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Bradford appointed to GMAC board of directors

Posted in: Fall 2009, Inside Owen

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 [...]



Accelerator teams up with Kix Brooks

Posted in: Fall 2009, Inside Owen

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 [...]



Remembering Chancellor Alexander Heard

Posted in: Fall 2009, Inside Owen

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 [...]



Students to test elevator pitches

Posted in: Fall 2009, Inside Owen

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 [...]



Nobel laureates discuss financial innovation

Posted in: Inside Owen, Spring 2009

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 [...]



Web site targets collegiate trips

Posted in: Inside Owen, Spring 2009

A Web site designed by students at the Owen School hopes to help students plan spring break and other road trips. My College Road Trip offers a unique perspective because college students write the material with other college students in mind.  “The best thing is that it narrows down the massive amount of information about cities [...]



Owen Jumps 20 spots in Financial Times

Posted in: Inside Owen, Spring 2009

The Owen School improved significantly in the 2009 rankings of top MBA programs by the Financial Times of London. In the international ranking Owen placed 56th among 100 schools, up 20 places from 2008. In the ranking of U.S. business schools, Owen moved up 15 spots to 28. “This ranking is a testament to the dedication [...]



The ‘Obama Effect’ on test taking

Posted in: Inside Owen, Spring 2009

One of the most profound questions raised by the presidential run of Barack Obama is whether it has had an impact on African Americans overall. The answer—according to new research from Vanderbilt, San Diego State and Northwestern universities—is an unequivocal yes in the key area of test-taking achievement. Documenting what the researchers call the “Obama [...]



Iacobucci promoted to Associate Dean

Posted in: Inside Owen, Spring 2009

Expanding on her exceptional career as a researcher, educator and administrator, Dawn Iacobucci has been promoted to the post of Associate Dean for Faculty Development at the Owen School. She has responsibility for all faculty evaluation, promotion and tenure recommendations and closely collaborates with directors of the school’s degree programs on curriculum development.  “Dawn has [...]



New Members Named to Owen’s Board of Visitors

Posted in: Fall 2008, Inside Owen

The Owen School has announced that six prominent business leaders from an array of industries have been named to its prestigious Board of Visitors, an advisory group established in 2006 to strengthen the school’s connection with and relevance to the national and international business communities. The new members—representing the health care, financial services, consulting, executive recruiting, [...]



New Master of Management in Health Care

Posted in: Fall 2008, Inside Owen

There’s more to great health care than medicine. While physicians, nurses and hospital administrators are experts at patient care, they often lack the business skills needed to be effective managers. The new Vanderbilt Master of Management in Health Care is a one-year degree program designed to arm physicians and other clinical professionals with the business fundamentals and [...]



Rethinking the Effectiveness of Reg FD

Posted in: Fall 2008, Inside Owen

As debate continues over recent and potential financial market reforms in the United States, compelling new research from the Owen School casts doubt on the effectiveness of Regulation Fair Disclosure (Reg FD), one of the key reforms of the past decade. According to the analysis, Reg FD has failed to create a “level playing field [...]



Professor Joins Environmental Think Tank

Posted in: Fall 2008, Inside Owen

Mark Cohen, Vanderbilt’s Justin Potter Professor of American Competitive Enterprise and Professor of Law, is taking on a new role for Resources for the Future (RFF) as Vice President of Research. RFF is an independent, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to improving environmental, energy and natural-resource policymaking worldwide through social-science research of the highest caliber. Cohen [...]



Owen Recognized for Community Service

Posted in: Fall 2008, Inside Owen

In recognition of its legacy and the commitment of Vanderbilt MBA students to volunteer service, the Owen School has been named one of two winners of the 2008 TeamMBA Award for Outstanding Community Service. This prestigious annual honor from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) pays tribute to schools that exemplify the highest ideals of [...]



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