UVA Darden Podcasts
The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 36: An Interview with MJ Toms, Director of Education and Experiential Learning at Darden’s Batten Institute

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 36: An Interview with MJ Toms, Director of Education and Experiential Learning at Darden’s Batten Institute

August 30, 2018

In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we talk with MJ Toms, Director of Education and Experiential Learning for Darden’s Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. In this broad-ranging conversation, MJ highlights the various entrepreneurship resources available to students at Darden through the Batten Institute and UVA, including the iLab, Start-Up Academy, Venture Capital Bootcamp, UVA’s Entrepreneurship Cup, Coursera Courses, and much more.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 35: Darden EMBA Students in Entrepreneurship

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 35: Darden EMBA Students in Entrepreneurship

August 25, 2018

In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we continue our ongoing series about entrepreneurship with a conversation with Ruchir Ghildiyal and Dan Fitzhenry, two EMBA format students in our Class of 2018. We talk with Ruchir and Dan about some of the recent student-led initiatives around entrepreneurship in our Executive MBA Program and how their Darden experience has shaped their approach to and thoughts on entrepreneurship.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 34: Darden EMBA Students in Politics

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 34: Darden EMBA Students in Politics

August 17, 2018

In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we talk with a few of our Executive MBA students who work in politics – Julie Lasseter (EMBA ’18), Steve Gilleland (EMBA ’19), and Freddy Barnes (GEMBA ’19). We ask Julie, Steve and Freddy how and why they decided to pursue an MBA, what drew them to Darden, what they’ve enjoyed about the program, and their advice for politicos considering advanced education and weighing an MBA.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 33: An Interview with Jim Detert, Associate Dean of Executive Degree Programs and Initiatives

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 33: An Interview with Jim Detert, Associate Dean of Executive Degree Programs and Initiatives

August 6, 2018

In this wide-ranging episode, we chat with Jim Detert. In addition to teaching Leadership and Organizational Beavior, Jim is the new faculty lead and Associate Dean for the Executive MBA Program, and we caught up with him to discuss what drew him to Darden, his goals for the Executive MBA Program, what he loves about teaching in the case method, and his plans for LR1.