From the Dean

Dean Johnson


With another Commencement in the books and summer winding down, changes once again surround the Owen community. Graduates have become alumni, first-year students are trying out new careers in their summer internships, and incoming students are in the throes of … Continued


True North: Minneapolis is becoming a hub for Owen alumni

  Is it the bustling economy? Beautiful lakes? Great quality of life? All that, and more By Susannah Felts Photos by Steve Woit Minneapolis may surprise you. Sixteen Fortune 500 companies call the area home. The economy is diverse and … Continued

It all comes down to the four P’s

Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman, MBA’93, uses her finely honed product management experience to keep the company competitive in a rapidly changing industry If anyone doubts the value of a business degree, look no further than Nasdaq CEO Adena Testa Friedman. … Continued

Owen’s origins

The idea of establishing a business school at Vanderbilt was first broached in the late 1800s. Decades later, a dauntless group of university trustees took up the mantle to get the school approved. Owen’s story includes a Carnegie report, a … Continued

Owen courtyard gets spruced up

Photos by John Russell and Terry Wyatt Owen’s H. Laird Smith Courtyard has provided light and beauty to the school for more than three decades. This spring, thanks to a $100,000 gift from the Henry Laird Smith Foundation, the courtyard … Continued

Moving in all the right (policy) circles

Vanderbilt’s finance and business economics faculty have deep roots among the best minds in international policy, and they continue to carry the torch today, fully grounded in theory and deeply connected to the dealings of everyday business. Just five years … Continued

Commencement 2017

Owen Graduate School of Management celebrated Commencement May 12. All told, the Class of 2017 received 173 MBAs and 39 Executive MBAs, 48 master’s of science in finance, 47 master’s of accountancy, and 14 master’s of marketing. Members of the 2016 … Continued