Dean Scott C. Beardsley is a firm believer that business today is global — and so is Darden. The Darden School connects with over 80 countries each year through a variety of avenues, and all students are expected to have a global experience during their time at Darden. Strengthen your understanding of international business and gain real-world experience abroad through the following opportunities.
|Types of Darden Courses Taught Around the World||Full-Time MBA||Executive MBA Formats|
|Darden Worldwide Course||✔||✔|
|Global Consulting Project||✔||✔|
|Global Leadership Explorations||✔|
*Executive MBA Format students have the choice of 1 or all of the international residencies.
Starting with the class arriving in August 2018, every student in the full-time MBA program may take one Darden Worldwide Course and receive a scholarship covering all or most of the program fee.
Darden Worldwide Courses
Darden Worldwide Courses include global immersion courses, global topic courses and global client courses. Recently, these courses have been held in Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Israel, Japan, South Africa, Spain, and Sweden.
Global immersion courses are 9 day courses led by Darden faculty outside the United States in January, March and May. Each course provides the opportunity to visit a different country and experience its business practices and cultures firsthand. Each course includes classes with practitioner presentations as well as onsite visits to companies, governmental agencies and cultural sites.
Darden's exchange programs with partner schools around the world, available to second year students, are also considered to be global immersion experiences.
Global Client Courses
Global client courses include both Kaizen Projects, available to first year students, and Global Consulting Projects, available to second year projects. Both types of course allow students to work directly with an organization on a current challenge.
Darden Worldwide Scholarship Program
The Batten Foundation Darden Worldwide Scholarship program gives every full-time MBA student a scholarship to cover the program fee for their first Darden Worldwide Course.