Remembering Jim Schorr, Owen team wins case competition regionals, and more
Remembering Jim Schorr, Owen team wins case competition regionals, and more
Note from the Dean
With spring break around the corner, our students are eagerly looking forward to global travel. Again this year, our Project Pyramid class will take teams to developing countries to work on bottom-of-the-pyramid business creation. Led by Professor Bart Victor and the Turner Family Center for Social Ventures director Mario Avila, teams will be travelling to Ecuador, Ethiopia, Greece and Guatemala. These trips give our students the opportunity to broaden their global perspective and apply their business skills to alleviate poverty.

This year, trip participants will also carry the memory of Professor Jim Schorr, who for over a decade coached student teams. Jim passed away earlier this month after a battle with cancer. The Center has created a travel fund in his memory to support students for years to come. You can learn more about Jim and the fund here.


March 5 | Closing Bell | Minneapolis

March 6 | Closing Bell | Denver

March 28 | Closing Bell | New York City

May 1 | Closing Bell | Boston

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Vanderbilt Business Team Wins 1st Place at VCIC Regional Competition
A team of six Vanderbilt Business students took first place in the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) central regionals. The team will advance to the global finals competition, which will be held at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC – Chapel Hill on April 12-13. Congrats to the whole team, and you can read more about their win here.
A Conversation with Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada (and MBA Alum) Bruce Heyman
Please join us on Friday, March 29 for an armchair conversation featuring Bruce Heyman (BA’79, MBA’80). Ambassador Heyman will discuss the current issues facing U.S.-Canada relations, the 2020 election and the global economy. This is the opening event to welcome our Executive MBA Global Immersion students to Vanderbilt as they begin their last of four international residencies. Please register here.
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.
Learn to Thrive in the Workplace
Vanderbilt Executive Education invites you to join them for their upcoming webinar, "Learning to Thrive as a Leader," on March 13 at 10 am. In this webinar you will learn how understanding yourself and employing mindfulness techniques will allow you to become a "total leader." Learn to become authentic, connected and innovative. Find out more and sign up here.
Can A Liberal Arts Major Get Accepted to a One-Year Business Masters Program?

For students with a liberal arts major and little-to-no internship experience, it’s almost impossible to get a job in a business right after college — but a one-year business masters program can help close that gap. Here's what what liberal arts students need to know about applying to programs like programs like Master of Science in Finance, Master of Accountancy, and Master of Marketing. Read more here.

Answering Your Master of Management in Health Care FAQs
From classes to Capstone projects, tuition to work-life balance, we answered the most frequently asked questions about the Master of Management in Health Care (MMHC) program at Vanderbilt Business. If you're in a healthcare leadership role and want to gain more business skills, you can learn more here.
Executive Education
Vanderbilt staff and alumni receive a 20 percent discount.
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 18-20: Executive Leadership
Taught by Dick Daft
A three-day program to help you achieve your potential as a leader. 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
February 6, 2019
Vandy Professor Weighs in on Super Bowl Ads
Kelly Goldsmith, Associate Professor of Marketing, discusses trends in this year's Super Bowl commercials, such as artificial intelligence and the empowerment of women.
February 21, 2019
10 Remarkable Women MBAs To Watch
The business school publication named student Brittany Hunter (MBA'20) to its list of women who "represent the best of business — and education."

Parting Shot: TFC Social Ventures Summit

Vanderbilt alum and former CEO of Dollar General Cal Turner, Jr. (right) gave the keynote speech at the fourth annual Turner Family Center for Social Ventures Summit. The Cal Turner Family Foundation also recently announced an additional $2 million gift to the Turner Family Center, which will expand the Social Enterprise Consulting services and Fellows program.

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