Darden Center for Global Initiatives

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Darden Center for Global Initiatives

Darden Global Business Experience in China

Darden GEMBA students at the Brazilian Stock Exchange

Darden International Food Festival

Darden's network of over 14,000 alumni spans the globe

Darden Global Business Experience in South Africa

Darden Global Field Experience in Tanzania

Darden Global Business Experience in Mexico

Darden's International Food Festival

Darden Global Business Experience in Bahrain

International Student Thanksgiving Dinner

Diwali "Cold Call" Event

Darden International Food Festival

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Our Vision:

Bridging Darden and the World.

Our Mission:

The Darden Center for Global Initiatives strengthens and expands Darden’s global community, in Charlottesville and around the world, by providing educational opportunities and by building partnerships.

What we do:

The Darden Center for Global Initiatives (DCGI) works to enhance global business education at Darden and expand the School’s visibility and influence around the world. It helps to support Darden’s global awareness and activities and enhances the rich global fabric of Darden’s community. Approximately a third of Darden’s student body is made up of international students, representing dozens of countries and a multitude of cultures. These global perspectives add valuable dimension and depth to class discussions. Our faculty, many of whom are from outside the United States, teach, consult and do research around the world.

Each year, DCGI enables more than 200 Darden students to take one- to two-week courses led by Darden faculty outside the U.S. or engage in consulting with international clients under faculty guidance. Additionally, almost a quarter of our electives have global content and our global alumni network spans the world.


This interactive brochure showcases the impressive global reach of the Darden School of Business. 

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Program Map

This global awareness and positioning affords opportunities for our students to spend time studying in MBA programs overseas. In any given week, we may have a distinguished global speaker, an international food festival, faculty doing consulting work abroad or the dean hosting a guest from outside the United States.

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