, Professor of the Practice of Management and Innovation, is participating in Vanderbilt’s first institution-wide foray into offering free online courses worldwide via the digital learning consortium Coursera. Owens’ course—Innovation Strategy: Managing Innovation and Creativity in Individuals, Groups, and Organizations—is one of five being offered in spring 2013.
For more information, visit vu.edu/digitallearning.
Yasin Alan, Assistant Professor of Management, comes to Owen from Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management, where he recently completed his doctorate. His research interests lie in the interface of operations management and corporate finance. He conducts theoretical research to study the relationship between operational decisions and financial considerations such as capital structure, growth and bankruptcy [...]
The Owen School has named Christie St-John, MA’94, PhD’99, as its new Director of Admissions, effective Oct. 1, 2012.
St-John returns to Vanderbilt from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where she served as Senior Associate Director of Admissions and Recruiting since 2004. St-John began her MBA admissions career at Vanderbilt in 1997, overseeing [...]
The Owen School improved to
No. 25 in the nation, up from No. 28 last year, in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. It marks the school’s second-highest placement ever on the list.
“As our rankings continue to move up in a highly competitive field, it’s becoming clear that others are recognizing the business school’s [...]
Microfinance lending and ecologically friendly false eyelashes may not seem to have much in common. But they’re both new business ideas that caught the attention of the prize committee awarding this year’s $25,000 Sohr Grants, created to promote student entrepreneurship at the Owen School.
Jim Sohr, BE’86, MBA’90, and his wife, Leah, endowed the new grants. [...]
This past November, a group of 18 students in the Owen Energy Club took a first-of-its-kind trip to Houston to learn more about the energy sector and to network with potential employers. The Energy Trek, as it was called, was planned by Tracey Gilliland, an MBA candidate for 2013, in conjunction with Peter Veruki, Director [...]
Cheryl Chunn joined Owen this past November as the school’s Associate Dean of Development and Alumni Relations. She has worked at Vanderbilt for 10 years, six of which have been in development. Her previous roles include Director of Development and Director of Corporate Relations for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, as well as Senior Associate Director [...]
Arthur B. Laffer, a renowned economist and longtime champion of conservative causes, proposed a novel approach to taxation at a forum held in Owen’s Averbuch Auditorium Feb. 23. Laffer said he sees a fundamentally backward system in the United States, which imposes taxes on things people want more of—income and jobs—while allowing something we want [...]
Owen has long been known for its strong sense of community, and that reputation stands to grow thanks to the efforts of the latest classes to pass through Management Hall. Students have started a first-of-its-kind forum at the school for sharing their areas of expertise with one another. Called Owen Insights, the series aims to [...]
Cheryl Chunn has been named Associate Dean of Development and Alumni Relations. She previously worked as Director of Development, Departmental Programs, for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Mark Cohen, Professor of Management and Law, has rejoined the Owen School following a leave of absence as Vice President for Research at Resources for the Future, a noted [...]
Mary Schapiro, Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, named Owen professor Craig Lewis the SEC’s new Chief Economist and Director of the Division of Risk, Strategy and Financial Innovation (Risk Fin) this past May. Lewis, the Madison S. Wigginton Professor of Management in Finance, had been working on sabbatical at the SEC since January [...]
Team Places Third
in Health Service
A team of students from the Owen School placed third in an inaugural health service case competition held at Northwestern University April 29–30. The 2011 Health Service Case Competition was the first of what the recently formed Business School Alliance for Health Care Management intends to become an annual event. Sponsored [...]
Q&A with Patrick
Slay of the Career
Patrick Slay, Senior Associate Director and Director of Coaching, has enjoyed two stints at the Owen School’s Career Management Center (CMC), first in 1999 and then again starting in 2008. A national certified counselor, he works primarily with consulting, general management, operations and strategy MBA students, as well as [...]
ob Whaley, the Valere Blair Potter Professor of Management, and Jacob Sagi, the Vanderbilt
Financial Markets Research Center Associate Professor of Finance, rang the NASDAQ OMX opening bell in New York April 19 to celebrate the start of options trading on a new group of indexes the pair developed. Called Alpha Indexes, the new tools are [...]
The Owen School has launched a new Master of Accountancy program that focuses on preparing students for highly sought-after careers in valuation services for international public accounting firms. The MAcc Valuation program is currently recruiting students to join the first class starting in August 2012.
Responding to an increased demand for students able to handle functions [...]
This past summer marketing professionals and academics gathered at Owen for the 2010 Advertising and Consumer Psychology Conference, titled “Cracking the Code: How Managers Can Drive Profits by Leveraging Principles of Consumer Psychology.” The conference attendees heard presentations on state-of-the-art managerial consumer advice and reviews of up-to-the-minute research on consumer behavior with the goal of [...]
Read McNamara, MA’76, a seasoned executive who has held senior positions with such Fortune 500 companies as Gillette, Pillsbury, ConAgra, Revlon and Bausch & Lomb, has been appointed Executive Director of the Career Management Center for the Owen School.
McNamara has lived and worked extensively in Latin America and Asia, speaks fluent Spanish and is conversant [...]
Advanced Accounting, 4th ed., New York: Wiley & Sons, 2009.
By Debra Jeter, Associate Professor of Accounting, and Paul Chaney, the E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Accounting
Managing Projects: A Team-Based Approach, Boston: McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2010.
By Nancy Lea Hyer, Associate Professor of Operations Management, and Karen A. Brown
The Executive and the Elephant: A Leader’s Guide to Building [...]
The Owen School held its first-ever Welcome Owen Well (W.O.W.) event during new student orientation in August. The event, which was held in the lobby of Management Hall, welcomed members of the Class of 2012, who entered the building and made their way through a sea of cheering onlookers. More than 70 Owen alumni, representing [...]
A team of students from the Owen School came in first place at the 2009 National MBA Human Capital Case Competition, hosted by Vanderbilt last fall. The competition included teams from 10 of the top graduate schools nationwide.
The winning team comprised second-year MBA students Joe Parise, Heidi Wallenhorst and Eric Bilbrey, and first-years Kristen Schaefer, [...]
Bruce Cooil, Dean Samuel B. and Evelyn R. Richmond Professor of Management, co-authored a paper that won the Best Practitioner Presentation Award at the 2009 Frontiers in Service Conference held in Honolulu last fall. Cooil was part of a research team conducting a case study of AXA in Belgium, titled “Because Customers Want to, Need [...]
Last fall the Owen School and Korn/Ferry International announced a partnership to provide Vanderbilt MBA students access to the same rigorous leadership assessment and ongoing professional-development training Korn/Ferry provides to C-suite executives of the world’s top organizations.
The alliance—the first between the world’s pre-eminent talent-management firm and a graduate business school—will leverage each partner’s knowledge and [...]
A team from the Owen School captured first place and the grand prize of $5,000 on March 19 in the Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Finance Case Competition at Tulane’s Freeman School of Business. This is the third time a team from Vanderbilt has won the competition during the past five years.
Team members were second-year MBA [...]
Jim Bradford was reappointed Dean of Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management in December for
a five-year term, effective July 1, 2010. “Jim has worked tirelessly over the past five years to promote the Owen School to a variety of external constituencies,” says Richard McCarty, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost, adding that Bradford managed [...]
A team of MBA students from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management took second place this winter in the University of Texas at Austin National Real Estate Challenge, a prestigious MBA case competition.
The team members were second-year MBA students Peter Kleinberg, Gavin McDowell, Johnny Shoaf and Stephen Songy, and first-years Justin Albright and Tim Kilroy. [...]
Woodrow “Woody” Lucas, MBA’07, MDiv’07, a doctoral student at the Owen School, wasone of only two recipients of a Ph.D. Trailblazer Award for 2009 from the National Black MBA Association at the annual meeting in New Orleans last fall.
Lucas, who grew up in New Jersey, graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in mathematical methods [...]
Jon Lehman, Associate Dean of Students, (left) with MBA candidates and fellow scooter commuters Jarod Pardue, Mark Harris, BS’03, PhD’09, and Darcy Lincoln
Leading economic thinkers, including President Obama’s Senior Economic Advisor Paul Volcker and Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve Donald Kohn, came together this spring at the Owen School to talk about the current financial crisis for the 22nd annual Financial Markets Research Center Conference.
In his remarks, Volcker, who was Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve [...]
In this day and age, searching for the right job entails a lot more than just sending out resumes. And in this tight economy, it is not always possible for companies to send out recruiters. In light of this, the Owen School is taking a new approach to promoting its students and enticing recruiters through [...]
Dean Jim Bradford has been named to the board of directors of the Graduate Management Admission Council, the association of leading graduate business schools worldwide. Bradford is serving a one-year term on the board of the nonprofit organization, which is dedicated to creating access to and advancing graduate management education. Representing academia and industry, GMAC [...]
Country music singer and entrepreneur Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn has an issue most businesses would love to have. His Nashville-area winery, Arrington Vineyards and Winery, is so popular that it is considering growing to accommodate more events.
Brooks took a unique approach to this expansion. He turned to students from the Vanderbilt Accelerator Summer [...]
Alexander Heard, an adviser to three U.S. presidents who, as Vanderbilt’s fifth Chancellor, guided the university smoothly through the stormy period of the 1960s and 1970s without the unrest and violence that afflicted many college campuses, died July 24 at his home after a long illness. He was 92.
“For more than 40 years, Alex Heard [...]
As any successful sales or marketing professional knows, first impressions make all the difference in business relationships. Having a clear, concise elevator pitch that encapsulates one’s resume and goals is often the key to securing a job. Not everyone, though, is capable of articulating that message and delivering it in the right way.
That is why [...]
Financial market leaders and researchers gathered this past fall for the first-ever Conference on Financial Innovation hosted by the Owen School. The forum focused on such timely topics as volatility, real estate, credit and stock index option markets, as well as real options and share-based compensation contracts. It also assessed the evolution of financial innovation [...]