Note from the Dean
Summer is a time for travel – last week, we held a NYC closing bell to bring alumni together and introduce our summer interns to the NYC network. Thank you to Eric Van Heyst for hosting a wonderful event and to Emily Dunn for all you did to make it a great success. 
The MBA ‘19’s are making an impact at over 100 firms around the U.S.; learn more about them in this article.


October 11 | Owen Circle Reception | Nashville
October 12 - 13 | Reunion | Nashville

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Remembering Professor Gary D. Scudder
An expert on new product development and strategic planning, Gary Scudder passed away on June 13 in Nashville at the age of 65. Scudder was a long-time professor at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.
Professor Scudder dedicated a significant amount of time and energy to service, at Vanderbilt and in his community. “Gary loved people and always had an open office door,” said Dean M. Eric Johnson. “Generations of students found him to be a ready ear, interested in their careers and life." Read more.
Looking for Owen 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.
Attention, full-time MBA alumni from the classes of 2010, 2011, 2012: Bloomberg Businessweek alumni survey for rankings is live
The full-time MBA classes of 2010, 2011 and 2012 are invited to participate in a survey that helps determine rankings for Bloomberg Businessweek. Currently, we need 62 additional responses to complete the Vanderbilt Business survey. Bloomberg Businessweek requires 109 to include Vanderbilt in its rankings. If you filled out this survey in prior years, we invite you to do so again -- the survey has changed, and views can change. Bloomberg Businessweek wants to be as up-to-date and accurate as possible. Take the survey here.
Join the MMHC Alumni Facebook Group!
MMHC has formed an alumni Facebook group to stay in touch with you, provide program updates and share student stories. Click here to access the Facebook group and request your membership, or search for the group MMHC Alumni-Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. We look forward to connecting with you.
Vanderbilt Giving Day Results
The second annual Vanderbilt Giving Day, which took place on June 5, was a tremendous success, with 7,024 donors and nearly $6 million raised for the University. Owen finished with 537 donors (5th among all Vanderbilt organizations) and $146,655 raised (4th among all Vanderbilt organizations).

e are incredibly thankful to everyone who answered the call to make generous gifts of all sizes. The contributions made on this one day will have an impact on our students and campus well into the future.
Submit an EMBA Capstone Project Proposal

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. If your company can benefit from some thoughtful fresh perspective, please submit a proposal for a domestic project for consideration. Questions? Contact Jon Lehman,

Executive Education
Vanderbilt staff and alumni receive a 20 percent discount.

Aug. 6 - 7: Leading Millenials
Taught by Cherrie Wilkerson 
A two-day program to help reduce turnover, increase engagement and leverage the talents of millennials in the workplace. Register here.
Aug. 22 - 23: Financial Reporting & Valuation
Taught by Craig Lewis & Richard Willis
A two-day program for senior managers who need to better understand company valuation. Register here.
Sept. 26 - 27: Leadership Coaching
Taught by Mark Cannon

Take this two-day program to help you strengthen your employees and organization, through building your own coaching competencies and skills. Register here.

Owen in the News

June 20, 2018 
Best and Brigthest Executive MBAs: Class of 2018
Poets & Quants for Executives

Vanderbilt Executive MBA students Mike Sumida and April Wolfe earned recognition on Poets & Quants' annual list.
June 6, 2018 
Why Banks Are Losing the Battle for M.B.A. Talent
Wall Street Journal

More M.B.A. graduates are choosing jobs in technology and consulting even as banks jack up starting salaries. Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management and Alex Hardy (MBA'13) are referenced.

Parting Shot: NYC Closing Bell

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