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Program-Specific Information

Darden will welcome degree program students and Executive Education participants back to Grounds in fall 2020. Program leaders for the full-time MBA, Executive MBA, Master of Science in business analytics (MSBA) and Executive Education provide the latest updates to students and participants. Search each program tab below to find resources with the latest information.

  • Full-Time MBA

    The full-time MBA program opening week begins in Charlottesville as planned on Monday, 17 August, with MBA classes starting on Monday, 24 August. The School will offer as many in-person classes as possible, and a remote option will be available.  

    The fall 2020 schedule will be condensed. Full-time MBA students will conclude in-person instruction by Thanksgiving. For more information: 

    For the latest academic calendar, visit Darden’s Office of the Registrar webpage.  

    January 2021 Section 

    In an effort to make Darden as accessible and flexible as possible to incoming students joining the full-time MBA Class of 2022, the School has introduced a January Section that will start in January 2021. These students will begin Darden activities such as career support ahead of their arrival and will complete their First Year in June. They will take part in an abbreviated summer internship or field project, and merge schedules with the remainder of the Class of 2022 at the start of Second Year. For more information on this option, contact the Office of Admissions.

  • Executive MBA

    The Executive MBA will continue this fall for Class of 2021 students and begin in August for incoming Class of 2022 students. The Executive MBA is based at UVA Darden DC Metro at the Sands Family Grounds in Rosslyn, Virginia. 

    • The Executive MBA Class of 2021 will return to Grounds at UVA Darden DC Metro on Friday, 21 August. For further information, the Class of 2021 should refer to Canvas or email [email protected]. After Thanksgiving, the Class of 2021 will have online evening classes and exams.
    • The Executive MBA Class of 2022 will begin with its virtual Orientation and Leadership Residency 1 (LR1) on Monday, 17 August. The first on-Grounds residency this academic year will take place starting 11 September. After Thanksgiving, the Class of 2022 will have one hybrid in-person/virtual residency, online evening classes and exams. For further information, the Class of 2022 should refer to Canvas or email [email protected].
    • Prospective students should visit the Executive MBA website or Schedule a Conversation with a member of the Admissions team.  

    For the latest academic calendar, visit Darden’s Office of the Registrar webpage.  

  • Master of Science in Business Analytics

    The Master of Science in business analytics (MSBA) is offered in partnership by the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and the McIntire School of Commerce. The program is delivered both online and in-person at UVA Darden DC Metro in Rosslyn, Virginia, and on UVA Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Class of 2021 will begin its first residency in-person at UVA Darden DC Metro on 15-16 August.  

    For more information: 

  • Executive Education

    Executive Education programs are being held virtually and on Darden Grounds in Charlottesville and the Washington, D.C. metro area. Executive Education will offer a limited number of in-person open programs this fall, with a significant portion of the program portfolio offered in a virtual format. Custom programs will be developed for in-person, virtual or hybrid delivery based on the needs of each client. 

    For more information: 

    • The Executive Education Return to Operations webpage provides guidelines and updates for Executive Education participants and guests attending programs on Darden's Charlottesville or Washington, D.C., area Grounds or an offsite location. 

    • Virtual Programs from Executive Education will offer several top programs for virtual delivery this fall.

    • The Darden Operations Status webpage offers general information on Darden’s policies and operations for reopening for in-person instruction. 

    • Open program participants should reach out to Deb Jewell with questions regarding in-person program delivery. Custom clients should reach out to Shaun Rozyn. All other executive education inquiries may be directed to [email protected]