The Economist Again Names UVA Darden School No. 1 Education Experience in the World
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The Economist has
once again — for the sixth consecutive year — named the University of Virginia Darden School of
Business the No.
1 education experience in the world.
The accolade is part of the publication’s annual Which MBA? 2016 global ranking of
the Top 100 full-time international MBA programs.
The Economist also
named Darden the No. 3 MBA program in the world.
“Being named the best education experience in the world is a
significant achievement,” said Dean Scott Beardsley. “These rankings continue
to validate the hard work and commitment of our students, alumni, faculty and
staff as we seek to reach the full potential of our mission to produce global
and responsible leaders who change the world.”
The Darden School’s transformational learning environment
features faculty renowned for their teaching excellence, a supportive and
engaged student body and a dynamic alumni network. Students emerge from Darden as agile,
lifelong learners who are uniquely prepared to act decisively and responsibly
and to step forward into leadership roles and improve the world.
Other rankings in The Economist's Which MBA? list include:
ranking takes into account a number of factors that are central to the Darden
mission, including student and alumni experience and career advancement.
The ranking is comprised of four categories: opening new
career opportunities (35% weighting), personal development and educational
experience (35%), increasing salary (20%) and the potential to network (10%).
See the full methodology here.
Data collected from the schools also include the number
international students, registered alumni and active alumni branches or
The top five schools in The Economist's Which MBA? 2016 rankings are:
The University of Virginia Darden School
of Business delivers the world’s best
business education experience to prepare
entrepreneurial, global and responsible leaders through its MBA, Ph.D. and
Executive Education programs. Darden’s top-ranked faculty is renowned for
teaching excellence and advances practical business knowledge through research.
Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public
university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Sophie ZunzDirector of Media RelationsDarden School of BusinessUniversity of VirginiaZunzS@darden.virginia.edu+1-434-924-7502
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