Faculty & Research

Robert L. Carraway

Robert L. Carraway, Associate Professor of Business Administration

  • BS, MBA, East Carolina University; PhD, Purdue University
Office: FOB 162
Phone: +1-434-924-4828
E-mail: CarrawayR@darden.virginia.edu

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Robert L. Carraway, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Darden School, University of Virginia 

Professor Carraway is a versatile educator with substantive experience engaging MBA students and executive audiences around the world.  With a background in mathematics, his primary area of expertise is decision analysis, the application of analytical tools, techniques and frameworks to support decision-making processes.  He has worked in Asia, Europe and South America, in addition to the US. 

After a successful early academic publishing career (with publication in Management Science, Operations Research, Decision Sciences, European Journal of Operational Research, among others), Professor Carraway turned his attention more fully to helping managers, would-be managers and executives apply analytical approaches to a wide array of business challenges.  He co-authored a book, Quantitative Business Analysis: Text and Cases, and has authored numerous case studies, many on the topics of Optimization and Mathematical Programming. 

Recently, Professor Carraway has focused more specifically on the process of bridging the gap between analysis and managerial judgment/intuition, both for individuals and organizations.  A particular area of emphasis has been the implication of these two ways of thinking on innovation.  He works with organizations to help them recognize and challenge their impediments to innovation, both processes and mindsets, incorporating both analysis and intuition. 


Decision Analysis
Critical Thinking
Organizational Culture

MBA Courses

Decision Analysis
Data Analysis and Optimization
Managerial Quantitative Analysis

Executive Education Courses

Strategic Decision-Making
Management Development Program
Young Leaders Program (Singapore)
Learning Launch for Innovation
(Numerous company-specific programs)

Featured Video

Professor Carraway on Ethics at Darden

Darden faculty and administration highlight some of the ways they incorporate business ethics into their specialty areas across the Darden enterprise and not just in the core ethics classes. In this video, we hear from Professor Robert Carraway of Darden's Quantitative Analysis faculty and Associate Dean of the MBA Program.