SPRING, 2014


TAPPAN & HILL // SPRING 2014

A New Gift of Lifelong Learning for Ross Alums

Ross invites its alumni to take advantage of a special new opportunity: A complimentary offering from the school's acclaimed Executive Education Program.

As an investment in the lifelong learning of all Ross graduates — bachelor's, master's, or doctorate — Ross is offering one Executive Education program, of any length, free of charge once every five years. These programs help business leaders develop their skills in areas like general management, leadership, and human resources. The Ross Executive Education Program was recently rated top 10 globally by the Financial Times and has been long recognized as the best program of its kind for leadership development.

There is no charge for the program; however, Ross alumni will be asked to cover the daily hotel accommodations fee, pending space availability in the class. The invitation only applies to Ross alums and is not transferable. Dates, specific topics, and details on these programs can be found on the Ross School website, execed.bus.umich.edu.


FEATURES

A BBA Without Borders
Ross revamps its undergraduate program for the students of tomorrow.

Delivering on High Expectations at Amazon
Peter Faricy, MBA '95, leads the online retail giant's successful Marketplace division.

Helping Make History in Detroit
Lisa Howze, BBA '95, plays a key role in the revitalization of the Motor City.

A New Gift of Lifelong Learning
Alums can participate in Ross' acclaimed Executive Education Program – for free.

Victory For Ross Campaign Off to Strong Start
New fund drive focusing on support for students, programs, and faculty.

20 QUESTIONS

20 Questions with Ruth Blatt
Ruth Blatt, PhD '08, writes about surprising intersections between business and rock music.

FIRST PERSON

Ryan Whisnant, MBA '10/ Erb '10
Ryan Whisnant and Aileen Payumo, both MBA '10, witnessed typhoon damage – and set out to help.

FACULTY FOCUS

An Easy Way to Become a Better Leader
Professor Sue Ashford's research reveals the power of seeking feedback.

Leveraged Buyouts: The Full Story
Professor Kyle Handley finds the private equity story is more complicated than the headlines.

WHAT ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT?

Cindy Soo
Professor Cindy Soo finds a way to gauge "animal spirits" in the housing market.

Joel Slemrod
Professor Joel Slemrod sheds light on the ways tax policy influences behavior.

ONLINE ONLY CONTENT

Seeking Feedback
Watch Sue Ashford's video on being a better leader.

Going Global
Get a video overview of Ross' Global Initiatives programs.

Detroit Through Lisa's Eyes
Check out a slideshow of scenes from the Motor City.

Peter Faricy's Tips
Peter Faricy's three tips for being "customer obsessed"

The Power of Giving
Donors make scholarships possible

The Michigan Ross Impact Challenge
Watch a video overview of this 4-day, high-intensity leadership competition.