U.S. Residency #2

  • US Residency 2 Darden FountainThe sixth and final residency of the Darden Global MBA for Executives is based in the U.S. Starting with the Class of 2016, this residency will have its first week in San Francisco, California, and its second week back in Charlottesville, Virginia at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

    Courses & Capstone Project

    During this residency, core courses give way to a series of elective-style classes. Each course is taught by a team of faculty who bring together the best of their elective offerings in these holistic courses (watch this Darden Team Teaching video to learn more). These classes will also include the opportunity to interact with and hear discussions on current business issues from several Darden alumni who will visit.

    Global Business by the Numbers

    You will learn to improve decision making in " Global Business by the Numbers" by integrating models and teachings across Accounting, Finance and Decision Analysis.

    Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Growth

    As a part of " Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Growth," you will learn about design strategy, design a business plan and discuss the management of success. This portion will be conducted mostly in San Francisco.

    Leading Global Strategic Change

    In " Leading Global Strategic Change," you will be presented with multiple challenges of designing and implementing change at several levels: organizational, departmental, team and individual. You will develop and hone your leadership, strategy and change management skills. This portion will be conducted primarily in San Francisco.

    Professional Advancement Course

    You will complete your " Professional Advancement Course" via personal interviews and career management guidance classes.

    Creating the Future Capstone Project

    In the " Creating the Future" course, you will work on and deliver a capstone group presentation based on a project employing and synthesizing the skills and international business and cultural acumen developed over the previous 21 months.

    San Francisco Highlights

    • Visit with executives at Google in their Mountain View headquarters
    • Panel discussion with entrepreneurs and angel investors

    Further details will be determined as April 2016 approaches.

    US Residency 2 UVA RotundaProgram Wrap-Up

    The Global MBA for Executives draws to a close on the Darden Grounds with a program wrap-up, followed by a celebratory student and program faculty event.

    Accommodations in the U.S.

    Charlottesville: Inn at Darden (located on the Darden Grounds)

    San Francisco: TBD