Two Years, Stamina and the Right Questions.

Full-Time MBA

Full-Time MBA

Inspiring responsible business leaders for uncertain, unprecedented times. Darden MBAs dive headfirst into a rigorous core curriculum, matched only in its intensity by its career rewards. Through the case method, students learn by doing day in and day out — a Darden-specific approach that's earned plenty of decoration along the way, including being named the best business education experience in the U.S. by The Economist. Nine years in a row.

Education Experience nine consecutive years in the U.S. (The Economist)
average starting salary among U.S. business schools
Dual-Degree Programs
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The First Year of a Darden full-time MBA doesn’t just prepare you for Second Year. The core curriculum immerses students in a rigorous, case-based learning experience that steadies students in the face of imperfect information.

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The Second Year gives students the chance to sharpen their professional interests, personalizing the Darden approach to career paths and in-demand skill sets. Students learn to think critically in real world contexts through consulting projects, live-action cases and global immersions.

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Stay informed with the latest updates from UVA and Darden on plans to return to Grounds and health and safety planning related to COVID-19.

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How UVA Darden Is Creating a New Story of Business

“Darden constantly challenges my understanding of the world, one 85-minute conversation with 67 classmates at a time. The diversity of thought in the classroom pushes me to always think about the third option when solving business problems — not just another solution, but a solution that encompasses practicality, ethics and involves as many stakeholders as possible.”

Meti Aberra
(Class of 2020)

The World's Best

Caroline Miles

Carolyn Miles

(MBA ’88), President and CEO, Save the Children

Hoyoung Ban

Hoyoung Ban

(MBA ’11), Founder and Group CEO, NEOFECT

Nicole Lindsay

Nicole Lindsay

(MBA ’99), Vice President, Mastercard

Jerry Nemorin

Jerry Nemorin

(MBA ’08), Founder and CEO, LendStreet

Valerie Camillo

Valerie Camillo

(MBA ’00), President of Business Operations, Philadelphia Flyers

Matt Reintjes

Matt Reintjes

(MBA ’04), CEO, YETI


Let's Talk Business (School)

What makes the Darden MBA different? The personal, tight-knit relationships with members of the Darden community is one place to start. And it’s why we’d love to tell you the rest in direct conversation.

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Still have questions about the Darden full-time MBA? Our Admissions team is here to help you navigate the application process.

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Or, connect with our Student Ambassadors to learn about life at Darden from those who know it best.

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