insideOwen | September 2017
Note from the Dean
Fall is a delightful time on campus. Corporate recruiting is in full swing, and the halls of Owen are buzzing with business ideas, career planning, and football. Cool mornings and breezing warm afternoons fuel an atmosphere of discovery and comradery. Remember that great feeling of heading to Owen on Thursday afternoon to catch up with friends and plan for the weekend? Join us for Reunion - your Owen family will be waiting to hear about the past five years and your plans for the future.


Oct 6-7 | Owen Reunion 2017 | Nashville
Oct 9
| Closing Bell | Charlotte

Oct 10 
| Closing Bell | Miami

Oct 12 
Closing Bell | New York City 

Oct 13 | Closing Bell | Atlanta
Oct 19 Closing Bell | Sao Paulo

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Last Call for Owen Reunion
Registration is  open for Owen's Reunion! All alumni who graduated in years ending in 2 or 7 are invited back for the weekend. Highlights this weekend include the alumni cocktail reception at the school on Friday evening and class parties at some of Nashville's top locales on Saturday. Learn more.
Executive Education: Be the Leader Your Boss Depends On 
Only 16 percent of top leaders were rates very effective at strategy or execution and only 8 percent were successful at both (Harvard Business Review 2015).  Our 2-day Leadership & Strategy Execution program will help you become the leader your boss depends on by giving you the tools to develop, define and execute your business’ strategy. Learn More.
On the Frontlines of the Future of Audit
Sara Simonds (MAcc'09, BS'08), operations manager within Deloitte's Audit Innovation Group, is leveraging her Vanderbilt education to improve delivery within her firm's Audit division. "MAcc prepared (our class) for every aspect of what you need to be successful in the Big 4." Learn more.
Paying It Back, Paying It Forward: How One Young Alum Mentors Students
From her position at HP, Kaye Luenprakansit (MBA’15) has spent her post-Owen career mentoring first years and recent graduates, helping students successfully navigate their summer internships and job searches to earn offers at the tech giant. She also helped secure the Corporate Partnership between HP and Owen. Learn more.
Faculty Spotlight -- Kejia Hu
Assistant Professor Kejia Hu is the newest member of the Operations faculty and one of seven new faculty members joining Owen this fall. She earned her PhD from Northwestern earlier this year and has already co-authored several studies, on topics ranging from automobile emission regulations to high-speed internet and product lifecycles. Learn more.
Professor Burcham Takes the Stage at Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM)
As part of CNM's "CEO Conversations," Michael Burcham, the Narus Health CEO who teaches Launching New Ventures in the EMBA program, addressed 60 nonprofit executives last week. He drew on 20+ years of experience as an entrepreneur and  venture coach to urge nonprofit leaders to think like entrepreneurs. He also encouraged referrals for the Nonprofit EMBA Scholarship.

Executive Education

Vanderbilt staff and alumni receive a 25 percent discount.

November 6-7: Leading Change
Taught by Dick Daft

Change is essential to organizational growth and progress. Through this intensely focused, hands-on two-day program, participants will learn research-based frameworks, models and strategies that will help you become a stronger leader of change within your organization. 
Register here.

November 8-9: Leading Millenials

Taught by Cherrie Clark

Everyone knows that the Millennial generation is different. In this two-day program, participants will dive deep to learn who Millennials are and how to lead them to further organizational goals
Register here.
November 13-14: Communications Strategies for Senior Leadership
Taught by Kimberly Pace

The higher you move up the management ladder, the more your communication skills play a critical role in your ability to be an effective leader. In this interactive program, you’ll develop and practice techniques for communicating at a senior level.
 Register here.

Owen in the News
September 14, 2017 
How to Save Money on a Vegan, Celiac, or Paleo Diet -- According to Nutritionists
Runner's World 
There are plenty of ways to reduce the financial impact of a restricted diet. Kelly Haws, Marketing Professor at Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management, is quoted throughout.  
September 12, 2017 
Equifax Flaws Exposed by Hack Attack
Financial Times
The cyber attack at Equifax that compromised personal records for about half the US adult population has been called a "historic data disaster," drawing the anger of millions and triggering formal investigations. Dean M. Eric Johnson is quoted. 

September 1, 2017
Political Uncertainty and Firm Disclousure
Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation

New research from Joshua T. White, Finance Professor at Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management, and his co-authors examines how political uncertainty affects a firm's mandatory and voluntary disclosure properties.

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Parting Shot:

After several months of development, Owen's new website is online -- offers prospectives, students, and alumni a streamlined, user-friendly experience with something for everyone. Take a tour!

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