The ExecMBA Podcast



Friday Mar 26, 2021

We caught up with Director of Venture Programs for the Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (and friend of our Admissions podcasts) Jason Brewster to talk about the current state of the venturing at Darden. He also shares insights about effectuation, resources available to Darden student entrepreneurs and reading recommendations for aspiring venturers.

Friday Mar 19, 2021

Prior to Darden, First Year Sarah Lihan (Class of 2022) competed in the London 2012 Summer Olympics, and she has spent her professional career thinking about mobility for companies like Lyft and Spin. We recently connected with Sarah via Zoom to talk about her MBA journey and how things are going in the program so far.

Friday Mar 12, 2021

In this special edition of the Darden Admissions podcasts, we’re pleased to share our recent Office Hours conversation with Darden Professor Rich Evans. We talk with Evans about his background, what led him to Darden, what he enjoys about teaching Finance through the case method and more. We also find time to hear Evans’ thoughts about a number of Finance-related “hot topics” – SPACs, GameStop, Bitcoin and the current state of the U.S. stock market.

Friday Mar 05, 2021

In this episode of the podcast, we welcome back Connie Dunlop, Executive Director for Professional Advancement at the Darden School. Connie leads a Quarter 1 course in UVA Darden’s Executive MBA Program – the Professional Advancement Course (PAC) – and we recently connected with her via Zoom to talk about her career advancement-related PhD dissertation.

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