From the Dean

Dean Johnson

From the Dean

But what excites me most about this new generation of leaders—in addition to celebrating their many successes—is what it says about the growing robustness of the Owen network.


Not that Different

Beth Torres, EMBA’11 CEO, Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee Career Path Milestones: Vice President, Junior Achievement Middle Tennessee and Account Marketing Manager, Reebok As a teenage athlete, Beth Torres once dismissed the prospect of a business career as boring. A job at … Continued

Seven At the Top

Over its four decades,Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management has produced hundreds of leaders in functions and industries all over the globe. Meet seven of them in the CEO circle.

Leadership Lessons

One alumnus is CFO of the major airline he joined right out of Owen. Another's focus on toys has taken him to Europe and back. Vanderbilt alumni share their personal leadership paths.

Collaborative, Communal and Uniquely Owen

We asked five alumni one question: What did you learn about leadership at Owen? That was all it took to spark an hour-long roundtable discussion.

Owen’s Anthem on Leadership

From “136 Words to Live By,” the anthem of Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University

The Elephant in the Room

Every leader has an executive and an elephant inside them, says Dick Daft. Successful leaders must recognize both sides of themselves and use them to be effective.

Game On

Alumni-owned OverDog has recruited hundreds of professional athletes to play the video world’s most popular multiplayer games, including Call of Duty, Madden NFL, FIFA and NBA2K, with fans via the OverDog mobile application.

Lead and Succeed

Already, Owen's one-year master’s program graduates are demonstrating that they have the skills needed to make a difference in the workplace.

Three Pillars

Great minds, stretching from Aristotle to Steve Jobs, have come up with a variety of different ways to define the essence of leadership. How does Vanderbilt set about teaching leadership, a topic that has so many different meanings for so many different people? It comes down to three important pillars.

Community Leader and Problem Solver

Francis Guess has been a problem solver in business, government, community and nonprofit arenas ever since he returned from Vietnam and picked Vanderbilt's new graduate management school instead of law school.