Vasu Ramanujam, Associate Professor
Professor Vasu Ramanujam is an outdoorsman, who likes to go on long walks through the Metroparks. He also enjoys photography, although he never frames any of his photographs. During the summer, he prefers not to teach and instead likes to travel out to the West Coast, where he can see his family and visit wine country. This summer, however, Vasu stayed closer to home and spent his vacation painting his house and doing home improvement projects. Vasu takes his health seriously and starts every morning in the same way: with 8 glasses of water.
Vasu Ramanujam is an Associate Professor in the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, primarily teaching Business Policy, although he has taught at all levels; undergraduate, graduate and executive. He feels as if he has been teaching at Case Western Reserve “forever”, but in reality he began teaching here in 1983. Prior coming to Case Western Reserve, Vasu was an engineer in India for six years, receiving his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management. He came to the United States to pursue his PhD at the University of Pittsburgh. With his PhD not yet completed, he came to Case Western Reserve in 1983 to teach in the Marketing and Policy Studies department.
Professor Ramanujam’s primary course is Business Policy, a required course for all Weatherhead undergraduate students. It is an integrated class, geared towards connecting all the knowledge students have gained in previous courses. Students are placed into groups and choose a company to analyze from every angle, using the tools they have learned in this course and others.