The Owen community's response to COVID-19, Accelerator moves online, & more
The Owen community's response to COVID-19, Accelerator moves online, & more
Note from the Dean
It is hard to believe that today is the last day of spring courses! I am so grateful for the enormous efforts by faculty and staff to complete the mod remotely. This certainly has been a challenging spring, but team Owen has met the challenge. To see how we did it, watch this short video to see first-hand Owen’s move to remote teaching. Much has changed over the past weeks, including changes in how we work and interact as a community. But our mission has not changed — providing world-class business education at a personal scale. I am grateful for the tremendous work of our faculty and staff to maintain our educational mission during this trying time.


The Nashville, Atlanta, and New York Closing Bells will be rescheduled;

new dates are forthcoming.

November 6-7 | Reunion Weekend | Nashville

View more upcoming alumni events

Owen Resources Can Help Support Your Career Transition

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally altered so many aspects of our lives, and for many, that includes careers. If your employment has been affected, or you think it may be in the future, Owen is here to help. Through the power of the Owen network and the resources and guidance of the Alumni Career Management (ACM) team, many alumni have successfully navigated career transitions through every type of job market. Read more.
How the Owen Community is Responding to Coronavirus

The spread of COVID-19 has led to university closures across the country and the world, and necessitated moving the final Mod of Vanderbilt Business courses online. Students, staff, and faculty talk about transitioning courses and student life to virtual platforms and discuss how things might change long-term. Read more.
Vanderbilt Executive MBA Makes Adjustments to Testing Requirements for Applicants
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vanderbilt Business has adjusted testing requirements for prospective Executive MBA candidates. The Executive MBA program will now accept the GRE in addition to the GMAT and Executive Assessment (EA). The program will also accept expired GMAT and GRE scores and will work with candidates who haven't yet taken a test to get a admissions decision pending an exam score. Read more.
The new store has launched!
We have revamped our online store to offer a greater 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
Professor Tim Vogus Advances Autism Employment Through the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation

The Frist Center for Autism and Innovation brings together researchers and professionals in the fields of engineering, psychology, medicine, and astrophysics to hone in on the unique talents individuals on the autism spectrum can offer. Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Professor of Management Tim Vogus serves as the deputy director of the center. Read more.

Accelerator® Business Immersions at Vanderbilt Announces Program Changes for Summer 2020

Due to logistical challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Accelerator® Business Immersions at Vanderbilt will not be holding in-person programming this summer. Instead, a new, fully remote program — Accelerator® Virtual Business Immersion — ­has been created to provide college students and recent graduates with a real consulting and marketing experience to build their resumes, along with self-paced business acumen. Read more.
Executive Education
Vanderbilt staff and alumni receive a 20% discount with the code ALUMNI at checkout.
All in-person programs through the end of April have been cancelled due to the current health crisis, but we are offering the following online programs (click for more information):
  o  Strategic Leadership
  o  Strategy & Operations
  o  Finance & Accounting
  o  Strategic Innovation

Owen in the News
April 2, 2020
Surge in jobless claims 'just the beginning,' as economist predicts Depression-era unemployment
The Tennessean
Professor David Parsley is quoted in this article that examines the potential impacts of the coronanvirus pandemic on the economy.
April 14, 2020
Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs puts out plan to reopen economy
Knoxville News Sentinel
Professor Tim Vogus is quoted, discussing how his research has shown that when people have to choose between production and safety, production often wins out.

Parting Shot: Working from Home

Dean Johnson shows off his Commodore shoes as he prepares to host a virtual town hall meeting from his home office.

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