Immerse Yourself

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 […]

‘Profound Shifts’ Require a New Strategic Roadmap for Owen

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. […]

The SEC Scores Big With B-School Collaborations

This afternoon at 5 p.m. Central Time, the SEC Television Network will light up cable wires throughout the country with live sports, news, and commentary. The much-anticipated launch will reach an unprecedented 91 million households! The network, in partnership with ESPN, will give sports fans 24/7 access to their favorite games and generate nearly $1 […]

Owen’s Leadership Network Comes of Age

With Owen sitting in the heart of Vanderbilt’s main campus, nestled among buildings that were constructed in the 1870s, it’s easy to forget that on an academic timeline, we are a young school. Owen, founded nearly 100 years after Vanderbilt itself, for much of its history has been the sapling surrounded by mighty oaks. But, […]

Owen’s Impact Lasts a Lifetime

May has been a month of exciting celebrations. Commencement is always one of my favorite events as we launch a new class into the business world to go do great things. We were lucky to have Eric Noll (MBA ’90) as this year’s speaker, made all the more meaningful by getting to see his daughter […]

Latin Fever Hits Owen

If you happened to be around Owen this spring, you would have been forgiven for thinking you’d just landed in some exotic Latin American locale. In late March, accents of Portuguese, Spanish and English breezed through the lobby as teams from top MBA programs around the country vied for top honors in Vanderbilt’s inaugural (and […]

See You At Closing Bell!

School traditions are a wonderfully funny thing. They come in all shapes and sizes, from rock painting and statue stealing to more somber rituals that are steeped in a long history. We graduate schools also have our own traditions. Vanderbilt Law School students gather each Friday afternoon for a social hour known as “Blackacre.” Owen […]

“All I Could Have Done, I Did Not Do”

The Owen School of Management was founded in 1969, at the end of a transformative decade in our country. The unstoppable reverberation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of inclusion and non-discrimination was working through all levels of American society and within universities like Vanderbilt. Today, Dr. King’s legacy can still be felt throughout […]

Hospitals Must Develop IT Security Plans To Avoid Target’s Fate

Planning is an important part of any successful business. But too often, managing IT security becomes an afterthought. Only after a security breach do managers scurry to shut the barn door. Target Corporation is one of the latest (and most extreme) examples. The retailer lost the confidence of millions of customers after revealing that hackers […]