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The Modern MBA

Marie Kirwan & Kristen Rossi

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Many students come to an MBA from banking, consulting, or MNC backgrounds, but what about those that don’t? The Modern MBA podcast with Marie Kirwan and Kristen Rossi shares the stories of those transitioning from or using their MBAs in unorthodox MBA sectors including the arts, healthcare, not-for-profit, academia, and more.
 
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On today's episode of The Modern MBA podcast we speak to Georgie Young, Account Director at 17 Sport in Paris. George talks to us about her experience studying for an MBA at HEC Paris and securing a role in the city after her course. About Us Many students come to an MBA from banking, consulting, or MNC backgrounds, but what about those that don’t?…
 
Today on The Modern MBA podcast we're speaking to Michelle Boland, Global Marketing Services Director at Cambridge University Press and Assessment about how her Executive MBA has helped her accelerate a successful career in marketing and CX. Michelle tells us how she managed to balance her studies with a full time, intensive marketing role, which c…
 
Today on The Modern MBA podcast we're speaking with Samar Malik, who turned her MBA summer project into her dream role, working in intrepreneurship (corporate innovation) for SAP. Samar talks us through the highs and lows of her MBA program and how she remained focused on her core career goals to secure her new position. About Us Many students come…
 
Today on the podcast we are speaking to Adam Taylor, CEO of Gwent Wildlife Trust. He shares with us his journey into the wildlife charity sector, why he chose to do an MBA and how it has helped him in his role as CEO. About Us Many students come to an MBA from banking, consulting, or MNC backgrounds, but what about those that don’t? The Modern MBA …
 
Today on the podcast we are speaking to Ilona Brannen, Consultant, Innovator and Business Strategist. She is the founder of Slate Digital and presenter of Still Loading, a podcast dedicated to exploring leadership for the digital age. About Us Many students come to an MBA from banking, consulting, or MNC backgrounds, but what about those that don’t…
 
Today on the podcast we are speaking to Taha Mashhadi. Originally from Pakistan, with a background in banking he studied at Esade in Spain and soon after moved into the tech space. He shares with us his journey into the start-up world; about seizing opportunities; what the Amazon recruitment process is like and what his entrepreneurial future holds…
 
Today on The Modern MBA podcast we're speaking with Marla Woodward , currently The Head of Product Marketing at Attest, a UK tech start-up. She shares with us her international journey from the USA to the UK; details of her career path; and about her experience doing an MBA at Oxford Saïd Business School. About Us Many students come to an MBA from …
 
Today on The Modern MBA podcast we're speaking with Sahil Chopra who after a career in accounting did an MBA at Warwick Business School. At the age of 31 he has started his own venture capital firm, Simsan Ventures. He talks about his journey, what the day to day of running a VC firm is like and what his vision is for the future of venture capital …
 
Today on The Modern MBA podcast we're speaking with Carla Vazquez Ramos. With a background in neuroscience she recently completed her MBA at IE Business School in Madrid. Carla shares with us her journey into the MBA, what it was like studying during COVID, and what's next for her career. About Us Many students come to an MBA from banking, consulti…
 
Today on The Modern MBA we are speaking to Jessica Penberthy, Senior Manager, Strategy and Operations at Mambu. Jessica talks to us about breaking into consulting after her MBA, securing sponsorship to work in the UK, and then transitioning into an industry role in technology. About Us Many students come to an MBA from banking, consulting, or MNC b…
 
Today on the The Modern MBA podcast we are speaking to Alanna Rasbach, Senior Manager Product Marketing as Salesforce. Alanna relocated from Canada to the UK before doing her MBA at University of Edinburgh Business School. Alanna talks to us about her MBA experience, finding a job in the UK following her international move, and what it takes to suc…
 
Today on The Modern MBA podcast we are speaking with Joshua Perry. With a passion for combating food waste and championing sustainability he recently completed an MBA from Warwick Business School and just before the start of 2022 he landed a role as a Net Zero Transformation Consultant with Deloitte. About Us Many students come to an MBA from banki…
 
Today on The Modern MBA podcast we are speaking with Denise Underwood. Originally from Romania her career has taken her to Myanmar, Thailand and most recently Singapore. She shares with us details about her exciting career journey, why she chose to do an MBA at Warwick Business School and more about her new role in Singapore. About Us Many students…
 
Today on The Modern MBA podcast we are speaking with Said Muhtadi, originally from Jordan he studied Engineering in Canada before pursuing an MBA at Warwick Business School. Today is a consultant with PwC in Saudi Arabia. He talks with us about his experience prior to the MBA; how he persevered in the job hunt during Covid; a glimpse into life as a…
 
Today on The Modern MBA podcast we're speaking with Grace Farías. Originally from Peru, she worked in operations in the airline industry before coming to study an MBA at Warwick Business School in the UK. Today she is a project management for a tech-startup in Ireland. We talk to her about her career journey and how she landed a job in another coun…
 
Today on The Modern MBA podcast we're speaking with Gerisha Nadaraju a chartered accountant who made a switch from financial services to Fintech after her MBA at Oxford Said. She talks with us her journey from accounting with PwC to a Fintech start-up; how she found a technology visa that has allowed her to live and work in the UK post-MBA; and she…
 
On today's episode of The Modern MBA we speak with Carla Priddon, the CEO of a youth charity in the West Midlands, UK. She talks with us about her career in the sector; the benefits of doing an MBA and how others from outside of the sector can use their skills to get involved. About Us Many students come to an MBA from banking, consulting, or MNC b…
 
On today's episode of The Modern MBA we speak to Madeline Carey, who is pursuing a joint MFA and MBA at Yale, about her experience in the arts and how she plans to use her MBA in the sector. About Us Many students come to an MBA from banking, consulting, or MNC backgrounds, but what about those that don’t? The Modern MBA podcast with Marie Kirwan a…
 
On today's episode we speak to Shivani Saxena, a Senior Strategy Consultant, about how she transitioned into the notoriously competitive world of consulting from a career in TV presenting, via an MBA at London Business School. About Us Many students come to an MBA from banking, consulting, or MNC backgrounds, but what about those that don’t? The Mo…
 
Today on the podcast we’re speaking with Marine and MBA graduate from the MIT Sloan School of management, Shane Vigil. He talks with us about his career history; his time at MIT doing both an MBA and MIT's Leaders for Global Operations programme; and how he landed a role as Senior Principal Systems Engineer with Northrup Grumman. If you like this e…
 
Mohamed Rahouma recently completed his MBA at Alliance Manchester Business School. After initially studying architecture, Mohamed built a career in marketing and branding, later founding That Muslim Tourist, an online media platform with over 25,000 followers. Today Mohamed shares why he decided to do an MBA and how he secured a spot on TikTok's co…
 
Today we're speaking with Adam Mapani MBE and first nurse consultant in the area of Opthamology. He has spent most of his career at Moorfields Eye Hospital championing therapies that save eyesight. He talks to us about his journey, the impact of his work and why he is doing an executive MBA at Warwick Business School. If you like this podcast, chec…
 
Today on The Modern MBA podcast we are speaking with spouses Rebecca and Simon who took the plunge and did an Executive MBA at the same time, whilst working ...and pregnant! They truly exemplify work-life balance. About Us Many students come to an MBA from banking, consulting, or MNC backgrounds, but what about those that don’t? The Modern MBA podc…
 
Today on the podcast in collaboration with MBAGRADSCHOOLS.com we’re speaking with Georg Singer. Originally from Austria he recently finished his MBA at St. Gallen Business School in Switzerland and used his degree to make a double jump moving out of R&D and into the world of carbon intelligence and sustainability. From the archive: If you like this…
 
Today on The Modern MBA podcast we're speaking with Alex VanOeveren. Originally from Seattle, he talks about his dynamic career moving from Social Work to Sales and ultimately pursing an MBA; why he chose to study abroad at IE in Madrid; and the benefits of choosing an international programme. About Us Many students come to an MBA from banking, con…
 
Today we're speaking with Jenni Chance, Senior Marketing and Communications Manager at PwC and Executive MBA graduate from Warwick Business School. Jenni talks to us about how the marketing field is developing and what this means for the skills needed to stay ahead, incorporating her interest in start-ups and entrepreneurship into her career path, …
 
Today we're speaking with Alissa Warne who after a career in marketing decided to pursue an MBA at IE in Spain and today is working in digital marketing for a company that needs little introduction: Microsoft. From the archive: If you like this episode check out our podcast with Marco. About Us Many students come to an MBA from banking, consulting,…
 
Today we're speaking with Warwick MBA graduate Sandra Sidlauskaite who after working in oil and gas used her MBA to transition into digital consulting with Infosys. From the archive: If you like this episode check out our podcast with Eduardo. About Us Many students come to an MBA from banking, consulting, or MNC backgrounds, but what about those t…
 
Today on The Modern MBA podcast we're speaking with Engineer turned Secret Service Agent turned MBA student, Lucy Chang Evans. We chat about her career trajectory, what it is like doing an online MBA and how she has leveraged her unique skill set in the classroom. From the archive: If you like this episode check out our podcast with Naman Kumar. Ab…
 
Today on The Modern MBA podcast we're speaking with Alison . She shares with us her experience from working on oil rigs in far off places to; doing a Distance Learning MBA at Warwick Business School; and owning her own consultancy (Idunn) where she looks at sustainable growth, business recovery and helping CEOs spend their time wiser. From the arch…
 
Today on The Modern MBA podcast we're speaking with Bola Grace about her Executive MBA at Cambridge. Bola talks us through her experiences including her project working to improve Diversity and Inclusion in business schools and how you can pursue a career in medtech/healthtech without a scientific background From the archive: If you like this episo…
 
Today on The Modern MBA podcast we're speaking with we are speaking with Auro Shashwat. Who with passion for biodiversity, wild life conservation and renewable energy is studying an MBA at Bologna Business School with a specialism in Green Energy & Sustainability. We speak to him about his fascinating professional background; his work that helps to…
 
Today on The Modern MBA podcast, a sponsored collaboration with MBAGRADSCHOOLS.com, we're speaking with Deanna Galati, an MBA candidate at Schulich School of Business in Canada. With a background in Theatre and arts programming she talks about leveraging her theatrical skills; why she chose to do an MBA; and using her MBA to drive funding for arts …
 
Today on The Modern MBA podcast we're speaking with Julia Sanjuan, currently doing her MBA remotely with IE whilst working as a Development Planning & Feasibility Manager in the hotel industry. She shares with us her motivations for doing an MBA; her experience of doing an MBA online, part-time and during Covid; where the industry is going; and tip…
 
Today on The Modern MBA podcast we're speaking with Justin Rufen-Blanchette who is currently doing his MBA at Michigan Ross and interning with Nike. He talked with us about growing up in the inner city of New York, landing a scholarship to go to a boarding school in Georgia, working in sports media and tech, and his long term vision of working in v…
 
Today on The Modern MBA podcast we're speaking with Anantara Hotel General Manager Darren Darwin. Originally from Manchester, England, he joined the hospitality sector just after leaving the army and just before joining the police force. We speak to him about his career experience, doing an MBA at Glion, the impacts of COVID on the industry and the…
 
On today's Modern MBA podcast, a sponsored collaboration with MBAGRADSCHOOLS.com, we are speaking with Alex Rosário. With a background in mechanical engineering, Alex worked his way up into senior management at Bomix in Brazil before heading off to Europe to pursue an MBA at INSEAD. Post-MBA, he has joined McKinsey and shares with us the impact the…
 
On today's episode of The Modern MBA, we speak to Stacy Blackman. Stacy founded Stacy Blackman Consulting, one of the best known MBA admissions consultancies following her MBA at Kellogg School of Management. She has now launched a new venture, Stryke Club and joins us today to share stories and advice from her time as an entrepreneur. About Us Man…
 
Today on The Modern MBA podcast we're speaking with the founder of MBASchooled.com, Al Dea. After working as a consultant with Deloitte Al decided to pursue an MBA and pivoted into Tech as a product manager with Salesforce. He talks about the skills he gained as a consultant, why he did an MBA and a bit about his entrepreneurial venture MBASchooled…
 
Today on The Modern MBA podcast we're speaking with Jessica Maye a speech pathologist working in paediatrics. She talks about wanting to do an MBA to transition her career, but ultimately upon reflection on the love of what she does, chose not to. Jessica is a great example that MBAs do not always lead to change but they certainly provide clarity a…
 
Today on The Modern MBA podcast we speak to Kirra Moser, a registered nurse and clinical educator who is an expert in death, bereavement and dying. Kirra has recently completed a distance learning MBA with Warwick Business School and talks to us about her experience balancing this with family life, a healthcare career, and a number of other roles a…
 
On today's Modern MBA podcast, a sponsored collaboration with MBAGRADSCHOOLS.com, we are speaking with Anita Ehui, an entrepreneur, giving African designers a luxury platform through her magazine Zhuri. Anita is currently pursuing a Global MBA in Luxury Brand Management at ESSEC Business School in France. She shares with us her experience working i…
 
Many students come to an MBA from banking, consulting, or MNC backgrounds, but what about those that don’t? The Modern MBA podcast with Marie Kirwan and Kristen Rossi shares the stories of those transitioning from or using their MBAs in unorthodox MBA sectors including the arts, healthcare, not-for-profit, academia, and more. Website: http://www.th…
 
Many students come to an MBA from banking, consulting, or MNC backgrounds, but what about those that don’t? The Modern MBA podcast with Marie Kirwan and Kristen Rossi shares the stories of those transitioning from or using their MBAs in unorthodox MBA sectors including the arts, healthcare, not-for-profit, academia, and more. Website: http://www.th…
 
Many students come to an MBA from banking, consulting, or MNC backgrounds, but what about those that don’t? The Modern MBA podcast with Marie Kirwan and Kristen Rossi shares the stories of those transitioning from or using their MBAs in unorthodox MBA sectors including the arts, healthcare, not-for-profit, academia, and more. Website: http://www.th…
 
Today, in collaboration with MBAGRADSCHOOLS.com we're speaking with Gry Glenne. Who after founding a luxury wedding business decided to pursue an MBA at the International University of Monaco. Today she's in a new role, but also looking at combining her passion for learning and entrepreneurship to research how to increase venture capital funding fo…
 
Naman Kumar always knew that he wanted to have an international career. After graduating from university, he found himself working as an engineer for A.P Moller - Maersk, living and working on some of the largest ships in the world and managing teams of crew from all across the globe. After sailing around the world, fighting off pirate attacks, and…
 
Change management roles are becoming more and more common, and there is certainly no shortage of change in the world at the moment! But what exactly do careers in change management involve? And how can you break into the sector? We join Executive MBA student at Warwick Business School, Tribeni Chougule, who heads up change management for a major pa…
 
Today we speak with Julien Haye, The Global Head of Non-Financial Risk at Fidelity International. He discusses being a generalist vs. specialist; his MBA experience at HEC Paris; and diversity and inclusion in the workplace and the importance of working in an environment that allows you to be yourself. Check out Julien's page A 1000 VOICES. The pla…
 
On today's Modern MBA podcast, a sponsored collaboration with MBAGRADSCHOOLS.com, we speak to Ryan Gray. After a career in Public Relations, Communications and Marketing, he recently set off to The Netherlands to pursue an MBA at The Rotterdam School of Management. He shares with us the skills he gained, networking tips and a bit about his new ende…
 
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