In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we sit down with Meredith Aronson, an EMBA format student in our Class of 2018, to explore a wide range of topics including her decision to pursue an MBA, why she chose Darden, her experience in our Rosslyn section, why she’s passionate about the case method and her advice for prospective executive format students.
Scientists assert that global warming must be kept below two degrees Celsius to avoid insurmountable global disruption. Getting there will require near total decarbonization of economic activity by 2060. Transportation accounts for a quarter of GHG emissions in the U.S. but with the help of electric technologies we believe that we can decarbonize the passenger car sector by this deadline. The first part of the podcast tells the story of the electric car and the market conditions and innovations that have paved the way for electric cars today. We then follow the story with an interview with Darden Professor Mike Lenox (https://ideas.darden.virginia.edu/authors/michael-lenox/), an expert in business innovation and strategy and co-author on the report titled Path to 2060: Decarbonization of the Automobile Industry.
Topics we cover include (1) the era of ferment occurring as incumbents and entrepreneurial ventures battle to become the dominant electric vehicle platform. (2) how global demand, e.g. from the Chinese market, makes this era of electric vehicle production different from past efforts, (3) the role of regulation and consumer-oriented incentives in driving innovation and (4) the impact of U.S. technology policy (or lack thereof) on the U.S. electric vehicles market.
From the Business Innovation and Climate Change Initiative at Darden’s Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Soundbites used by permission of Peppercut Films http://www.whokilledtheelectriccar.com/ and Tesla https://www.tesla.com/. This podcast is Copright 2017, Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia. All rights reserved.
We continue our Entrepreneurship Series in Episode 11 with Erin Breitzka, Class of 2018 EMBA student in our Rosslyn Section. With a background in manufacturing and operations, Erin talks to us about how the Executive format has impacted her life in some surprising ways, including provoking her to explore starting a business with another classmate. Erin also discusses her participation in the Entrepreneurship Club and the effectiveness of Darden’s case method.
In this episode, Patrick Weeks, EMBA Class of 2018 student in our Rosslyn section, discusses entrepreneurship and Darden’s Executive formats. A military veteran, Patrick now works at a startup in Northern VA and tells us about what led him to Darden, balancing work while pursuing an MBA and how the program has impacted to day-to-day work life.
In this episode, we talk with Abi Suarez, an EMBA format student from our Class of 2017, about how she decided to pursue an MBA, what she learned through the program, and her advice for prospective students.
The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 4: An Interview with Executive MBA Assistant Dean Barbara Millar, Part 2
In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we complete our conversation from Episode 4 about leadership development in the executive formats of the Darden MBA with Barbara Millar, Assistant Dean for our Executive MBA Program.
In episode 7 of the ExecMBA podcast, we sit down with Chris Barchet, a GEMBA format student in our Class of 2018, to talk about why he came to Darden, his global residency experiences and what he loves about the case method.
In our sixth episode, we share some admissions updates, preview our upcoming mini case discussion in Rosslyn on November 1, and interview Ryan Slevin, a GEMBA format student in our Class of 2018. We talk with Ryan about how she decided to pursue an MBA, her experience as a GEMBA format student and more. Check it out!
The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 5: An Interview with Associate Dean for DC Initiatives,Greg Fairchild, Part 2
In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, Brett Twitty continues his conversation with Darden faculty member and Associate Dean for DC Initiatives, Greg Fairchild.
The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 4: An Interview with Executive MBA Assistant Dean Barbara Millar, Part 1
In our fourth (!) episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we highlight our upcoming Admissions deadline – October 10 – as well as a few upcoming Executive MBA-related events in Chicago. We also sit down with the Assistant Dean for our Executive MBA Program, Barbara Millar, for part one of a conversation about leadership development in the executive formats of the Darden MBA.