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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. [...]

On the Cover — Winter 2013

Posted in: On the Cover, Winter 2013

Dean Eric Johnson seeks breakthroughs in his return to Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management

Fresh look for a familiar place

Posted in: Owen News, Winter 2013

Owen News Briefs

Posted in: Owen News, Winter 2013

Administratively Speaking Dean Eric Johnson announced several appointments and reappointments recently. Salvatore T. March, the David K. Wilson Professor of Management, has been named associate dean for faculty. Nancy Lea Hyer, associate professor of operations management, and Karl Hackenbrack, associate professor of management and faculty director, MAcc Programs, continue in their roles as associate deans. [...]

New faculty, new strengths

Posted in: Owen News, Winter 2013

Five new faculty joined Owen this year. With diverse backgrounds and experience, the new Owen professors combine teaching with research interests that include finance, marketing, accounting and labor contracting. Nicholas G. Crain Crain, assistant professor of management, served as associate professor of naval science at the University of Idaho and as a division officer in [...]


Posted in: Staff, Winter 2013

Editor Nancy Wise Designers Chris Collins, Michael T. Smeltzer Art Director Donna Pritchett Photography Daniel Dubois, Steve Green, Lauren Holland, Joe Howell, Anne Rayner,  John Russell, Susan Urmy Contributors Joan Brasher, Debbie Clapper, Bonnie Arant Ertelt, BS’81, Jennifer Johnston, Seth Robertson, Sandy Smith, Fiona Soltes, Ryan Underwood,BA’96 Dean M. Eric Johnson, Ralph Owen Dean and Bruce D. [...]

The Journey Begins

Posted in: @DeanEricJohnson, Winter 2013

  It’s been 14 years since I was on faculty at Owen, and now that I’m back, things sure have changed. Beyond the plethora of great new restaurants and things to do in Nashville, Vanderbilt as an institution has solidified its place as one of the premier research and teaching institutions in the world. As [...]

Health care conference explores winds of change

Posted in: Owen News, Winter 2013

Transformation and innovation were watchwords at the sixth annual student-organized Vanderbilt Health Care Conference and Career Fair on Oct. 25. Morning keynote speaker Dr. Rushika Fernandopulle offered challenging and inspiring advice to the more than 350 students, faculty, community leaders and health care professionals gathered at Nashville’s new Music City Center convention facility. The practicing [...]

Nashville‘s Odds

Posted in: Features, Spring 2013

Restoring Music History…Again

Posted in: mini-feature, Spring 2013

As general manager of the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, revered as the Mother Church of Country Music, Steve Buchanan oversaw the building’s million dollar renovation and reinstatement as one of the world’s premiere music venues.

Nashville’s Champion

Posted in: Cover, Features, Spring 2013

Behind television’s hit show Nashville and behind the scenes of the legendary Grand Ole Opry is Vanderbilt Owen alumnus, Steve Buchanan, president of Opry Entertainment and co-creator and executive producer of the new nighttime TV drama.

On the Cover — Spring 2013

Posted in: On the Cover, Spring 2013

Steve Buchanan in the balconey of Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium.

Vanderbilt Business Staff — Spring 2013

Posted in: Spring 2013, Staff

Dean Jim Bradford Editor Nancy Wise Contributors Joan Brasher, Stephanie Dozier, Bonnie Arant Ertelt (BS’81), Jim Patterson, Rangaraj “Ranga” Ramanujam, Sandy Smith, Ryan Underwood (BA’96), Amy Wolf Photography Daniel Dubois, Steve Green, Lauren Holland, John Russell Designer Michael T. Smeltzer Art Director Donna Pritchett Chief Marketing Officer Yvonne Martin-Kidd Associate Dean of Development and Alumni [...]

A Seat at the Table

Posted in: Features, Spring 2013

Changes in the corporate world and the reputation of Owen’s Human and Organizational Performance program put Owen HOP MBAs in high demand.

On Their Own Time

Posted in: Photo Essay, Spring 2013

So what do Owen faculty do outside the classroom? Meet a champion trick water-skier, charcutier, screenwriter, barkeep (and builder) and owner of a multimillion-dollar company.

Jim Bradford—Passing the Baton

Posted in: Features, Spring 2013

What do you say about a 40-year career in both the private sector and academia in just a couple of paragraphs?

Meeting Warren Buffett

Posted in: Bottom Line, Spring 2013

A few times a year, the second richest man in the U.S. invites students from business schools to meet him. Recently, Owen students traveled to Omaha, Neb., for a day with Warren Buffett.

Students Say Thanks

Posted in: Class Acts, Spring 2013

Current Owen students honored outgoing Dean Jim Bradford on April 18 during their last Thursday Social at Owen of the academic year. The students surprised him with a specially designed and created Hatch Show Print recognizing Bradford’s tenure as dean. The poster was one of only 100 made using hand-carved images and letterpress printing in [...]


Posted in: Class Acts, Spring 2013

Nelson Andrews III, BA’89, EMBA’95, grew up around the automobile business, but he didn’t see himself making it his career. His father owned a dealership in Michigan before the family moved to Brentwood, Tenn., to establish the area’s first Cadillac dealership. As a teen, Andrews found himself doing whatever needed to be done for the [...]

Happy Travels, Tricia

Posted in: Class Acts, Spring 2013

Tricia Siegfried, EMBA’83, retired at the end of 2012 after 17 years as Owen’s chief financial officer. “With an overriding passion for this school’s success over the years, she has time and again proven her dedication to Owen,” said Dean Jim Bradford in announcing her retirement. “Her husband, John, has finally convinced her that they [...]

Media Mentions

Posted in: In the News, Spring 2013

The Associated Press Feb. 18: Doug Parker, MBA’86, CEO of US Airways, is profiled. Parker will lead the newly merged US Airways and American Airlines. April 18: The Pilot Flying J headquarters in Knoxville, Tenn., was raided by FBI and IRS agents due to allegations of rebate fraud. The raid signaled fresh scrutiny of competition [...]

Q & A with Christie St-John

Posted in: Campus Visit, Spring 2013

Christie St-John returns to Owen as director of admissions. Hear her plans for recruiting and outreach…and how alumni are key.

Matter of Life and Death

Posted in: Informed Opinion, Spring 2013

“Safety is too important to be left to chance.” Owen professor Ranga Ramanujam weighs in on safety in a Dallas hospital and the lessons to be learned.

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