MBA for Executives

Executive MBA Career Profiles

With support from Darden, EMBA students generally take one of three career paths:

  • Climbers: they advance within their current organization.
  • Switchers: they switch companies, job functions and/or industries.
  • Entrepreneurs: they start their own companies.

Darden provides individualized, expert support for students as they advance along each of these three career paths, each of which requires unique career services.

Below, meet just a few of the many Darden Executive MBA alumni who have furthered their careers and learn how Darden helped them successfully make that change:


EMBAs who advanced within their current company 


Tracy L. Scott
EMBA '10

Sean Flynn

Sean Flynn
EMBA '09


Daren Dickerson
EMBA '09


EMBAs who changed career paths

Rachel Decker

Rachel Decker
EMBA '10

John Hibbs

John Hibbs
EMBA '11



EMBAs who started their own businesses

Tony Naidu

Tony Naidu
EMBA '09

Bradley Tompkins

Brad Tompkins
EMBA '10

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