|December 12, 2013|
YORK, SILICON VALLEY – In October, the Global MBA Class of 2014 piloted
a benchmarking course developed by Noel Tichy, Professor of Management
and Organizations. The benchmarking course included 2 days on site in
both New York City and Silicon Valley with visits to 10 companies in
each location. The whirlwind trip provided GMBA students with access to
top executives from major US companies including Intuit, JP Morgan
Chase, the New York Stock Exchange, PepsiCo, Qualcomm, and Solazyme.In
an intimate setting, executives shared their insights and fielded
questions from the students. Students
learned firsthand how U.S. financial institutions and IT companies are
evolving to be competitive in the global marketplace.
|Football Against Nebraska|
ANN ARBOR, Michigan – Football is a big part of the culture of the
University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor community and on November 9,
2013, the Global MBA Class of 2014 was able to enjoy the football
experience firsthand. Students along with family members, researchers,
and staff, spent the day learning about American football and watching
the Michigan Wolverines. Everyone got together for a "tailgate" party at
a local restaurant prior to the afternoon game where they enjoyed pizza
and talked about football. The rules were reviewed through a fun trivia
game that gave students an opportunity to show off their knowledge to
win “Michigan” prizes. Several students are season ticket holders and
therefore, quite knowledgeable about football. After lunch, the group
traveled across town on foot to Michigan Stadium, the largest stadium in
the nation. Michigan Stadium is affectionately called the "Big House" as
it officially seats 109,901. Even so, the official attendance at the
November 9 game was recorded as 112,204. The Big House has held crowds
of more than 100,000 fans for the last 250 consecutive games.
Unfortunately, the Wolverines suffered a loss that day, struggling to score just one touchdown in a 17-13 loss to the visiting team, the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Despite the loss, attending a game at the “Big House” is always a fun and memorable experience for Wolverine football fans.
|Taste of Ross|
ANN ARBOR, Michigan – Each
fall, the Ross Student Association hosts “The Taste of Ross” with the
support of the Ross International Club and various other clubs at Ross.
The event was held on October 4, 2013, allowing Ross students from
around the world to share food from their homeland with the whole Ross
community. In addition to food, students from several countries included
entertaining activities representative of their cultures. Several Global
MBA students who are members of the Japan Business Association assisted
by serving Japanese food to attendees and by conducting games and
wearing traditional Japanese clothing.
Philippines – The Philippines recently experienced a massive Typhoon and
storm surge which devastated major cities and small villages alike. As
the Philippine government and other aid groups concentrated their
efforts on rescue, safe water, food, medicine and housing, Global MBA
Class of 2011 alumnus Martin Reynoso of CM Pineda Realty along with the
Jaycees in Legazpi, Daraga, and Dawani, organized a project to provide
power to victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
© 2013 University of Michigan Ross School of Business