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Ross Alumni News

November 14, 2022

Gift Guide 2022: Deck the Halls with Gift Ideas from Michigan Ross Alumni

With the holiday season now upon us, we know how difficult it can be to find the right gifts for your loved ones. As we’ve done in past years, to simplify your holiday shopping, we’ve compiled a list of great products, services, and stores by Ross School of Business alums.
October 25, 2022

Ivan Aragon, MBA ’19: First-generation, mortgage-lending mogul

Inspired by his experience as an undocumented immigrant in the United States, Ivan Aragon, MBA ’19, is working to create a more inclusive, personal mortgage lending experience with the brokerage firm he founded in Phoenix, Ariz.
October 21, 2022

Claudine Vainrub, MBA ’97: Entrepreneurial Journey Leads Alum Back to Ross

For Claudine Vainrub, MBA ’97, her passion is helping others find their path in life by guiding them through the college admissions process. As the founder, owner, and principal of EduPlan, a college and graduate admissions counseling firm based in Miami, Florida, Vainrub has supported thousands of college and graduate school candidates in successfully navigating the admissions process and securing scholarships.
September 26, 2022

Dr. Rouzana Hares, MBA ’22: Serving with a Mission to Improve the Patient Experience

Dr. Rouzana Hares, MBA ’22, believes in the power of business to advance the greater good. As co-owner of Great Smiles Dental Group, she focuses on providing the highest level of holistic, preventive dental care — both in her Michigan practice and in her mission work abroad.
September 26, 2022

Celebrate International Podcast Day by Listening to These Podcasts by Michigan Ross Alumni

With over two million podcasts worldwide, the podcast industry is expected to generate $2 billion this year and $4 billion by 2024.
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Ross News

November 21, 2022

Embracing a New Ethos in Business

Management as a calling A literal and figurative tipping point in Gabriel Correa’s life came five years ago during Hurricane Maria when the deadly, destructive storm leveled the trees in the backyard of his family’s home in Puerto Rico.
November 21, 2022

More Than a Top-Tier Education: Rankings Highlight Reasons Why Ann Arbor is the Best Place to Attend Business School

While the Ross School of Business is continually ranked among the best business schools in the world, its hometown is racking up a number of impressive recognitions.
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November 14, 2022

The Three Fears that Make Us Reluctant to Act as Leaders

Leadership can come from anyone in an organization, regardless of their formal role or title. Yet some individuals are reluctant to take on leadership roles, potentially depriving the company of useful contributions and limiting their own personal growth. Ross School of Business Professor Julia Lee Cunningham and her colleagues recently conducted several studies into the reasons that prevent people from acting as leaders. The results — described in a forthcoming article in the Academy of Management Journal — show that specific worries about how others perceive them are often to blame. The research also suggests ways to counteract these fears and help people fulfill their leadership potential.
August 25, 2022

Will the Inflation Reduction Act Actually Reduce Inflation? A Michigan Ross Economist Has Answers

The U.S. is about to spend $490 billion over 10 years on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving health care, and reducing the federal deficit. Where’s all that money coming from? The Conversation asked Ross School of Business Professor Nirupama Rao to examine how the new law will raise enough revenue to pay for clean energy tax credits, Affordable Care Act subsidies, and incentives for manufacturers to use cleaner technologies, among other initiatives. And also, given its name, will the Inflation Reduction Act actually bring down inflation?
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