The ExecMBA Podcast

2020-03

Episodes

Tuesday Mar 31, 2020

For Immediate Release! In this episode of the podcast, we highlight some of the recent updates to our Executive MBA application process in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. Directors of Admissions Brett Twitty and Whitney Kestner discuss the updates and share insights and tips for applicants targeting our upcoming application deadlines – 10 April, 10 May, 10 June and 25 June.

Friday Mar 27, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Michael Long. Michael is an Executive MBA (EMBA) format student in our Class of 2021, and we recently connected to talk about his background in cyber and IT, his decision to pursue an MBA, how the program has impacted his work and his advice for prospective students. This was our first “distance” podcast interview, and we’re excited to keep the podcast on the air during this time of social distancing.

Friday Mar 20, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we feature interviews with two members of the same Learning Team – Rizki Ridwan and Stephanie Dhue. Rizki and Stephanie are both GEMBA format students in our Class of 2021, and we caught up with them to talk about their decision to pursue an MBA, what led them to Darden and how their Learning Team helps them manage their coursework. We recorded this episode a few months ago when Rizki and Stephanie were in their first quarter of the program. Over the next couple weeks, we’ll be clearing out our interview vault, but stay tuned for new episodes as well. We’re excited to announce that we’ve identified a remote solution that will allow us to keep the podcast going during this time of social distancing.

Thursday Mar 12, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we continue on our ongoing conversation with Jonas Porcar Ferrer and Bhavin Patel. This is the FIFTH installment in our interview series, and Jonas and Bhavin are now in Quarter 10 of the program, with the second Leadership Residency (LR2) and graduation on the horizon. We sat down with Jonas and Bhavin to talk about their recent global residency in India, the electives they are taking as well as what they hope to accomplish in the final months of the program.

Friday Mar 06, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Stephen Weir. Stephen is an Executive MBA (EMBA) format student in our Class of 2020, and he also recently launched his own business, Weir Consulting. We sat down with Stephen to talk about his decision to pursue an MBA, how he has juggled work, life and school and how Darden has helped him pursue an entrepreneurial path.

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