MBA

MBA Events & Receptions

Each year, Darden hosts a variety of events worldwide and online for prospective students.  Darden alumni, faculty and students often participate in these informative and engaging gatherings. Admissions representatives also attend events hosted by our numerous partner organizations.  Included in the schedule are events with: The Consortium, Forté Foundation, Management Leadership for Tomorrow, MBA2U and NBMBAA.

The majority of prospective student receptions and events take place between August and December. We hope to meet you at a Darden event sometime soon. 

U.S. Events

Darden representatives host and attend prospective student events throughout the year. The majority of events for the full-time MBA format take place in the fall and early winter and are posted here as they are planned.

California

Los Angeles

24 July 2014

MBA Multi-School Event  
9 August 2014 Riordan Diversity MBA Admissions Conference  
27 August 2014 Forté Forum  
3 September 2014 Consortium MAPS  
20 October 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception  
     

Palo Alto 

8 October 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception  
     

San Diego 

23 July 2014 MBA Multi-School Event  
21-22 August 2014 Service Academy Career Conference  
     

San Francisco 

21 July 2014 MBA Joint Women's Panel  
26 August 2014 Forté Forum  
4 September 2014 Consortium MAPS  
6 October 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception  
29 September 2014 CHecK uS out: MBA LGBT Open House  
5 October 2014 MBA LGBT Multi-School Event  
     

District of Columbia

Washington

15 July 2014 MBA Joint Women's Panel  
19 August 2014 Forté Forum  
10 September 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception  
30 September 2014 Consortium MAPS  
     

Florida

Miami

21 August 2014 Forté Forum  
15 September 2014 MBA Multi-School Event  
     

Georgia

Atlanta

20 August 2014 Forté Forum  
17 September 2014 MBA Multi-School Event  
20 September 2014 Consortium MAPS  
1 October 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception  
     

Illinois

Chicago

15 July 2014 MBA Joint Women's Panel  
3 September 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception  
8 September 2014 Forté Forum  
9 September 2014 Consortium MAPS  
     

Massachusetts

Boston

16 July 2014 MBA Joint Women's Panel  
18 August 2014 Forté Forum  
18 September 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception  
     

Michigan

Ann Arbor

8 September 2014 MBA Multi-School Event  
     

Minnesota

Minneapolis

9 September 2014 MBA Multi-School Event  
     

New York

New York

17 July 2014 MBA Joint Women's Panel  
9 September 2014 Forté Forum  
10 September 2014 Forté Forum  
11 September 2014 Consortium MAPS  
23 September 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception  
8 October 2014 CHecK uS out: MBA LGBT Open House  
4 December 2014 Darden Women's Event Register
     

North Carolina

Charlotte

16 September 2014 MBA Multi-School Event  
30 September 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception  
     

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia 

11 September 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception  
     

Texas

Austin 

10 September 2014 MBA Multi-School Event  
     

Dallas

9 September 2014 MBA Multi-School Event  
2 October 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception  
     

Houston

28 August 2014 Forté Forum  
11 September 2014 MBA Multi-School Event  
13 September 2014 Consortium MAPS  
1 October 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception  
     

Virginia

Charlottesville

15 October 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception  
Go to the Visit Darden page for class visits and open house information.
     

Northern Virginia

1 October 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception  
     

Richmond

5 November 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception  
     

Washington

Seattle 

22 July 2014 MBA Multi-School Event  
25 August 2014 Forté Forum  
     

Visit the EMBA Events page for events taking place in the late winter and spring. Although these events are focused on Darden's executive MBA formats, full-time MBA candidates are welcome to attend.

Information on class visits and open houses can be found on the Visiting Darden page. 

International Events

Darden representatives host and attend prospective student events throughout the year. The majority of events for the full-time MBA format take place in the fall and early winter and are posted here as they are planned. 

Argentina

Buenos Aires

28 August 2014 MBA Multi-School Event  
13 December 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception Register
     

Brazil

Sao Paulo

27 August 2014 MBA Multi-School Event  
8 December 2014 Darden Reception Register
     

Canada

Toronto

10 September 2014 MBA Multi-School Event  
11 September 2014 Forté Forum  
     

Chile

Santiago

31 August 2014 MBA Multi-School Event  
     

China

Beijing

23 September 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Information Session  
     

Shanghai

21 September 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Information Session  
     

Colombia

Bogota

23 August 2014 Premium MBA Contact Fair  
25 August 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception  
     

France

Paris 

18 September 2014 MBA Multi-School Event  
     

Germany

Munich

22 September 2014 MBA2U/The MBA Tour  
     

India

Bangalore 

27 August 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception  
     

Mumbai 

28 August 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception  
     

New Delhi

25 August 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception  
     

Indonesia

Jakarta

2 October 2014 MBA Multi-School Event  
     

Japan

Tokyo

25 September 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception  
     

Mexico

Mexico City 

1 September 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception  
     

Monterrey

25 August 2014 Monterrey MBA Fair  
     

Panama

Panama City

26 August 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception  
     

Peru

Lima

25 August 2014 MBA Multi-School Event  
     

Russia

Moscow

27 September 2014 MBA25 Event  
     

Singapore

Singapore

1 October 2014 MBA Multi-School Event  
     

South Korea

Seoul

2 August 2014 Coffee Chat  
     

Spain

Madrid 

23 September 2014 MBA Multi-School Event  
     

Taiwan

Taipei

27 September 2014 MBA Multi-School Event  
8 November 2014 Darden Chat in Taipei  

United Kingdom

London 

15 September 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception  
17 September 2014 MBA Multi-School Event  
7 October 2014 Forté Forum  
     

Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh

29 September 2014 MBA Multi-School Event  
     

Visit the EMBA Events page for events taking place in the late winter and spring. Although these events are focused on Darden's executive MBA formats, full-time MBA candidates are welcome to attend.

Online Events

Darden Admissions Webinars

Meet Darden Admissions representatives online during our Darden Admissions Webinars. These live webinars will feature different topics to help you learn more about what distinguishes the Darden experience, faculty and network from other top MBA programs. Dates and times may vary, so be sure to check back here for the upcoming webinar schedule.

To participate these webinars, simply log into our online platform as a guest at the time of the event.

Webinar: LGBT Students at Darden

Tuesday, 2 December 2014
13:30 – 14:30 Eastern Standard Time
Register

In this Q&A session, learn about what it is like to be a part of the Darden, U.Va, and Charlottesville communities from the perspective of LGBT students and allies. The students will discuss Darden’s LGBT community, as well as share LGBT-friendly opportunities in student clubs, organizations, and conferences. Come prepared with questions, as this is a great opportunity to learn from current students.

Webinar: Black Students at Darden

Thursday, 4 December 2014
13:30 – 14:30 Eastern Standard Time
Register

Join our panel of Second Year students for a Q&A session about what it is like to be a part of the black community at Darden, U.Va, and in Charlottesville. The students will share their experiences with clubs, organizations, and conferences that are designed to promote the success of black professionals in business. Come prepared with questions, as this is a great opportunity to learn from current students.

Webinar: Japanese Perspectives on the Darden MBA

Saturday, 6 December 2014
10:00 – 11:00 Tokyo Time
Register

Are you interested in pursuing your MBA in the United States? Would you like to talk to current Japanese MBA students about their business school experience? If this describes you, join us for a chat hosted by Darden Second Year students from Japan. In this webinar you will learn about the Darden School of Business, the life of an MBA student, Charlottesville, tips for MBA applications, and much more. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and receive advice about applying to business school.

Webinar: Hispanic Students at Darden

Wednesday, 10 December 2014
13:30 – 14:30 Eastern Standard Time
Register

Join us for a Q&A session with a panel of Hispanic Second Year students about what it is like to be a part of the Darden, U.Va, and Charlottesville communities. The students will discuss their experiences with Hispanic-focused clubs, organizations, and conferences at Darden and in the greater MBA community. Come prepared with questions, as this is a great opportunity to learn from current students.

 

Beat the GMAT Chat 

Why Darden? An Introduction to the Darden MBA and Q&A with Admissions Dean Sara Neher

Thursday, 11 December 2014
12:30 – 13:30 Easter Standard Time
RSVP

Join us for a live Q&A with Sara Neher, Assistant Dean of MBA Admissions at the Darden School of Business, and get all your admissions questions answered.

 

Ask Darden Admissions — GMAT Club Forum

Ongoing 

Join the conversation now.

Events at Darden

We welcome prospective students and applicants to visit us on the Darden Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia.

For event details and registration instructions for Fridays in July, Class Visit Days and Open Houses, go to the Visiting Darden page. 

Coffee Chats

Over student breaks, current MBA students host informal prospective student events at coffee shops and restaurants around the world. Coffee chats will be announced as they are planned.

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