Quick Stats

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  • Program Cost
    $129,900
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    189
Contact Information
100 Darden Boulevard
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903, United States
Website

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 offers one top MBA program in three formats — MBA, MBA for Executives and Global MBA for Executives — as well as Ph.D. and non-degree Executive Education programs. Through the world’s best education experience, top-ranked faculty and global alumni network, Darden prepares responsible leaders who step forward to improve the world.

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.

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Events Calendar

  • Mar 22
    Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers

    Charlottesville, VA

    Virtually every manager needs a solid grasp on the numbers side of business. This "crash course" in finance equips managers from all backgrounds with the critical skills needed to compete in today's complex economy and, ultimately, boost their bottom lines.

  • Apr 12
    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.

  • May 5
    Leading Innovation: Transform Yourself, Your Team and Your Organization

    Charlottesville, VA

    "All organizations require one core competency: innovation," noted Peter Drucker, widely considered the inventor of modern management. More than ever, today's aggressive rate of change calls for leaders who possess this key competency - and know how to infuse it throughout their organizations.

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
Re-Applicants
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?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$129,900
Total Program Cost
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$129,900
Total Program Cost
Basic scholarships awarded
Loans
52% Percent that received aid
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Academics: What will I learn?

Faculty
  • Faculty from Full-Time program
  • Faculty with at least 5 years corporate experience
100% 100
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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. A few recent improvements include: 1. Installed upgraded equipment in all classrooms 2. Upgraded to HD projectors and controls in 14 classrooms with a new teaching console and HD cameras in the largest classroom 3. Produced 5 Coursera Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

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
  • 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?

11,044 Living MBA Alumni 38 Countries where alumni clubs exist
63 Active alumni clubs
41% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.