insideOwen | February 2017
From the Dean: Come on out for Closing Bell! 
It has been a special winter for me, meeting robust alumni groups in San Francisco, Boston, and Memphis. Over the next month, I'll be circling the globe along with many staff and faculty to host Closing Bells in Denver, Shanghai, Atlanta, Tokyo, New York City, Washington, D.C, Chicago, Raleigh, Charlotte, Houston, and Dallas. Come out to see old friends, hear alumni stories, and learn about what’s happening around the school. Learn More


February 23 | Closing Bell | Denver

February 28 Closing Bell | China

March 1 | "Educating Executives" Luncheon | Birmingham
March 2 | Closing Bell | Atlanta
March 2 | Closing Bell | Tokyo

March 7 | Closing Bell | New York

March 8 Closing Bell | Washington, DC

March 9 Closing Bell | Chicago

March 22 Closing Bell | Raleigh

March 23 Closing Bell | Charlotte

March 28 Closing Bell | Houston

March 29 Closing Bell | Dallas

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Vanderbilt Executive Education Partners with Regions
Vanderbilt Executive Education partnered with Regions Financial Corporation to develop and deliver a customized management education program to help their financial advisers better serve their customers and earn a larger share of wallet. The four-and-a-half day program included modules of Innovation, Strategy, Leadership and was followed by eight months of monitored projects in which the bankers were given opportunities to practice what they learned. Learn More
You’re Invited: Americas MBA Global Panel
On March 31, the Americas MBA for Executives program will be hosting a Global Panel, entitled "Globalization: Can it Survive the Shifting Political Landscape?", at 5:30 pm in Vanderbilt's Wyatt Center, followed immediately by a reception in the Wyatt Center Lobby. Both events are open to the public, so feel free to bring someone who may be interested in the Americas MBA program to hear from our faculty, staff, and current student cohort, comprised of students from four international universities and 11 different countries. Register Here
Join us for Closing Bell!
We invite all alumni to join us as we visit your city and meet with prospective students. Our spring Closing Bells are designed to provide networking opportunities for and introduce you to future Owen students. We hope you can share your Owen experiences as incoming students prepare to relocate to Nashville and prospectives decide between Owen and other schools. Closing Bells also have great content, featuring Owen faculty and/or alumni discussing their careers and endeavors. Learn More
WIB Symposium Celebrates Owen Women
On February 9th, Nashville alumnae, faculty, staff, current and prospective MBA students attended the Celebration of Owen Women reception at the Bound'ry.  On February 10, the annual Women in Business (WIB) Symposium for prospective women MBA candidates began with Marjorie Eastman's (EMBA '13) stirring keynote address. This was followed by an interactive Negotiations class led by Jessica Kennedy. Later, a corporate panel comprising women leaders from our corporate and non-profit partners presented initiatives their organizations have launched to attract and retain women, followed by rotating small group discussions with prospectives. To end the day, the Owen Women in Business Association hosted a Lean-In Circle. Thank you to all of the participants and special thanks to Exxon Mobil and Eastman Chemical for co-sponsoring the lunch.  See More
Help Honor Outstanding Alumni -- Deadline is March 1
The Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes one graduate who has exhibited outstanding leadership and service in both the professional and philanthropic realms. The recipient will have also contributed significantly to Owen by donating time, energy, talent and/or financial support and will have built networks through class activities, regional programs such as Closing Bell, board involvement and service to current students and faculty. The deadline for nominations is March 1. Learn More
Vanderbilt Executive Education Partners with Coursera to Launch New Certificate
Vanderbilt Executive Education is partnering with Coursera to launch an online Business Essentials certificate. This curriculum is designed to boost effectiveness in your current assignment and accelerate your career trajectory. The program was specifically developed to deliver management education on a personal scale – personal attention, paired with deeper understanding of your needs.
When you enroll, you will receive high-touch services that include individualized career coaching, online webinars, and access to the Owen faculty you know and love. Each course concludes with a real-world application project that will demonstrate value and skill to your current employer and provide you with the tools that senior management seeks in the identification of high-potential employees. Register Here
MS Finance Program Receives STEM Certification   
The Vanderbilt MS Finance program has been designated as a STEM degree program, allowing international students to train in the US for 3 years. Under the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program, international students who graduate from colleges and universities in the United States are able to remain in the country and receive training through work experience for up to 12 months. Now that the Vanderbilt MS Finance program has achieved the STEM designation, international graduates on F-1 visas can remain in the U.S. for an additional 24 months. Learn more

Executive Education

Vanderbilt staff and alumni receive a 25 percent discount.
February 27-March 1: Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers
Taught by Paul Chaney
While giving you a foundation in the basics of accounting and finance, this program also shows you how to uncover profit potential hidden in the financial numbers and guide capital to its most productive use. This three-day program helps you understand the numbers to manage more efficiently. Register here
March 13-15: Executive Leadership
Taught by Dick Daft
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 20-21: Leading Teams in Organizations
Taught by Bart Victor and Rangaraj Ramanujam
Through a combination of case studies, simulations, discussion and role-playing, you’ll improve your ability to motivate employees, work within diverse groups, apply human resource management tools to build effective teams, and lead change. Register here
March 27-28: Leadership Coaching
Taught by Mark Cannon
In this intensely focused, two-day program, you’ll learn best practices for coaching, observe a variety of coaching styles and techniques and gain firsthand experience with the coaching process. Register here

Owen in the News

February 3, 2017
7 Things to Know Before You Start Licensing Intellectual Property 
Inc. Magazine
A compilation of details is provided to give entrepreneur-licensees an understanding of what they want and need to do with intellectual property. David Owens, professor of the practice of management and innovation, is quoted.
February 14, 2017
Do apology laws reduce medical malpractice lawsuits?
Legal Reader (Blog)

Apology laws. We’ve all seen them in action on the various doctor shows out there, or maybe you’ve experienced them in person. A new Vanderbilt University study has revealed that apology laws do not reduce “the number of medical malpractice suits filed, or the amounts paid out.” In fact, the opposite has occurred. Co-author Benjamin J. McMichael, a postdoctoral scholar at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management and one of the authors of the recent study, is quoted.

Parting Shot -- The 2017-2018 Owen Student Government 

Congrats to Cleon Rice (President), Mabel Gomes (Executive Vice President), and the entire incoming OSGA! 
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