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Don’t Wait to Apply To B-School


So you’re trying to decide whether to finish your B-School application. You could wait one more deadline round. You could wait until next year. Or maybe you could wait until your career slows down. These are all important considerations, but the truth is that there will never be some ideal, perfectly convenient time to pursue an MBA, especially if your career is in full swing because the demands on your time will only continue to increase. Why not do it […]

In Search of Excellence…Across the Globe


Every top business school recognizes the importance of having a strong global curriculum, academic outlook and, of course, student body. At Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management, we take that obligation very seriously. For us, it’s important to maintain the personalized environment that we’re known for, while scouring the world for candidates that will fit seamlessly into our collaborative community. In this Q&A, Kim Killingsworth, Owen’s Director of International Recruiting and Relations, talks about her approach to the job. You […]

A Personalized Approach to Admissions


When new students arrive on campus each fall, I love getting to hear the stories of why they ultimately chose Vanderbilt to pursue an MBA. As you can imagine, the stories vary widely, but one common theme runs through them all: They wanted the personal attention that Vanderbilt offers. One applicant, Gina Bruno, who came to the MBA program this fall as a Dean’s Scholar, had a particularly interesting story to share. To tell about her experience, I enlisted the […]

Vanderbilt MBA Lands in Several ‘Princeton Review’ Top-10 Lists


The Princeton Review is out with its annual Best B-Schools Guide, complete with a number of Top-10 lists that help students find the right fit — whether a student wants a particular learning style or lifestyle considerations. We are pleased that Vanderbilt’s Owen School appeared in 3 Top-10 categories: Best Administered (#4), Best Professors (#6), and Best Campus Environment (#8). Princeton Review also offers a list of other schools applicants considered before deciding that Vanderbilt’s Owen School was their best […]

Incoming Owen Dean Eric Johnson: Vanderbilt Operates at the ‘Personal Scale’ of Business


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Here at Owen, we take culture very seriously. With a total full-time MBA population of about 170 students per class — and just under 550 Owen students altogether — every member of our community plays a significant role in our success. That’s why we organized back-to-back luncheons (one in Nashville, one in New York) earlier this month for incoming students, current students and alumni to say thank you to Jim Bradford for his remarkable nine-year tenure as Dean and get […]

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