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Publish or Perish: Finding New Models to Sustain Academic Research Journals

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Disruptive change is sweeping many areas of academia. Much of that has focused on technology-enabled course delivery. But a new wave of disruptive change is also coming to the business models that support research dissemination. Academic journals may seem like arcane relics to the outside world, but they are the lifeblood for researchers across the globe in nearly every serious academic discipline. They define academic fields and formalize the discourse of discovery, staking out new frontiers of knowledge creation. They […]

Job Market Heats Up for Vanderbilt MBAs This Winter

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It may be frigid outside, but the job market for Vanderbilt MBAs is heating up this holiday season. Season of hope? Yes! (Not just for us, but also for many others across the U.S. as last week’s jobs report shows.) Here at the Owen School, it’s also a season of important decisions. Data from our Career Management Center (CMC) shows that at the end of November, two out of three MBA students (66%) had a full-time job offer. That marks […]

Immerse Yourself

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A group of first-year Vanderbilt MBA students squeezed their way down the packed sidewalks of Wall St. The afternoon sunshine and warm autumn breeze gave the busy scene a festive feel as people poured out of tightly lined buildings. After a day touring trading floors and hearing boardroom briefings, it seemed fitting to head for a group photo at the famous “Charging Bull” sculpture at the corner of Broadway and Morris St. in lower Manhattan. Wall Street Week is one […]

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Vanderbilt Conference Explores the Future of Health Care Innovation

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Every year I am amazed at the level of speakers and industry participants involved in Vanderbilt’s annual Health Care Conference, a student-led initiative that brings together MBA students (from Vanderbilt and other schools), faculty, alumni, as well as health care providers and executives from across the U.S. [Left to Right: George Barrett, Rob Perry, Sue Siegel, Rachel Hayden, Larry Van Horn] Not only did this year live up to past conferences, it set a new high standard. It’s also fitting […]

‘Profound Shifts’ Require a New Strategic Roadmap for Owen

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It has become almost cliché to point out that the world of business — and business education — moves fast. But over the past several years, we have witnessed several rapidly developing, profound shifts that I believe will have a lasting impact on Owen’s future, as well as on the larger universe of management education. Today’s business students have become increasingly interested in new business roles, as well as a wider range of industries. For example, while financial services remain […]

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