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University of Virginia Darden School of Business - MBA, EMBA, PTMBA, Executive Education, MSBA

Purpose-Driven Leadership

The world needs leaders prepared to catalyze global business and social transformation. Through Darden's signature approach to teaching and learning, connect with your purpose, master business tools and concepts, and gain leadership skills to make an impact and flourish in the unknown.

Need to Know

Darden spearheads the conversations impacting business and society in a world changing more rapidly than ever, regularly publishing news, research, analysis and thought leadership. Read the latest.

Jie Cao

How Jie Cao (MBA '14) Helps Bain in Shanghai

A former software engineer turned consultant in Bain & Co.'s Shanghai office, Cao says the Darden case method and classroom teaches students how to learn.

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Preparing Critical Thinkers

From within a Top 5 business school, Darden's rigorous, purpose-driven education simulates the performance pressures of modern business, developing innovative leaders who not only navigate change  they spark it.

Paths to Purpose

Darden is accepting applications to its degree programs for the 2022–23 academic year.

80+ Guides, Conveners and Catalysts

Routinely recognized as the best in the world, Darden's faculty creates a spontaneous yet deliberate culture of thoughtful debate across every program. By connecting learners' perspectives and purpose with the quickly changing business landscape, our professors demonstrate that collaborative advantage is competitive advantage.

“You don't need to look past the latest headlines to know business and society are more global than ever. In this interconnected world in which a leader's decisions can change life oceans away, purpose and mission matter. Responsible, global leaders prepared for uncertainty will deliver meaningful impact that improves the world."

Scott C. Beardsley
Dean and Charles C. Abbott Professor of Business Administration
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Teamwork Makes a Network.

Our 17,000 alumni and 900+ degree-seeking students define themselves by their Darden roots and famously return the calls of any colleague who rings. We look forward to connecting.

Powered by Purpose

Purpose. It’s the foundation for what we believe and the bedrock beneath Darden’s historically ambitious fundraising campaign — Powered by Purpose. Support unparalleled investments in faculty, scholarships, the Darden Grounds and the annual fund to power transformational experiences that develop tomorrow’s purpose-driven leaders.

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