The Executive Education Experience

EE - The Darden Experience

The Executive Education Experience

Years worth of Darden in days

The Darden Executive Education experience is an accelerated environment designed to shift participants ahead of the curve and confront business challenges in climates as realistic as their origin. In as little as weeks, mid-career professionals develop a habit of purpose, adopting new approaches to sector-specific problems that elevate the classroom into a testing ground.

A four-pillared philosophy guides our approach.

  1. Our spontaneous yet deliberate learning experience cultivates confidence and resilience in the face of uncertainty.

  2. The collaborative, learner-centered culture fosters high intellectual and emotional engagement with faculty and peers.

  3. A dedication to honor, purpose and lifelong learning anchors Darden’s diverse and inclusive community.

  4. We are committed to inspire and shape modern business leadership worldwide through research, thought leadership and access to transformational learning solutions.

How You'll Learn

In Class

In Class
Aligning with the intensity of our world-renowned MBA Program, Darden Executive Education demands intention from the classroom experience. Engaging in a perpetual dialogue and lecture-free learning, mid-career professionals and executive leaders get the chance to push past their perspective and learn at the pace of business.

Out of Class

Out of Class
Homework could be anything from an open-ended, industry-focused discussion with classmates to a small-scale regatta on the Potomac. Executive education courses combine intellectual, interpersonal and team-building competencies to develop leaders at every level.


Professionals gain more than an immediate return on investment, inheriting a lasting approach to their work and the precise ability to identify opportunity in real business settings.

Who You'll Meet

Jeanne M. Liedtka

United Technologies Corporation Professor of Business Administration

Kimberly A. Whitler

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Manel Baucells

Associate Professor

Darden Executive Education is provided by the University of Virginia
Darden School Foundation.