Military Consortium

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is associated with the Military Consortium, an organization under the umbrella of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). Operation MBA was initiated as a way to help inform military personnel about the value of an MBA when combined with military experience. As a result of the association, we will waive the application fee for military persons who have been on active duty within three years of applying. To qualify for an application fee waiver, please contact the Admissions Office at darden@virginia.edu prior to submitting your application, so that your date of separation can be verified.

Darden is committed to making financial aid available to qualified military personnel who have transitioned from the service in the two years prior to entering our program.

Darden will provide a one-year deferment if admitted military students’ plans are delayed by their service branch.

For additional information about the consortium, visit the GMAC website.

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