Vanderbilt Business Magazine | Winter 2017

From the Dean

Featured Stories

Owen sharpens career-skills courses

When Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management began developing a strategic plan two years ago, alumni and employers felt confident that MBA graduates excelled in their majors, from marketing to finance. But as anyone in the working world knows, there are often many more factors that make for career success beyond the narrow confines of […]

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Health care disrupted

What is the right price to put on a child’s life? That may be a deeply unsettling question, but to start to fix the U.S. health care system, we have to begin to think in ways that confront uncomfortable realities, says Larry Van Horn, executive director of health affairs at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of […]

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Big dog

When you walk into Rover’s office in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood, the first friendly face to greet you belongs to Dublin. She’s a 6-year old Chiweenie (part Chihuahua, part Dachshund), whose owner smiles from behind the reception desk in the lobby. It’s a nice welcome to one of the hottest companies in tech. Rover, whose business […]

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The ties that bind

As the inaugural member of a new corporate partnership program at Owen, Cardinal Health’s relationship with the school has moved beyond year-to-year hiring. Just over a decade ago, when Jeff Greer, BA’94, MBA’00, decided to leave the world of management consulting, he called a contact at Cardinal Health, one of the world’s leading global health […]

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Reunion 2016

FOR THE PAST EIGHT YEARS, Owen has celebrated its Alumni Weekend in April. Last October, Owen rejoined the rest of Vanderbilt in celebrating Reunion in the fall. In addition to Owen’s traditional wine and cheese night—as well as the Saturday night dinner honoring this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award winner, Virginia “Gigi” Lazenby, BA’67, MBA’73— alumni […]

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