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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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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…
 
On today's Modern MBA podcast, we speak with Taufik Sani. Originally from Singapore, he worked in higher education before doing an MBA at Alliance Manchester and transitioning his career into his passion of Gaming and Esports. His first post-MBA position was as Partnership Manager with Bidstack, an in-app advertising platform, in the London. Many s…
 
Consultancy and entrepreneurship are both highly favoured career choices by MBA graduates. University of Lancaster alumnus Fredrik Sandvall has managed to combine both during his exciting career! He joins us today to talk about his career journey, what he learned from his MBA, and the Invest in You podcast, which he founded. Many students come to a…
 
Are you considering doing an MBA in the UK but not sure how to afford it? Are you looking for a highly practical programme? Have you considered an Apprenticeship MBA? Ula Tang-Plowman, Senior International Officer at the University of Derby joins us today to talk about her Apprenticeship MBA, an alternative to some of the more traditional courses o…
 
There's something about the glamour of working for an airline - not only in the skies, but on the ground and behind the scenes as well. Today we're speaking with Jolie Duhon who after a career in Hospitality in Las Vegas decided it was time to stretch outside of her industry to gain more insights into other areas of business. She joined Duke Univer…
 
On today's Modern MBA podcast, a sponsored collaboration with MBAGRADSCHOOLS.com, we speak to Govinda Prasad. After 10 years with the Indian Army, in 2020 Govinda joined Copenhagen Business School to transition his career into the Corporate World. He shares with us the skills and values he learned during his time in the army; advice for fellow mili…
 
The Executive Director for the MBA at Cambridge Judge Business School, Conrad Chua, discusses the value of an MBA; professional advice, and his podcasts The Book Judge and The Changing Careers podcast. The Book Judge podcast Changing Career podcast Many students come to an MBA from banking, consulting, or MNC backgrounds, but what about those that …
 
On today's podcast we speak to Cebo Mayekiso about how he funded his MBA in the UK via a Chevening scholarship. Cebo walks us through the application process and his top tips, as well as explaining what it's really like studying for an MBA in the UK during the pandemic Many students come to an MBA from banking, consulting, or MNC backgrounds, but w…
 
On today's Modern MBA podcast, Warwick Business School graduate Yajur Mahendru tells us how he went from working in a tech start-up in India to a fully sponsored consulting role in Germany. We talk to Yajur about trends in digital and tech, maximising your chances of gaining a sponsored role during your MBA, and adapting to working and living in a …
 
On today's Modern MBA podcast, a sponsored collaboration with MBAGRADSCHOOLS.com, we speak to Maxine Fish. A current MBA student at Hult Business School in London, Maxine is an all-rounder. She shares with us her life as a global citizen, her experience in project management and consulting in public health, studying at Hult, working as a British Ar…
 
Today we speak to Ugochi Agoreyo, who after a career in banking used the MBA to transition into tech. The current Head Of Channel for SAP West Africa, Ugochi talks about the Culture Ceiling and negotiation; the importance of competence; and the ability to articulate transferable skills. About Us Many students come to an MBA from banking, consulting…
 
Today we talk to Andrew Lucchesi who is currently studying for an MBA at Bologna Business School on their Food and Wine track! Andrew fills us in on what it's like studying and living in Italy, the specialist courses he has been able to take, and how the school is adapting to the COVID-19 environment. About Us Many students come to an MBA from bank…
 
On today's Modern MBA podcast, we talk to Leah Petr, an Alliance Manchester MBA graduate who managed to secure her dream job - and sponsorship to live in the UK - at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Leah talks about all things fintech, making the switch from her previous career in TV, and how she managed a uniquely challenging job search. Many …
 
On today's episode of The Modern MBA podcast we talk to Joanne Chesney, who holds an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. Joanne talks to us about her career in healthcare, how she managed to balance her MBA with a demanding full time role, and what opportunities are available for MBAs wishing to work in the sector. Webs…
 
On today's episode of The Modern MBA podcast we talk to Kofi Alexander Barko from Indiana University Health. Kofi talks us through his career story to date, including opportunities for MBAs wishing to work in the higher education/University sector About Us Many students come to an MBA from banking, consulting, or MNC backgrounds, but what about tho…
 
Today we speak to Anna Rawson, world renowned professional golfer turned start-up founder via an MBA from Columbia Business School. Anna fills us in on her decision to leave the world of sport behind, the start-up plans that didn't work out, and becoming a co-founder and entrepreneur. Seedlyfe provides superfood supplement powders for all stages of…
 
On today's Modern MBA podcast we talk to Melissa Lim, Senior Product Manager, Store of the Future at Farfetch. Melissa has an impressive roster of big tech names on her CV including Microsoft and Google, and took her tech experience into the luxury fashion space following completion of an MBA at INSEAD. About Us Many students come to an MBA from ba…
 
On today's Modern MBA podcast we speak with James Frostick, who has spent 13 years working in the music industry and recently completed a distance learning MBA with Warwick Business School. James talks to us about his experiences through some of the industry's most turbulent years, as well as how an MBA can help advance your career in the sector. A…
 
As a Formula One engineer for Mercedes, Paul Fitzgerald had what many would consider to be a dream job. So why did he leave it behind to do an MBA? We find out on today's podcast where Paul talks us through making the switch from engineering to strategy consulting and how he navigated the recruitment process without spending hours on case study pra…
 
As a veterinarian, Rebecca Thorne had the job that many of us dream of in childhood. She tells us how her MBA has enabled her to build on her experience in this space and transition from clinical practice into a full-time corporate role in the sector. https://www.medivet.co.uk About Us Many students come to an MBA from banking, consulting, or MNC b…
 
In today's Modern MBA Podcast we speak with former professional baseball player Geoffrey Rowan. Geoff tells us how he made the most of his MBA experience by getting involved in a wide variety of extra curricular activities and what he did to transition into a post MBA role with a healthcare start-up. About Us Many students come to an MBA from banki…
 
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