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University of Virginia

Darden School of Business, University of Virginia

World Rankings

  • Financial Times Global MBA Ranking (2019) 51

MBA

Accreditations: AACSB

Programme features

  • The full-time MBA fosters an environment that develops Darden students into principled and complete leaders. This is achieved via a combination of case studies, innovative thinking and a collaborative community of well connected professors and experienced professionals. Teaching at Darden aims to take students beyond business with a focus on ethics, sustainability and global perspective.
  • During their first year students study towards the required curriculum which builds a solid foundation in global business leadership. Electives and concentrations in their second year develop depth in chosen areas of expertise.        

Duration

  • Two years

Number of places

  • 320

Fees and funding 2014–15

  • Virginia residents - $54,950 per academic year (£36,865)
  • Non-Virginia residents - $57,950 per academic year (38,870)
  • International students - $58,050 per academic year (£38,937)
  • Darden offers scholarships to international students based on a number of factors including merit, gender and industry of expertise.

MBA for Executives

Accreditations: AACSB

Programme features

  • The MBA for Executives allows experienced professionals to earn an MBA while continuing to work full-time. An interactive case method approach promises to spark debate and generate innovative ideas, giving immediate return on investment.
  • The programme includes a core of courses designed to build on students’ management experience and a number of electives which will help students to develop expertise in areas of interest. The EMBA also includes a Professional Advancement Course which will provide the strategic perspective required to advance students’ careers.               
  • Students attend monthly weekend residencies and four week-long residencies throughout the 21 month duration of the programme.

Duration

  • 21 months

Number of places

  • 70

Fees and funding 2015–16

  • Domestic students - $134,950 (£90,457)
  • International students - $135,150 (£90,602)
  • Applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships.

Global MBA for Executives

Accreditations: AACSB

Programme features

  • The Global MBA for Executives at Darden is designed specifically for executives who plan to work while earning the qualification and aspire to have responsibilities across multiple continents and cultures.
  • The GEMBA curriculum incorporates more global content than the other MBA formats. Its curriculum provides an emphasis on knowledge and skills essential to students who plan to work in globally distributed firms.
  • Students attend six two week international residencies in the US, Brazil, China, Europe and India. The remainder of the programme is taught via distance learning platforms. 

Duration

  • 21 months

Number of places

  • 30

Fees and funding 2015–16

  • Domestic students - $134,950 (£90,457)
  • International students - $135,150 (£90,602)
  • Applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships.

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Address

Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 6550, Charlottesville, VA 22906-6500