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Vanderbilt Business COVID-19 Updates

May 20, 2020

By Nathaniel Luce

This article will update periodically with new information. Stay tuned for the latest from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management.


Introducing COVID-19 Insights on Vanderbilt Business YouTube

Over the course of the summer, faculty, alumni, and other members of the Vanderbilt Business Community will be providing advice, insights, and information on the pandemic’s impact on the business world, as well as tools for adapting to “the next normal.”

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to keep up with the latest insights.


Virtual Maymester Brings Out Special Guests

Dean Johnson’s Strategy Execution course featured a guest appearance last week from Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman (MBA’93). Previous guests include JLL Technology President Jon Stevens (MBA’95) and Delta CFO Paul Jacobson (MBA’97). This week, Dean Johnson’s will be joined by Cindy Kent (MBA’99), Brookdale Executive Vice President and President, Senior Living.

The course is part of Owen’s first-ever Maymester, a collection of for-credit and non-credit skills courses designed to provide ongoing education for current and graduating students. Courses touch on areas both traditional (strategy, leading change, finance) and technical (coding, data visualization, Python).


Executive Education Webinar Series Looks at Workforce Planning in the “Next Normal”

Adjunct Professor Dan George (MBA’14) and Vanderbilt Executive Education (in partnership with the Nashville Chamber of Commerce) hosted a webinar last Friday on the techniques needed to redesign and shift workforces for new business landscape. The webinar is part of a series of programming designed to help professionals navigate different aspects of the new business landscape.

The next installment in the series ­— “Technology Foresight: Predicting and Planning for the Future” ­— takes place on Tuesday, June 23, and features Vanderbilt Professor Andy Van Schaack (Peabody). Professor Bruce Barry will be leading a webinar entitled “PandETHICS” on Friday, July 24.


Students, Faculty, and Staff Celebrate 2020 Graduates with Virtual Celebration, Commemorative Webpage

When Vanderbilt made the decision to postpone Commencement 2020 until the following spring, Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management quickly started development on an alternative, virtual celebration for this year’s graduates, in conjunction with the University’s efforts.

In a matter of two weeks, faculty, staff, and students were able to put together online programming to honor the graduating class, award prizes, and reflect on the past year (two years for the MBAs), which launched on and around the original commencement date of May 8.

To read more about the programming, click here.

To visit the Celebration 2020 website, click here.

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