Video Blog: Deadline Updates

Brett wanted to give a quick update on where we are in the EMBA and GEMBA admissions cycle. Enjoy!


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Video Blog: Interview with Danielle Walker (EMBA ’17)

The Executive Format video blog continues with an interview with EMBA student Danielle Walker. She and Brett Twitty discuss her Darden experience thus far, her personal business ventures, and her advice to prospective students.

If you have any questions about the Executive formats, feel free to email Brett at

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Video Blog: Preparing for Your Darden Interview

In his latest video blog, Director of Admissions for Executive Formats Brett Twitty shares some insight on the interview process.

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Preparing for Your Darden Interview – Executive MBA Admissions Blog

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Sean Gobin (EMBA ’14) Named CNN Hero

Darden alumni can be found all over the world doing amazing things. Today, we’re highlighting Sean Gobin (EMBA ’14), who was recently named one of CNN’s Top Ten Heroes.

Sean Gobin (EMBA ’14) knows the unique stress of war.

After enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1994, Gobin served as a platoon commander in Iraq in 2003 and 2005. In 2011, he served in Afghanistan, helping to train Afghan National Security Forces.

Then he came home, and shortly thereafter decided to walk from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian Trail, a powerful and therapeutic experience that Gobin said helped him — and would surely help others.

“Initially, I was hiking the Appalachian Trail because it had always been a dream of mine,” Gobin said. “Then about two-thirds of the way up the trail, I realized that long-distance hiking would be a great way for veterans to transition from their wartime experiences.”

The article continues here.

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Video Blog: When Should I Apply to Darden?

As our first Executive format deadline approaches, you may be wondering if there is a best time or round to apply to Darden. Director of Admissions Brett Twitty shares some advice in his recent video blog:

Visit our website for information on our application deadlines, class visits, and more.



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Video Blog: Interview with EMBA Student Abi Suarez

Director of Admissions Brett Twitty recently sat down with Abi Suarez (EMBA ’17) to discuss her impressions of the program so far. Watch below to hear her thoughts on work-life balance, career goals, and more.


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Meet Darden EMBA & GEMBA Admissions in Boston

If you have been thinking about getting your MBA but are not sure you want to take two years out of your career, mark your calendar for Thursday, 29 October.

On Thursday, 29 October, representatives from Darden’s EMBA and GEMBA programs will participate in a multi-school executive MBA admissions event in Boston, Massachusetts. Sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep, this event will feature information about the different formats and admissions requirements for Executive programs at some of the nation’s top business schools. There will also be an alumni panel in which graduates from participating schools will reflect upon their program experiences as well as how their MBAs have impacted their careers.

This is a great opportunity to chat with admissions team members and alumni and to learn more about the executive formats of the Darden MBA.  We hope you will be able to join us! To register, please click here.

If you are unable to attend this event, there will be several more similar events in a variety of markets including Washington, DC, New York, Chicago and Philadelphia, in 2016. Additional details will be provided closer to the dates of these events.

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Attend a Class Visit in Charlottesville

You are invited to visit the Darden School of Business to learn more about the executive formats of the Darden MBA: the MBA for Executives and Global MBA for Executives. We hope that you will join us for a class visit this fall.

On a Class Visit Day you will:

  • Observe an MBA for Executives class led by a member of Darden’s top-ranked faculty
  • Have lunch with executive MBA students, professors and staff

We currently have dates available through December – including some Saturdays! For information on the classes offered and to register, please click on the links below:

 Thursday, 8 October 2015

Friday, 9 October 2015

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Friday, 13 November 2015

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Friday, 4 December 2015

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Space is limited, so you are encouraged to register soon.

Students and alumni consistently tell us that attending a Class Visit Day was critical to their MBA research process — and to discovering what Darden offers. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Introducing the Executive MBA Video Blog

Brett Twitty, Director of Admissions for the Executive formats, is launching a video blog designed to cover topics relevant to prospective EMBA and GEMBA students.

Brett recently sat down with Sara Neher, Darden’s MBA Admissions Dean, to talk more about what you can expect to see in his videos. Watch his conversation with Sara below, and stay tuned for the first installment of the Executive MBA video blog.


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GEMBA: San Francisco Announced as New Residency Location

Over the course of their 21-month program, students in Darden’s Global MBA for Executives format (GEMBA) travel the globe: they attend six, two-week residencies in places like Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, Paris and Mumbai, while taking distance learning classes in between each trip.  Through these residencies, the students are able to immerse themselves fully in the social, political and economic aspects of these cities, thus learning first-hand about the global economy and some of the world’s most dynamic markets.

Darden is pleased to announce that, starting in 2016, the final residency of GEMBA will include a week of experiential study in the San Francisco Bay Area. The week of courses and experiential programming throughout Silicon Valley will enable unmatched access and insight into the topics of entrepreneurship, technology and leading strategic change – all focuses of the final residency.

For more information and to read the full press release, please visit our website.

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