Meet the classes, Owen Forward celebration, MSF 15th anniversary, and more
Meet the classes, Owen Forward celebration, MSF 15th anniversary, and more
Note from the Dean
I am delighted to invite all of our alumni and friends to Owen Forward, our first weeklong virtual celebration featuring students, alumni, and faculty (November 9-13). The line-up includes something for everyone, with conversations ranging from how to develop and pitch entrepreneurial endeavors, to leadership through crises, expert insight on innovation, and more. We are thrilled to host programs with 5 distinguished alumni — Paul Jacobson (MBA’97), Peter Jueptner (MBA’89), Cindy Kent (MBA’99), Eric Noll (MBA’90), and Geoff Walker (MBA’94) — and a culminating keynote address from Adena Friedman (MBA’93) on The Future of Capitalism

More information can be found on our site, or you can click here to register and submit questions in advance for the speakers.

I hope you will join us for some, or all, of the programs!

New Alumni Board Chair Announced

Mac Worsham (MBA’93) started his term as our Alumni Board Chair this fall. In addition to his dedication to Owen, he brings valuable perspective and expertise from his more than 25 years in corporate communications. Mac is currently the Managing Director and Chief Communications Officer for Deloitte US, where he advises senior leaders on executive positioning, brand and reputational risk, public relations, and employee engagement. As Board Chair, he will be providing biannual updates in Inside Owen. Please join us in welcoming Mac!

Join Us for the Diversity & Inclusion Symposium

Alumni are all invited to participate in the virtual Diveristy & Inclusion Symposium on Friday, November 6. The theme for this year’s event is “The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion" and the keynote speaker will be Ashlee Davis, Vice President and Senior Diversity & Inclusion Manager at AllianceBernstein (pictured right). Friday’s programming will be followed by an equally full slate on Saturday that will dive into the Vanderbilt MBA experience. Read more and register.
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Our online store offers a great selection of gear and a customer-friendly experience. Take a moment to explore the incredible apparel and other merchandise, which includes mugs, tumblers, and phone cases, at
Meet the Classes

Earlier this year, Vanderbilt Business welcomed the classes of 2022 for the MBA and Executive MBA programs, as well as the classes of 2021 for the Master of Science in Finance, the Master of Accountancy, the Master of Marketing and the Master of Management in Health Care programs. Learn more about each class profile by clicking the links above.
Vanderbilt Master of Science in Finance Program Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Launched in 2005, the MSF program at Vanderbilt Business has enjoyed 15 years of exceptional outcomes. In this retrospective, we look back on the history of the program and the many developments that have happened over the life of the program. Read more.
Alumni Volunteer Opportunities

We are excited to announce new volunteer opportunities for our alumni. If you are interested in engaging with your classmates and other Owen alumni, current students, or prospective students, please fill out the volunteer interest indicator here. You will find more detailed descriptions of each volunteer opportunity within the survey. Please email with any questions.

Executive Education
Vanderbilt staff and alumni receive a 20% discount on our Live Online programs with the code ALUMNI at checkout.
All in-person programs through the end of December have been cancelled due to the current health crisis, but we are hosting the Executive Leadership program live online from November 9-13.
For those looking to take multiple courses on their own timeline, we also offer an Online Business Management Certificate for the working professional looking to sharpen strategic business skills.
We also provide technology bootcamps in coding, data analytics, cybersecurity, and FinTech. To learn more, click here.

Join Us for a Webinar Featuring Professor Kimberly Pace
Vanderbilt Execution Education is pleased to offer a complimentary webinar on November 11 that will help you take your virtual presentations to the next level. In a COVID world, our meetings, pitches, and presentations are taking place virtually. Because of this, our executive delivery and facilitation skills have changed. Join Kimberly Pace, Professor at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management, for an interactive webinar on virtual presentations. Learn more and register here.

Owen in the News
October 2, 2020
Now that Trump tested positive for COVID-19, will shoppers be more compliant with mask mandates at stores?
USA Today
Professor Kelly Goldsmith is quoted, discussing how the president's COVID-19 diagnosis might affect consumer behaviors like buying masks and hand sanitizer. She was also quoted in a CNBC article about the products most liikely to sell out this winter and a Bloomberg article about truly limited edition products.
October 9, 2020
Father of VIX Warns Options Glitch Is Costing Investors Millions
Professor Robert Whaley, the creator of the VIX, is interviewed about how the sudden increase in strategy changes in the market for derivatives of exchange-traded products has lost options holders hundreds of millions of dollars.

Parting Shot: Finals Week Celebration

To celebrate the end of Mod 1, the Retro Sno Truck paid a visit to campus and dished up some sweet, socially distanced treats while students gathered outside.

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