100 episodes

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.

The Touch MBA Admissions Podcast Darren C. Joe

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    • 4.8, 90 Ratings

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.

    #167 Breaking into Vietnam, Venture Capital & Professional Sports with Henry Nguyen, Founding Owner, Los Angeles Football Club & Kellogg MBA '00

    #167 Breaking into Vietnam, Venture Capital & Professional Sports with Henry Nguyen, Founding Owner, Los Angeles Football Club & Kellogg MBA '00

    How did Henry Nguyen, who graduated from Kellogg 20 years ago, launch Vietnam’s first technology venture capital fund, Vietnam’s first professional basketball team, and Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC), a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise?

    • 1 hr 37 min
    #166 Inside the Sofaer Global MBA with Manuel Fajardo '20

    #166 Inside the Sofaer Global MBA with Manuel Fajardo '20

    Why did a Colombian civil engineer choose to do his MBA in Israel?

    Manuel Fajardo shares his journey to the Tel Aviv University’s Sofaer Global MBA, and how this upstart MBA focused on new venture creation has helped him pursue his business idea.

    • 37 min
    #165 How is Covid-19 Impacting B-Schools? Dirk Hopfl Shares IE Business School's Response

    #165 How is Covid-19 Impacting B-Schools? Dirk Hopfl Shares IE Business School's Response

    IE's MBA program, based in Spain, regularly admits students from 75 countries. Its response offers one possibility for how MBAs will evolve to meet student needs during a pandemic

    • 24 min
    #164 Inside the Virginia Darden MBA with Tawan (Tina) Suvapatrachai '18

    #164 Inside the Virginia Darden MBA with Tawan (Tina) Suvapatrachai '18

    Tawan (Tina) Suvapatrachai shares her MBA journey from Bangkok to Virginia Darden and then back to Thailand to do strategy for Samsung. Like many international applicants, Tina didn't have the chance to visit her four target US business schools. How did she research schools and find her best fit? Why did she choose Darden and what did she take from her Darden MBA experience?

    • 51 min
    #163 How I Got Into Harvard Business School with Graciela Brewer

    #163 How I Got Into Harvard Business School with Graciela Brewer

    As a UX Designer and mother in Kansas City with no MBA network, Graciela Brewer wasn't sure if she "had a sliver of a chance" at her targets: HBS, MIT Sloan, NYU Stern and Cornell Tech. Four months later, she got into all four programs. In this episode, Grace shares how she shortlisted schools, submitted her strongest resume, essays, and recommendations, and stayed sane during a stressful application process.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Don't Trust Your Gut for Career Decisions with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky

    Don't Trust Your Gut for Career Decisions with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky

    Dr. Gleb Tsipursky has dedicated his professional life to helping others overcome cognitive biases and make better decisions. In this episode, Darren and Dr. Gleb discuss ways MBA applicants can make better decisions when it comes to business school and their careers.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

Leafsfan1989 ,

Insightful and Interesting

Honest advice and unique perspectives, delivered in an enjoyable and entertaining way.

Yara248 ,

Really good insights!!!

I find the podcast to be super helpful and in depth. The host pushes and asks tough questions to the guests to get real insights that is very helpful in the application process. Can’t recommend enough!

APSmittyy ,

Really well done!

Such an informative podcast for MBA hopefuls! They also have a free profile review on their website that matches you to schools and also gives frank and honest feedback on where you stand with your top-choice schools. Love everything about it!

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