Vanderbilt Business Magazine | Summer 2017

From the Dean

Featured Stories

Moving in all the right (policy) circles

Just five years after the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management opened its doors, acting dean James V. Davis hired a former U.S. Federal Reserve Board governor and widely respected expert on monetary policy named J. Dewey Daane. Though Daane, who died in January 2017 at the age of 99, came to Nashville with the […]

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Owen courtyard gets spruced up

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 received a makeover. The project was a collaboration among the campus planning department, the Owen Student Government Association and the university landscape […]

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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 rapid changing industry. If anyone value of a business degree, look no further than Nasdaq CEO Adena Testa Friedman. At nearly every step of her career, starting as an intern at Nasdaq after graduating with her […]

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True North: Minneapolis is becoming a hub for Owen alumni

Minneapolis is becoming a hub for Owen alum. Is it the bustling economy? Beautiful lakes? Great quality of life? All that, and more. Minneapolis may surprise you. Sixteen Fortune 500 companies call the area home. The economy is diverse and strong. Housing is affordable. The population skews younger than the U.S. average. Then there’s the […]

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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 cocktail-party caucus and decades of dogged dedication. *This is the first in a series of […]

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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 master’s of management in health care and EMBA programs also participated. After a welcome […]

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