Press Releases

Oct 21, 2014

Hiring remains robust for Vanderbilt’s MBA Class of 2014

Hiring rates and salaries once again approached record levels for Vanderbilt University’s MBA Class of 2014 with continued gains in technology and management consulting jobs.

Oct 8, 2014

Feeling lucky? Many loyal consumers do, despite the facts

Consumers who perceive themselves as loyal customers to a particular company often believe that they have better than average odds to win contests and sweepstakes that are entirely random.

Oct 2, 2014

New Research: Women Face Dishonesty More Often Than Men During Negotiations

Women in business negotiations face more deceit than men, often putting them at a disadvantage during negotiations, according to new research from Assistant Professor Jessica Kennedy.

Sep 2, 2014

Are college football coaches overpaid?

Comparing college coaches to CEOs

Aug 25, 2014

Former SEC Chief Economist Craig Lewis Returns to Vanderbilt

Owen Graduate School of Management Professor Craig M. Lewis helped bring a new level of academic rigor to market regulations during his tenure at the SEC.

Aug 25, 2014

Vanderbilt management programs increase military enrollment

Active members of the military and veterans help round out the incoming full-time MBA and Executive MBA classes.

Aug 22, 2014

Landers, Fuchs win awards at Fall Faculty Assembly

Faculty members with 25 years of service to Vanderbilt were recognized at Fall Faculty Assembly on August 21st, as well as other awards.

Aug 12, 2014

Culbertson to lead Executive Development Institute at Owen

A former Chevron and University of Virginia executive will lead the Executive Development Institute at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management.

Aug 11, 2014

Size matters when convincing your brain to eat healthier foods

Variety may trump virtue when it comes to the struggle to eat healthy, says a Vanderbilt marketing professor.

Jul 11, 2014

New Vanderbilt joint program to produce lawyers with master’s degree in finance

Select law school students can also earn a master’s in finance without increasing their time in school through a new program offered by Vanderbilt Law School and Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt.

Jun 25, 2014

Vanderbilt school named as a member of Forté Foundation

The Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University is one of six institutions named as 2014 business school sponsors of the Forté Foundation, a non-profit consortium designed to help women launch meaningful careers.

Jun 19, 2014

Vanderbilt Hosts Symposium on Creating Safer, Healthier Workforces

Organized in partnership with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the University of California, Berkeley, this event brings together corporate executives and academic experts to discuss workplace safety and health.

Jun 17, 2014

Consumers like a ‘partner in crime’ whether they indulge or resist temptation

People are natural accomplices who like to conspire together to enjoy a small indulgence, and conversely to resist temptation together when the stakes are higher.

Jun 12, 2014

Vanderbilt’s Executive MBA Program expands reach of not-for-profit scholarship

Vanderbilt University’s Executive MBA Program at the Owen Graduate School of Management has selected Abby Shue, vice president of the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts in Louisville, Kentucky, as this year’s recipient of a full-tuition scholarship.

Jun 11, 2014

Designing a beautiful experience at The Cosmetic Market

Bringing a winning personal touch to sales at The Cosmetic Market is one challenge laid out for students at the Vanderbilt Accelerator Summer Business Institute, a hands-on learning experience run by Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.

Jun 6, 2014

TIPSHEET: GM has ‘tall order’ to increase safety while keeping costs down

General Motors faces “a tall order” moving forward in the wake of an internal report that found a “pattern of incompetence and neglect” leading to problems with the ignition of GM cars causing at least 12 deaths, a Vanderbilt professor says.

Jun 4, 2014

Students to help speedway company build audience

Getting millennials out of their living rooms and into NASCAR speedways is the goal of one of four projects being undertaken by the Vanderbilt Accelerator Summer Business Institute.

May 22, 2014

Vanderbilt’s David Owens joins Clinton, Tutu for YaLa Mideast peace conference

Owen Graduate School of Management Professor David A. Owens is part of a star-studded on-line conference that seeks to continue efforts where peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians have fallen short.

May 16, 2014

Americas MBA Students Talk World Cup and Brazil at Forum

Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management, the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), and Vanderbilt Law School examine issues in Brazil ahead of the World Cup.

May 14, 2014

Hans Stoll honored at New Frontiers in Finance Conference

The New Frontiers in Finance Conference was officially held in honor of Stoll, emeritus professor of finance and former holder of the Anne Marie and Thomas B. Walker Jr. Chair of Finance at Owen.

May 13, 2014

Finance professor H. Martin Weingartner has died

Martin Weingartner, who taught finance at Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University for two decades and was known as the academic conscience of the school, died May 6 in Nashville. He was 85.

May 12, 2014

Owen alumna named NASDAQ co-president

Adena Friedman Rejoins as President, Global Corporate, Information & Technology Solutions

May 9, 2014

Robust job market welcomes MBA grads

Most top tier MBA graduates entering the job market this summer will be offered well paying positions, especially if they’re interested in the technology industry.

May 9, 2014

Commencement 2014

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.

May 8, 2014

Founder’s Medals awarded at Vanderbilt Commencement

This year’s top scholars from Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate and professional schools were honored with Founder’s Medals during Commencement on Friday, May 9, 2014.

May 1, 2014

2014 MBA Hiring Outlook Buoyed by Tech Jobs

With employer demand for management talent meeting or exceeding pre-2008 levels, many MBA graduates are turning to tech companies, while interest shifts slightly from financial services.

Apr 30, 2014

TriStar Centennial names new COO

Former Sarah Cannon exec to lead hospital operations

Apr 30, 2014

Vanderbilt University Board of Trust approves eight new members

A college dean who was among the first Posse scholars, two business leaders, an attorney, a technology entrepreneur, a venture investor, a retired banker and a 2014 graduate of the College of Arts and Science will become the newest members.

Apr 28, 2014

Prominent scientist, respected administrator Susan Wente named Vanderbilt provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs

After an extensive national search, Susan R. Wente, has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today.

Apr 17, 2014

Sporting latest tech toy can make you seem more like a leader

A new study by Vanderbilt Marketing Professor Steve Hoeffler finds those who are tech savvy in a business environment are seen by others as authoritative leaders.

Apr 15, 2014

Vanderbilt professor proposes a different way to finance college

An investment vehicle would help replace student debt — an idea that has Congressional support.

Apr 11, 2014

Vanderbilt MBA Case Competition Puts Latin America in the Spotlight

Cash prizes of $5,000 and $2,000 awarded to top teams in first-of-its-kind case competition.

Mar 20, 2014

Owen Graduate School of Management is popular transitional stop for veterans

Military veterans and current soldiers alike are a familiar sight in the halls of Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

Mar 11, 2014

Four Vanderbilt schools ranked in ‘U.S. News & World Report’ top 25 lists

Four Vanderbilt University schools are listed in the top 25 in their categories of the best graduate schools as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

Feb 19, 2014

New York Vanderbilt chapter hosts tech entrepreneurship panel

Eighty-four Vanderbilt alumni and guests attended the Feb. 18 Tech Entrepreneurship Panel hosted by the New York City Vanderbilt Chapter.

Feb 13, 2014

Vanderbilt Launches Latin Business Challenge

New student-led MBA case competition focuses on the unique business opportunities in Central and South America.

Jan 28, 2014

‘Spear phishers’ proving hard to neutralize

Playing “gotcha” games is an ineffective way for organizations to combat their employees’ vulnerability to so-called “spear phishing” emails, according to a new study.

Jan 24, 2014

Vanderbilt Team Advances to Regional Finals of Prestigious Hult Prize

Top-tier schools go head-to-head in world's largest student competition, competing for $1 million in start-up funding to solve President Clinton's Healthcare Challenge.

Jan 24, 2014

Nine faculty honored with endowed chairs

Nine Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for their academic achievements during a celebration Jan. 22 at the Student Life Center.

Jan 2, 2014

Pennies vs. Pounds: How “supersizing” could actually lead to healthier choices

Consumers are very attracted to deals in general and saving money per unit is very appealing to us, even when the deal is a larger bag of baby carrots,” said Haws.

Nov 13, 2013

Neon projects elite aura for amateur athletes

So, what’s behind the trend? Bright-colored products and brands do more than just draw attention. They allow people to signal a personal identity that aligns them with elite athletes, explains Vanderbilt marketing professor Jennifer Escalas.

Oct 18, 2013

VIX creator calls Volatility ETPs ‘guaranteed losers’

An increasingly popular investment product that tracks the volatility of financial markets is “virtually guaranteed to lose money” over the long term, says a Vanderbilt University finance professor.

Oct 16, 2013

Annual Vanderbilt Health Care Conference to showcase innovative models transforming health care

Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management will host distinguished speakers as well as health care professionals, students and recruiters at its sixth annual Health Care Conference and Career Fair Oct. 25.

Oct 8, 2013

Vanderbilt's MBA Class of 2013 Posts Record Employment Gains

Ninety-three percent of the most recent Vanderbilt MBA graduates have accepted a job offer and this year's average salary rose to $101,301.

Oct 7, 2013

New faculty: Catherine Lee enjoys solving accounting puzzles

Catherine Farmer Lee enjoys solving puzzles. For her, the most interesting puzzle of all is a financial statement.

Oct 4, 2013

Johnson: At Owen, transformation happens on a personal scale

Eric Johnson’s return to the Owen Graduate School of Management is a welcome homecoming—both for the new dean and his family as well as former colleagues and alumni. Johnson taught at Owen as an associate professor from 1991 to 1999.

Sep 25, 2013

For secure health care data, thwart the attacks of tomorrow – not yesterday

The best way to keep digital health care records safe is to invest in proactive measures that aim to help security specialists stay a step ahead of hackers, said the dean of Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management.

Sep 18, 2013

The surprising link between social responsibility disclosure and profits

Corporations that make social responsibility disclosures beyond the norm have something else in common – a tendency to be more profitable over the long term than the competition.

Sep 4, 2013

Vanderbilt Researchers Take Part in NSF Cybersecurity Grant

A multi-institution team will examine security and privacy issues surrounding the transition to electronic health information.

Aug 29, 2013

Vanderbilt finance study: No long-term effects for high frequency trading

Vanderbilt University finance professors Nicolas P.B. Bollen and Robert E. Whaley finds there has been no discernable uptick in average global market volatility correlated with the rise of high-frequency computer trading.

Aug 22, 2013

Vanderbilt Welcomes Incoming Management Students

More than 31 countries are represented in this year’s MBA, EMBA, MSF, MAcc, and Master of Management in Health Care programs.

Aug 19, 2013

Five New Professors Join Owen Faculty

Vanderbilt hires researchers with expertise that spans accounting, finance and marketing.

Aug 2, 2013

Surface, original faculty member of Owen Graduate School of Management, dies

James R. Surface, professor of management, emeritus, at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management and a former executive vice chancellor and provost of the university, died Aug. 1 in Nashville. He was 92.

May 23, 2013

Vanderbilt Executive MBA program awards full tuition to non-profit leader

Stephanie Barger, an executive at Monroe Harding, a 120-year-old Nashville institution that provides care and support for foster children, wins annual non-profit scholarship.

May 15, 2013

Vanderbilt takes 2nd place in 2013 Executive Leadership Forum Business Case Competition

Students were tasked with developing strategies to prepare women and minorities for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers in national MBA competition sponsored by Exxon Mobil Corp.

May 15, 2013

Vanderbilt team wins inaugural CQA Investment Challenge

Student teams created market neutral portfolios designed to outperform the S&P 500 without taking market exposure.

May 10, 2013

Commencement 2013

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.

May 6, 2013

Americas MBA wraps-up inaugural session at Vanderbilt University

Partner schools based in Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the U.S.

Jan 9, 2013

Search committee for next Owen School dean announced

Vanderbilt Law School Dean Chris Guthrie will lead the search committee to find the next dean of the Owen Graduate School of Management.

Jan 8, 2013

Vanderbilt partners with Nightly Business Report to provide research and expertise

Research articles and pieces on business trends and issues written by Vanderbilt and the other universities will be available daily on the NBR-U site.

Dec 13, 2012

Bradford stepping down as dean of Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management

Plans for a search to replace Bradford will be announced early in 2013.

Nov 13, 2012

Vanderbilt business students host conference: Post-election health care in the United States

Register now for the 2012 Vanderbilt Health Care Conference and Career Fair, Nov. 16 at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Sep 10, 2012

Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management appoints new Admissions Director

Christie St-John returns to Vanderbilt University, where she previously served as Director of International Relations for Owen’s Admissions Department.

Aug 21, 2012

Vanderbilt’s incoming management students maintain academic strength

This year’s class includes the first group of Master of Accountancy (MAcc) students enrolled in a new Valuation track.

Aug 16, 2012

Get motivated and stay motivated! Eight keys for pursuing long-term goals

New Vanderbilt study examines sustained motivation

Jun 7, 2012

Vanderbilt business boot camp helps survivors of prostitution, trafficking and addiction launch new café

Vanderbilt Accelerator Summer Business Institute to work with Thistle Farms

Jun 6, 2012

Vanderbilt Accelerator and Captain D's look for the perfect hook

Restaurant chain turns to college students for ideas on building the customer experience

May 31, 2012

Vanderbilt Accelerator and Keb’Mo’ team up to keep the blues alive

Grammy-winning blues artist Kevin Moore, known better as Keb’Mo, is teaming up with the Vanderbilt Accelerator Summer Business Institute to take the blues forward into the next decade.

May 21, 2012

Executive MBA program awards full tuition to non-profit leader

Karin Weaver, who created and runs a program bringing children’s playrooms to homeless shelters, wins annual non-profit scholarship.

May 11, 2012

Commencement 2012

Norman Johnson, Chairman of CLARCOR Inc., delivers remarks to the Owen Graduate School of Management’s Class of 2012 and members of the EMBA and MMHC Classes of 2011.

Apr 26, 2012

From the '87 stock market crash to today: Are markets more volatile or more efficient today than 25 years ago?

Donald Kohn and other economic leaders to speak at Vanderbilt

Apr 21, 2012

2012 Alumni Weekend

Eight classes from the Owen Graduate School of Management (1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002 and 2007) returned to campus for reunion weekend April 20-21.

Mar 15, 2012

Vanderbilt takes 2nd place in national case competition

A cross-disciplinary team of MBA candidates and Peabody graduate students propose strategy recommendations for San Francisco’s school district

Feb 23, 2012

Vanderbilt forum to explore outlook for Tennessee auto industry

Sen. Lamar Alexander among the panelists

Feb 20, 2012

Economist Arthur Laffer proposes taxing pollution instead of income

Former Reagan adviser to speak at Vanderbilt University Feb. 23

Jan 30, 2012

For a winning ad at the Super Bowl: Less shock and more sophisticated storyline

Vanderbilt research shows why ads like Volkswagen’s Star Wars-themed spot succeed

Jan 17, 2012

$25,000 Sohr Grants awarded to Vanderbilt student business plans

AIM Healthcare co-founder and Vanderbilt alumnus Jim Sohr endows grants program to promote entrepreneurship at the Owen Graduate School of Management

Nov 28, 2011

Achieve innovation success by mastering your constraints

Vanderbilt business professor says navigating creative limitations across six categories will lead to innovative breakthroughs

Oct 17, 2011

Breakthrough Vanderbilt business research shows why customer loyalty doesn’t always pay

Researchers create a new tool to help companies beat rivals

Sep 14, 2011

Boost your career: Vanderbilt hosts executive programs open house

Sample a class and discuss education goals with admissions experts

Sep 2, 2011

Clarcor Awards Honor Owen Student Leaders

Five MBA candidates from the class of 2012 were selected

Sep 1, 2011

Vanderbilt’s Business School registers strong gains with Class of 2013

Incoming class marked by higher GMAT scores and greater diversity

Aug 31, 2011

Vanderbilt launches new accounting program focused on valuation

Specialized field has seen double-digit job growth

Jun 21, 2011

Nashville Predators hope college students can stir up fan frenzy

Vanderbilt Accelerator Summer Business Institute finds a creative way to attract fans

Jun 14, 2011

Sweet taste of success

Yazoo Brewery turns to college students for ideas over possible expansion

May 23, 2011

Vanderbilt’s Executive MBA program awards full tuition to Dispensary of Hope’s Julie Chupp

Grant given annually to an employee at a Middle Tennessee non-profit organization

May 20, 2011

Vanderbilt professor named chief economist of the Securities and Exchange Commission

Craig Lewis will be director of SEC's Division of Risk, Strategy, and Financial Innovation

May 13, 2011

Commencement 2011

Chairman and CEO of DaVita, Inc. delivers remarks to the Class of 2011

May 4, 2011

Vanderbilt team places third in health services case competition

Alliance of business schools focused on health care management launches inaugural event

Apr 26, 2011

Experts to discuss biggest financial reform law since Great Depression

Vanderbilt's Financial Markets Research Center announces its 24th annual conference

Apr 20, 2011

Vanderbilt finance professors open NASDAQ stock exchange

Bob Whaley and Jacob Sagi honored for the creation of Alpha Indexes

Mar 16, 2011

Top business schools launch Americas MBA program

Vanderbilt University partners with business schools in Brazil, Mexico and Canada for new executive program focused on the Americas

Mar 15, 2011

Vanderbilt business school climbs to #28 in latest U.S. News rankings

Owen highlighted as one of this year's biggest movers, rising eight places over last year

Feb 22, 2011

Owen hosts social entrepreneurs for panel discussion

Businesses talk about making money and a positive impact

Feb 16, 2011

Vanderbilt MBA team wins Avnet Supply Chain Challenge

Owen student also on a winning team at UNC Marketing Case Challenge

Feb 3, 2011

Tipsheet: Vanderbilt experts discuss health care controversy

Vanderbilt experts weigh in on legal & business controversies of health care law

Feb 2, 2011

What fourth down decisions in pro-football tell us about deadlines and risky decision making

Vanderbilt researcher analyzes 22,000 NFL fourth-down decisions

Jan 31, 2011

Vanderbilt business school ranks No. 25 in U.S., according to Financial Times

Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management also ranks high in job placement and faculty research

Jan 11, 2011

Getting the Best MBA Intern for Your Business

In this economic climate, a creative and motivated MBA intern may be the smartest investment for a company trying to complete projects in strategy, market analysis, marketing, finance, operations, human resources and more – without a long-term commitment.

Jan 10, 2011

Owen professors host "Educating Executives" forums throughout Southeast

Experience Vanderbilt Executive programs for working professionals. Sample the executive classroom experience. Connect with Owen faculty, students and alumni.

Nov 1, 2010

VU professors develop new Nasdaq indexes that guard against market gyrations

Alpha indexes could help investors even when the market is down

Oct 27, 2010

FedEx Chief HR Officer to speak at Owen

Shannon Brown kicks off Distinguished Speaker Series

Oct 26, 2010

Vanderbilt’s Executive MBA program ranked in Financial Times survey

Faculty research cited as a key strength

Sep 30, 2010

Vanderbilt EMBA program ranks No. 18 among alumni in WSJ rankings

New Saturday schedule helps accommodate working professionals ⎯ especially women

Sep 28, 2010

What should BP’s new CEO do now?

Owen experts discuss the causes and consequences of this summer's oil spill

Sep 16, 2010

Vanderbilt hosts Health Care Business Alliance

Health care business leaders discuss big issues in health care

Aug 26, 2010

How controlling your ‘inner elephant’ will make you a stellar executive

Vanderbilt management professor gives practical steps to fix leadership flaws

Aug 16, 2010

Nashville Area Habitat Hosts Owen Graduate School of Management Orientation Service Project

A student orientation community service project for incoming class of MBA, MSF (masters of finance) and MAcc (master of accountancy program)

Jun 17, 2010

Accelerating business success in Music City

Vanderbilt Accelerator Summer Business Institute teams up with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center to create a business boot camp for music entrepreneurs

Jun 15, 2010

Leaders to brainstorm the future of ‘medical banking’

Vanderbilt Accelerator Summer Business Institute teams up with HIMSS Medical Banking Project to promote the G7 Roundtable

Jun 14, 2010

Why Bridgestone is partnering with the best in sports

Vanderbilt Accelerator Summer Business Institute finds a creative way to promote Bridgestone’s sports partnerships

May 21, 2010

Cracking the Code: How Managers Can Drive Profits by Leveraging Principles of Consumer Psychology

The 2010 Advertising and Consumer Psychology Conference was held on May 21, 2010 at Owen this year.

May 17, 2010

McNamara Named Executive Director of Career Management Center

Read McNamara has been appointed Executive Director of the Career Management Center for the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.

May 14, 2010

Commencement 2010

Congratulations to the Class of 2010

May 13, 2010

Study Supports SEC Approach to Detecting Hedge Fund Fraud

Vanderbilt B-school research shows risk-based performance flags allow for accurate, cost-effective financial regulation

Apr 15, 2010

Financial experts & banking leaders discuss how to prevent another credit crisis

Financial Markets Research Center to host conference on regulatory change

Apr 6, 2010

Annual reports in post-SOX era provide more disclosure about stock price risk

Vanderbilt study shows reduced information gap between executives and investors

Mar 22, 2010

Owen Students Take First Place at Tulane Case Competition

Vanderbilt MBAs competed against Emory, University of Texas, University of North Carolina, Rice, Washington University, University of South Carolina and Tulane

Mar 3, 2010

Cross-disciplinary team builds on existing projects to tackle problems of poverty

“You need all perspectives when approaching the problems of poverty,” agreed Emily Bowden, a second-year MBA student and the Project Pyramid marketing director.

Feb 1, 2010

Medical Residents’ Safety Reporting Remains Low, But Simple Steps by Medical Schools and Hospitals Could Help Increase Rates

B-school study explores factors affecting residents’ safety communication; proposes academic and operational solutions

Feb 1, 2010

No ethical breach when companies target and hire competitor’s employees

Employees should decide whether to respond to poaching efforts

Jan 6, 2010

Advanced Accounting now in fourth edition

Two Vanderbilt professors have issued the fourth edition of their iconic textbook, Advanced Accounting (John Wiley and Sons)