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.
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The matador queried, “Is there no American brave enough to fight the bulls?” Only one man responded: Dewey Daane.
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.
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.
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.
From “136 Words to Live By,” the anthem of Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University
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. [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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. [...]
Leadership at Owen: A special edition on how it’s taught, why it grows and who exemplifies it.
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.
Last October,Amelia Emmert became the first member of Vanderbilt’s 2008 inaugural master of accountancy class to reach the level of audit manager.
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.
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.
American Airlines Group CEO Doug Parker, MBA’86, and his team celebrate the successful merger of US Airways and American Airlines.
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 [...]
Already, Owen’s one-year master’s program graduates are demonstrating that they have the skills needed to make a difference in the workplace.
Students take charge in the more than 40 student-run organizations at Owen.
Hands-on involvement has always been a hallmark of Owen student groups. See what they were up to this year.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
Owen and Vanderbilt’s health care community are taking care of business—together.
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.