MSF sets new salary record, leaderships development for alumni, and more
MSF sets new salary record, leaderships development for alumni, and more
Note from the Dean
January is a time of new beginnings, setting goals for the year and striving for new success. As Owen turns 50 this year, 2019 is a special time to celebrate and reflect. One of my personal resolutions this year is to spend less time in the office. Think about it: When was the last time you had a good idea or built an important relationship at your desk? I often tell our students the same thing. Owen students are presented with amazing opportunities at business school, and making the most of them is part of the value of a great program likes ours.

Now, don’t get me wrong — by saying less time in the office, I don’t mean working less or skipping class, but rather getting out of your comfort zone and connecting with people who can change your perspective. For me, that means visiting alumni, connecting with partner companies and hearing from prospective students. That could be anything from meeting alumni across Asia to traveling with our students on a service trip to visiting a Nashville company.

I took my own advice the first week of January, joining a student group for the Tech Trek and visiting tech firms in the Bay Area like Google. In the coming months, I look forward to meeting many alumni at 50th Anniversary Closing Bells. I hope to see you then!



February 19 | Closing Bell | Austin

February 20 | Closing Bell | Houston

March 28 | Closing Bell | New York City

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MSF Class of 2018 Sets New Record for Highest Average Base Salary
Our most recent graduates from the Master of Science in Finance program reported average base salary earnings of $71,530, a slight increase from last year’s figure of $71,203 and the highest average base salary in the program’s history. Check out more highlights from the employment report here. If you know anyone who's planning to apply, don't let them forget our next deadline is February 28!
Vice Chairman of UBS Americas Shares His Outlook for the U.S. Economy
Are financial markets poised for growth in 2019, or is there a rising probability that the U.S. economy hits the skids? In a recent interview with Ralph Owen Dean M. Eric Johnson, Jim Forbes, Vice Chairman of UBS Americas, provides an outlook for the U.S. economy and Nashville’s $90 billion health care industry. He also shares secrets for successful careers in finance. Watch the video.
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.
Vanderbilt Executive Education Graduates Cardinal Health High Potentials
This week in Dublin, Ohio, 15 Vice Presidents from Cardinal’s INSPIRE leadership development program will graduate from their nine-month leadership development program. Since August 2018, Professors Ranga Ramanujam, Michael Burcham, and Corbette Doyle have led six days of engaging workshops on Entrepreneurship and Driving Innovation; Establishing Strategic Direction and Energizing the Organization; and Building Organizational Talent. The INSPIRE program also included executive coaching and a capstone project that concluded with five teams presenting to Cardinals’ CEO and executive committee. To discover more about custom Exec Ed programs, click here.
Vanderbilt Coding Bootcamp Successfully Launches
This month Vanderbilt University, in partnership with Trilogy Education Services, launched its first Coding Boot Camp. This six-month program is an intensive certificate program that will equip individuals with the skills they need to jump start a successful career in technology or take their current role to the next level. Learn about the mission of this program here.
Discover Your Alumni Leadership Development Resources
No matter where you are in your career — from individual contributor to C-suite executive — you can commit to improving your leadership skills, continuing to learn and living up to your full potential. At Owen, we work to empower alumni with tools and skills to assess your strengths, weaknesses and effectiveness so you can achieve your goals, including transitioning to retirement. Visit the Alumni Leadership Development website to discover resources to guide your leadership development on your own or connect with an executive coach through the Owen Coaching Network.
Meet Executive MBA on the Road
The Vanderbilt Executive MBA is on the road in February and hosting information sessions in Huntsville, Birmingham, Chattanooga, Memphis, Louisville, Lexington and Cincinnati. We would love to connect with any EMBA alumni in those cities and invite you to participate in the info session to share your alumni perspective. Please view our schedule and register here.
Executive Education
Vanderbilt staff and alumni receive a 20 percent discount.
Feb. 25-27: Dealing with Ambiguity: Managing with Strategic Intent
Taught by Rangaraj Ramanujam
A three-day program to help you better manage people, information and your responsibilities. Register here.
March 14-15: Emerging Leaders Development Program
Taught by Cherrie Wilkerson & Brian Griffith

A two-day program for newly promoted, high-potential managers who wish to kick their leadership skills into high gear. Register here.
March 27-28: Women in Leadership
Taught by Kimberly Pace
A two-day program for female managers, supervisors and executives looking for solutions to real challenges women face in leadership roles. Register here.

Owen in the News
January 23, 2019
Packaging The Brand For High-Stakes Competition
Supermarkets often carry tens of thousands of different products, and packaging is an important part of getting shoppers' attention and convincing them to buy. Freeman Wu, Assistant Professor of Marketing, is quoted.
January 23, 2019
Does Shopping Sales Really Save You Money? Why It Might Not
Consumers looking to save money through sales often end up buying extra items they didn't intend to, cancelling out their any money they might have saved. Kelly Goldsmith, Associate Professor of Marketing, is quoted.

Parting Shot: Chinese New Year Closing Bell

Students celebrated the Chinese Lunar New Year last week with a festive Closing Bell full of music and performances.

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