Kelley School delivers business advice through podcast

The Kelley School of Business released a series of podcasts available for free subscription titled “The ROI Podcast,” aimed at solving challenges in the business community.

Recorded on the IUPUI campus, The ROI Podcast is hosted by Associate Dean of Academic Programs Phil Powell, and Kelley staff member Shane Simmons. The episodes are 8 to 12 minutes in length, are released once per week and discuss daily issues and topics business professionals encounter while providing efficient resolutions based on faculty research.

The solutions are typically two to three actionable insights that professionals can immediately apply.

The ROI Podcast provides actionable insight to the business community.

ROI in the business world means return on investment. Those who listen to the podcast are investing their time with the Kelley School, so we need to provide value that they can immediately apply into their daily lives.

Phil Powell, Associate Dean of Academic Programs at the Kelley School of Business on the IUPUI Campus

The podcast examines different topics every week, including leadership, bullies in the workplace, entrepreneurship, disruptive innovation and much more.

In its initial pilot episodes, the podcast tallied hundreds of downloads from listeners in the U.S. and United Kingdom.

The number of podcast listeners has steadily grown in the last seven years, with 24 percent of U.S. consumers saying they have listened to a podcast in the past month, according to Edison Research and Triton Digital. That’s a 15 percent increase in listeners from 2008.

To listen to the podcast, visit or download from your favorite podcast app.

Listeners can contact Shane Simmons via email or phone to provide feedback and ideas for the podcast.


Phone: 317-278-7410

About the Kelley School of Business Indianapolis
The Indiana University Kelley School of Business has been a leader in American business education for more than 95 years. With over 105,000 living alumni and an enrollment of nearly 10,500 students across two campuses and online, the Kelley School is among the premier business schools in the country. Kelley Indianapolis, based on the IUPUI campus, is home to a full-time undergraduate program and four graduate programs, including master’s programs in accounting and taxation, the Business of Medicine MBA for physicians and the Evening MBA, which is ranked 11th in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Learn more at