Global Learning

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MBA - Experiential Learning Opportunities - Global Learning

Global Learning Opportunities

Strengthen your understanding of international business and gain real-world experience abroad through the following opportunities.

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 Project Course
 Exchange Program  
 Global 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

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. 

Exchange Programs

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.  

Executive MBA Format Global Residencies

Executive MBA (EMBA) format students participate in one global residency; Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) students participate in four global residencies. For more information on global residency locations, visit the Global Study page

The global residencies are designed to be immersive, and programming includes a mix of company visits, talks with industry leaders, meetings with executives, cultural excursions and more.

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.

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