Leadership Development

  • For years, the Darden case method has been priming our students for leadership. When our students work through cases, they are put into the shoes of a business leader in unique situations, requiring them to identify problems, define alternatives, analyze data, and make decisions. As a result, it is no surprise that top businesses recruit Darden graduates for involvement in their Leadership Development Programs.

    In the following video, Lisa Bloch (MBA '16" shares how Darden prepared her for a leadership role.

    In 2015, 10% of Darden's graduating class went into executive development/leadership development programs, with an average salary of $114.929. For more information on starting salaries and signing bonuses, please see Darden's Employment Reports.

    Top Leadership Development Program (LDP) Hiring Companies, class of 2015

    Amazon.com, Inc. Danaher Corporation MasterCard
    Bank of America DuPont Medtronic
    Cargill, Inc. Eastman Chemical Company MetLife Investments
    Corning Inc. Liberty Mutual Walmart eCommerce

    In the following video, Jason Eickemeyer (MBA '17) shares how the Darden case method helped prepare him for a leadership internship role in healthcare.