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Welcome to the Manage-A-Bull Podcast from the University at Buffalo School of Management. In this show we have deep dive conversations with students, faculty, staff, and alumni to give you a comprehensive picture of the life inside our top tier MBA and Master of Science program.

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Welcome to the Manage-A-Bull Podcast from the University at Buffalo School of Management. In this show we have deep dive conversations with students, faculty, staff, and alumni to give you a comprehensive picture of the life inside our top tier MBA and Master of Science program.

    Navigating Career Development in Graduate School: Insights from the Director of the CRC

    Navigating Career Development in Graduate School: Insights from the Director of the CRC

    In this episode of the UB Manage-A-Bull podcast, host Eric Raine and co-host Patrick Lageraaen interview Melissa Ruggiero, the assistant dean and director of the Career Resource Center at the UB School of Management. They discuss the resources available through the CRC and how students can leverage them for their career development. Melissa shares her background and how she ended up at UB, as well as her professional experience leading up to her current role. She emphasizes the importance of being intentional about career planning and utilizing the CRC's resources early on. Melissa also highlights some of the initiatives the CRC is currently working on, such as the use of AI in interview preparation and the focus on supporting international students.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Leadership Journeys: Insights from MBA Rising Leaders

    Leadership Journeys: Insights from MBA Rising Leaders

    In this episode of the UB School of Management's Manage-A-Bull Podcast, host Patrick Lageraaen interviews Will Gorman, President of the MBA Consulting Group, and Bob Beach, Vice President of the Graduate Management Association (GMA). They discuss their responsibilities in their leadership positions, their motivations for pursuing these roles and the impact it has had on their personal and professional development. Both leaders highlight the challenges they face, such as motivating team members and providing effective feedback. They also emphasize the importance of looking for leadership opportunities in various areas and being open to personal growth and development.

    • 37 min
    From Cybersecurity Consultant to MBA Professor: The Journey of Dominic Sellitto

    From Cybersecurity Consultant to MBA Professor: The Journey of Dominic Sellitto

    In this episode of the Manage-A-Bull Podcast, host Patrick Lageraaen interviews Professor Dominic Sellitto about his background and his course, IT for Managers. Professor Sellitto discusses the importance of IT literacy for MBA students and how his course covers various topics such as digital product management, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and more. He emphasizes the value of hands-on experience with technology and the need for students to be open to exploring different areas of IT. Professor Sellitto also discusses the potential uses of AI, including simulations for difficult conversations and interview preparation. Overall, the course aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of IT and its role in modern business. While an MBA or MS in Business Analytics degree is not necessary for excelling in an IT role, Professor Sellitto believes that these degrees can accelerate career pathways and provide valuable networking opportunities. He encourages students to trust their gut and make decisions that align with their career goals. To learn more about Professor Sellitto or the MBA program, visit our website management.buffalo.edu



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    This episode was recorded in March 2024

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Entrepreneur's Edge: Terry Rice's Career Launching Best Practices

    Entrepreneur's Edge: Terry Rice's Career Launching Best Practices

    In this episode of the UB School of Management's Manage-A-Bull podcast, host Patrick Lageraaen interviews Terry Rice, a UB MBA alum and managing director for Good People Digital. They discuss Terry's career journey, his current roles, and how he leveraged his education at UB to get where is today. Terry provides practical tips for building a strong personal brand, online presence and making meaningful connections. Terry shares success stories of his own and his clients, emphasizing the importance of studying successful individuals, being active on LinkedIn and reaching out with pointed questions. He advises young adults and college graduates to get clear on their vision and be patient in their career development.




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    This episode was recorded in February 2024

    • 38 min
    Connecting Continents: Inside Our Global Programs

    Connecting Continents: Inside Our Global Programs

    In this captivating episode of the UB School of Management’s Manage-A-Bull Podcast, our guests Naomi Smith Perrone, academic programs assistant, and Gabrielle Scoccia, a current student, dive into the dynamic world of our Global Programs. 🌎



    Episode Highlights:

    Beyond Borders: Discover the key distinctions between our global programs and traditional study abroad experiences.

    Student Insights: Gain firsthand insights into the student journey within these transformative classes.

    Jet-Setting Adventures: Explore recent program trips and their profound impact on participants’ perspectives in the ever-evolving realm of business.

    Tune in as we unravel the threads that connect cultures, foster global competence and shape the future of business leaders. 🎧✈️



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    This episode was recorded in February 2024

    • 42 min
    A Deep Dive with Dr. Ian Tarrant, Unveiling the University at Buffalo's Full-Time MBA Program

    A Deep Dive with Dr. Ian Tarrant, Unveiling the University at Buffalo's Full-Time MBA Program

    In this episode of
    the UB School of Management's Manage-A-Bull Podcast, Ian Tarrant, PhD, faculty
    director of the full-time MBA program, and clinical assistant professor of
    accounting and law, discusses his background, his new role, the courses he
    teaches and the future of the MBA program. He talks about his experience
    growing up in Michigan, his education at Michigan State University and Penn
    State, and his work in accounting before joining the UB School of Management.
    Tarrant teaches financial accounting for managers and other accounting courses
    to MBA and undergraduate students.



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    This episode was recorded in December 2023.

    • 1 hr 2 min

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