Why Darden Executive Education?


The world's best learning experience
led by the world's best faculty
at the nation's top public university


For more than 50 years, Darden Executive Education has developed leaders and partnered with organizations to solve their toughest business challenges.

We believe:

How you learn is as important as what you learn.

Some schools offer lectures as the path to learning. At Darden, we believe that you learn best by doing.  Highly engaging activities inside and outside the classroom will prepare you to lead in today's dynamic, global world. Case studies, real-world simulations and experiential learning exercises immerse you in challenging business situations and put you in the role of decision maker. The Darden experience will push you to ask the right questions, think strategically and debate solutions with other executives - skills you can immediately put to work.

Teaching really matters.

Darden's top-ranked professors are the world's best teachers, who deliver a high-energy, transformational learning experience. They focus on you - the practitioner - and share with you the latest practical innovations you need to do business. Their corporate connections and consulting assignments span the globe, and their innovative courses are based on real-world experience and new knowledge. Deeply committed to your long-term personal and professional development, our professors will empower you and expand your horizons. It's no wonder that students consistently rate Darden No. 1 in student satisfaction.

Space and place designed to inspire learning.

Darden is the graduate business school of the University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, who considered the University one of his greatest achievements. U.Va. is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Located on the North Grounds, Darden is an oasis for learning. The School's fully integrated facilities provide top-rated dining and accommodations, classrooms, learning team rooms and fitness facilities - all conveniently located in one, elegant setting. Every aspect of the Darden Grounds is thoughtfully and meticulously designed with your learning in mind.

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