As an Owen student, you can enhance your classroom leadership and teamwork experiences by participating in student-run organizations or clubs. Student clubs are open to all Owen students, including students in the MS Finance (MSF) and Master of Accountancy (MAcc) programs, and are a strong part of social activity at Owen.
Below you'll find information about some of the 30-plus clubs at Owen. For more information, contact current club leadership at their email address.
OWEN STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
Owen's Student Government Association (OSGA) is the primary communication conduit among Owen's students, administration and the surrounding community. OSGA works to shape current and future policy matters and strengthen Owen's sense of unity. All students are served by and are members of the OSGA. Events OSGA hosts include tailgates for home football games, the Owen Holiday Party and the Owen Capitalist Ball.
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The Owen Honor Code is designed to create an environment of academic integrity within the Owen Graduate School of Management, and to establish and enforce the basic principles each student should uphold throughout all academic work. It is the responsibility of the Honor Council to uphold the Honor Code. Representatives are voted onto the Honor Council each academic year.
Contact us at Honor.Council@owen.vanderbilt.edu
ASSET MANAGEMENT CLUB OF OWEN
The objective of the Asset Management Club of Owen is to educate its members about the asset management industry, prepare its members to procure asset management jobs and internships, and expand the reach of Owen's educational and professional exposure.
Contact us at AMCO@owen.vanderbilt.edu
OWEN CONSULTING CLUB
The Owen Consulting Club (OCC) is a student-run organization for those interested in consulting. Our goal is to help students gain a better understanding of the work culture, required skills, and career opportunities in consulting-related fields. The club also facilitates networking opportunities and prepares its members for careers in consulting through workshops and case practice sessions. Events like the Consulting Club Retreat, case prep sessions, mock interviews, guest talks, tours, and workshops with alumni provide an invaluable set of opportunities that members can leverage.
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DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES
DSS is a student-organized program that invites C-level executives to Owen to offer educational insights on current business challenges and opportunities. It is the DSS Board's responsibility to build and enhance the DSS brand with speakers that have a broad appeal and are dynamic leaders in the business world. Students are invited to attend multiple DSS events throughout the academic year.
Contact us at DSS@owen.vanderbilt.edu
The Goal of the Owen Energy Club is to educate the student body about the energy industry and to network with the many Owen alumni in the energy industry. The energy club focuses on the sub-industries of oil & gas, solar, utilities and trading. Planned activities include trips to local power plants and energy week in Houston.
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VANDERBILT ENTREPRENEURSHIP ASSOCIATION
The Vanderbilt Entrepreneurship Association (VEA) is a student-run organization with the primary objective of building a strong community of entrepreneurs at Vanderbilt. The VEA works in conjunction with the Owen Entrepreneurship Center in hosting guest speakers, sponsoring pragmatic workshops, and by supporting the launch of new business ventures.
Contact us at VEAssociation@owen.vanderbilt.edu
The Owen Finance Club (OFC) provides a forum for students to actively pursue finance-related interests including education and training, career development and personal network development in a friendly environment that fosters a rich exchange of learning opportunities. Events include alumni events, annual Wall Street Week trip to New York, external speakers, three separate full-day training sessions—Training the Street and Bloomberg, Investment Banking Academy, Peer development/support from 2nd years—Mock Interview Preparation, Holiday Party and End-of-Year Party.
Contact us at Finance.Club@owen.vanderbilt.edu
VANDERBILT HEALTHCARE IMPROVEMENT CLUB
The Vanderbilt Healthcare Improvement Group (VHIG) is an interprofessional community of Vanderbilt education, management, medicine, and nursing students committed to advancing education and student participation in quality improvement in health care. We are a chapter of the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School for Health Professions, a global network of interprofessional educational communities that gives students the skills to become change agents in health care improvement.
Contact us at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/vhig/
VANDERBILT HEALTH CARE CLUB (VHCC)
The Vanderbilt Health Care Club (VHCC) offers its members unique opportunities to learn, lead, and succeed in today's highly competitive health care industry. The VHCC aims to foster understanding of the health care business, share knowledge of careers in the industry, provide opportunities for students to exhibit knowledge and skills to employers, and encourage and facilitate development of relationships among Owen students and the public and private sectors. Vanderbilt Healthcare Conference and Career Fair is held every year in the fall, hosted by the VHCC.
Contact us at VHCC@owen.vanderbilt.edu
HUMAN & ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE ASSOCIATION
HOPA is open to students both inside and outside the HOP concentration as a club of broad appeal. The club offers students access to speakers, activities, career coaching and peer advising as it relates to leadership, innovation, organizational design and the strategic alignment of human capital.
Contact us at HOPA@owen.vanderbilt.edu
VANDERBILT MARKETING ASSOCIATION
The mission of the Vanderbilt Marketing Association (VMA) is to further develop the marketing skills of all VMA members by extending learning outside the classroom, collaborating with faculty and alumni, and enhancing the tools that are vital to securing a top-notch job or internship. We do this by offering a variety of career development sessions including a Marketing Symposium, Interview Preparation and multiple Networking Sessions. Additionally, the VMA's signature school-wide event is Marketing Madness, a product positioning and branding competition at Owen, which takes place each fall.
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MAX ADLER STUDENT INVESTMENT FUND
Max Adler's main role is to provide students with an opportunity to gain experience in investment management and research. Members grow in investment knowledge and skill set through the introduction of valuation and portfolio analytical tools. Max Adler also serves as a liaison between students and companies in the investment management industry providing assistance in interview preparation and acting as a referral source for contacts in industry.
Contact us MASIF@owen.vanderbilt.edu
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT CLUB
The Operations Management Club fosters understanding of the role of operations in corporations. We share knowledge and resources for exploring careers in operations, provide case experience with real-world operations scenarios, work with faculty to expand operations-related offerings at Owen, facilitate networking opportunities and help students develop operations-specific career and interview skills. Events include club meetings, guest speakers and tours, career development workshops, and operations projects with companies in the greater Nashville community.
Contact us at OpsClub@owen.vanderbilt.edu
REAL ESTATE CLUB
With over 5 million people employed in the U.S. real estate industry today, producing approximately $2 trillion in annual transactions, real estate continues to represent an area of significant investment and career opportunity. The Vanderbilt Real Estate Club is committed to providing the education, resources, and support for its members in their real estate pursuits. Members are given the opportunity to immediately contribute by holding positions as as 1st or 2nd years. Events include national case competitions, prominent speakers, Argus training seminars and socials with alumni.
Contact us at RealEstateClubAdmins@owen.vanderbilt.edu
TVA INVESTMENT CHALLENGE
TVA's Investment Challenge is an innovative and unique partnership between Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and twenty-five universities in its service territory that provides a real-world learning experience in portfolio management.
Contact us at TVAFund@owen.vanderbilt.edu
ARMED FORCES CLUB
The Armed Forces Club seeks to provide a networking platform for current students who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces of their respective countries. We help members access veterans and alumni in corporate leadership positions throughout the country and abroad. We serve as a resource to prospective veteran students to assist with and answer questions about the Owen application process. Our events include guest speakers, socials, networking events, and the Owen Veterans Day celebration.
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OWEN BLACK STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
The Owen Black Students Association (OBSA) is committed to helping African-American and African students achieve their academic and professional goals. OBSA strives to increase awareness within the Owen community of African-American and African accomplishments. In addition, OBSA is dedicated to serving and providing leadership to the African-American community. Events include OBSA Barbeque and Black History Month Celebration.
Contact us at OBSA@owen.vanderbilt.edu
CHRISTIAN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
The Owen CBA exists to provide a forum for students to actively pursue spiritual interests, fellowship and friendship through belief and/or interest in Christianity. The club provides opportunities for spiritual growth and fellowship through guest speakers, regular club meetings, weekly Bible studies, and a weekly prayer group.
Contact us at CBA@owen.vanderbilt.edu
Owen's Gay-Straight Alliance provides an open, social, supportive, and educational environment for LGBT and Allied individuals at Owen while furthering the professional goals of members, the inclusive culture at Owen, and exploration of related issues vital to future business leaders. Events include happy hours, the Reaching Out MBA Conference, speakers and recruiter lunches.
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GLOBAL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
The Global Business Association strives to serve as the official link from Owen to the world of global business where we live and work. Our vision is to provide tangible value to your Owen experience through initiatives aimed at increasing globally-focused academic and career opportunities. Events include Lunch & Learns, annual GBA International Immersion Trips, "Owentoberfest," the Global Food Festival, International Career/Business Customs Workshops and the Owen Bridges program.
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GLOBAL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION - OWEN BRIDGES
The Owen Bridges Program is part of the Global Business Association. It pairs domestic students with incoming international students and is designed to break down cultural barriers and build friendships across international boundaries.
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GREATER CHINA BUSINESS CLUB
Greater China Business Club (GCBC) was created to promote cross-cultural communications and explore shared business opportunities between Owen and Greater China. GCBC provides insight into one of the fastest growing economies in the world, and helps Owen students better understand the culture, customs, and business practices in China through special events, speaker series, and seminars. By leveraging alumni resources and other resources, GCBC will assist students pursuing career opportunities in China. Additionally, GCBC will facilitate the integration of students from Greater China into the U.S. Culture, enriching their life and learning experience.
Contact us at GCBC@owen.vanderbilt.edu
JAPAN BUSINESS CLUB
The mission of the Japan Business Club is to introduce Japan's business and culture, support Owen to increase its presence in Japan and assist prospective students. Events include Owen's Global Food Festival and Japan trip.
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JEWISH BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
The Jewish Business Association provides a tool for networking, a method of education and cultural outreach, and a connection to the Jewish community. In addition, the club seeks to let the nationwide Jewish community know that Vanderbilt is open to diversity. Our events include speakers, lunches, and inter-disciplinary mixers.
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LATIN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
The Owen LBA exists to provide a forum for students to learn about Latin-American culture and also about how to do business in that region. It also participates in many activities throughout the year to help its members with their career development and academic and social involvement at Owen. Our goals are to create cross-cultural interaction among students, foster business opportunities in emerging countries, and promote a fun and inclusive environment. Our events include: preparation for NSHMBA, NBMBAA, Latin business speakers (Caterpillar, ExxonMobil, etc.), learn Spanish at our Latin dinners, create a network of business contacts abroad, and practice salsa dancing at our Salsa events.
Contact us at LBA@owen.vanderbilt.edu
OWEN PARTNERS ASSOCIATION
Owen Partners Association was established to provide Owen significant others with an opportunity to actively participate in an organization within Owen and meet other Owen significant others.
Contact us at OPA@owen.vanderbilt.edu
WOMEN'S BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
The mission of the Owen Women's Business Association is to provide all women at Owen with social and professional opportunities to interact, exchange ideas, network and develop strong business leadership skills to ensure success while at Owen and long after graduation. Activities include business card sales, dinner with Faculty & Staff, WBA Gold Tournament and Breast Cancer Awareness Promotion.
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100% Owen seeks to enrich the Owen experience for students, faculty and staff through the promotion and organization of community service activities and fundraising opportunities in the Nashville community. 100% Owen has relationships with Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, the American Red Cross, Junior Achievement, and other local organizations. Events include Trivia Nights, Canned Food Drive, Clash of the Classes, Owen St. Patrick's Day celebration, and Pencil Partners.
Contact us at 100%Owen@owen.vanderbilt.edu
OWEN MBA GAMES CLUB
Owen's MBA Games Club sends members to participate in the annual MBA Games. The event brings together MBA students from across the nation, raising funds for the Special Olympics. Since 1989, the event has raised over $1.8 million for the Special Olympics. Owen is proud to support this cause.
NET IMPACT, OWEN CHAPTER
Net Impact is an international nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. The Owen Graduate School of Management Chapter aspires to ensure that Owen's footprint, both environmentally and socially, creates a positive impact across the Vanderbilt community, the greater Nashville community, and the world at large.
Contact us at NetImpact@owen.vanderbilt.edu
Visit the national Net Impact website at netimpact.org/
Project Pyramid is a Vanderbilt University organization dedicated to ending global poverty. Through its three pillars — Sustained Partnerships, Education, and Responsive Action — Project Pyramid looks to alleviate global poverty by targeting the future leaders of business, education, law, medicine and religion: Vanderbilt University graduate, professional and undergraduate students.
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Visit our blog at http://blogs.owen.vanderbilt.edu/projectpyramid/
OWEN GOLF CLUB
The Owen Golf Club seeks to provide an arena for both experienced and non-experienced golfers. Learn to network and have social responsibility on the greens. Membership includes: a chance to learn to play golf, golf luncheons, short-game clinics, putt-putt challenge, local course discounts, monthly golf outings, Division Street Challenge, Green Jacket Tournament, Owen Cup Tournament, and special access to Vanderbilt MBA Golf Classic spring charity event at Vanderbilt Legends Golf Course.
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OWEN INTRAMURAL CLUB
The Owen Intramural Club consists of students who want to engage in friendly competition with their classmates. Currently, Owen students play on two soccer teams, two basketball teams, a men's softball team, and a co-ed volleyball team. Students can choose to form teams within any of the twenty-nine programs offered by the University Find information about other intramurals at Vanderbilt here
OWEN SPORTS CLUB
The Owen Sports Club provides an outlet for organized sporting and social events within the Owen community, facilitates an appreciation for athletics, and creates connections with the larger Vanderbilt community. The primary goal is to increase the overall health, energy, and camaraderie of the Owen student body through intramural sports, informal sports gatherings, athletic event mixers with other grad schools, official game watches, friendly competitions within Owen, and partnership events with OSGA and 100% Owen.
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Special Interest Clubs
CORK & BARREL CLUB
Cork and Barrel is the perfect MBA club to replenish your spirits after a long MBA workload. Not only do you get to smell, taste and drink some of the world's best wines and spirits, but your membership to our events will also include tasty snacks and a sophisticated atmosphere to socialize with your classmates and other professionals. Events include a Bourbon Trail trip and tequila tasting.
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OWEN CULINARY SOCIETY
The Owen Culinary Society is dedicated to the personal, social and professional growth of students by building relationships through the preparation, presentation with education and consumption of fine cuisine. Events include Dinner with the Professors, restaurant tours and cooking classes.
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OwenBloggers, like any other blog, is a conversation with an audience. It is completely student-directed and is designed to give current Owen Students, alumni and faculty a voice to share their unedited, uncensored experiences and dish out the truthiness regarding life at Owen—in class, around Nashville, and in workplaces across the globe.
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OWEN TEXAS CLUB
The Texas Club aims to continue to attract strong candidates from Texas, to increase recruitment from Texas-based corporations, to provide networking opportunities for students who wish to work in Texas, and to continue to build strong relationships with Texan alumni, all within a non-exclusive environment. Events include the Texas Trek, a sporting clay outing, and numerous networking opportunities.
Contact us at TexasClub@owen.vanderbilt.edu