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Contact Information
100 Darden Boulevard
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903, United States

Best B-School Road Trip: Darden School of Business

Bloomberg Businessweek's Jeniece Pettitt and Rachel Crane visit Charlottesville to check out the Darden School of Business.

About Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, is one of the world's leading business schools, offering the MBA degree in 3 formats – Full-time MBA, Executive MBA, and Global Executive MBA – as well as Ph.D. and non-degree Executive Education programs. The Darden experience is unique because of the combination of three key elements: the case study method, the world’s best MBA teaching faculty and a tight-knit community. These elements combine to create an environment that improves society by developing Darden students into principled leaders who are ready for anything.

Events Calendar

  • Sep 30
    Developing Leadership Capability in the Corporate Aviation Function

    Charlottesville, VA

    Strengthen your ability to influence your direct reports, while gaining the broad strategic and operational perspective necessary to lead the corporate aviation function. In partnership with the National Business Aviation Association, this program applies leadership, strategy and operations to the challenges and realities of the aviation function.

  • Oct 5
    The Women's Leadership Program

    Charlottesville, VA

    Organizations are only as strong as their people. Every successful organization helps its people thrive and its leaders lead - and women are playing increasingly significant leadership roles in higher numbers. The Women's Leadership Program helps women assess and address their unique strengths and challenges, as well as navigate the frequently complex dynamics of strategic business leadership.

  • Oct 6
    Leading Teams for Growth and Change

    Charlottesville, VA

    Darden’s unique, hands-on Executive Education program Leading Teams for Growth and Change gives you the opportunity to expand your experience and knowledge — and challenges you to stretch your thinking alongside peers from around the world.


About University of Virginia

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Open Enrollment Cost
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Individual Cost
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Individual Cost
0 Open enrollment executive non degree programs run in other countries 9 Custom executive non-degree programs
Custom Program Cost
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Company Cost
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Company Cost

Academics: What will I learn?

  • Full-Time Non-Tenured
  • Full-Time Tenured
  • Part-Time
10% 10
85% 85
5% 5
Non-Degree Programs Offered
22 Open Enrollment Programs 73 Custom Programs

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
35% 35
Experiential learning
25% 25
Team project
20% 20
More Information
Course Title Type Of Course Course Length Estimated Price Comments
The Executive Program Open-enrollment 19 $29,500 Darden's three-week, flagship advanced management program for senior-level executives.
Management Development Program Open-enrollment 11 $22,000 Darden's two-week program for high-potential executives.
Power and Leadership: Getting Below the Surface Open-enrollment 5 $9,100 This "level-three" leadership course transforms participants' view of leadership, improves their ability to influence and elevates their contributions in work and life.
Leading Teams for Growth and Change Open-enrollment 4 $7,900 Participants explore the strategies, structures and skills required to build a high-performance team and gain insights from an experiential rowing exercise led by a Gold Medal Olympian.
Strategic Decision Making Open-enrollment 3 $7,100 Participants gain insights into decision processes, harnessing uncertainty and strategic thinking.
Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers Open-enrollment 5 $8,900 This program provides non-financial managers with an understanding of essential financial terminology, concepts and applications.
Women's Leadership Program Open-enrollment 5 $7,750 Program helps women assess and address their unique strengths and challenges, and navigate the complex dynamics of strategic business leadership.
Marketing Analytics: Effective Resource Allocation Open-enrollment 3 $4,900 Participants gain a greater understanding of marketing analytics, mapping a firm's strategy and connecting marketing spend to financial returns.
Strategic Sales Management Open-enrollment 3 $4,900 The program helps executives transform their sales organizations into strategic assets that provide sustainable, long-term growth.
Drive Business Growth and Innovation: Mindsets, Behaviors and Tools Open-enrollment 5 $7,500 Equips participants with the critical requirements for consistent high performance through both operational excellence and innovation.
Class Offerings
Course Title Type Of Course Country Partners Year Established
International Business Awareness Course Custom Brazil, Vietnam, India, Japan, China Rolls Royce 2007
Leadership@Mars Custom Australia, Russia, U.K. Mars 2012
Young LEADERS! Programme Custom Singapore Temasek 2009

Students: Who are my classmates?

73 Companies that ran custom programs
27 Female Students 21 International Students
Ethnicity of Students
School Partners
  • Program Title Partner
  • Darden/SNL Exec Prog in Bank Financial Leadership SNL Financial
  • CFA Behavior Finance: From Theory to Practice CFA Institute
  • Executive Leadership Development Program NAMIC
  • CEO Institute CUES
  • Strategic Sales Management Sales Management Association
  • GBTA Academy Manager-Level Education Program Global Business Travel Association

Alumni: How strong is my network?

10,762 Living MBA Alumni 38 Countries where alumni clubs exist
63 Active alumni clubs
41% Participating in gift donations Yes Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.