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Just Getting Better

Posted in: Fall 2014, Owen News

Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management placed No. 20 among U.S. programs in the Economist’s ranking of full-time MBA programs (No. 29 globally)—a jump from last year at 23 (and 34, respectively). The annual ranking is based on a student survey of four factors the Economist identifies as the primary reasons students pursue an MBA: [...]



New Organization Studies Professor On Board

Posted in: Fall 2014, Owen News

Jessica Kennedy has joined the Owen faculty as assistant professor of management in organization studies. Previously with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Kennedy teaches Leading Teams and Organizations and Negotiation. Kennedy’s research interests focus on power and status hierarchies, as well as ethics in organizations. She studies how groups allocate power and [...]



Executive Development Institute Welcomes New Leader

Posted in: Fall 2014, Owen News

The new executive director of Vanderbilt’s Executive Development Institute lists the Darden School of Business and Chevron on his resume. Robert “Skip” Culbertson is charged with directing the school’s popular nondegree executive courses and programs for businesses and individuals. “Skip is exactly the person Owen needs to move our nondegree executive programs to the next [...]



Vanderbilt’s Forté Membership is a Win-Win for Women

Posted in: Fall 2014, Owen News

Owen joined an exclusive group of business schools committed to supporting and recruiting women when it became a sponsor of the Forté Foundation in July. The foundation is a nonprofit consortium of schools and corporations dedicated to increasing the number of women in business and helping them learn and achieve. Owen underwent a rigorous application [...]



Entrepreneurs Know No Borders

Posted in: Owen News, Summer 2014

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. [...]



Primero!

Posted in: Owen News, Summer 2014

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 [...]



Measuring What Matters

Posted in: Owen News, Summer 2014

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, [...]



Couldn’t Happen to a Nicer Guy

Posted in: Owen News, Summer 2014

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 [...]



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.



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 [...]



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 [...]



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