Accelerator Global Immersion, Cardinal Health custom programs, & more
Accelerator Global Immersion, Cardinal Health custom programs, & more
Note from the Dean
Summer is a great time to catch up on some reading. I have three books in my beach bag right now, all from authors who visited Owen this spring: The Art of Diplomacy by MBA alumni Bruce and Vicki Heyman (watch my interview with Bruce to hear about his experience as the U.S. Ambassador to Canada); investor Roger McNamee’s Zucked, which explores the dark side of social media (see my video interview about the book where Roger paints a frightening picture of social media); and Stanford’s Dave Evans’ book Designing Your Life. Dave spoke in Professor John Lehman’s course this spring about applying design thinking to build a life of thriving. Enjoy reading, and happy summer!  



Oct. 18-19* | Reunion | Nashville

*The 50th Anniversary Grand Celebration will be held on Oct. 18.

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Accelerator Launches Global Immersion Program Based in Antigua, Guatemala

Accelerator® will partner with Vanderbilt’s Turner Family Center for Social Ventures and the Center for Latin American Studies for the winter break immersion. Students will immerse themselves in the local culture and learn about social enterprise, impact investing, consulting, and more during their week in Guatemala. Read more.
Cardinal Health Partners with Executive Education for Two Custom Leadership Programs

The INSPIRE and INNOVATE programs have successfully encouraged and guided strategic and innovative thinking for high-potential Cardinal Health directors and executives. Both programs offer participants theoretical knowledge involving concepts and new perspectives as well as the opportunity to see the real-world application of their learning. 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.
Dave Owens Named the Evans Family Executive Director of the Wond’ry

The Professor for the Practice of Management and Innovation will lead the center for innovation, creative collaboration, design, and entrepreneurship. Owens suceeds succeeds Robert Grajewski, the Wond’ry’s inaugural director, who is concluding his three-year term since launching the center in 2016. Read more.
MMHC Students Prepare Tennessee Oncology for the Future of Remote Patient Care

Dr. Johnetta Blakely, Dr. Natalie Dickson, and Dr. Jay Erter — all MMHC’18 graduates and physicians at Tennesee Oncology — focused their capstone project on helping their employer implement remote patient visits. “Rather than hiring a consulting company to work through the problem, we decided to spend that cost on ourselves, get a degree, and build the infrastructure on our own," Erter said. Read more.

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 Global Immersion AMBA Capstone Project
Alumni often comment that the hallmark of the Global Immersion EMBA program (or AMBA) is the Capstone Strategy Project their global cohort teams complete in Year 2. Executive sponsors of these projects frequently report impressive analysis from teams that lead them to make meaningful business decisions. We are looking for companies to sponsor international Capstone Strategy Projects and we invite you to submit a proposal for consideration.
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.

Sept. 16-17: Leadership Coaching
Taught by Mark Cannon
A two day program to help you strengthen your employees and your organization. Learn to become an effective coach, build skills, address shortcomings and build leaders. Register here.

Owen in the News
June 4, 2019
Is Investing in Rideshares a Good Idea?
U.S. News & World Report
Lyft's and Uber's IPOs were highly anticipated, but both stocks have fallen since their debuts earlier this year.  Assistant Professor of Finance Josh White is quoted.
June 12, 2019
Why "Sorry" is Such a Loaded Word for Doctors
CBS News

Nearly 40 states have laws allowing doctors to say "sorry" to patients for bad diagnoses, procedures and outcomes — and that prohibit using the apology as evidence in a malpractice lawsuit. Research from Larry Van Horn, associate professor of management and executive director of health affairs, is quoted.

Parting Shot: Accelerator 2019

Accelerator students are wrapping up their final project this week. Thanks to everyone who helped make it another successful summer immersion!

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