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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.

What Recent Grads Say See All 12 Comments >

Darden was an amazing experience. Exceptional curriculum, professors, facilities, and support. Additionally, they picked a phenomenal cohort/fellow classmates. The two years at Darden will be considered one of the highlights of my life. A fantastic educational experience and I'm now being considered/in competition for the next CEO of our company.


Events Calendar

  • Sep 14
    Power and Leadership: Getting Below the Surface

    Charlottesville, VA

    Influential leaders can motivate their teams in ways that transcend bonuses. How do they do it? What does true, enduring influence look like? Power and Leadership: Getting Below the Surface helps answer these and other personally relevant questions — providing managers with actionable insights that apply broadly and immediately to their professional situations.

  • Sep 16
    Managing Individual and Organizational Change

    Charlottesville, VA

    Change is here to stay — and today’s leaders continually face the task of driving and managing change to keep their organizations moving forward. You will develop fresh ways of thinking about and approaching change in this immediately applicable, psychology-grounded course taught by two of Darden’s renowned leadership and organizational behavior experts.

  • Sep 22
    Negotiating Success: A Learning Laboratory

    Charlottesville, VA

    Successful leaders integrate negotiating skills across every aspect of their daily functions – employing powerful strategies that increase their influence, improve their relationships and enhance their effectiveness. The format of this program takes a cue from faculty leader and renowned negotiation expert Sherwood Frey, who has said, "Negotiating is an art that can be developed best by doing."

About University of Virginia

Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 118
  • Middle 80% 69 to 177
Admissions Selectivity
Darden School of Business Average Across All Schools

Average GMAT Score
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 0
0% 0.0
0% 0.0
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • Capital One
  • University of Virginia/ UVA Health System
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • United States Military
  • Accenture

Tuition: Can I afford it?

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Total Program Cost
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Total Program Cost
Basic scholarships awarded
52% Percent that received aid

Academics: What will I learn?

  • Faculty from Full-Time program
  • Faculty with at least 5 years corporate experience
100% 100
Students in Core Classes
60 Darden School of Business 36 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
65% 65
Distance learning
20% 20
Experiential learning
5% 5
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Joint Degree Programs
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Management
  • Leadership
  • Operations Management
  • Strategy
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • 0
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning No
  • Out of country or special trip/project Yes
Technology Improvements
  • The Darden School of Business regularly updates technology to improve the student experience. Recent improvements include: 1. Darden Media: Upgraded to HD projectors and controls in 11 classrooms, new teaching console and new HD cameras in largest classroom Upgraded the Abbott Auditorium PA system and installed a new PA system in the Pepsico Forum. Created numerous simulations and tutorials Installed HDMI connection in all classrooms, learning team rooms, and conference rooms Installed new video matrix switcher in auditorium Installed short throw projector confidence monitor in two classrooms. Installed wall-mounted “al

Students: Who are my classmates?

33 Average age of student 9% International Students
16% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
Student Citizenship
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  • Campus distance from airport 10 miles
  • Pre-program Orientation
  • Types of housing While on grounds, MBA for Executives students stay at The Inn at Darden, a full-service hotel located close to their classroom, learning team rooms, and The Abbott Center, Darden's executive dining room. All students stay at The Inn, allowing for a full-immersion learning experience during their residencies in Charlottesville.
  • Temporary housing available

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.