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Second Generation

Posted in: Fall 2014, Photo Essay

Vanderbilt business degrees are all in the family for these alumni.



Seven At the Top

Posted in: Features, Summer 2014

Over its four decades,Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management has produced hundreds of leaders in functions and industries all over the globe. Meet seven of them in the CEO circle.



Lasting Impression

Posted in: Lasting Impression, Summer 2014

The matador queried, “Is there no American brave enough to fight the bulls?” Only one man responded: Dewey Daane.



Leadership Lessons

Posted in: Features, Summer 2014

One alumnus is CFO of the major airline he joined right out of Owen. Another’s focus on toys has taken him to Europe and back. Vanderbilt alumni share their personal leadership paths.



Celebrating Dewey Daane

Posted in: Photo Essay, Summer 2014

Legendary stories abound about Dewey Daane, the Frank K. Houston Professor of Finance at Owen. We use pictures to tell some of them in a salute to Daane.



Collaborative, Communal and Uniquely Owen

Posted in: Features, Summer 2014

We asked five alumni one question: What did you learn about leadership at Owen? That was all it took to spark an hour-long roundtable discussion.



Owen’s Anthem on Leadership

Posted in: Cover, Features, Summer 2014

From “136 Words to Live By,” the anthem of Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University



Entrepreneurs Know No Borders

Posted in: Owen News, Summer 2014

A delegation from King Fahd University in Saudi Arabia spent six days in Nashville learning how to create and build an entrepreneurship program, courtesy of an interdisciplinary group at Vanderbilt. The visit was in response to a weeklong trip that Senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurship Michael Burcham took to King Fahd in October as an adviser. [...]



Measuring What Matters

Posted in: Owen News, Summer 2014

Vanderbilt’s full-time MBA program is No. 25 in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. Particularly significant: Among the top 25 schools, Owen had the fourth-highest rate of students employed at graduation and the ninth highest rate of students employed three months after graduation—two key metrics used in the survey. And Poets & Quants, [...]



Primero!

Posted in: Owen News, Summer 2014

How important is Latin America in global business? Just ask one of the MBA schools who participated in the first U.S.-based Latin Business Case Competition organized by the Vanderbilt Latin Business Association. The student-run competition was held at Owen March 28 and welcomed MBA teams from Ohio State, Washington University, Indiana University, Georgia Institute of [...]



Couldn’t Happen to a Nicer Guy

Posted in: Owen News, Summer 2014

A scholarship established to honor former Career Management Center Director Peter Veruki now bears his name. A group that includes Georgiana and Eric Noll, MBA’90; Paul Jacobson, MBA’97; Kevin Kimery, MBA’93; Heiki Miki, MBA’96; Dave Willis, MBA’97; David DiFranco, MBA’99; and Veruki’s wife, Judy Spinella, EMBA’93, established the scholarship in 2012. Under funding rules, scholarships [...]



Honored by Vanderbilt

Posted in: Class Acts, Summer 2014

Todd Jackson, BA’96, EMBA’08, received the inaugural Alumni Volunteer Award from the Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors. The award recognizes an alumnus who has positively represented the institution and its mission and has a significant pattern of volunteer service to the university. As founders and co-chairs of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Young Ambassadors, Jackson [...]



Beyond the Famous Name

Posted in: Beyond the Name, Summer 2014

What do the Milwaukee Brewers, the Emperor of Japan, and a famous shipwreck and song have in common with Owen ? The answer can be found in the life of the late Edmund B. Fitzgerald.



Vanderbilt Business Leadership

Posted in: Staff, Summer 2014

Editor Nancy Wise Designers Michael T. Smeltzer Art Director Donna Pritchett Photography Daniel Dubois, Steve Green, Lauren Holland, Joe Howell, Anne Rayner,  John Russell, Susan Urmy Contributors Joanne Lamphere Beckham, BA’63; Eric Butterman; Bonnie Arant Ertelt, BS’81; Randy Horick; Rob Simbeck; Sandy Smith; Ryan Underwood,BA’96 Dean M. Eric Johnson, Ralph Owen Dean and Bruce D. [...]



On the Cover–Summer 2014

Posted in: On the Cover, Summer 2014

Leadership at Owen: A special edition on how it’s taught, why it grows and who exemplifies it.



Game On

Posted in: Class Acts, Features, Summer 2014

Alumni-owned OwerDog has recruited hundreds of professional athletes to play the video world’s most popular multiplayer games, including Call of Duty, Madden NFL, FIFA and NBA2K, with fans via the OverDog mobile application.



Right on Schedule

Posted in: mini-feature, Summer 2014

Last October,Amelia Emmert became the first member of Vanderbilt’s 2008 inaugural master of accountancy class to reach the level of audit manager.



The Elephant in the Room

Posted in: Features, Summer 2014

Every leader has an executive and an elephant inside them, says Dick Daft. Successful leaders must recognize both sides of themselves and use them to be effective.



Video is “Vital” for Project Pyramid

Posted in: Owen News, Summer 2014

A video made by students about Project Pyramid spread across the Web and earned a second place award from Johnson & Johnson in the company’s “Be Vital” video contest.



New Horizons

Posted in: Owen News, Summer 2014

American Airlines Group CEO Doug Parker, MBA’86, and his team celebrate the successful merger of US Airways and American Airlines.



Change Agent

Posted in: Features, Summer 2014

Dr. Jim Jirjis, EMBA’06 Chief Health Information Officer, HCA Career Path Milestones: Chief Medical Information Officer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center “Go through the doorway that leads to the most other doorways.” That advice from his premed adviser has served Jim Jirjis very well through a career that has led him to the post of chief [...]



Lead and Succeed

Posted in: Features, Summer 2014

Already, Owen’s one-year master’s program graduates are demonstrating that they have the skills needed to make a difference in the workplace.



Many Opportunities to Lead

Posted in: Cover, Data Set, Summer 2014

Students take charge in the more than 40 student-run organizations at Owen.



Leading Groups, Honing Skills

Posted in: Cover, Photo Essay, Summer 2014

Hands-on involvement has always been a hallmark of Owen student groups. See what they were up to this year.



Three Pillars

Posted in: Cover, Features, Summer 2014

Great minds, stretching from Aristotle to Steve Jobs, have come up with a variety of different ways to define the essence of leadership. How does Vanderbilt set about teaching leadership, a topic that has so many different meanings for so many different people? It comes down to three important pillars.



In Their Own Words

Posted in: Summer 2014

Despite handling demanding courses and intensive team projects, Owen students eagerly take charge of a variety of student organizations and activities. Is it worth it?



Seven Signposts Pointing to High-Potential Leaders

Posted in: Dust Off Your Degree, Summer 2014

All high-potential leaders are marked by seven essential signposts that indicate their likelihood of future success. Identifying such high-potential leaders early lets an organization deliberately develop future executives.



Intellectual Capital

Posted in: Intellectual Capital, Summer 2014

Why does a business school professor study poverty? Why would a retailer allow one manufacturer to determine shelf space and even pricing for an entire category of product–even that of competitors? Two professors share about their research interests.



From the Dean

Posted in: @DeanEricJohnson, Summer 2014

But what excites me most about this new generation of leaders—in addition to celebrating their many successes—is what it says about the growing robustness of the Owen network.



Community Leader and Problem Solver

Posted in: Class Acts, Features, Summer 2014

Francis Guess has been a problem solver in business, government, community and nonprofit arenas ever since he returned from Vietnam and picked Vanderbilt’s new graduate management school instead of law school.



Welcome to Owen Event

Posted in: Class Acts, Winter 2013

Alumni Jason Reusch, MBA’05, and Steve Berneman, MBA’10, JD’10, were among the Owen alumni who greeted incoming students at the welcome event in August. The incoming class includes 166 full-time MBA students, 53 Executive MBA students, 33 MAcc Valuation students, 43 MS Finance students and 29 Master of Management in Health Care students. More than [...]



Celebrating Alumni Weekend 2013

Posted in: Class Acts, Winter 2013

Owen alumni donated $314,694 in honor of their reunion in April 2013. Alumni Board President Brent Turner, MBA’99, (center), prepares to present the really big check to Dean Jim Bradford during the weekend’s kick-off barbecue.  



Operating at the Personal Scale

Posted in: Cover, Features, Winter 2013

Eric Johnson, Owen’s new dean, is a leader, researcher, teacher, administrator and trailblazer. Discover why he came back to the school where he began his teaching career and why he expects big things and breakthroughs.



Reciprocal Agreement

Posted in: Features, Winter 2013

Owen and Vanderbilt’s health care community are taking care of business—together.



Lasting Impression

Posted in: Lasting Impression, Winter 2013

A toast to New Harmony … and bonds that last. On a warm August evening, the incoming Class of 2015 toasted new friendships and surviving the day’s rigorous schedule.



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