Back to School highlights, LinkedIn hacks, and more
Back to School highlights, LinkedIn hacks, and more
insideOwen | July 2021
Note from the Dean
It was thrilling to welcome over 400 new students across all of our programs! Last Thursday, we held our first Closing Bell in the courtyard. After more than a year on hold, it was great to see our community come together to celebrate friends new and old.

We are executing on our detailed plan to ensure another great year at Owen while mitigating the potential impacts of COVID and our renovation project. We’ve been able to maintain several classrooms at Management Hall and keep the library and study rooms fully operational. We’ve also temporarily extended our footprint to nearby buildings, where additional classrooms and administrative offices help us fully deliver on our promise of world-class education on a personal scale. I invite you to take our video tour to get a visual perspective of #owenlife around campus this year.


A Challenging Month in the World
It’s been a difficult month around the world, with profound events impacting our Owen community in Nashville and beyond.

We all feel the pain of the events unfolding in Afghanistan, with reactions ranging from anger and frustration to sadness and confusion. During these challenging times, I encourage all of you to check in with our alumni and friends who may have connections there, in either civilian or military capacities. The Owen veteran community is large, and several of our recent students have served in Afghanistan. Regardless of how you feel about the political situation, we want to support our veterans and thank them for serving us. We also want to be mindful of the millions of lives that are affected by the week’s events and show support where it is needed. 

Similarly, I encourage you to reach out to alumni and friends with connections to Haiti, which experienced a devastating earthquake earlier this month and continues to suffer from political instability.

Reaching out to those impacted is a great way to show you care.
Owen Adds 6 New Faculty Members
We begin the 2021-22 Academic Year with 6 new full-time faculty members, representing a variety of seniority levels and research areas. The new faculty’s research areas include Accounting, Finance, Organization Studies, and Marketing, and they will teach in multiple programs at Owen. Read More.
Executive MBA Returns to New Harmony
For students within the Executive MBA (EMBA) program, attending the week-long, intensive residency in New Harmony, Indiana, has been a long-standing tradition since 1988. Unfortunately, the global pandemic interrupted this annual event where incoming students reacclimate to student life and meet their fellow classmates and faculty members.
The Executive MBA program persisted through distance learning during the last academic year. However, as the world begins to slowly open back up, the Executive MBA program was thrilled to welcome our first- and second-year classes to the in-person residency in New Harmony earlier this month. 
You're Invited: 7 Black-Belt Level LinkedIn Hacks
Owen alumni, if you are up for a fun and fast-paced way to learn about LinkedIn, then you don't want to miss this upcoming webinar.

On Monday, September 27, from 5:30-6:30 PM Central, please join The LinkedIn Guys for a webinar called "Seven Black-Belt Level LinkedIn Hacks." Get ready to level up your LinkedIn knowledge with 7 of the most powerful insider techniques, shared by a former LinkedIn staffer. Click here to join on Zoom.

Owen Volunteer Community

Are you looking to get more involved, reconnect and engage with your class, and make a lasting impact? We have many exciting volunteer opportunities in the Owen Volunteer Community! 

Class Agents are tasked with increasing alumni participation and engagement to generate support for the Owen Annual Fund. If you are someone who loves to give back and wants to share your “why” for supporting Owen, this is the role for you.

Class Secretaries are a key part of an initiative to keep classes engaged, up to date on the happenings at the school and in each other’s lives, and collect class notes for Vanderbilt Business Magazine. If you love to stay in the know, attend alumni engagement events, and keep up with classmates, the Class Secretary role would be a perfect fit.

The time commitment for both roles is minimal, but both have a massive impact on your class and for Owen. If you are interested in learning more about the Owen Volunteer Community, please email You can also visit our Owen Volunteer Community website here.

Check out
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Thank You for Supporting Owen!
Thank you to our 2020-2021 donors for their generosity, support, and engagement!  Gifts of all sizes from alumni and friends like you combine to help fuel scholarships and financial aid, to fund world-class initiatives and centers, to support areas of greatest need, and to enable strategic initiatives to build for the future of Owen, such as the donor-led renovation and expansion of Management Hall. Find your name on Vanderbilt’s donor list.
Join Us on LinkedIn! 
Come join 5,800+ other Owen alums in our Owen Alumni LinkedIn group and reconnect with classmates, connect with students, faculty, and alumni, and keep up to date on the latest Owen news.
Owen Forward Wins Award!

We are proud to announce that Owen received The Association of Business School Alumni Professionals 2020-2021 Most Innovative New Initiative Award for the Owen Forward alumni engagement programming initiative. This association is made up of alumni leaders from the top 30 business schools as ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek. Catch up on past Owen Forward content on our YouTube playlist!

Executive Education
Vanderbilt staff and alumni receive a 20% discount on our Live Online programs with the code ALUMNI at checkout.
Vanderbilt Executive Education offers proven and practical courses to help you develop and strengthen critical business skills without the commitment of earning a degree. We are offering multiple live online programs this fall:
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. The next cohort begins October 1.
We also provide technology bootcamps in coding, data analytics, cybersecurity, and FinTech. To learn more, click here.

Owen in the News
August 1, 2021
Favorite MBA Professors from the Class of 2021
Poets & Quants 
Brian McCann and Tim Vogus are mentioned.
August 1, 2021
As the Economy Turns: Inflation is either 'transitory' or a dire warning
The Daily Memphian
David Parsley is quoted.
July 29, 2021
Robinhood's Shares fall in Public Trading Debut
New York Times
Josh White is quoted. 
July 29, 2021
In Robinhood's stock debut, a tumble and then sharp swings
Josh White is quoted. 
July 29, 2021
The Four Biggest Ways That Robinhood Changed Investing
Bloomberg Businessweek
Josh White is quoted. 

Parting Shot: Back to School

With programming located across campus, orientation gave new students in the daytime programs ample opportunity to explore Vanderbilt. 

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