The Touch MBA Admissions Podcast show

The Touch MBA Admissions Podcast

Summary: Get an inside look at how top business schools assess MBA applicants. Interviews with MBA Admissions Directors and students from the world's top-ranked MBA programs. Strategies and tips on how to craft a successful MBA application and best present yourself. Straight talk on how to get accepted to MBA programs like Wharton, MIT Sloan, Insead, London Business School, and many, many more.

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  • Artist: Darren Joe: Former MBA Admissions Director Helping You Get Admitted

Podcasts:

 #161 The Evolving Professional MBA with Chris Healy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:12

Do you have to quit your job to get your MBA? Darren invites Chris Healy from Alliance Manchester Business school to share how the part-time / professional MBA has evolved with new technology and student and employer demands. If you're unsure about getting an online, blended, part-time or Executive MBA, you'll get key insights from this episode.

 #160 Experience Does Not Equal Performance | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:30

Inspired by the Harvard Business Review article Experience Doesn’t Predict a New Hire’s Success, Darren shares how you can demonstrate you're a great fit for your target MBA programs - or your next employer - even if you're short on experience. If you feel like you lack relevant work experience for the MBA, this episode is for you.

 #159 What's Up with the HKU MBA? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:48

Sachin Tipnis, Senior Executive Director of HKU's MBA, EMBA & 6 specialized Masters programs discusses the Hong Kong protests, curriculum changes, admissions, and picking the right Masters program for your career goals.

 #158 Quantless in Cornell with Gregory Wool, Cornell Johnson MBA ‘'21 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:53

How is a former actor, food & beverage and hotel manager transitioning into strategy consulting? Gregory Wool shares his application journey - including how he overcame a low quant score - and first semester experience.

 #157 Management Consulting & Student Life at Insead with Massine Bouzerar '19J | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:48

Around half of Insead MBA graduates end up working in consulting each year. Darren invites Massine Bouzerar, Insead MBA '19J, to share how he landed a job with Bain & Company AND made the most of his ten months at Insead's Fontainebleau campus.

 #156 Three Questions to Ask Before You Make a Career Move with Gary Lo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:44

Gary Lo, Managing Director of Glo Consulting and former Head of Admissions for the HKUST MBA, shares three questions to ask before you make a career move - MBA included. Aside from working for 10 different companies in 7 industries, Gary has counseled hundreds of MBAs and professionals as a career coach, so don't miss this episode if you're thinking about making a career move.

 #155 Five Takeaways from MBA Tour Panel in Ho Chi Minh – “Preparing Your Application: Advice from Admissions Directors” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:18

Darren recently attended a panel "Preparing Your Application: Advice from MBA Admissions Directors” at the MBA Tour in Ho Chi Minh. In this episode, he unpacks the application advice given by five admissions directors.

 #154 Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) & The Consortium What You Need to Know with Cristian Molina Cornejo, Tuck MBA '21 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:24

Cristian Molina Cornejo, Tuck MBA '21, shares how MBA applicants can take advantage of two programs that champion diversity and inclusion: Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) and the Consortium. Cristian also gives his best application tips after getting into four out of five top 20 US MBA programs.

 #153 The US MBA Experience as an International Student with Ikechukwu Edeagu, UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA '‘19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:14:26

Hailing from Nigeria and having never visited the US, how did Ikechukwu Edeagu shortlist and apply to MBA programs? And what was his process for navigating internships and the job search as an international student? Listen to get a real-time, inside look into one international MBA's experience at UNC Kenan Flagler.

 #152 Kishōtenketsu | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:13

Do you feel like your MBA story is a bit bland? What if you haven't overcome insurmountable odds or accomplished something amazing? Darren explores the possibilities of kishōtenketsu - a four act story structure used by Japanese and Chinese writers for centuries. What makes this story structure interesting is that it relies on contrast - not conflict - to generate interest. Listen on for ways you can use this Eastern story structure to keep admissions officers' attention AND demonstrate your self-awarenes

 #151 City University Hong Kong MBA Program & Admissions Interview with Christoph Schneider | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:50

Get an inside look at how top business schools assess MBA applicants. Interviews with MBA Admissions Directors and students from the world's top-ranked MBA programs. Strategies and tips on how to craft a successful MBA application and best present yourself. Straight talk on how to get accepted to MBA programs like Wharton, MIT Sloan, Insead, London Business School, and many, many more.

 #150 Behind the Scenes of an MBA Employment Report | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:31

Darren invites Susan Bertulli, Director, MBA Career Management at Ivey Business School at Western University to discuss MBA employment reports. First, why and how are MBA employment reports produced? Then, what should you look for? Which employment figures and statistics matter? How can you use them to shortlist b-schools and plan your career?

 #149 Wisconsin MBA Program & Admissions Interview with Betsy Kacizak and Brad Chandler - “"Focus Creates Advantage" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:10

Betsy Kacizak, Director of MBA Admissions and Recruitment, and Brad Chandler, Director, Nicholas Center for Corporate Finance and Investment Banking at the Wisconsin School of Business of University Wisconsin-Madison, discuss what makes the Wisconsin MBA unique, the school's admissions process, career opportunities and more. Program Highlights (10:45) | Admissions (29:56) | Scholarships (45:32) | Careers (49:08)

 #148 Starting a Business during your MBA with Sheela Lal, Michigan Ross MBA '19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:51

Guest Host Sabaina Kamara, Michigan Ross MBA '19, invites her section-mate Sheela Lal to share her experience applying for internships, founding Drunk Shrub and securing a full-time job post-graduation

 #147 ASB MBA Program & Admissions Interview with Sean Ferguson - "An Action-Learning Based Curriculum" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:26

Sean Ferguson, Associate Dean and Director of MBA Program for the Asia School of Business (ASB), discusses what makes the ASB MBA unique, the school's admissions process, career opportunities and more. Program Highlights (2:28) | Admissions (24:47) | Scholarships (40:20) | Careers (47:15)

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