Business students expect to be able to access information quickly and efficiently on the Web. One favourite medium for all students, business students included, is the podcast. Podcasts may be available in audio or video format. As students utilize many forms of media not only to learn, but to consume news, podcasts are becoming one of the most popular delivery mechanisms.
Many quality podcast series are available and of particular interest for students of business. Both graduate level business students and undergraduate students will enjoy these excellent podcasts. Here’s a list of the top ten podcasts business students should follow brought to you by Marked By Teachers.
The Voices of MIT Sloan is published by the MIT Sloan Masters of Business Administration program. These podcasts are a compilation of faculty and students discussing their ideas, theories and business philosophies. Faculty and students discuss the status of business education and how they would like to proceed in the future. This podcast is compatible with the iTunes player and is available in other audio formats. This podcast series covers a wide range of topics and is a must for any business student.
The London Business School recently began offering video and audio podcasts. Many podcasts are presentations by industry leaders, such as Antonio Quintella, the CEO Americas of Credit Suisse and Ursula Burns, CEO and Chairman of the Xerox Corporation. Many of the leaders discuss their careers and professional experiences.
Business students should consider the podcast series published by Oxford Brookes University. These podcasts demonstrate how to use library media to its fullest potential. For example, one podcast explains how to cite an e-book in a paper. In addition, lectures, interviews and presentations from professors at the university are available.
MBA Podcaster is an excellent resource for those seeking to enter an MBA program in the near future. MBA Podcaster provides presentations and pointers for scoring high on the GMAT and the benefits of attending an MBA fair. MBA Podcaster also provides several podcast previews of selected business schools and programs.
The Warrington College of Business Administration at UF offers lectures from the business school in podcast format. Though these podcasts are of particular interest to schools at the university, other students may find the lectures helpful with their own studies.
The University of Montana School of Business Administration offer several podcasts of general topics of interest to any business student. Topics include “Successfully Transitioning from College to Career” and “How to Find a Job in Any Economy.”
The Persuaders is a podcast series for those interested in new media and its diverse potential in brand marketing. This weekly podcast is broadcast from Dublin and is particularly of interest to those involved in promotion of products within Irish markets. However, this podcast series is stocked with valuable information for any business student.
The LeBow College of Business podcast library lists several series. The Business Casual series provides in-depth studies of businesses and business processes. Each podcast consists of an in-depth business case study. The New Media Marketing series examines utilizing new media marketing strategies in the real world. In addition to the regular series, business conferences and meetings are posted as podcasts, as well. The LeBow podcast library is rich with information for the undergraduate or graduate level business student.
University of Glamorgan Business School marketing students create podcasts of interest to those pursuing marketing careers. Students discuss how they chose their field of interest and other topics that may interest other business students.
All business students should be interested in following the latest business news in the UK. The Guardian’s business news podcasts are an excellent way for business students to get detailed stories about newsworthy business happenings. The Guardian’s series of business news podcasts are interesting and well produced.
This diverse list of 10 must-have podcasts for business students is, by no means, exhaustive. However, this list covers many topics of interest to undergraduate business students, those researching business school programs, as well as issues and challenges faced by other business students.