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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.

“How do I prepare to move into a new industry?”

Posted in: Dear Owen:, Winter 2013

Get advice from the Owen community and experts on business and career issues. First up: How to transition to a new industry.

MBA Millennials: They ARE Different

Posted in: Dust Off Your Degree, Winter 2013

Even seasoned professionals can use tips on hiring and managing millennials. Get the details in this new series designed to keep you current with industry trends, and provide lifelong learning.

J. Smoke Wallin

Posted in: How I Did It, Winter 2013

Serial entrepreneur J. Smoke Wallin answers questions about his career and focus.

Wherever the Next Road May Lead

Posted in: Features, Winter 2013

After being injured in the Boston Marathon bombings, an Owen alumnus takes stock.

Intellectual Capital

Posted in: Intellectual Capital, Winter 2013

What impact does pricing have on food decisions? What spillover effects do mutual funds and other investment vehicles have on each other? Two professors share about their research interests.

Virtual Reality

Posted in: Features, Winter 2013

Lessons professor David Owens learned teaching an online course to thousands help Vanderbilt students in the clasroom.

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

Posted in: Issue, Photo Essay, Winter 2013

Recent Vanderbilt Owen interns traveled the world to learn the inner workings of management from aeronautics to whiskey.

Owen Buzz

Posted in: Owen Buzz, Winter 2013

Media mentions, Tweets, Facebook posts, Instagram photos Bloomberg Businessweek June 18: Dean Eric Johnson is quoted in an article on how to make the most of the two years comprising most business school programs. July 3: Few MBA programs address the need to help MBA students improve their writing skills. Kimberly Pace, professor for the [...]

Data Set

Posted in: Data Set, Winter 2013

The figures are in. It’s official. Members of the Vanderbilt MBA Class of 2013 met with more employment success than any other class before them.

All in the Family

Posted in: Class Acts, mini-feature, Winter 2013

Two years ago, Jane Kennedy Greene, BA’75, MBA’81, went from being shareholder in the family business to running it when her father asked her to take over the company’s reins. With 4,000 employees and operations in 30 states and Canada, Greene has her hands full as a third-generation CEO and board chair of Kenco Group [...]

Inaugural Success Part 1: Americas MBA for Executives

Posted in: Features, Winter 2013

The new Americas MBA for Executives program opens global doors for students throughout the hemisphere.

Inaugural Success Part 2: MAcc Valuation

Posted in: Features, Winter 2013

Only months after graduating its first class, the industry-driven Master of Accountancy Valuation program is a hit with accounting firms, recent undergraduates and Owen.

Researching Health Care—the Owen Way

Posted in: Features, Winter 2013

With close ties to the medical community, it’s not surprising that Owen faculty to do innovative research into the business of health care.

Policy Matters

Posted in: Features, Winter 2013

Health care students benefit from a mix of professionals in the classroom. In addition to his Medical Center responsibilities, C. Wright Pinson, MD’80, draws on his experiences as a liver transplant surgeon to teach courses in ethics. R. Lawrence Van Horn has an appointment as associate professor of health policy at the School of Medicine. [...]

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