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Introducing The Forum Hotel
Located on the verdant Darden Grounds, within a five-acre arboretum with global botanical gardens, The Forum Hotel — operated by Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants — offers opportunities to connect, reflect and learn together throughout the boutique property and captures the essence of the beautiful city of Charlottesville. The hotel's two restaurants, three classrooms, wine cellar, ballroom, boardroom, study and other public spaces are open to all.
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 2023–24 academic year.
MS in Business Analytics
Delivered in partnership with the UVA McIntire School of Commerce, the UVA Master of Science in Business Analytics instills the foundations of statistical analysis while fostering leadership in an emerging field, through a hybrid program that combines online learning and in-person residencies in the D.C. area.
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.
Bobby Parmar is a teacher, researcher, documentary producer and author who is taking stakeholder theory from classes to the masses so that business embraces its opportunity to be a force for good.
Luann Lynch proves that accounting isn't just for accountants, showing how decisions in the field have major ethical implications and can power incentives that drive important behavioral changes.
Roshni Raveendhran shapes the future of work by understanding how developing technologies change human behavior and mediate human relationships.
Interim Dean Jeanne Liedtka is an organizational sage and trailblazer of design thinking, a problem-solving technique that's transforming companies, nonprofits and government agencies.
Yael Grushka-Cockayne wins awards for teaching at the forefront of data science, forecasting and project management, and a competitive planning edge has never been more important than now.
“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."
Teamwork Makes a Network.
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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.