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University of Virginia: Darden

DEGREE

MBA

PROGRAM LENGTH

21 months

CAMPUS

Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

University of Virginia: Darden MBA Overview

 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.

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ESTD.

University of Virginia : Darden MBA Highlights

Rankings

Exchange partners

14

Global Immersion Courses

12

Double degrees

11

Scholarships

20+

Financial Times’2018
QS World Rankings ’2024
The Economist16

 

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Program and Curriculum

Darden’s core curriculum is designed to give students breadth in academics through exposure to business fundamentals, while allowing students time for career discovery and further developing a global mindset. Students work with their learning team in their First Year section throughout the core. Through this construct, students build relationships with their peers, sharpen their communication and leadership skills and challenge each other in a collaborative environment.

University Of Virginia: Darden MBA Review
  • Leadership Communication
  • Global Economies and Markets
  • Financial Management and Policies
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Leading Oorganizations
  • Decision Analysis
  • Business Ethics
  • Strategic thinking and Action

The University offers a diverse selection of over 100 electives from the following areas

  • Accounting

  • Communication

  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation

  • Ethics

  • Finance

  • Global Economies & Markets

  • Leading Organizations

  • Marketing

  • Quantitative Analysis

  • Sustainability

  • Technology Operations Management

Darden offers courses, resources and contacts for several areas outside of the core business curriculum.

  • Consulting

  • Energy

  • Healthcare

  • Media, Entertainment & Sports

  • Real Estate

  • Retail & Luxury Goods

  • Social Enterprise

  • Technology

• Asset Management/Sales & Trading

• Corporate Finance/Investment Banking

• Entrepreneurship

• Marketing

• Strategy Consulting

• Supply Chain Management

  • Corporate Innovation

  • Business Analytics

  • Business Development and Growth

  • Innovation for Sustainability

  •  Global Business

Employment

Darden builds leaders at every level from the bullpen to the C-suite. Throughout the year, the industry’s top companies shake hands with some of the world’s most enterprising young minds eager to add real-time value in real-world capacities everywhere from the Fortune 500 to the early stage startup.

$ 127,767

AVERAGE STARTING SALARY

94%

PLACEMENT

Top 3 Sectors

  1. Consulting
  2. Financial Services
  3. Technology
Consulting32%
Finance21%
Technology20%
Retail5%
Manufacturing4%
Consumer Goods3%
Health3%
Transportation3%
Energy2%
Real Estate2%
Others5%

Companies recruiting from University of Virginia : Darden MBA

Consulting Sector
  • McKinsey & Co.
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Bain & Co.
  • Accenture
  • Deloitte
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
Finance
  • JP Morgan
  • Credit Suisse
  • Barclays
  • Citi Group
  • Deutsche Bank
Technology
  • Amazon
  • Microsoft
  • Danaher
  • Google
  • IBM

Return on Investment (ROI)

Tuition Fees    $145,775
Cost of Living+ $31,808
Average Impact of Part-Time Jobs–  $9800
Total Investment    $167,783
Average Salary    $127,767
Amount Recovery (setting aside 25% of earning)     5.2 years

 

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University of Virginia : Darden Alumni Info

17,000 strong and 90 countries wide, Darden graduates are privy to an alumni network as enriching as it is close-knit. Alumni stay tapped in to the latest on Grounds and off, creating experiences that triple as career boosters, fundraisers and first coffees.

Some Famous Alumni

  • Fernando Merce- President and CEO, Nestlé Waters North America
  • Vivian Yu – Director of Urban Mobility, General Motors China
  • E. Mitchell Norville – Founder, Atlantic South Development Inc.

Darden MBA : Class Profile

Average Age

27

GMAT

713

Nationalities

38

International Students

33%

Female

40%

Eligibility

  • International applicants are required to hold a 4-year college or university degree. Darden will also recognize undergraduate degrees that were earned in only three years of study.
  • Candidates who received their bachelor’s degree from a university where the medium of instruction was not English are required to take an English language assessment test.

TUITION FEE

$145,775

INTAKES

1

ACCREDITATION

AACSB

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Darden MBA Deadlines

   Rounds                     Deadline Dates
Early Action              2 September 2020
Round 1                     5 October 2020
Round 2                     4 January 2021
Round 3                     7 April 2021

 

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Application Information

The application fees for direct application is $250

Application Documents

  • Degree certificate(s) or current certificate of enrolment.
  • A one-page resume (CV).
  • All official up-to-date academic transcripts and official GPA.
  • GMAT or GRE official test score report.
  • English language proficiency test score report TOEFL or IELTS or PTE is deemed mandatory for students whose first language is other than English.
  • 2 completed online reference forms.
  • All students are expected to attend interview sessions based on their availability through skype or on the campus.

Application Essays

The application process features 4 short answer questions.

Please provide an example of a situation in which you have made a meaningful impact. (200 words)

Diversity stands with ethics, integrity, and academic excellence, as a cornerstone of University culture. The University promotes an inclusive and welcoming environment that embraces the full spectrum of human attributes, perspectives, and disciplines. When people of different backgrounds come together, they exchange ideas, question assumptions (including their own), and broaden the horizons for us all. A University of Virginia community rich in diversity affords every member equal respect and provides a forum for understanding our differences as well as our commonalities.

Share a time in which you engaged with a perspective, identity, community, or experience that was different from your own and how it impacted your worldview. (200 words)

Tell us what you would want your learning team to know about you – personal, professional or both. (100 words)

What is your short-term, post-MBA career goal and why? (150 words)

 

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