Financial Times Ranks U.Va. Darden School No. 1 MBA in the World in General Management for Second Consecutive Year


Financial Times (FT) today released its Global MBA Rankings 2014 and recognized the University of Virginia Darden School of Business as a "strong performer" due to its continued rise in the ranking. Among U.S. schools, Darden moved up one place to No. 15. In the global ranking, Darden rose eight places, from No. 35 to No. 27.

In several categories, FT named Darden a Top 10 MBA program in the world:

  • In the overall ranking, No. 6 in Placement Success (the effectiveness of the School's career services, the Career Development Center, in supporting student recruitment, as rated by alumni)
  • In the specialty rankings, Darden was named a top MBA program in the world in the following three categories:
        No. 1 in General Management
        No. 3 in Corporate Social Responsibility/Ethics (up from No. 4 in 2013)
        No. 5 in Organizational Behavior

The 2014 FT ranking is based on two surveys of the business schools and their alumni who graduated in 2010. FT ranks programs according to alumni salary, idea generation and diversity of students and faculty. 

For the third year in a row, Darden tops The Economist's list as the world's No.1 education experience and for the second year in a row, the Financial Times' list as the world's best MBA program in general management. 

About the Darden School of Business
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is one of the world's leading business schools, offering MBA, Ph.D. and Executive Education programs. The unique Darden experience combines the case study method, top-ranked faculty whose research advances global managerial practice and business education, and a tight-knit learning environment to develop responsible and complete leaders who are ready to make an impact.

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