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The Admissions office would like to thank the following alumni for their help in recruiting prospective students. If you would like to be involved in future Admissions events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Atlanta Bella Abel, MBA’09 Matt Abel, MBA’09 Javier Canas, MBA’05 Jared Degnan, MBA’09 Travis Dunn, MBA’11 Astrid Huebner, MBA’09 Erin White, MBA’09Austin Paige Brown, [...]
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.
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.
This past spring Bruce Brockenborough, EMBA’01, President and CEO of Hannan Supply Co., issued a challenge to the Executive MBA Class of 2011. If they would raise at least $145,000 for their class gift with 100 percent participation, he would pledge money of his own to help launch much-needed scholarships within the EMBA program. The [...]
How did you two end up working together? And what’s the story with this name “Blark!” that follows you everywhere?
Warm Welcomes Cheryl Chunn has been named Associate Dean of Development and Alumni Relations. She previously worked as Director of Development, Departmental Programs, for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Mark Cohen, Professor of Management and Law, has rejoined the Owen School following a leave of absence as Vice President for Research at Resources for the Future, [...]
For the past 24 years, the Financial Markets Research Center (FMRC) at the Owen School has hosted a spring research conference designed to facilitate discussion between academic researchers and business practitioners. Starting with the 1987 Wall Street crash, many of the best minds in finance have assembled at the annual event to analyze topics ranging [...]
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.
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.
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.
Mary Schapiro, Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, named Owen professor Craig Lewis the SEC’s new Chief Economist and Director of the Division of Risk, Strategy and Financial Innovation (Risk Fin) this past May. Lewis, the Madison S. Wigginton Professor of Management in Finance, had been working on sabbatical at the SEC since January [...]
Team Places Third in Health Service Competition A team of students from the Owen School placed third in an inaugural health service case competition held at Northwestern University April 29–30. The 2011 Health Service Case Competition was the first of what the recently formed Business School Alliance for Health Care Management intends to become an [...]
Q&A with Patrick Slay of the Career Management Center Patrick Slay, Senior Associate Director and Director of Coaching, has enjoyed two stints at the Owen School’s Career Management Center (CMC), first in 1999 and then again starting in 2008. A national certified counselor, he works primarily with consulting, general management, operations and strategy MBA students, [...]
ob Whaley, the Valere Blair Potter Professor of Management, and Jacob Sagi, the Vanderbilt Financial Markets Research Center Associate Professor of Finance, rang the NASDAQ OMX opening bell in New York April 19 to celebrate the start of options trading on a new group of indexes the pair developed. Called Alpha Indexes, the new tools [...]
The Owen School has launched a new Master of Accountancy program that focuses on preparing students for highly sought-after careers in valuation services for international public accounting firms. The MAcc Valuation program is currently recruiting students to join the first class starting in August 2012. Responding to an increased demand for students able to handle [...]
This summer Peter Veruki, Owen’s Director of Corporate Relations, traveled to Budapest, Hungary, with his wife, alumna Judy Spinella, EMBA’93, Vice President and Project Leader at B.E. Smith. While there, they met up with several local Owen alumni at a rooftop restaurant overlooking the city. Pictured from left to right are Peter Holtzer, MBA’94, Partner [...]
Frank Bumstead, MBM’72, admits he really didn’t know what to expect when he enrolled in Vanderbilt’s Graduate School of Management in 1970, soon after finishing a tour in Vietnam as a mine warfare officer. The school, which had yet to adopt the Owen name, was young then and trying to establish its identity, much like [...]
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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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.
This past spring Rachel V. Rose, MBA’05, Assistant General Counsel and Director of Business Development for BCE Healthcare Advisors, was given the task of developing a new website for her company. Unsure of where to send the requests for proposal, she sought the advice of her former professor and fellow alumnus, Bruce Lynskey, MBA’85, who [...]
Enron. WorldCom. Tyco. These are among the most notorious names associated with a wave of accounting scandals that plagued the early 2000s and ultimately helped spur passage of the 2002 accounting reform law known as Sarbanes-Oxley. While accounting restatements haven’t gone away entirely since then—there were 735 last year, down from a peak of 1,795 [...]
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.
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.
The CityOwen program is led by alumni around the country and provides value through networking opportunities, updates on the school and featured faculty or staff presentations. The program also helps strengthen the relationship between Owen and local communities in areas such as recruitment. Birmingham: Sept. 8 C.T. Fitzpatrick, MBA’90, hosted an event at the offices [...]
Global Positioning: New Americas MBA for Executives program spans borders and cultures
Faculty Bob Whaley and Jacob Sagi are the brains behind NASDAQ’s new Alpha Indexes.
In chemistry, if you want to get a reaction, you have to find a way to bring the right molecules together and have them bump into each other with sufficient force. Sometimes you need a catalyst to get things started.
Dean Jim Bradford Editor Seth Robertson Contributors Clark Bosslet, Nelson Bryan (BA’73), Tim Ghianni, Jennifer Johnston, Blake Knight, Casey Savell, Ryan Underwood (BA’96), Amy Wolf Photography Daniel Dubois, Steve Green, Joe Howell, Lauren Owens, Anne Rayner, John Russell, Susan Urmy Designer Michael T. Smeltzer Art Director Donna Pritchett Executive Director of Marketing and Communications Yvonne [...]
The Global Business Association (GBA) and Japanese Business Club (JBC) joined efforts last October to send 34 students, Dean Jim Bradford and David Parsley, the E. Bronson Ingram Professor in Economics and Finance, on an excursion through Japan as part of the GBA’s third annual fall break trip.
New research by Bob Whaley, the Valere Blair Potter Professor of Management, and Jacob Sagi, the Vanderbilt Financial Markets Research Center Associate Professor of Finance, has led to the creation of a recently launched group of NASDAQ indexes. The NASDAQ OMX Alpha Indexes are designed to help investors measure performance between individual stocks and exchange-traded [...]
Market impact. It is part of the very fiber of Owen’s finance department. Members of the school’s finance faculty are not only contributing to the industry’s intellectual underpinnings and analytical tools but also training students who, as Vanderbilt alumni, are putting theory into practice worldwide.
Imagine going to see your dermatologist and leaving her office knowing you have several swollen lymph nodes. That is exactly what happened to me in early August 2009. I was told “run, don’t walk” to my primary care physician, which I did—the dermatologist’s office even called to make sure I had followed their directions.
With millions of new patients coming into the U.S. health care system over the next decade, the term “operations” is taking on a whole new meaning in America’s hospitals. Starting in the year 2014, as many as 32 million additional people will be covered by health insurance under the federal reform law passed last year. [...]
There was no single “aha” moment that convinced Kim Parlett, MBA’04, to leave her job at a marketing firm and embrace a more rustic way of life. Rather, she says, it was a series of realizations during a 2009 horse-packing trip through Yellowstone Park that helped her make up her mind. “I was continually struck [...]