EMBA - Financial Aid - Sponsorship


What is Sponsorship?

Whether you’re a student seeking company sponsorship or a company looking for information on the benefits of sending an employee to an Executive MBA program, we have several resources for you. An investment in Darden’s Executive MBA or Global Executive MBA is an investment in your company's present and future. When an executive is learning while working full-time, new ideas and theories make it back to your organization with great speed. In fact, Darden students frequently speak of real-time, nearly immediate ROI for themselves as well as their organization.

Your company can sponsor an employee in a variety of ways:

  • Company support letter (required)
  • Financial support (optional)
  • Career development plan (optional)

As sponsored Darden students grow in skills and knowledge, your company benefits as they expand their capabilities and achieve greater levels of success.

Sponsoring a Darden student offers your organization the unique advantages of our top-ranked MBA degree: the highly pragmatic case study method, the world’s #1 ranked business school faculty and a close-knit community that fosters continued and shared success.

You and your employee will also find that the format of both the Executive MBA and the Global Executive MBA is exceptionally conducive to maintaining professional responsibilities. Attending classes on the Darden Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia or in the Washington, D.C. area is typically required only once a month.

Understand the Requirements

An application to Darden's Executive MBA formats requires a company support letter. This is the only sponsorship requirement that is mandatory for all students.

Plan Your Strategy

Obtaining your employer's support and sponsorship is an important part of the decision to pursue an MBA. While a company support letter from your employer is required, there is a broad range of additional ways in which companies support employees through Darden's Executive MBA.

For Companies

When your company sponsors a Darden student, you can expect concrete benefits that start early, permeate your organization and endure well beyond your employee's time in the program.