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

Palo Alto 

8 October 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception Register
     

San Diego 

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

San Francisco 

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

District of Columbia

Washington

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

Florida

Miami

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

Georgia

Atlanta

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

Illinois

Chicago

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

Massachusetts

Boston

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

Michigan

Ann Arbor

8 September 2014 MBA Multi-School Event Register
     

Minnesota

Minneapolis

9 September 2014 MBA Multi-School Event Register
     

New York

New York

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

North Carolina

Charlotte

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

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia 

11 September 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception Register
     

Texas

Austin 

10 September 2014 MBA Multi-School Event Register
     

Dallas

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

Houston

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

Virginia

Charlottesville

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

Northern Virginia

1 October 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception Register
     

Richmond

5 November 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception Register
     

Washington

Seattle 

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

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 Register
     

Brazil

Sao Paulo

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

Canada

Toronto

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

Chile

Santiago

31 August 2014 MBA Multi-School Event Register
     

China

Beijing

23 September 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Information Session Register
     

Shanghai

21 September 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Information Session Register
     

Colombia

Bogota

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

France

Paris 

18 September 2014 MBA Multi-School Event Register
     

Germany

Munich

22 September 2014 MBA2U/The MBA Tour Register
     

India

Bangalore 

27 August 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception Register
     

Mumbai 

28 August 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception Register
     

New Delhi

25 August 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception Register
     

Indonesia

Jakarta

2 October 2014 MBA Multi-School Event Register
     

Japan

Tokyo

25 September 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception Register
     

Mexico

Mexico City 

1 September 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception Register
     

Monterrey

25 August 2014 Monterrey MBA Fair Register
     

Panama

Panama City

26 August 2014 Darden Admissions & Alumni Reception Register
     

Peru

Lima

25 August 2014 MBA Multi-School Event Register
     

Russia

Moscow

27 September 2014 MBA25 Event Register
     

Singapore

Singapore

1 October 2014 MBA Multi-School Event Register
     

South Korea

Seoul

2 August 2014 Coffee Chat Register
     

Spain

Madrid 

23 September 2014 MBA Multi-School Event Register
     

Taiwan

Taipei

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

United Kingdom

London 

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

Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh

29 September 2014 MBA Multi-School Event Register
     

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 on select Wednesdays from 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. (EST) 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.

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

Webinar: Why Darden? An Introduction To The Darden MBA

Wednesday, 22 October 2014
12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Eastern Time
Register 

Join Director of Admissions Whitney Kestner for this live webinar to learn more about the Darden MBA’s active learning experience, top-ranked faculty and tight-knit alumni network. There will be a 15-minute presentation followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. 

Webinar: Life At Darden For Chinese Students

Friday, 24 October 2014
21:00 – 22:30 Beijing Time
Register

Join us for a chat "in Chinese" with current Darden students to learn more about the Darden School, MBA life, Charlottesville, application tips, academic and professional opportunities and more.

Webinar: Diversity At Darden

Wednesday, 5 November 2014
12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Eastern Time
Register

A core part of the Darden School mission is to foster a diverse community that broadens understanding and elevates performance in the classroom and in business. Meet Associate Director for Diversity Recruitment Karen Ohen and a panel of MBA students for a discussion about the Darden community and learn more about diversity resources and affinity groups at Darden and around Charlottesville. There will be a 15-minute panel discussion, followed by a 30-minute Q&A.

Beat the GMAT

Q&A With Darden Student

Thursday, 30 October 2014
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Register

Join Second Year student Derek Rey to learn more about the Darden student experience. Derek leveraged the Darden MBA to transition from the military to investment banking and is excited to share more about Darden's case method experience, top-ranked faculty and global alumni network.

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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