The Owen Graduate School of Management
is the graduate business school of Vanderbilt University
. Founded in 1969, Owen awards six degrees: a standard 2-year Master of Business Administration
(MBA), an Executive MBA, a master's of finance, a master's of accountancy, a HealthCare MBA, and a Ph.D. as well as a large variety of joint professional and MBA degree programs. Owen is renowned for its health care MBA, a unique program that provides students an in-depth educational experience tailored to the health care industry.
The student to faculty ratio is about 10 to 1, with 577 students and 54 full-time faculty members. The Economist
gave the Owen School a 97 out of 100 ranking for "personal development and educational experience." Owen's 2-year MBA program is consistently ranked among the top business schools in the nation by major publications. In 2011, Owen was ranked #28 in U.S. News & World Report'
s rankings.The school is named for Ralph “Peck” Owen and his wife, Lulu Hampton Owen. Ralph Owen, a Vanderbilt alumnus (’28), was a founder of Equitable Securities Corporation in Nashville, and he became the chairman of the American Express......