Tuition & Expenses

  • Executive MBA Tuition & Fees

    The total tuition and fees for EMBA students entering in the Fall of 2018 is as follows.

    These charges are billed incrementally over the five semesters of the program. The total bill is composed of the following charges:

      Domestic Students 1 International Students
    Tuition $133,100 $133,100
    Darden Materials Fee $1,600 $1,600
    Meals & Lodging $10,500 $10,500
    Program Fee $11,670 $11,670
    Special Session Fee $1,230 $1,230
    International Fee 2 $320
    Total $158,100 $158,420

    1. Domestic students refers to both Virginia and non-Virginia residents.
    2. International students will be charged an additional fee. For the 2018–19 academic year, the fee will be $160. The fee for the 2019–20 academic year has yet to be determined.


    The fees cover all direct costs of the program including materials, cases, and the meals and lodging while in residency.

    The fees do not cover:

    • Travel to and from weekend residencies
    • Travel to and from the Global Residency
    • Some meals during the Global Residency
    • Costs of obtaining visas

    Admitted students can find a detailed schedule of due dates on their admitted student website.

    Cost of Attendance

    Cost of Attendance represents the total amount it will cost you to attend Darden for one year, including:

    • Tuition & Fees
    • Weekend Residency Travel Costs
    • Federal Loan Fees

    The following figures are for the 2018-19 academic year.

    Tuition & Fees

      Domestic Students* International Students
    Total Tuition & Fees $63,240 $63,400

    *Domestic Students refers to both Virginia and non-Virginia residents.


    weekend Residency Travel Costs

    The following is the estimated cost of 9 round trips to Darden for weekend residencies over the academic year. Find the travel region that corresponds to where you live, and take note of the respective amount.

    Travel Region 1 $4,590
    Travel Region 2 $390
    Travel Region 3 $5,760
    Travel Region 4 $6,254
    Travel Region 5 $13,500

    Travel Region 1

    Travel Region 1 consists of the following U.S. states and territories: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, U.S. Virgin Islands and Vermont.

    Travel Region 2

    Travel Region 2 consists of the District of Columbia and the following U.S. states: Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

    Travel Region 3

    Travel Region 3 consists of the following U.S. states: Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

    Travel Region 4

    Travel Region 4 consists of the following U.S. states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

    Travel Region 5

    Travel Region 5 consists of Alaska, Hawaii and any location outside the United States.

    Federal Loan Fees

    Federal loan fees of up to $1,832 are added to the budgets of students who borrow federal student loans. If you don't plan on borrowing federal loans, you do not have to include this amount in your cost of attendance.

    Global Residency Cost

    The following costs will be added to a student's budget if they choose to attend the Brazil Global Residency or the China Global Residency:

    • Brazil Global Residency (Fall 2018) — $2,015
    • China Global Residency (Spring 2019) — $1,830

    Cost of Attendance

    Based on the above factors, the Cost of Attendance for EMBA students for the 2018–19 academic year could be within the range of:

      Domestic Students*  International Students
    Cost of Attendance $66,254 – $81,196 $66,414 – $79,524

    *Domestic Students refers to both Virginia and non-Virginia residents.

    This budget does not include living expenses. If you would like living expenses to be added to your cost of attendance, please email the Financial Aid Office.


    Military Benefits

    Fees covering students' cases, meals, and lodging costs are not covered under the Post-9/11 GI Bill tuition and fees benefit and may not be covered by some employer sponsored education benefits. Recipients of the Post-9/11 GI Bill may use their monthly housing allowance and annual books and supplies stipend to cover these fees.

    Employer Education Benefits

    Students receiving employer education benefits should check with their employer to determine the benefits they may be entitled to receive.

    Global Executive MBA (GEMBA)

    Please note that the figures listed on this page are estimated aggregate charges, first and second year combined.

    Total Cost of Attendance

    The total Cost of Attendance for GEMBA students entering in the Fall of 2018 is as follows.

    Domestic Students
    (Virginia & Non-Virginia Residents)
    International Students
    $165,600 $165,920

    Tuition & Fees Breakdown

    The total tuition and fees are billed incrementally over the five semesters of the program. The total bill is composed of the following charges:

    Tuition $133,100
    Darden Materials Fees $1,600
    Meals & Lodging $18,000
    Program Fee $11,670
    Special Session Fee $1,230

    International students will be charged an additional fee. For the 2018–19 academic year, the fee will be $160. The fee for the 2019–20 academic year has yet to be determined.

    The fees cover all direct costs of the program including cases, meals and lodging while in residency.

    The fees do not cover:

    • Travel to and from weekend residencies in Charlottesville and/or Rosslyn
    • Travel to and from the Global Residencies
    • Some meals during the Global Residencies
    • Costs of obtaining visas

    Admitted students can find a detailed schedule of due dates on the Admitted Student Website.

    Transportation Expenses for Domestic Residencies

    The following is the estimated cost of 5 round trips to Darden (Charlottesville or Rosslyn) for weekend residencies over the academic year.

    Travel Region 1 $2,550
    Travel Region 2 $218
    Travel Region 3 $3,600
    Travel Region 4 $3,474
    Travel Region 5 $7,500

    Travel Region 1

    Travel Region 1 consists of the following U.S. states and territories: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, U.S. Virgin Islands and Vermont.

    Travel Region 2

    Travel Region 2 consists of the District of Columbia and the following U.S. states: Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

    Travel Region 3

    Travel Region 3 consists of the following U.S. states: Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

    Travel Region 4

    Travel Region 4 consists of the following U.S. states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

    Travel Region 5

    Travel Region 5 consists of Alaska, Hawaii and any location outside the United States.

    FEDERAL LOAN FEES

    Federal loan fees of up to $1,832 are added to the budgets of students who borrow federal student loans. If you don't plan on borrowing federal loans, you do not have to include this amount in your cost of attendance.

    GLOBAL RESIDENCY COST

    The following costs will be added to a student's budget:

    • Brazil Global Residency (Fall 2018) — $2,015
    • China Global Residency (Spring 2019) — $1,830

    COST OF ATTENDANCE

    Based on the above factors, the cost of attendance for GEMBA students for the 2018–19 academic year could be within the range of :

      Domestic Students*  International Students
    Cost of Attendance $72,927 – $81,869 $73,087 – $80,369

    *Domestic Students refers to both Virginia and non-Virginia residents.

    This budget does not include living expenses. If you would like living expenses to be added to your cost of attendance, please email the Financial Aid Office.

    Military Benefits

    Fees covering students' cases, meals and lodging costs are not covered under the Post-9/11 GI Bill tuition and fees benefit and may not be covered by some employer sponsored education benefits. Recipients of the Post-9/11 GI Bill may use their monthly housing allowance and annual books and supplies stipend to cover these fees.

    Employer Education Benefits

    Students receiving employer education benefits should check with their employer to determine the benefits they may be entitled to receive.