Business Royalty Among Top MBA Graduation Speakers

Owen alum and Emerson CEO David Farr will speak at Vanderbilt Owen’s commencement on May 11th.

Indiana University (Kelley)

Graduation Date: May 4, 2018

Graduation Speaker: Maurice Markey (’94), CEO and Founder of Windfarm LLC

Graduation Information: Website still in development. To see the live broadcast, click here.

The Kelley MBA ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018 at the IU Auditorium, with a reception to follow at the William Godfrey Graduate and Executive Education Center. The all-school ceremony takes place on May 4th at 3 p.m. John Hennessy, executive chairman of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, and president emeritus of Stanford University, will speak and receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. To learn more about that ceremony, click here.


Georgia Tech (Scheller)

Graduation Date: May 4, 2018

Graduation Speaker: Valerie Montgomery Rice, President and Dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine

Graduation Information: 2018 Georgia Tech Commencement

Scheller MBA graduates participate in the Master’s ceremony, which is held separately from the undergraduate and Ph.D. ceremonies. For additional details, click here.


Michigan State (Broad)

Graduation Date: May 4, 2018

Graduation Speaker: None

Graduation Information: Advanced Degree Ceremony

MBA students hold a private ceremony, but the ceremony is part of the larger graduate program.


Ohio State University (Fisher)

Graduation Date: May 5, 2018

Graduation Speaker: Sander Flaum, Principal of Flaum Navigators

Graduation Information: 2018 Fisher Masters Graduation Ceremony

The all-school ceremony kicks off at noon on May 6. The speaker will be Sue Desmond-Hellmann, the CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. To learn more, click here.


Arizona State (W. P. Carey)

Graduation Date: May 10, 2018

Graduation Speaker: Kohinoor Gill (Student)

Graduation Information: 2018 Carey Business Graduate Convocation

The main graduate convocation takes place on May 7 at 9:00 am. The speaker will be Michael Crow, President of Arizona State University.


USC (Marshall)

Graduation Date: May 11, 2018

Graduation Speaker: To Be Announced

Graduation Information: Marshall School of Business Graduate Ceremony

The school-wide commencement will be held on the morning of the 11th, with Dr. Siddhartha Mukerjee the speaker. To learn more, click here.


Vanderbilt University (Owen)

Graduation Date: May 11, 2018

Graduation Speaker: David Farr (MBA’81), CEO of Emerson and Board Chair of the National Association of Manufacturers

Graduation Information: Owen Commencement 2018


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