OWEN STUDENT LIFE

Vanderbilt is a unique community where everyone—students, faculty, staff—support and cheer for one another.

Owen is known for its inclusive and diverse social gatherings, events and service projects. Families, spouses and partners are included and a significant part of the Owen community. At Vanderbilt, in addition to getting a fantastic education, you will develop relationships with your peers, faculty, staff and alumni that often last a lifetime.

A cornerstone of the Vanderbilt experience is connecting with others through involvement and leadership in clubs and organizations.

We invite you to reach out to club leadership with questions.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Honor Council

The Honor Council ensures the Owen Honor Code is upheld. The Owen Honor Code is designed to create an environment of academic integrity within the Owen Graduate School of Management and to establish and enforce the basic principles each student should uphold throughout all academic work. Contact us.

Owen Student Government Association

The Owen Student Government Association (OSGA) is the primary communication conduit among Owen's students, administration and the surrounding community. Contact us.

PROFESSIONAL CLUBS

Adam Smith Society - Owen Chapter

The Adam Smith Society is a nationwide, chapter-based association of graduate students and business leaders who work to promote on-campus debate and discussion about the moral, social and economic benefits of capitalism.

Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS)

DSS is a student-organized program that invites C-level executives to Owen to offer educational insights on current business challenges and opportunities. Contact us.

Human & Organizational Performance Association (HOP Association)

The HOP Association offers students access to speakers, activities, career coaching and peer advising as it relates to leadership, innovation, organizational design and the strategic alignment of human capital. Contact us.

Net Impact

Net Impact is an international nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire, educate and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. Contact us.

Operations Management Club - Owen

The Operations Management Club fosters understanding of the role of operations in corporations. Contact us.

Owen Finance Club

The Owen Finance Club (OFC) provides a forum for students to actively pursue finance-related interests, including education and training, career development and personal network development, in a friendly environment that fosters a rich exchange of learning opportunities. Contact us.

Owen Marketing Association

The mission of the Owen Marketing Association (OMA) is to further develop the marketing skills of all OMA members by extending learning outside the classroom, collaborating with faculty and alumni and enhancing the tools that are vital to securing a top-notch job or internship. Contact us.

Owen Real Estate Club

The Vanderbilt Real Estate Club is committed to providing the education, resources and support for its members in their real estate pursuits. Contact us.

Owen Strategy and Consulting Club

The Owen Strategy and Consulting Club (OSCC) is a student-run organization for those interested in consulting and corporate strategy. Contact us.

Owen Tech Club

The Owen Tech Club was established as a direct result of growing interest in technology companies within the Owen student body. Contact us.

Owen Venture & Entrepreneurship Club

The Owen Venture and Entrepreneurship Club (OVEC) is a student-run organization with the primary objective of building a strong community of entrepreneurs at Vanderbilt. Contact us.

Vanderbilt Business Healthcare Association - Owen

The Vanderbilt Business Healthcare Association (VBHA) offers its members unique opportunities to learn, lead and succeed in today's highly competitive health care industry. Contact us.

AFFINITY CLUBS

Vanderbilt MBA students love experiencing all the different cultures that make up our student body.

Vanderbilt students love experiencing the different cultures that make up our student body.

Asian Business Association

The Asian Business Association helps American students develop a stronger understanding of the Asian business environment and grow their networks in Asia. The club also helps Asian students transition into a U.S. working environment and gives them a platform to share their experiences with other students. Contact us.

Greater China Business Club

Greater China Business Club (GCBC) was created to promote cross-cultural communications and explore shared business opportunities between Owen and Greater China. Contact us.

Owen Armed Forces Club

The Armed Forces Club seeks to provide a networking platform for current students who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces of their respective countries. Contact us.

Owen Black Students Association

The Owen Black Students Association (OBSA) is committed to helping African-American and African students achieve their academic and professional goals. OBSA strives to increase awareness within the Owen community of African-American and African accomplishments. Contact us.

Owen Christian Business Association

The Owen Christian Business Association exists to provide a forum for students to actively pursue spiritual interests, fellowship and friendship through belief and/or interest in Christianity. Contact Us.

Owen Global Business Association

The Global Business Association strives to serve as the official link from Owen to the world of global business where we live and work. Contact us.

Owen Indian Business Club

The Owen Indian Business Club is a great platform for collaboration among students, faculty and alumni who share a deep interest in the rich cultural heritage of India. Contact us.

Owen Japan Business Club

The mission of the Japan Business Club is to introduce Japan's business and culture, support Owen to increase its presence in Japan and assist prospective students. Contact us.

Owen Jewish Business Association

The Jewish Business Association provides a tool for networking, a method of education and cultural outreach and a connection to the Jewish community. Contact us.

Owen Latin Business Association

The Owen Latin Business Association (LBA) exists to provide a forum for students to learn about Latin American culture and how to do business in that region. Contact us.

Owen Out & Allied

Out & Allied provides an open, social, supportive and educational environment for LGBT and Allied individuals at Owen while furthering the professional goals of members, the inclusive culture at Owen and exploration of related issues vital to future business leaders. Contact us.

Owen Partners Association

Owen Partners Association was established to provide Owen significant others with an opportunity to actively participate in an organization within Owen and meet other Owen significant others. Contact us.

Owen Women’s Business Association

The mission of the Owen Women's Business Association is to provide all women at Owen with social and professional opportunities to interact, exchange ideas, network and develop strong business leadership skills to ensure success while at Owen and long after graduation. Contact us.

Vanderbilt Owen students show their school spirit as they cheer on the Commodores!

Vanderbilt Owen students show their school spirit as they cheer on the Commodores!

IMPACT & OUTREACH CLUBS

100% Owen

100% Owen seeks to enrich the Owen experience for students, faculty and staff through the promotion and organization of community service activities and fundraising opportunities in the Nashville community.

Owen student in Senegal during a Project Pyramid trip through the Turner Family Center.

Turner Family Center Social Venture Club

The Turner Family Center for Social Ventures (TFC) is committed to developing student leaders to alleviate poverty through market-driven forces and enterprise. Directed by an interdisciplinary graduate student-led programming board, the center provides resources and opportunities to leverage and combine the individual strengths of Vanderbilt University graduate students, faculty, and business partners. Contact us.

ACTIVITY & LEISURE CLUBS

Owen students have a great time viewing and participating in athletic events.

Owen students have a great time viewing and participating in athletic events.

 

Owen Culinary Society

The Owen Culinary Society is dedicated to the personal, social and professional growth of students by building relationships through the preparation, presentation and consumption of fine cuisine. Contact us.

Owen Golf Club

The Owen Golf Club seeks to provide an arena for both experienced and inexperienced golfers. Learn to network and have social responsibility on the greens. Contact us.

Owen Outdoor Adventure Club

The Owen Outdoor Adventure Club (OOAC) provides students, faculty, family and friends with a structured means for outdoor exploration, fitness and fun. Contact us.

Owen Social Activities Club

The Owen Social Activities Club coordinates inclusive social activities for all Owen students.

Owen Sports Club

The Owen Sports Club provides an outlet for organized sporting and social events within the Owen community, facilitates an appreciation for athletics and creates connections with the larger Vanderbilt community. Contact us.

The Owen Cork & Barrel Society

Cork & Barrel is the perfect MBA club to replenish students' spirits after a long MBA workload. Students get to smell, taste and drink some of the world's best wines, spirits and snacks in a sophisticated atmosphere where they socialize with classmates and other professionals. Contact us.

 

SPECIAL INTEREST CLUBS

Vanderbilt MBA Texas Club members show their pride.

Vanderbilt MBA Texas Club members show their pride.

Owen Music Club

The Owen Music Club seeks to bring together Owen students with an enthusiasm for music together. This club unites aspiring music entrepreneurs, audiophiles, agents and future music executives through exposure to opportunities in the music industry within Nashville and beyond. Contact us.

Owen Speaking Club

The Owen Speaking Club is dedicated to developing students as leaders through opportunities to become better speakers and presenters.

Owen Texas Club

The Owen Texas Club aims to continue to attract strong candidates from Texas, to increase recruitment from Texas-based corporations, to provide networking opportunities for students who wish to work in Texas and to continue to build strong relationships with Texan alumni, all within a non-exclusive environment. Contact us.

Families & Partners

Find out more here

Explore Nashville

By almost any measure, Nashville is an It City. Publications from The New York Times to GQ, Southern Living to Rolling Stone and Bon Appetit to Business Insider have sung its praises.

Meet the Student Programs Office Team

Meet the Team

A Day in the Life
of an MBA STUDENT

See what it’s like to be a student in the Vanderbilt MBA program.

MEET IMOGEN