MBA Class of 2020 internships, Accelerator Asurion project, and more
MBA Class of 2020 internships, Accelerator Asurion project, and more
Note from the Dean
Faculty spend much of the summer digging deeply on their research agendas. That research impacts how managers think and how we live. For example, Larry Van Horn’s work on healthcare pricing led to a June trip to the Whitehouse to witness the President’s executive order on Improving Price and Quality Transparency. Kelly Goldsmith’s research on people’s responses to uncertainty and scarcity led to a TED Talk that has received over 100,000 views this summer. Jessica Kennedy’s work on gender and negotiation has garnered wide media coverage and recently won the award for best paper at the International Association of Conflict Management Conference.  And the list goes on and on — world-class research with impact.



Alumni Ambassador & Student Recruiting Events:

July 30 | Lima | Sign up via email
August 1 | Bogota | Sign up via email

August 8 | San Diego | Register online

Oct. 18-19 | Reunion & 50th Anniversary Grand Finale Celebration | Nashville

View more upcoming alumni events

Where Is the MBA Class of 2020 Interning?

Rising second-year MBA students spend the summer interning with companies all over the country. This year, Vanderbilt Business MBAs are working for nearly 100 different companies, which you can explore in this interactive map. To see the map and a list of all the companies, click here.
Accelerator Project Spotlight: Asurion

A leading device insurance company, Asurion tasked Accelerator teams with finding ways to discourage fradulent cell phone replacement claims. "I’m just truly, truly impressed with the caliber within this room,” Emily O’Grady, Vice President of Product Management and Development at Asurion, said of the teams' work. Read more.
Looking for Vanderbilt Gear?
The University Store offers Owen-branded apparel, including fleeces, t-shirts, sweatshirts and jackets, as well as gear bags and beach totes, in a variety of styles and colors. Visit the store.
Do You Know a Prospective MBA Candidate?
Some of our best MBA candidates are friends or associates of our alumni. We value your referrals and want to encourage them. We are awarding a prize pack to the alum who provides the most MBA student referrals as well as to the alum with the most admitted referrals. Please use this link for your referrals so we can track them. Thank you for your continued investment in Owen!
Submit a Proposal for EMBA Capstone Project
Alumni often comment that the hallmark of the EMBA program is the Capstone Strategy Project their C-Teams complete in Year 2. Executive sponsors of these projects frequently report impressive analysis from teams that lead them to make meaningful business decisions. As second-year students begin their search for companies to sponsor their Capstone Strategy Projects, we invite you to submit a proposal for a domestic or international project for consideration. 
AT&T Communications CFO Explains How to Foster Change
Dan Fete, CFO of AT&T Communications, visted campus earlier this year as part of the Distingiushed Speaker Series. In this interview with with Dean M. Eric Johnson, he discusses how the finance function helps AT&T navigate the many changes facing the organization as it transforms into a massive multi-media company. Watch here.
Executive Education
Vanderbilt staff and alumni receive a 20 percent discount.
Aug. 7-9: Strategic Innovation
Taught by Dave Owens
A three-day program to help you create a culture that nurtures business building innovation. Register here.
Aug. 19-20: Negotiation Skills for Managers
Taught by Ray Friedman
A two-day program that teaches dynamic negotiation and conflict resolution skills. Register here.

Oct. 14-18: Advanced Leadership
Taught by Rangaraj Ramanujam, Mark Cannon, Joseph Ryan, and Corbette Doyle
A highly interactive five-day program that will help you deepen your personal leadership skills while improving strategic outcomes and advancing key business initiatives. Register here.

Owen in the News
July 9, 2019
First class of coding boot campers graduate
News Channel 4 covered the graduation of the first-ever class of Technology Boot Camp students. The boot camp teaches working professionals about coding, data analytics, and cybersecurity and is a partnership between Vandebrilt University and Trilogy Education Services.
July 22, 2019
What consumers should know about Equifax $700M settlement
AP News

Equifax’s $700 million settlement with the U.S. government over a massive 2017 data breach includes up to $425 million for consumers. Ralph Owen Dean M. Eric Johnson is quoted.

Parting Shot: International Summer Business Program

Jeri West, Assistant Director of International Student Life, celebrates a bowling strike with ISBP participants. Taking place in July, ISBP helps international students acclimate to Owen before program orientations begin.

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