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Marylin A. Isabella

Associate Professor
Unit: Darden School of Business
Department: Darden Graduate School of Business
Office location and address
FOB 167
90 Darden Blvd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.S., Tufts University
Ed.M., Harvard University
MBA, D.B.A., Boston University
Biography

Associate Professor Isabella teaches courses in organizational behavior, leadership and change, and team interaction at the University of Virginia Darden School's MBA, Global Executive MBA, MBA for Executives and Executive Education programs. She is the co-author of three booksAlliance CompetenceLeader and Teams: The Winning Partnership and The Portable MBA, 5th edition. Isabella has published numerous articles in the areas of leadership and change, career management, strategic alliances and partnerships. She has also researched and authored many original case studies focused on U.S./international companies and problems that present themselves in these situations. 

As a management consultant, she has extensive international experience with companies worldwide, helping them develop their global leadership talent and organizational effectiveness. She regularly works with companies in Central and Eastern Europe through IEDC, Bled School of Management in Slovenia and has extensive experience in Latin and South America, China, Africa and Western Europe.

As a certified executive coach, Professor Isabella helps managers and executives achieve their highest leadership potential in order to do the best work of their career and inspire others to do the same.

As a researcher, she focuses on questions of leading change as a middle manager, developing one's collaborative leadership abilities, understanding the mindsets that shape individual careers and propel organizational change. Before joining the Darden faculty in 1990, she was on the faculty of the Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University and taught at the Harvard Business School.

GBUS 7100: Global Leadership Explorations - Part I
Credits: 2
Each location chosen for our GEMBA residencies offers a broad set of opportunities for building global awareness as well as allowing more integration opportunities across courses. Global Leadership Explorations are a series of courses that will leverage the "why" we are in a certain location and "what" we can learn about ourselves, our companies, business and our world.
GBUS 7101: Global Leadership Explorations - Part II
Credits: 2
Each location chosen for our GEMBA residencies offers a broad set of opportunities for building global awareness as well as allowing more integration opportunities across courses. Global Leadership Explorations are a series of courses that will leverage the "why" we are in a certain location and "what" we can learn about ourselves, our companies, business and our world.
GBUS 7102: Global Leadership Explorations - Part IV
Credits: 2
Each location chosen for our GEMBA residencies offers a broad set of opportunities for building global awareness as well as allowing more integration opportunities across courses. Global Leadership Explorations are a series of courses that will leverage the 'why' we are in a certain location and 'what' we can learn about ourselves, our companies, business and our world.
GBUS 7105: Leading Global Enterprises
Credits: 2
The LGE course provides a critical introduction to many of the key challenges managers face in Leading Global Enterprises. Along with the other courses in your first On-Grounds, LGE provides you a rich opportunity to understand the challenging task you face as a global leader and serves as a bridge to the courses you will take throughout the program.
GBUS 7113: Global Leadership Explorations - Part III
Credits: 2
Each location chosen for our GEMBA residencies offers a broad set of opportunities for building global awareness as well as allowing more integration opportunities across courses. Global Leadership Explorations are a series of two-week courses that will focus on why students are in a certain location and what they can learn about themselves, their companies, business and the world.
GBUS 7345: Leading Organizations - Part I
Credits: 2
High-performing organizations are driven by leaders who enable people to be effective in their jobs. This course helps students cultivate mind-sets and use tools to influence behavior in organizations.
GBUS 7346: Leading Organizations Part II
Credits: 2
High-performing organizations are driven by leaders who enable people to be effective in their jobs. This course helps students cultivate mind-sets and use tools to influence behavior in organizations.
GBUS 7347: Leading Organizations - Part III
Credits: 1
High-performing organizations are driven by leaders who enable people to be effective in their jobs. This course helps students cultivate mind-sets and use tools to influence behavior in organizations.
GBUS 7348: Leading Organizations (Part I)
Credits: 2
High-performing organizations are driven by leaders who enable people to be effective in their jobs. This course helps students cultivate mind-sets and use tools to influence behavior in organizations.
GBUS 7349: Leading Organizations (Part II)
Credits: 2
High-performing organizations are driven by leaders who enable people to be effective in their jobs. This course helps students cultivate mind-sets and use tools to influence behavior in organizations.
GBUS 7353: Leading Organizations - Part IV
Credits: 2
High-performing organizations are driven by leaders who enable people to be effective in their jobs. This course helps students cultivate mind-sets and use tools to influence behavior in organizations.
GBUS 7816: Envisioning Your Future
Credits: 3
The Leadership Residency 2 consists of three modules that support the main topic of the course and offer students an opportunity to reflect on various sides of changing. Leaders Changing Organizations explores different ways leaders can conceptualize change in order to implement it.
GBUS 8530: Global Immersion
Credits: 2
This Darden Worldwide Course aims to develop a deeper understanding of a particular global business environment, what it takes to successfully enter and understand new business contexts, and how to develop a mindset as a leader across different cultures and institutions. The course accomplishes this by immersing students on-site in a new context to study these issues through engagement with local executives, global and local companies and organizations, meeting with government and community leaders, exploring activities of cultural and historical significance, and meeting with peers.