1969 - 1978

Fifty years ago, Vanderbilt launched its graduate business program with an ambitious, and perhaps unprecedented, goal in mind: To build a world-class management school that would defy hidebound academic tradition.

1979 -1988

“No longer do we think of ourselves as young and struggling. We are there. We have arrived.” - Dean Sam Richmond, 1980


Owen’s third decade was the first that began with the school in strong position on a broad range of fronts. 


Owen was humming at the beginning of its fourth decade.

2008 and Forward

The school increasingly recognized the value of its distinctive brand — and proudly advertised that distinctiveness to the world.

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