Note From Dean Johnson
Owen is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). On January 23, we received formal notification of a successful 5-year extension, receiving high marks by the organization.
The review committee noted “the consistency with which the Owen School pursues its stated mission. Especially noteworthy is the personal touch the school brings to the student experience, capitalizing on its committed staff and accessible faculty. The personal touch that Owen provides its students is a key differentiator, and evidence of how it uses its smaller size and focus on graduate education to its advantage.”
I am thankful for the thorough work of all the faculty, staff, students and Owen board members who participated in the on-site review.


March 1 Closing Bell | Atlanta 

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C-Suite Café Shop Opens
The “C-Suite Café,” powered by Nashville-based OSA Roasters, opened in January to happy customers. It is the product of a student-led effort to bring a high-quality café to Owen. Owners Lesa Wood (a former VUMC nurse) and Jack Egan have 20+ years of experience in the business, and OSA supplies many restaurants and cafés in Nashville. A key goal of going with a local provider is the possibility of creating a much larger impact than just food and drink. OSA’s partnership with the Turner Family Center for Social Ventures underscores the center’s deeper connection with the coffee industry. The C-Suite currently offers several coffee drinks and teas, in addition to cold drinks, sodas, and water. Read more.
Executive MBA Team Going on the Road
Do you have family, friends, or colleagues who might be interested in an Executive MBA Program? If so, please encourage them to join us at an upcoming admissions event. The EMBA team will be traveling in February and March to Huntsville, Birmingham, Memphis, Lexington, Louisville, Atlanta and Chattanooga to talk with prospective students about the program. Our next on-campus Preview Day is March 3, featuring Professor Brian McCann. Learn more.
Faculty Food for Thought 
Our new series asks professors around Owen a simple question: what's on your mind? Brian McCann, Bruce Barry, Kelly Goldsmith, Josh White, and Yasin share their thoughts on competent management, ICOs, Amazon's Whole Foods acquisition, and more. Read more.
Master of Accountancy Students Spend Mod 3  Interning for the Big 4
Vanderbilt students in the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program are currently in the middle of a Mod-long internship at a Big 4 accounting firm. It’s a unique component of the Vanderbilt MAcc program that gives students an in-depth look at the life of a first-year associate and employers some extra support during the busiest season of the accounting industry’s year. Read more.
Paul Jacobson (MBA'97), Delta CFO on Customer Service, Technology, and More
Paul Jacobson, Delta Airlines CFO, and Dean M. Eric Johnson discuss the importance of customer focus and the role information technology plays in delivering superb service. Paul also shares how great leaders help others achieve their goals. Learn more.

Executive Education

Vanderbilt staff and alumni receive a 25 percent discount.
March 5-7: Emerging Leaders Development Program 
Taught by Cherrie Clark

By the end of this highly interactive, three-day program, conducted by one of the nation’s leading business experts on the subject, you’ll be equipped to become a more effective leader and to achieve your professional and organizational goals. Register here.
March 15-16: Leading Teams in Organizations
Taught by Bart Victor 

Effective management of your key assets—your people and teams—can set you apart within your organization as a strategic and effective leader. In this dynamic program, you’ll be able to develop and practice these skills—and in the process become more valuable to your organization. Register here.
April 4-5: Financial Reporting and Valuation
Taught by Craig Lewis

The two-day program is designed to expand finance comprehension to include pro forma financial statement preparation, cash flow forecasting, financial ratio analysis, cost of capital, valuation, and investor relations and regulatory compliance. Register here.

Owen in the News
January 4, 2018 
Intel shares fall as investors worry about costs of chip flaw

Investors are worried about the potential financial liability and reputational hit from recently disclosed security flaws in its widely used microprocessors. Dean M. Eric Johnson is quoted.
December 26, 2017 
Business Schools Now Teaching #MeToo, N.F.L. Protests and Trump
New York Times
An M.B.A. education is no longer just about finance, marketing, accounting and economics. Classes taught by Tim Vogus is featured, as well as several students from Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management
December 18, 2017 
Tips on Safeguarding Toys Against Hackers
Claims Journal 
With advances in toy technology comes new security risks. Dean M. Eric Johnson offers tips on the latest tech-heavy toys

Parting Shot: MLK Day March

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 60 Owen students, faculty and staff joined Nashville at the annual MLK Day March. Students returned to school after the march to reflect on the legacy and leadership of Dr. King over lunch. Read more.

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