Vanderbilt's centers and initiatives create enriching environments where faculty and students are empowered to push the boundaries of research, drive innovation through product design and development, and foster dynamic collaboration across disciplines.
Hans Stoll Financial Markets Research Center
Established in 1987, the Hans Stoll Financial Market Research Center is dedicated to promoting research and fostering global connections among scholars in financial markets. With a range of tailored programs, the center facilitates collaboration through initiatives such as hosting visiting researchers, organizing conferences, and providing targeted financial support for well-defined research projects.
The Center for Entrepreneurship
The Center for Entrepreneurship (C4E) was founded with the generosity of Jack and Caroline Long (both MBA'83). The center's mission is to cultivate a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem that fosters the development of impactful businesses. The C4E supports entrepreneurship with well-structured programming, grant and scholarship opportunities, and a vast network of alumni spanning Nashville, the United States, and the globe. Notably, the C4E's network encompasses numerous Vanderbilt and Owen alumni actively engaged in the startup and venture capital sectors, eager to offer assistance and guidance to current students and fellow alumni.
The Center for Health Care Market Innovation
The Center for Health Care Market Innovation (HCMI) is a pivotal hub driving the transformation of healthcare markets. With a focus on research, the center explores evolving healthcare demands, tracks industry changes, and assesses the capacity for new financing and delivery models to effectively meet the needs of consumers.
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. The TFC spearheads annual social venture summits, summer fellowships, social venture treks, case competitions, and other events to give students ample opportunity for involvement.
The Insights Lab
The Insights Lab is a multi-purpose resource for researchers at Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management who examine marketing and organizational behavior's social and psychological aspects. The lab conducts in-person and online experiments and surveys with facilities allowing for group interactions in break-out rooms, shopping studies in a simulated retail environment, and various other set-ups.