Business Beyond Usual
By Michigan Ross
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Business Beyond Usual is a podcast from MBA students at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. In each episode, classmates tackle a burning issue in the business world or business education. There are no rules, no moderators, and no boundaries. This isn’t your typical b-school podcast. We’re taking business beyond usual. Subscribe for new episodes throughout the fall and winter.
||Clean#306 - “It’s a Swanky Town” — MBAs Discussing Life in Ann Arbor||MBA students from Michigan Ross discuss everything from the nightlife and food scene to the must-do activities that have alumni and students alike calling Ann Arbor their second home. Plus, the “Salsa King of Ross” offers his suggestions for the be||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#305 - A Chat With MarketSnacks Co-Founder Jack Kramer||MarketSnacks is a popular daily email newsletter (and now popular daily podcast) that simplifies Wall Street. In this episode, we talk to the co-founder.||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#304 - A Deep (Really Deep) Dive Into MBA Applications||Applying to business school? Download this episode, listen to it often, thank us later.||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#303 - Mental Health in Business School||The stresses of business school are very real and their consequences deserved to be talked about. So we’re talking about them.||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#302 - WTF? We're Talking Finance||Investment banking. Private Wealth Management. Hedge Funds. Leveraged Buyouts. Yield Curves. WTF does all that mean? This episode: We’re Talking Finance.||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#301 - It's Business Time! Introducing the new Business Beyond Usual Team||When we’re down to our socks, you know it’s time for business. That’s why they’re called business socks.||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#212 - Exit Interview at The Beaver Trap||In this episode, Ramu signs off from Business Beyond Usual with an exit interview featuring fellow recent MBA grad Daryl Brown.||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#211 - Imposter Syndrome & Reshaping The Narrative of Entrepreneurship -- A Chat with Side Hustle Pro||In this episode, Michigan Ross MBA student Sheela Lal sits down with Ross Alum Nicaila Matthews, MBA ‘15, the founder of Side Hustle Pro, a successful podcast and entrepreneurship community.||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#210 - MBAs Wanted For Hazardous Journey||“Perhaps the real Open Road was the friends we made along the way.”||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#209 - Managing A Student-Led Investment Fund||They’re just like normal students. They go to class, they study for exams, they manage $10 Million in active investments…||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#208 - Cinnamon Rolls the Size of Your Face||“We know we have cinnamon rolls the size of your face, and we’re innovating around that.” In this episode, we sit down with the President and CEO of Cinnabon, Joe Guith.||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#207 - BBU LIVE! — #MeToo, The Dreamers, And A Year of Difficult Conversations||In the first ever episode of Business Beyond Usual recorded with a live audience, Host Ramu Annamalai chats with classmates about some of the most challenging conversations happening in America right now.||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#206 - The Inspiring Legacy of Dr. Alfred L Edwards||In this episode, guest host Nathalie Flores explores the life and legacy of Dr. Alfred L Edwards, a prominent figure in the history of business school education.||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#205 - A Conversation with Charlie Munger||Charlie Munger joins the Dean of the Ross School of Business for a candid talk about Munger's life and career, and some hot global trends.||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#204 - "Those Are Some Badass Women"||Ramu has a wide-ranging discussion with some of the most powerful MBA student leaders.||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#203 - The Globetrotting Adventures of MBAs||If you follow any MBA students on Instagram, you know they seem to travel the world... a lot. In this episode, Ramu sits down with three MBAs who recently studied abroad.||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#202 - Listener Q+A with Soojin Kwon, Director of Admissions at Michigan Ross||In this episode, Ramu is joined by Soojin Kwon, Admissions Director at Michigan Ross, for an eye-opening discussion about MBA admissions and how to impress admissions committees.||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#201 - The Life of an Intern at BCG, Microsoft, 3M, and L’Oreal||Go behind the scenes and hear what it’s really like to be an MBA intern at some of the world’s largest companies.||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#112 - Three Incredible Stories - with Special Guest, NPR’s Guy Raz||Hear three incredible stories told live. Plus, NPR's Guy Raz joins to share a story of his own and offer thoughts on the power of authenticity in storytelling.||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#111 - Professor vs. Students: The Great Debate||In this episode, we’re pitting MBA students against their professor in a live, on-stage debate about a hot topic in the business world: Should U.S. companies voluntarily offer paid family leave for parents?||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#110 - A Most Unusual Semester||This past term for first-year MBA students at the Ross School of Business was anything but typical.||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#109 - Dating and Social Life: The BBU Quiz Show!||On the line: Glory! Respect from classmates! And also actual prizes! It's the first-ever edition of the Business Beyond Usual Quiz Show.||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#108 - Women in Business||Women are incredibly impactful leaders, but there is still a lot of work left to do to open the doors of opportunity for women throughout the business world. Today, women make up less than 5 percent of CEO jobs at fortune 500 companies – despite mount||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#107 - How to Prepare for Business School||We received an email from a listener who had some questions about how to prepare himself for two years of business school. So Ramu went on a quest to find some answers.||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#106 - Business In Society: Part 2 - Making a Difference||As we heard in the first part of this episode, the role businesses should play in society is a topic of much debate in the world today – and there’s no question that MBA students and the leaders of tomorrow will play a big role in shaping the outcom||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#105 - Business In Society: Part 1 - What is the role of business?||We talk with two professors at Michigan Ross School of Business who have some differing views on what role businesses should play in society.||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#104 - The Technology Boom for MBAs||Technology is the fastest growing industry in terms of hiring MBAs, and more than 20% of the Michigan Ross Class of 2016 took a post-Ross job in Technology. What’s behind the boom? And what does it mean to pursue a technology career during an MBA?||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#103 - An Ambassador, A Senator, and An International Economist||MBA students are surrounded by experts on business and the economy, so for this episode, Host Ramu Annamalai talks to several of them at Michigan Ross to get their reflections on the U.S. presidential election and the future of the global economy.||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOutside Looking In: The Seductive Qualities of Status [Episode 102 companion]||A companion to our recent episode on Business School Rankings.||11/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#102 - Dissecting Business School Rankings||On today’s show, a deep dive into business school rankings.||11/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#101 - Perception Vs. Reality||When coming into business school, it’s natural to have 100 ideas in your head about what the experience will be like. In this episode, host Ramu Annamalai will be joined by two fellow students to talk about their perceptions before coming to school an||11/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Soon: Business Beyond Usual||New voices, fresh perspectives, and nothing is off the table. Get ready for Business Beyond Usual: a new podcast from MBA students at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.||11/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Great podcast - looking forward to more episodes!
Not an MBA Student but podcast still has great content
I'm not currently an MBA student but I definitely have a perception of what school is like. This podcast provides great insight from actual students on what really goes down in school and how it can affect your life.
Laid-back and Informative
I’m an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois at Chicago and I’m HUGE Michigan fan (accepted at UM for undergrad but could not afford it) and I plan on applying to Ross for grad school. When I found out about this podcast I was such a nerd and got excited. It’s very laid-back, fun and informative. Can’t wait to apply to Ross in the future. Go Blue!
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