Note from the Dean
We had a spectacular day for commencement. David Farr (MBA ‘81), Chairman & CEO of Emerson delivered a powerful address. He noted that the graduates were “entering the workforce at a unique time in the history of our nation and our world. Though changes and challenges have always been a constant throughout my career, today’s challenges are uniquely different, are moving at a faster pace, and are more disruptive than I have seen in my lifetime.” David provided six leadership lessons for navigating the challenges ahead read about commencement and watch his speech here.


June 14 Closing Bell | New York

October 11 | Owen Circle Dinner | Nashville
October 12 - 13 | Reunion | Nashville

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Attention, full-time MBA alumni from the classes of 2010, 2011, 2012: Bloomberg Businessweek alumni survey for rankings is live
The full-time MBA classes of 2010, 2011 and 2012 are invited to participate in a survey that helps determine rankings for Bloomberg Businessweek. Currently, we need 62 additional responses to complete the Vanderbilt Business survey. Bloomberg Businessweek requires 109 to include Vanderbilt in its rankings. If you filled out this survey in prior years, we invite you to do so again -- the survey has changed, and views can change. Bloomberg Businessweek wants to be as up-to-date and accurate as possible. Take the survey here.
Looking for Owen 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.
Women in Finance – A Vanderbilt MSF Podcast
The opportunities for women in the financial world are enormous, yet a gender disparity remains throughout the profession. What are companies doing about it, and why should women take a closer look at careers in the field? Cherrie Wilkerson, Director of Vanderbilt Business’ MS Finance Program, and Kelly Smith (MSF’13) an Associate at Global Endowment Management, talk about the opportunities that the Vanderbilt MSF and financial world have to offer, and how they encourage women to look more closely at finance. Read more.
MAcc Manager Club Holds Inaugural Celebration
To recognize and celebrate MAcc alumni who have earned the title of manager, the MAcc program has formally launched the “Manager Club,” along with an annual event to bring alumni and students together for networking, mentorship, and reflection. Several manager-level alumni returned to campus April 19-20 for the inaugural event. Read more.
EMBA Capstone Project Spotlight: Advancing Practitioners

In the Executive Edge track of the Vanderbilt Executive MBA program, students are assigned to a cross-function C-Team, designed to emulate a C-suite of executives. During their final spring semester, each C-Team completes a capstone strategy project, consulting on real business challenges. One C-team recently completed a new product assessment for healthcare service provider Advanced Practitioners. Read more.
Executive Tools: Painting with Two Hands 
Can you “paint with two hands?” Professor Joe Ryan defines this as “the ability to operate with great discipline while simultaneously having strategic agility.” Learn how you can enhance your leadership performance utilizing this principle. Watch here.
Save the Date for Vanderbilt Giving Day
Mark your calendar to support Owen on our second annual Vanderbilt Giving Day which will take place on June 5. Vanderbilt impacts each of us, and on June 5, we will come together to celebrate and give back. Learn more about how you can give for the gold and play a meaningful role in Vanderbilt’s future. Read more.
MMHC Application Deadline
Master the business of healthcare and advance your career and your standing within your organization in just 12 months. The deadline to apply to Vanderbilt’s Master of Management in Healthcare is June 6.
Executive Education
Vanderbilt staff and alumni receive a 25 percent discount.

Aug. 6 - 7: Leading Millenials
Taught by Cherrie Wilkerson 
A two-day program to help reduce turnover, increase engagement and leverage the talents of millennials in the workplace. Register here.
Aug. 22 - 23: Financial Reporting & Valuation
Taught by Craig Lewis & Richard Willis
A two-day program for senior managers who need to better understand company valuation. Register here.
Sept. 26 - 27: Leadership Coaching
Taught by Mark Cannon

Take this two-day program to help you strengthen your employees and organization, through building your own coaching competencies and skills. Register here.

Owen in the News

May 21, 2018 
Cornyn's bill to shrink the prison population will reduce crime and costs
The Dallas Morning News

The First Step Act is aimed at reducing recidivism by rehabilitating low-risk offenders while they are incarcerated. Research from Mark Cohen is cited. 
Of the top-five most-attractive employers for business graduates, three are tech firms, and the admiration is mutual: tech companies, too, can’t seem to have enough of MBAs. Emily Anderson, Director of the Career Management Center, offers her insights on career paths in technology.
May 6, 2018 
Best & Brightest MBAs: Class of 2018
Poets & Quants
Two Vanderbilt MBAs from the Class of 2018 are profiled: Mabel Gomes and Bennet Hayes.

Parting Shot: Commencement 2018

Families and friends were on hand at the Student Life Center and, later, Management Hall to celebrate Owen's 2018 Graduates. Click here to see more photos from the event.

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