• Leaders of Leaders

    At Darden, we have reimagined what a business education could and should be. Top-ranked for student satisfaction, the Darden experience develops entrepreneurial, global and responsible leaders — leaders who step forward.

  • What makes the Darden experience the world’s best? It’s a combination of transformational ‘a-ha’ moments in the classroom, supportive faculty and staff, the close community spirit, the active student life, the responsive alumni network, strong links to global business, and a storied history of developing leaders — all within the University of Virginia’s stunning Academical Village in Charlottesville, one of the cities with the best quality of life in the United States.

  • Darden's case study method, simulations and experiential activities immerse you in real-world business challenges and put you in the role of the decision maker. In a supportive environment guided by the world’s best teachers, you will gain new knowledge and skills, fine-tune your strengths, challenge your way of thinking, and prepare you and your organization to lead at the next level.

  • Female student raised hand Students at blackboard Professer gesturing Raised hand

    What happens when an engineer from Dusseldorf, a pharmaceutical executive from Shanghai and a seal from the U.S. Navy tackle a business problem together? At Darden, your learning team will be an integral part of your experience.

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    A Darden education is an investment in yourself and your organization. Through Darden’s high-engagement learning process, you will master the best business tools and concepts. You will gain the skills needed to be an agile decision-maker who is ready to face the toughest business challenges. Every aspect of the Darden experience is designed to help you grow as a leader, with the confidence to step forward and make a difference.

  • Discover the Best Fit for You

    MBA

    Full-time residential format with core and elective courses in Charlottesville, Virginia with opportunities to study abroad

    4 years

    Avg work exp

    21 months

    Duration

    Internship only

    Employed

    Executive MBA

    Combination of monthly weekend residencies in Charlottesville, Virginia, or the Washington, D.C. area, an international residency and distance learning

    10 years

    Avg work exp

    21 months

    Duration

    Full-time

    Employed

    Global Executive MBA

    A combination of monthly residencies in Charlottesville, Virginia, or the Washington, D.C. area, four week-long international residencies in China, Europe, India, Brazil and the United States and distance learning

    10 years

    Avg work exp

    21 months

    Duration

    Full-time

    Employed

    Executive Education

    Short courses on the latest practices across business disciplines; custom programs designed for organizations; and three management development programs for three levels of leadership

    3-10 years

    Avg work exp

    2 days to 2 weeks

    Duration

    Full-time

    Employed