The research and learning centers and initiatives at Vanderbilt provide faculty and students the opportunity to advance research, design and develop new products, and collaborate across disciplines.
Financial Markets Research Center
Founded in 1987, the Financial Market Research Center’s principal objective is to stimulate research and increase contact among financial markets scholars from around the globe. A variety of programs have been established with that objective in mind. These programs include arrangements for visiting researchers, conferences, and financial support in the summer or at other times for clearly defined research projects.
The Center for Entrepreneurship
The Center for Entrepreneurship at the Owen Graduate School of Management was created after the generous gift from Jack and Caroline Long (Both MBA’83). Our mission is to build and grow a productive entrepreneurial ecosystem conducive to creating new and innovative businesses. The Center accomplishes this mission through structured programs, financial support through grants and scholarships, and network connections through alumni networks in Nashville, throughout the US, and across the world. There are thousands of Vanderbilt and Owen alums in the startup and venture capital space looking to help and support current students and other alumni.
The Center for Health Care Market Innovation
The Center for Health Care Market Innovation (HCMI) is a hub for the evolution of healthcare markets. It conducts research on the demand for healthcare, how it is changing, and the capacity for new financing and delivery models to successfully meet changing consumer needs.
The Turner Family Center for Social Ventures
The Turner Family Center for Social Ventures (TFC) is committed to alleviating poverty through market-driven forces and enterprise. Directed by a 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. Get involved through the TFC’s events, annual social venture summit, summer fellowships, social venture trek, or case competition opportunities.
This course offers MBA students a unique opportunity to gain real-world experience as part of an entrepreneurial team. MBAs, EMBAs, JDs, and PhDs work in teams to examine the potential for commercializing technologies being developed in Vanderbilt labs.