Ray Friedman: Bad Bosses Study

Study: Bad middle managers are just a reflection of their bosses

Keeping middle managers happy with their supervisors is the key to retaining the lower-level workers they manage and avoiding expensive turnover costs, according to a Vanderbilt University study. “Middle managers’ treatment of employees reflects how bosses treat them,” says Ray Friedman, Brownlee O. Currey Professor of Management at Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. Previous studies have found that high employee turnover lowers customer satisfaction. It’s also been previously established that the level of satisfaction with a supervisor is a reliable predictor of turnover intentions.
Ben Carpenter

Ben Carpenter, Author of "The Bigs"

DSS Speaker Ben Carpenter spent 22 years at the hedge fund Greenwich Capital, one of the most respected and profitable firms on Wall Street. At Greenwich Capital Ben was a salesman, trader, sales manager, Co-Chief Operating Officer, and Co-CEO. Currently Ben is the Vice Chairman of CRT Capital Group, a 300 person institutional broker-dealer located in Stamford, CT. "The Bigs: The Secrets Nobody Tells Students and Young Professionals" is his first book.
Barry Booker

Barry Booker, 2015 MLK Day Speaker

Former Vanderbilt basketball star Barry Booker (BS '89, MBA '97), a Nashville banker and commentator for the SEC Network and ESPN, delivers the 2015 MLK Day Seminar at the Owen Graduate School of Management.
EMBA Week In Residence, New Harmony, IN

Executive MBA New Harmony Week-in-Residence

EMBA students and staff traveled to Indiana for their Week-In-Residence at New Harmony.
Donald Kohn

Donald Kohn: Lessons from the Financial Crisis

Visiting Professor Edward DeMarco, the former Acting Director of the U.S. Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which oversaw Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac amid the 2008 Financial Crisis, talks to Donald Kohn, former Vice Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, as part of a long-running seminar on monetary and fiscal policy.
Keith Wandell

Keith Wandell, CEO of Harley-Davidson

Keith Wandell, Chairman and CEO of Harley-Davidson, talks to Eric Johnson, Dean of Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management.
Beth Torres

Bringing Business Thinking to Non-Profits

On November 18th, 2014 Executive MBA alumni panelists offered perspectives on nonprofit leadership. Beth Torres (EMBA ’11), President and CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee, speaks on the topic of bringing for-profit business strategies to non-profit organizations.
Credit Suisse Panel

DSS Panel: Credit Suisse

Brady Dougan, CEO of Credit Suisse, Robert Durham, Managing Director (Atlanta), Credit Suisse, and Craig Savage, Managing Director (Atlanta), Credit Suisse, discuss issues in finance as part of Vanderbilt's Distinguished Speakers Series.
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Guy Bodart, CEO of Chanel Brazil

Inside the C-Suite Speaker Guy Bodart (MBA '88), CEO of Chanel in Brazil, discusses why it's important for management students to immerse themselves in global culture, reflecting on some of his own experiences in Mexico and Brazil.
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Brady Dougan, CEO of Credit Suisse

Brady Dougan, CEO of Credit Suisse speaks with Eric Johnson, Dean of Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management as part of Mr. Dougan's appearance for the Distinguished Speaker Series.
Vanderbilt MBA Immersion Week

Vanderbilt MBA Immersion

Each fall, Vanderbilt MBA students undergo an intensive weeklong immersion experience, ranging from networking with recruiters and alumni on Wall Street to experiencing life in a busy urban hospital.
Americas MBA Residency

2014 Americas MBA Brazil Immersion Week

After October's immersion week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, classmates from Vanderbilt's partner school FIA created a video to showcase the experiences of students from all four schools in Brazil, Mexico, Canada and Brazil.
Everything You Need to Know About MAcc Video

The Vanderbilt MAcc Program in 6 Minutes

In six minutes, hear why alumni of the MAcc program chose Vanderbilt and how it helped them land their dream jobs.
Vanderbilt Accelerator IDEA Video

Accelerator IDEA

Turn an idea, into a product and then a business. In just three weeks.
Craig Lewis Interview

Uncovering Earnings Shell Games

Finance Professor Craig Lewis returned to Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management in the fall of 2014 after three years as Chief Economist at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He talks with Owen Dean M. Eric Johnson about how academic research played a role in his regulatory work — and vice versa.

2013 Accelerator

Watch the 2013 Vanderbilt Accelerator students in action as they share their experience
MBA Video

Why the Vanderbilt MBA?

Don’t just take our word for, check out our video of students explaining in their own words why they chose the Vanderbilt MBA program.

Leadership Development Program

Students talk about the Leadership Development Program at Owen

2014 Commencement

Eric W. Noll (MBA '90), President and CEO of ConvergEx Group, delivers remarks to Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management's Class of 2014.
Read McNamara

2014 MBA Hiring Outlook Buoyed by Tech Jobs

The spring 2014 hiring outlook for MBA talent appears robust, with particularly strong demand in areas such as technology and consulting, according to Read McNamara, Managing Director of the Career Management Center at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. In a new video interview, McNamara discusses trends in MBA hiring and salaries this year. He also offers commentary about which industry sectors have the strongest demand for management talent and discusses the qualities employers are looking for most in this year’s applicants.
Leadership Roundtable

Leadership Roundtable

Five alumni from Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management gathered at a recent Alumni Weekend to talk about how the leadership lessons they learned in the MBA program play a role in their current careers today. Included in the panel are: - Mario Avila, MBA 2013, CEO, Contigo Financial - Erika King, MBA 1999, SVP Human Resources, Avanade - Derek Young, MBA 1991, President, Global Asset Allocation, Fidelity Investments - Jim Rodrigues, MBA 2004, VP -- Market Officer, Prologis - Corbette Doyle, EMBA 1987, Lecturer, Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt MBA: Career Management Center

Vanderbilt MBA: Career Mgmt Center

We all celebrate graduation, but the real story is how you will get there. Everyone begins school with a different combination of clarity and experience. With the support from the Career Management Center and the Owen community, you too will find your path to a better professional future.
Professor Whaley: CNBC Mad Money

Professor Whaley: CNBC Mad Money

Vanderbilt's Robert Whaley, creator of the VIX and the Valere Blair Potter Professor of Management at the Owen Graduate School of Management, discusses the dangers of exchange-traded funds (ETF) tied to volatility with Mad Money host Jim Cramer. He appeared on the episode that aired April 10, 2014.
Nissan Case Study

Nissan Case Study

Vanderbilt's custom design approach integrated faculty subject experts with Nissan's business leadership team to create a collaborative, give-and-take dynamic. By collaborating with Nissan up front, subject matter experts were able to help design a program focused on the company's strategy. Nissan leaders were embedded as part of learning teams to provide perspective and feedback.
Professor Mumin Kurtulus

Professor Mumin Kurtulus on Retail Strategy

Vanderbilt Operations Professor Mumin Kurtulus explains the retail strategies behind "category captainship," a practice where major stores turn over their shelves to product manufacturers.
Take Civilian Life By Storm-MBAs for Veterans

Take Civilian Life By Storm: MBAs for Veterans

How an MBA helps military transition into civilian careers
The Vanderbilt Executive MBA

The Vanderbilt Executive MBA

Learn more about the Vanderbilt Executive MBA at Owen
Doug Cahill Offers Career Advice

Doug Cahill Offers Career Advice

Former CEO of Doane Petcare and Mars Petcare, Doug Cahill offers career advice to undergraduates at Vanderbilt University. He talks about his career path—from his first job to senior executive—and what he's learned along the way.
Mark A. Cohen

Mark A. Cohen on Sustainibility Metrics

Mark A. Cohen, Justin Potter Professor of American Competitive Enterprise and Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University, explains a unique new MBA class combining financial analysis with environmental, social and governance (ESG) data.
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Professor Jesse Blocher on Market Connections

Vanderbilt Finance Professor Jesse Blocher discusses his research into the network effects of financial investments such as hedge funds and mutual funds
Executive MBA

The Vanderbilt Executive MBA

Learn more about the Vanderbilt Executive MBA at Owen
Military MBA

Military Vanderbilt MBA

How an MBA helps military transition into civilian careers
DSS Speaker

DSS Hosts Paul Jacobson

The Distinguished Speaker Series hosted Paul Jacobson, CFO of Delta and Owen alumnus, on Thursday, September 26th 2013
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Jump Start Your Career with Vanderbilt

For those students looking to jump start their career in business, learn more about the aspirations of our students and see some of the companies that hire those who have attended one of our programs for undergrads and recent college graduates.
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The Vanderbilt MSF Program in 6 Minutes

Everything you wanted to know about the Vanderbilt MSF program in six minutes. Hear from past students about why they chose the program and how it helped them achieve their career goals.
Welcome from Dean Johnson

Welcome from Dean Johnson

As M. Eric Johnson begins his tenure as Dean of the Owen Graduate School of Management, he welcomes prospective students, corporate recruiters and others to learn more about Vanderbilt's leading business-education programs.
Juhudi Kilimo

Project Pyramid

A clip from the CEO of Juhudi Kilimo in Nairobi, Kenya on what Project Pyramid means to him and other social enterprises
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2013 Commencement: Doug Parker

W. Douglas Parker (MBA ’86), Chairman and CEO of US Airways, delivers remarks to the Owen Graduate School of Management’s Class of 2013 and members of the EMBA and MMHC Classes of 2012
Inside the C Suite

Inside the C-Suite: Doug Cahill

Doug Cahill, Oreck CEO and a member of Owen's Board of Visitors, turned the tables on Dean Jim Bradford, interviewing him on leadership principles as well as his tenure at Owen.

Virtual Campus Tour Featured in VUCast

This March 2013 episode of VUCast reports on a brand new virtual tour of campus, which includes current students from a diverse array of schools and majors.
Howard Lutnick

Fear and Opportunity in the Credit Markets

With Fed policy pushing interest rates to historic lows, investors seeking steady returns without much risk have few places to turn. But there are still opportunities to receive a return on investment. Howard Lutnick, CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald, Roger Ferguson, Jr., CEO of TIAA-CREF, Owen Professor Robert Whaley, and Michael Brakebill, Chief Investment Officer of the Tennessee Retirement System, discussed these issues at a panel held at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, March 12, 2013.
Mike Lyons

Mike Lyons

Mike Lyons of the PNC Financial Services Group speaks at Owen as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series
Burn Your Resume

Burn Your Resume at Vanderbilt

Burn Your Resume authors spoke to Vanderbilt undergrads about how to differentiate themselves during their job search.
Accelerator Oreck Project

Summer 2012 Accelerator Oreck Project

See the Accelerator Class of 2012 take part in a real project for Oreck
Raymond Burghardt

Ambassador Raymond Burghardt

Ambassador Raymond Burghard speaks to Owen students and faculty about US-Asia relations as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series

EMBA Leadership Development Program

The Vanderbilt Executive MBA offers expert insight and instruction on the subject of leadership as well as best-of-class diagnostic tools to help you assess your personal style, strengths and challenges.
Larry Van Horn

Presentation: Larry Van Horn on Health Care

Professor Larry Van Horn: The business of consulting should help the business of health care
Jim Cooper

Jim Cooper

Congressman Jim Cooper on the drivers of health care's shifting value equation
136 Words to Live By: Owen Anthem

Our Anthem: 136 Words to Live By

This is who we are. This is what we do. We are competitive—not cutthroat. This, we believe, is our defining strength. It’s true we’re small. We like it that way. there is power in selectivity. that’s how we find people who dig deeper, work harder, challenge the status quo and lead with ideas (not egos). This is how we build our culture—one that’s collaborative above all else. Because we know that winning doesn’t mean leaving others behind. It’s what the market demands. It’s what others are still figuring out. We’re the B-school built for the persistent. The genuine. The professional who knows he or she hasn’t heard it all before—and uses that humility to grow. To learn. To change. That’s called wisdom. And a word from the wise: Take note of Vanderbilt. We’re building a new type of business leader—together.
Visit Vanderbilt

Come For A Visit

There is no better way to experience Owen and Vanderbilt than to come for a visit. Check out available dates and schedule your visit now!
Steven Posavac

Olympians and Endorsements

Research by Professor Steven Posavac shows that true marketing success lies in keeping impressions high and real information about Olympians at a minimum
Bappa Mukherji

Bappa Mukherji

2012 Orientation Alumni Speaker Presentation
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Kent Cunningham

2012 Orientation Alumni Speaker Presentation
Commencement 2012

2012 Commencement Address by Norm Johnson

The Class of 2012 from Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management held Commencement ceremonies May 11, 2012. Norm Johnson, Executive Chairman and former CEO of CLARCOR, Inc. addressed graduates.

2012 FMRC Conference

Financial Markets Research Center 25th Anniversary Spring Conference at Vanderbilt University: Donald Kohn, Brookings Institution Fellow and former Vice Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve and Patrick Parkinson, Former Director of Banking Supervision and Regulation for the U.S. Federal Reserve
C Suite April 2012

Inside the C-Suite: Bob Dennis

Jim Bradford speaks to Genesco Chairman and CEO Bob Dennis as part of the Inside the C-Suite lecture series

Owen Celebrates Rise in Rankings

When word began to spread on campus last week that Owen ranked #25 in the latest U.S. News & World Report MBA survey, students, faculty and administrators started writing messages of congratulations on a giant foam board situated outside Averbuch Auditorium
Auto Industry Panel

The Auto Industry Comes to Tennessee

United States Senator Lamar Alexander joins other key players from the history of Tennessee's auto industry for a panel discussion co-sponsored by Vanderbilt Libraries and the Owen Graduate School of Management
Art Laffer

Guest Speaker Arthur Laffer

The renowned economist and former Reagan adviser proposes taxing pollution instead of income
Stuart Kapan

Inside the C-Suite: Stuart Kaplan

Dean Jim Bradford speaks with Stuart Kaplan, COO of Korn Ferry
David Owens

David Owens: 6 Ways We Kill Innovation

David Owens — Professor of Management and Innovation — details 6 ways innovative ideas die
MM Health Care Program

Why Vanderbilt MM Health Care?

A closer look at the program through the eyes of students, faculty and sponsoring organizations
Accelerator Video

Accelerator - Vanderbilt Summer Business Institute

Get an inside glimpse into Accelerator, an intensive, four-week immersion in business designed exclusively for undergraduates and recent graduates.
Virtual Tour: Vanderbilt

Virtual Tour

See what makes Vanderbilt one of the most highly respected and most engaging universities and research institutions in the world. We give you a look at Vanderbilt by the numbers.
Commencement 2011

2011 Commencement Address by Kent Thiry

Delivering remarks to the graduating class, Kent J. Thiry, Chairman and CEO of DaVita, Inc., a leading provider of kidney care, spoke of the need to build community within a for-profit company. "People understand that companies need to have profits, just like they understand that their community needs to have jobs," Thiry said. But in return, company employees must receive a sense of mutual caring, transparency, and a shared sense of loyalty. "I ask you to consider the notion of using your business, your company, your job as a vehicle for your values," he said. "It is more fun to contemplate all that potential for good … especially when doing good and being good is positive-sum, not zero-sum." Leadership, Thiry continued, "is not a function of position; it is a function of behavior."

Vanderbilt Professors Ring Opening Bell

Robert Whaley and Jacob Sagi celebrate the start of options trading on their innovative Alpha Indexes.
Tim Vogus

Tim Vogus on Improving Hospital Safety

Professor Vogus' research focuses on understanding and improving processes through which organizations build capabilities for learning and resilience. He is especially interested in these dynamics in health care settings and their effects on the incidence of medical error at the point of care delivery. In his latest paper, Vogus and co-authors from the University of Michigan lay out a comprehensive three-prong framework of how to create a safety culture in health care settings.
Miguel Palacios

Miguel Palacios on The Value of Human Capital

Professor Palacios' primary research interests lie in the areas of asset pricing and labor economics, particularly as they relate to human capital. In 2001, Professor Palacios co-founded Lumni Inc., which structures and manages innovative investment vehicles for financing education in which students agree to pay a percentage of their future income in exchange for financing their education.
Kimberly Pace

Kimberly Pace on the Art of Business Communication

Professor Pace uses her formal training in the performing arts to bring a unique perspective to business education and practice. She says effective communication is one of the most valuable tools for a successful business career. A former communications consultant, Pace led marketing and communications efforts for two international non-profit agencies based in Nashville prior to coming to Vanderbilt.
William Christie

William Christie on Learning How to Teach

A world-renowned researcher, Professor Christie received a Vanderbilt Chair of Teaching Excellence in 1996, and the James A. Webb, Jr. Award for Excellence in Teaching on three occasions between 1994 and 1998. Professor Christie is a five-time recipient of the Executive MBA Teaching award and was ranked either first or second among star faculty in each Business Week ranking from 1992 through 2000.
Luke Froeb

Luke Froeb on Economic Modeling

Before returning to Owen’s faculty in 2005, Professor Froeb served as Director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission for two years where he managed over a hundred civil servants dedicated to tearing down barriers to competition. It was during this time that Professor Froeb says he became fully aware of the power of academic models to shape real-world decision-making.
Bart Victor

Bart Victor on Business Ethics

Professor Victor's research interests lie in the practical and moral dimensions of enterprise approaches to the alleviation of poverty, the ethical foundations of business, and the social and moral consequences of new organizational forms. He also helps lead Project Pyramid, an interdisciplinary student organization that aims to alleviate world poverty in areas ranging from Bangladesh to Guatemala.
Debra Jeter

Debra Jeter on Accounting and Showbiz

A certified public accountant with a distinguished record of professional achievement and participation in the activities of the American Accounting Association (AAA), Professor Jeter has also won numerous accolades for her teaching excellence. In addition to her research and teaching roles, Professor Jeter wrote the screenplay for the film Jess + Moss, which was screened at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and directed by her son, Clay.
Hans Stoll

Hans Stoll on the Financial Markets Research Center

A renowned scholar in the field of options research, Professor Stoll came to Vanderbilt in 1980 from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where he had been on faculty since 1966. In 1987, he founded Owen’s Financial Markets Research Center, which seeks to connect researchers and practitioners on pressing issues in finance. Past FMRC conference speakers have included former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, former Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Donald Kohn, as well as Nobel recipients Robert Merton and Myron Scholes.
William Christie

William Christie on the Consequences of Research

As he was studying the operations of the major financial markets in the mid-1990s, Professor Christie, along with collaborator Paul Schultz, concluded that Nasdaq market makers were implicitly colluding to maintain artificially high trading profits at the expense of investors. Class action lawsuits led to settlements with securities firms topping $1 billion. The findings, published in the Journal of Finance in December 1994, also helped usher in a series of reforms that endure today.
VUCast Video

March VUCast Features Owen Faculty

This March edition of VUCast features Owen faculty members Alexei Ovtchinnikov and Tim Vogus, as well as Accelerator Alum Wyatt Smith
Colin Reed, Inside the C-Suite

Inside the C-Suite: Colin Reed

Inside the C-Suite video interview with Colin Reed, Chairman and CEO, Gaylord Entertainment. Interview by Jim Bradford, Dean of the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.
Ranja Ramanujam

What We Can Learn from 4th Down Decisions

Owen professor Ranga Ramanujam and other researchers studied 22,603 fourth-down decisions over five NFL seasons to understand when teams were more likely to attempt a seemingly risky fourth-down conversion. The goal is to apply this research to organizations. These findings are reported in a forthcoming study in Organization Science.
Doug Cahill

Doug Cahill, CEO of Oreck Corp.

The Distinguished Speaker Series at Owen welcomed Doug Cahill, CEO of Oreck Corporation on January 25, 2011. Mr. Cahill spoke on "The Answers Come from Your $12.00 an Hour Team."

Owen Podcast Series - Bart Victor

This post and podcast was produced by Blake Knight and Clark Bosslet, members of the MBA Class of 2012 and Vice Presidents for OwenBloggers.
Juan Jose Thorne

Juan Jose Thorne

Vanderbilt MBA 2010

Owen Podcast Series - Project Pyramid

This post and podcast was produced by Blake Knight and Clark Bosslet, members of the MBA Class of 2012 and Vice Presidents for OwenBloggers.

Owen Podcast Series - Van Tucker

This post and podcast was produced by Blake Knight and Clark Bosslet, members of the MBA Class of 2012 and Vice Presidents for OwenBloggers.

Rick Frost, CEO of LP Building Products

Rick Frost, CEO of LP Building Products, speaks at Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management, as part of its Distinguished Speakers Series.

Owen Podcast Series - Yuri Mamchur

This post and podcast was produced by Blake Knight and Clark Bosslet, members of the MBA Class of 2012 and Vice Presidents for OwenBloggers.

What Should BP's CEO Do Now?

Vanderbilt business and economic experts discuss the future of BP
Kent Thiry

Kent Thiry at HCBA

Keynote speaker from the Health Care Business Alliance meeting
Steve Hoeffler

Steve Hoeffler on Radically New Products

Professor Steve Hoeffler is an expert in consumer products marketing, brand management and consumer behavior. His research on such topics as positioning multiple category products, marketing radically new products and the advantages of strong brands has appeared in such journals as Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Product Innovation Management and Journal of Marketing Research.
Dick Daft

Controlling Your Inner Elephant

Richard Daft, Brownlee O. Currey Professor of Management and an expert in leadership issues, discusses how he combined research in management, psychology, neuroscience and Eastern spirituality, along with years of teaching, executive coaching, and personal application, in his latest book, The Executive and the Elephant: A Leader’s Guide for Building Inner Excellence.
Claudia Escobedo

Claudia Escobedo

Owen World Shaper Claudia Escobedo (MBA 2011) is a native of Peru who spent part of her childhood in Brazil. She majored in journalism as an undergraduate, and has covered national politics as a news radio reporter.
John Robella

John Robella

Owen World Shaper John Robella (MBA 2010), a nationally ranked collegiate gymnast during his days at West Point, knows a thing or two about nimble moves. One of his most adroit ones came after five years in the Army and two combat tours in Iraq: earning an MBA.
Nana Kyei

Nana Kyei

Owen World Shaper Nana Kyei (MBA 2011) left his career as a rising star at Merrill Lynch because he saw his learning curve become flatter. "I wanted a career that provided a constant opportunity to learn and be challenged."
Ranga Ramanujam

Ranga Ramanujam on Workplace Errors

Professor Ramanujam is a leading researcher and consultant on the organizational causes and consequences of operational failures in high-risk work settings. His current research examines the role of leadership, communication, and learning processes in enhancing the quality and safety of health care.
Ray Friedman

Ray Friedman on Negotiation

Professor Friedman specializes in negotiation, conflict resolution, Chinese management, and diversity. A widely quoted and published expert, Friedman taught at Harvard Business School, where he served as a faculty member of the Program on Negotiation.
Bruce Barry

Bruce Barry on Ethics

Professor Barry's research and expertise cover social issues in management, including ethics, workplace rights, public policy, and new media, as well as interpersonal and group behavior in organizations. He also examined free expression and workplace rights in his book Speechless: The Erosion of Free Expression in the American Workplace.
Larry LeBlanc

Larry LeBlanc on Advanced Excel Analysis

Professor LeBlanc's research interests include reducing spreadsheet risk, supply chain analysis, application of spreadsheet optimization models, implementation of algorithms for large-scale optimization models, and telecommunication network design/analysis. He has approximately 65 publications in refereed journals and 60 presentations at universities and organizations overseas.
Ray Friedman

Ray Friedman on Doing Business in China

Professor Friedman specializes in negotiation, conflict resolution, Chinese management, and diversity. A widely quoted and published expert, Friedman taught at Harvard Business School, where he served as a faculty member of the Program on Negotiation.
Ranga Ramanujam

Ranga Ramanujam on Health Care Safety

Professor Ramanujam is a leading researcher and consultant on the organizational causes and consequences of operational failures in high-risk work settings. His current research examines the role of leadership, communication, and learning processes in enhancing the quality and safety of health care. 
Paul Chaney

Paul Chaney on Accounting for Managers

Since joining the Owen faculty in 1984, Paul Chaney has won three teaching awards as well as the Dean's Award for Excellence in Research in 2003. He has co-authored, with Debra Jeter, a textbook, Advanced Accounting, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and over 20 research papers for academic journals.
Nikki Palazzo

Nikki Palazzo

Vanderbilt MAcc 2010 Assurance Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers Charlotte, NC Undergraduate Education: Furman University, Communications and Business
Nick Bollen

Nick Bollen on the Study of Hedge Funds

Professor Bollen has had twelve research papers accepted for publication since joining the faculty of Owen in 2001, including eight in the top finance journals. Professor Bollen's current research agenda is focused on hedge funds.
Jennifer Escalas

Jennifer Escalas on Brand Relationships

Professor Escalas' research interests focus on consumer narrative processing — thinking in the form of stories — which can create meaning for brands and generate emotional responses to advertising. She is a member of the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, and Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science editorial boards.
Germain Boer

Germain Böer on Entrepreneurship

Since joining Owen in 1977, Professor Böer has initiated numerous entrepreneurship activities at Owen, including an annual entrepreneurship conference; student sessions with venture capitalists; and a new course, "Adventures in Entrepreneurship," in which Owen students learn how to start a new venture by working directly with entrepreneurs.
David Parsley

David Parsley on Big Macs and the World Economy

Professor Parsley's current research focuses on exchange rates and the integration of goods and services markets, financial markets, and labor markets. He is also working on measuring the effects of political connections on the quality of accounting information, and on the financial performance of politically connected firms.
Thinking Like a CEO

Michael Burcham and David Furse

Michael Burcham has over 20 years of extensive experience in health care innovation, entrepreneurship, and startup venture coaching. He is currently serving as President and CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. Dr. David Furse has over 30 years experience as a marketing professor, business entrepreneur and strategy consultant. He founded NCG Research, Inc., a consulting and market research firm and grew it into a leader in the health care outcomes measurement field.
Bruce Cooil

Bruce Cooil on Managerial Statistics

Professor Cooil has developed reliability estimators for qualitative data that are used widely in business and management, communication, applied psychology, psychometrics, health care and in the natural sciences. For his collaborative work in marketing, he has also received several awards, including the Lehmann Award (2001) and the H. Paul Root Award (2007).
Commencement 2010

2010 Commencement Address by Bob Greifeld

Bob Greifeld, CEO of NASDAQ OMX Group, delivered the commencement address to the 2010 graduates, whom he described as "the future leaders of our economy." Greifeld's speech centered around how a high-potential individual can ascend to the top of his or her career path. Congratulations to the Owen Class of 2010!
C Suite April 2010

Inside the C-Suite: Mike Hyatt

Inside the C-Suite Video interview with Mike Hyatt, Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson. Interview by Jim Bradford, Dean of the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.
Owen Road

The Owen Road

A song written by, for and about the Owen Community. Premiered at the 2010 Owen Circle Dinner.
Welcome Weekend April 2010

Welcome Weekend 2010

Highlights and welcome from Owen student clubs during the April 2010 Welcome Weekend for admitted students
Vanderbilt MBA Video

Vanderbilt MBA - Why Owen?

Vanderbilt MBA: Get unique insights about the program from MBA students, alumni and faculty
Bruce Barry

Bruce Barry on Business and Society

Professor Barry's research and expertise cover social issues in management, including ethics, workplace rights, public policy, and new media, as well as interpersonal and group behavior in organizations. He also examined free expression and workplace rights in his book Speechless: The Erosion of Free Expression in the American Workplace.
Inside the C-Suite: Al Lopez

Inside the C-Suite: Al Lopez

Inside the C-Suite Video interview with Al Lopez, business and leadership advisor. Interview by Jim Bradford, Dean of the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. Features question and answer session with Vanderbilt Owen students.

Why Vanderbilt MAcc

A closer look at the program through the eyes of students, alumni, faculty and the MAcc Advisory Board
Jim Schorr

Jim Schorr on Corporate Social Responsibility

Over the past 18 years, Professor Schorr has been an active force in developing the social enterprise movement in the U.S. and globally, and he has written and spoken widely on the use of business models for social change. He currently is Board Chairman of Net Impact and serves on the boards of The Nature Conservancy (TN), Social Enterprise Alliance, Global Social Venture Competition, and Oasis Center, Nashville’s leading youth development organization.
Inside the C-Suite: Chad Holiday

Inside the C-Suite: Chad Holliday

Inside the C-Suite Video interview with Chad Holliday, Chair of Bank of America. Interview by Jim Bradford, Dean of the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. Features question and answer session with Vanderbilt Owen students.

Chichi Onuzo on landing a job at Deloitte

Since coming to Owen, Chichi (MAcc 2009), a native of Lagos, Nigeria, completed an internship in India; earned her Master of Accountancy; and, upon graduation, accepted a position with Deloitte & Touche in Chicago.

Carla Ruiz-Ney Learns to Speak Quant

Carla (MS Finance 2009) set out to pursue a Finance degree that would improve her ability to communicate quantitatively. "I have found that success comes to professionals who can communicate both qualitatively and quantitatively."

Serdar Sikca Finds His Path to Wall Street

As a native of Turkey, it was especially important for Serdar (MBA 2009) to be able to plug into a network who could help him navigate the route from business school to Wall Street.

Astrid Huebner Discovers a Close Community

Astrid (MBA 2009) was convinced that Owen was the best choice for her. "Especially for an international student like me, it was invaluable to be part of such a really close community."
Accelerator on VUCAST

Accelerator Featured on VUCAST

VUCAST did a feature segment on the 2009 Accelerator Program and interviewed several students and faculty members.
David Owens

David Owens on Strategic Innovation

Professor Owens serves on the faculty at Owen in the area of organizational behavior. Specializing in strategic innovation and product development, Owens also delivers executive education programs and consulting services to a wide range of clients around the world.
Nancy Lea Hyer

Nancy Lea Hyer on Process Improvement

Professor Hyer is one of the leading academics in the operations field. Her work in the academic and business communities has focused on cellular manufacturing, process redesign, and project management.
Dick Daft

Richard Daft on Leadership

A noted expert in organization behavior and organization design, Professor Daft has published 12 books, dozens of articles, and presented at more than 45 universities around the world. His latest book is The Executive and the Elephant: A Leader's Guide to Building Inner Excellence.
Larry Van Horn

Larry Van Horn on the Health Care Industry

Professor Van Horn is a leading expert and researcher on health care management and economics. His research on health care organizations, managerial incentives in nonprofit hospitals and the conduct of managed care firms has appeared in such leading publications as the Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Medical Care, Medical Care Research and Review, Journal of Public Budgeting and Financial Management and Harvard Business Review.
Commencement 2009

2009 Commencement Address by Charles Holliday

Holliday, chairman of the board of DuPont, delivered a dynamic, concise commencement address to the class of 2009. He first counseled graduates to thoroughly research each company they work for to ensure that it operates to the highest ethical standards in all cases. He then shared two personal stories of international ethics issues to show how DuPont lives by that principle.
Ray Friedman

Ray Friedman Explains the Obama Effect

Professor Friedman specializes in negotiation, conflict resolution, Chinese management, and diversity. A widely quoted and published expert, Friedman taught at Harvard Business School, where he served as a faculty member of the Program on Negotiation.

Financial Innovation Conference: Robert Merton

Merton, a 1997 Nobel laureate in Economics and co-author of two landmark financial studies speaks on the current tumult in the financial markets and the future of financial innovation.

Financial Innovation Conference: Leo Melamed

Melamed, Chairman Emeritus of the CME Group and the founder of the first futures market, delivered the keynote address at the first-ever Conference on Financial Innovation hosted by Owen
Marlene Marengo

Marlene Marengo Sought an American MBA

An industrial engineer by training, Marlene (MBA 2008) realized that she needed the battery of skills best provided by an MBA program at a prestigious American university.

President of NBC Creative Services Speaks at Owen

Vince Manze, President of NBC Creative Services, talked about his experience in the entertainment industry and the future of global media

2008 Commencement Address by Howard Lutnick

CEO Howard Lutnick shared his views on the heart and soul of business and how his company, Cantor Fitzgerald, grew larger and more diverse since 658 employees perished in the September 2001 attack on the World Trade Center

About the Accelerator Program

Students and faculty from the 2007 Accelerator class talk about the program and their experiences