The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 6: An Interview with Ryan Slevin, Class of 2018

October 19, 2017

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

October 13, 2017

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

October 6, 2017

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.




The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 3: An Interview with Hanna Dobbels, Class of 2019

September 25, 2017

In this episode we profile our various conversation opportunities - both phone and in-person - and interview Hanna Dobbels, a member of our Class of 2019, about her experience in the Program so far and what drew her, as an entrepreneur, to Darden.



The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 2: An Interview with Associate Dean for DC Initiatives,Greg Fairchild, Part 1

September 11, 2017

In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, Brett Twitty discusses upcoming class visit opportunities in Charlottesville and the DC area, and interviews Darden faculty member and Associate Dean for DC Initiatives, Greg Fairchild, about his Leadership Explorations course and the ways in which he works with our executive format students.



The Interdisciplinarian, Episode 8: Inbal Reichman Cohen on Managing Privacy as a Product at Facebook

August 30, 2017

How do you focus managing something as important yet abstract as user privacy? How do you define success? In this episode, Darden alumni Inbal Reichman Cohen discusses her time at Facebook managing privacy. 


The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 1: “Welcome to the Podcast”

August 30, 2017

In this first episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, host Brett Twitty introduces the podcast, as well as Darden’s newest class of executive format students – our Class of 2019! He also highlights the launch of the 2018 Exec application and upcoming application deadlines.

On the ExecMBA Podcast, Brett Twitty, Director of Admissions for the Executive formats of the Darden MBA, explores Darden’s Executive MBA (EMBA) and Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) formats, tackling a host of topics ranging from Admissions questions to the student experience and everything in between. Episodes feature interviews with current students, program staff, faculty and more!


The Interdisciplinarian, Episode 7: Ira Renfrew from iRobot on Innovating in Hardware (+ Robots!)

July 19, 2017

With something as complex as a robot, can you still use short cycle innovation techniques like Lean Startup? The answer from Ira is a big "Yes" and he'll tell you more about how they do it at iRobot, makers of the widely popular (and super useful) robot vacuum, Roomba.


The Interdisciplinarian, Episode 6: Duygu Karaboncuk (Amazon) on Optimizing Customer Experience

April 28, 2017

In this episode you'll hear how Amazon product manager Duygu Karaboncuk keeps their Woot property fresh and relevant for users. Duygu describes where and how she finds insights about how to improve customer experience and how she grooms and tests new ideas. You'll also hear about her use of Amazon's vaunted 'press release process' where PM's write a future press release to describe the impact of a new idea.



C-Suite Insights, Special Live Edition: “How an Indian Entrepreneur Changed the IT Industry Forever” Narayana Murthy

April 20, 2017

Infosys Founder Narayana Murthy is an IT industry icon and considered one of the world’s greatest entrepreneur for his trailblazing work creating the global delivery model, which launched India as a major player in the IT industry. Traveling to the University of Virginia to receive the 2017 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Global Innovation, Murthy joined Darden School of Business Dean Scott Beardsley for a special C-Suite Insights interview in front of a live audience to share his story founding Infosys, his tips for today’s entrepreneurs, his advice to help India become a more business-friendly global economy and his outlook on technology trends for the future.