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Global Positioning

New Americas MBA for Executives program spans borders and cultures

Mario Ramos has a hard time containing his excitement about the freshly unveiled Americas MBA for Executives program at Vanderbilt. To hear him talk, you’d think that he’s among the inaugural class of 12 Owen students who’ll be traveling to Brazil, Canada and Mexico in the coming months to learn about those economies.

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From the Dean

Innovation in education, much like in business, originates from intellectual curiosity—from asking “Why not?” and “What if?” in a structured and often empirical way. At Owen, our innovation is sparked by a business world that is always evolving.

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Best of Health

MM Health Care program offers the right prescription for Huntsville Hospital

Few people get to witness the evolution of a brand new hospital from an insider’s perspective. Even fewer get to play a hand in how it takes shape. Yet, thanks in no small part to Vanderbilt’s Master of Management in Health Care program, four health care administrators from Huntsville, Ala., have had just such an opportunity.

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Pressure Cooker

Bappa Mukherji, MBA’95, JD’95, is looking to bag the next big thing in the food industry

Ashoke “Bappa” Mukherji is no stranger to pressure. Soon after graduating from Vanderbilt with both an MBA and a law degree, he was thrust into one of the more challenging roles a budding young attorney could ask for—sitting second chair in a first-degree murder trial. It was his first trial ever.

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Student Experience

Fielding Questions

How did you two end up working together? And what’s the story with this name “Blark!” that follows you everywhere?

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Editor's Memo

The World on Its Ear

When looking at most world maps, we take for granted our points of reference. North is up, south is down, and the U.S. is in the top left corner, just as it was when we first learned geography in grade school. Not everyone, though, subscribes to this point of view.

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Corporate Spotlight

World of Good

When Julie Fraser arrived in Kabul, Afghanistan, in January 2002, it was clear that the mission at hand would be unlike any she’d had before. The Kabul airport had been one of the primary targets of the U.S. invasion three months earlier, and the widespread destruction was evident as soon as she stepped off the plane.

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In the News

Media Mentions

The Wall Street Journal
May 4: Thirty years after the launch of the HP 12c, it’s still common to find the calculator in heavy use among financial analysts. Alumnus James Granberry, MBA’11, a Partner with Oak Point Properties, runs a Facebook fan page for the beloved calculator and is quoted.

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Bottom Line

Building on Expertise

When building-products maker LP Corp. purchased a production facility in Brazil more than two years ago, it did so hoping to replicate the kind of success it was experiencing in neighboring Chile.

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Special Section

Taking Shape

When Board of Trust Chairman Martha Ingram announced the trustees’ approval of a new Vanderbilt fundraising campaign in January 2001, no one could have predicted just how successful it would end up being.

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