The Darden Center for Global Initiatives (DCGI) works to enhance global business education at Darden and expand the School’s visibility and influence around the world. It helps to support Darden’s global awareness and activities and enhances the rich global fabric of Darden’s community.
Approximately a third of Darden’s student body is made up of international students, representing dozens of countries and a multitude of cultures. These global perspectives add valuable dimension and depth to class discussions. Our faculty, many of whom are from outside the United States, teach, consult and do research around the world.
Each year, DCGI enables more than 200 Darden students to take one- to two-week courses led by Darden faculty outside the U.S. or engage in consulting with international clients under faculty guidance. Additionally, almost a quarter of our electives have global content and our global alumni network spans the world.
This global awareness and positioning affords opportunities for our students to spend time studying in MBA programs overseas. In any given week, we may have a distinguished global speaker, an international food festival, faculty doing consulting work abroad or the dean hosting a guest from outside the United States.