University of Virginia Darden School of Business

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The University of Virginia Darden School of Business
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Darden Business School
Type Public
Established 1955
Dean Scott C. Beardsley
Location Charlottesville, Virginia, US
38°03′08″N 78°30′50″W / 38.052096°N 78.513901°W / 38.052096; -78.513901Coordinates: 38°03′08″N 78°30′50″W / 38.052096°N 78.513901°W / 38.052096; -78.513901
Website [11]

The Darden School of Business is the graduate business school associated with the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Darden School offers MBA, Ph.D. and Executive Education programs. The School was founded in 1955 and is named after Colgate Whitehead Darden, Jr., a former Democratic congressman, governor of Virginia, and former president of the University of Virginia. Darden is on the grounds of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.[1]

MBA[edit]

Designed for students who seek to strengthen their leadership, business and communication skills, Darden’s two-year MBA program — ranked #1 in educational experience by Economic Times [2] — combines core and elective courses in Charlottesville, Virginia with opportunities to study abroad.

Curriculum[edit]

The required curriculum in the First Year is designed to provide students with an integrated perspective on general management. Beginning in the final term of the First Year, the curriculum is made up entirely of electives to allow students to develop more depth in chosen areas of interest. Students may choose two from among the following optional concentrations:

  • Consumer Marketing
  • Business to Business Marketing
  • Business Development and Growth

Darden Executive Education[edit]

The inaugural Executive Education program was offered in 1955. Darden Executive Education offers both short courses and custom solutions, as well as consortia, corporate university design and development, and industry specific partnerships. Short course focus areas include leadership, general management, strategy and decision-making, negotiation, growth and innovation, project management, sales and marketing, financial management and corporate aviation. Year-after-year these programs are ranked in the top five of the Financial Times annual survey.[3]

Darden Ph.D. Program[edit]

Darden’s doctoral program allows students to obtain a Ph.D. degree in management, specializing in either ethics, entrepreneurship, or leadership and organizational behavior. The program prepares individuals for careers in research and teaching at major universities and corporations.

Rankings[edit]

Business school rankings
Worldwide MBA
Business Insider[4] 11
Economist[5] 2
Financial Times[6] 27
U.S. MBA
Bloomberg Businessweek[7] 12
Forbes[8] 16
U.S. News & World Report[9] 10
Vault[10] 13
U.S. undergraduate
Bloomberg Businessweek[11] NR
U.S. News & World Report[12] 6

Darden is regularly ranked as being among the Top 15 business schools in the U.S. and Top 30 in the world.[13] Its current rankings (updated March 2015) are as follows:

MBA Rankings[edit]

  • #2 (North America) - The Economist 2015[14]
  • #2 (Global) - The Economist 2015[14]
  • #10 U.S. News & World Report 2016[15]
  • #15 - Forbes 2013[16]
  • #20 Bloomberg Business Week 2015[17]
  • #11 Vault Best Business Schools 2014[18]

MBA Specialty Rankings[edit]

  • #1 Education Experience - The Economist 2014[14]
  • #1 Personal development and educational experience - The Economist 2014[14]
  • #1 Student Satisfaction - Bloomberg Businessweek 2010[19]
  • #1 General Management - Financial Times 2016[20]
  • #1 Best Faculty - The Princeton Review 2011[21]
  • #3 Corporate Social Responsibility - Financial Times 2011[20]
  • #3 Entrepreneurship - The Princeton Review for Entrepreneur magazine 2011[22]
  • #5 Placement Success - Financial Times 2011[20]

Executive Education Rankings[edit]

  • #2 Open-Enrollment Programs (USA Schools)/#5 Open-Enrollment Programs (Global) - Financial Times 2011[23]
  • #2 Course Design (Global) - Financial Times 2011[23]
  • #1 Course Design (Global) - Financial Times 2003-2010[24]
  • #1 Faculty (Global) - Financial Times 2004-2011[23]

Notable alumni[edit]

Darden's list of alumni includes:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Good Housekeeping "Happiest Cities in America"
  2. ^ Economic Times "University of Virginia Darden School of Business"
  3. ^ Financial Times, 2011
  4. ^ "The 50 best business schools in the world". Business Insider. 2015. Retrieved 2016-02-06. 
  5. ^ "Full time MBA ranking". Economist. 2016. Retrieved 2017-03-15. 
  6. ^ "Global MBA Ranking". Financial Times. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Best Business Schools 2016". Bloomberg Businessweek. 2016-11-16. 
  8. ^ "The Best Business Schools". Forbes. 2015. Retrieved 2016-02-06. 
  9. ^ "2018 Best Business Schools Rankings". U.S. News & World Report. 2017-03-13. 
  10. ^ "Best Business Schools". Vault.com. 2015. Retrieved 2016-02-09. 
  11. ^ "The Complete Ranking: Best Undergraduate Business Schools". Bloomberg Businessweek. 2016. Retrieved 2016-08-09. 
  12. ^ "2017 Best Undergraduate Business Programs Rankings". U.S. News & World Report. 2016-09-12. 
  13. ^ "About Darden: Facts & Figures"
  14. ^ a b c d [1], "Full time MBA ranking", ‘’The Economist’’, 11 October 2014
  15. ^ [2] 14 March 2015
  16. ^ [3], "The Best Business Schools", Forbes, 11 October 2013
  17. ^ [4], 5 July 2014
  18. ^ [5], 14 March 2015
  19. ^ [6], “Best Business Schools 2010”, ‘’Bloomberg Businessweek’’ 2010
  20. ^ a b c [7], "A league of their own: the top 10 MBA programmes in selected categories", Financial Times, January 2016
  21. ^ [8], “Princeton Review 2011 Ranking Names Darden Professors the Nation’s Best,” Darden School of Business, 14 October 2010
  22. ^ [9], “Top Entrepreneurial Colleges”, ‘’Princeton Review’’, 2011
  23. ^ a b c [10], ‘’Financial Times’’, 2011
  24. ^ Times Rankings.pdf, “Executive Education - Open”, ‘’Financial Times’’, 2010