The ExecMBA Podcast

The ExecMBA Podcast

An informational podcast series about the Executive MBA Program at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

Episodes

January 27, 2023 67 min

In this special edition of the Darden Admissions podcast, we share a recent installment in our ongoing ‘Office Hours’ faculty spotlight series, a conversation with Professor Peter Debaere. Debaere is a member of the Global Economies and Markets faculty at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and he is an international economist with a focus on international trade, multinationals and trade policy. He is also a water...

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Boldly going where no Darden podcast episode has gone before. Our first podcast conversation with a Learning Team! In this episode, we catch up with five (of seven) second year students in the Executive MBA Class of 2023 who are on Learning Team 2 – Johnny Carpenter, John Grant, Catherine Kenney, Kuleen Mehta and Remington Roth. The students talk about how their team formed, set norms, developed their work approach and most importa...

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Big news! Welcome to our first podcast interview with two students from Darden’s newest MBA format – the Part-Time MBA. In this conversation we catch up with Parker Lapeyre and Max Godwin, first year students in UVA Darden’s Part-Time MBA Class of 2025 and co-Presidents of the Part-Time MBA Student Association (PSA). We talk with Parker and Max about their backgrounds, what led them to Darden, how things are going for their class, ...

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In this special edition of the Darden Admissions podcast, we share a recent installment in our ongoing ‘Office Hours’ faculty spotlight series, a conversation with Professor Luca Cian. Cian is a member of the Marketing faculty at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and his research area is consumer behavior, with a focus on sensory marketing, aesthetics, and human-machine interaction. In this conversation, we talk...

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In this special edition of the podcast, we are excited to share another installment from our ongoing Women@Darden event series featuring Professor Mary Margaret Frank. Frank is the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development, the John Tyler Professor of Business Administration and the Institute for Business in Society Academic Director at the Darden School of Business. Her expertise is in the integration of business and publi...

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In this special edition of the Darden Admissions podcast, we share a recent installment in our ongoing ‘Office Hours’ faculty spotlight series, a conversation with Professor Pedro Matos. Matos is the academic director of the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management and a member of the Finance faculty at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. His research focuses on the growing importance of institutional investors...

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In this special edition of the Darden Admissions podcast, we share a recent installment in our ongoing ‘Office Hours’ faculty spotlight series, a conversation with Professor Yo-Jud Cheng. Cheng teaches in the Strategy, Ethics and Entrepreneurship area at Darden, and her research focuses on corporate governance and top executives in public companies. In this wide-ranging conversation, we talk with Cheng about her background, what le...

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In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with John Grant and Carter Whitelow. John is a second year student in our Executive MBA Class of 2023, and Carter is a first year student in our Executive MBA Class of 2024. As you will learn from this conversation, John and Carter are friends outside of Darden, and this relationship played an important role in Carter’s MBA journey. We talk with John and Carter about their decision to pur...

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In this special edition of the podcast, we are excited to share a recent conversation between the Dean of the Darden School of Business Scott Beardsley and Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions Dawna Clarke about why it has never been a better time to be at Darden. Beardsley and Clarke share insights on a number of topics including the importance of financial accessibility and scholarships, Darden’s unique academic environment, updat...

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In this special edition of the podcast, we are excited to share another installment from our ongoing Women@Darden event series featuring Professor Melissa Thomas-Hunt. Thomas-Hunt is the John Forbes Distinguished Professor of Business Administration at the Darden School of Business and Professor of Public Policy at the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and she is also the former Head of Global Diversity and Belongi...

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Did you know over half of our Executive MBA students identify as career switchers? True story. In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Jim Collins. Jim is a Career Coach with UVA Darden’s Professional Degree Programs, and we talk with him about the career exploration process for working professional students. Jim also shares tips and insights for students seeking to leverage their Part-Time MBA or Executive MBA experience ...

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In this episode of the podcast, we talk with Jennifer Windus. Jennifer is a Career Center Executive Coach, and she is the newest member of the Career team that supports Darden’s Professional Degree Program students. We talk with Jennifer about her background, what led her to career coaching, what she enjoys about working with students on their professional goals as well as her advice for prospective students as they consider next s...

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In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Tanveer Kathawalla and Natalie Szmyd. Tanveer and Natalie are second year students in the Executive MBA Class of 2023, and they are Co-Presidents of the Executive MBA Venture Capital Club. We talk with Tanveer and Natalie about their backgrounds, how they decided to pursue an MBA, the impact of their Darden experience so far as well as their plans for the VC Club in the months ahead.

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In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Johnny O’Boyle and Hannah Solomon. Johnny and Hannah are second year students in the Executive MBA Class of 2023, and they are also Co-Presidents of the Executive MBA Entrepreneurship Club (EMBEC). We talk with Johnny and Hannah about their backgrounds, their decision to pursue an MBA, what led them to Darden and their plans for EMBEC in the year ahead.

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In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Matthew Boyd and JB Norcott. Matthew and JB are second year students in the Executive MBA Class of 2023, and they are also Co-Presidents of the Black Executive MBA (BEMBA) student organization. We talk with Matthew and JB about their backgrounds, their decision to pursue an MBA, what led them to Darden and their plans for BEMBA in the year ahead.

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In this special episode of the Darden Admissions podcast, we’re excited to share a recent installment from our ongoing Women@Darden event series featuring Carolyn Miles (MBA ’88). Miles is an Executive Fellow and Professor of Practice, and she is also the former Chief Executive Officer of Save the Children, an organization that gives children in the United States and around the world a healthy start, the opportunity to learn, a...

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In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Sherri Watson. Sherri is the Assistant Dean for Student Engagement for the Professional Degree Programs at the Darden School of Business, and in her role, she supports Executive MBA and Part-Time MBA students learning out of Sands Family Grounds in Rosslyn. In this wide-ranging conversation, Sherri reflects upon her background, her passion for working with students, what led her to D...

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In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Remington “Rem” Roth and Josh Rubbelke. Josh and Rem are second year students in UVA Darden’s Executive MBA Class of 2023, and they are Co-Presidents of the Executive MBA Consulting Club. We talk with Josh and Rem about their backgrounds, what led them to Darden, the impact of their Darden experience so far, their plans for the Consulting Club and more. This episode is highly recomme...

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In this episode of the podcast, we spotlight the MS in Business Analytics (MSBA) program with a conversation with James G. “Trey” Maxham III. Maxham is the William Stamps Farish Entrepreneurial Eminent Research professor at UVA’s McIntire School of Commerce and he also serves as one of the Academic Directors for the MSBA program. In this wide-ranging conversation, Maxham reflects upon how the MSBA program has evolved since its laun...

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In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Leah Svoboda. Leah is a second year student in the Executive MBA Class of 2023, and she is the newly elected President of the Network of Executive Women (NEW) student organization. We talk with Leah about her background, her decision to pursue an MBA, what led her Darden as well as NEW’s plans for the years ahead. This episode is highly recommended for prospective students interested...

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