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University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business Administration

Charlottesville, VA
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Offering a unique, challenging, and spirited MBA program, the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia distinguishes itself through “the outstanding reputation of the faculty and students, the rigorous and exciting case method, and the broad focus on gener­al management that the...

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P.O. Box 6550

Charlottesville, VA 22906

United States

Phone: 434-924-7281

Fax: 434-243-5033

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Degrees / Programs
Academic Experience Rating: 96
Concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Finance, Investment Banking, JD/MBA - Dual Degree, Leadership/Management, Marketing, MD/MBA -- Dual Degree, MS/MBA -- Dual Degree, RN/MBA -- Dual Degree, Supply Chain Management
Centers of Research: The Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS), The Batten Institute , Behavioral Research at Darden, Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics, The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, The Center for Global Initiatives, The Initiative for Business in Society (IBiS), The Olsson Center for Applied Ethics, The Tayloe Murphy Center, UVA Darden-Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education, Alumni Career Services, Darden Executive Education.
Part Time Program: No
Evening Program: No
Executive MBA Program Offered: Yes
Other Advanced Degrees Offered: PhD, 4 years; MBA, 2 years; EMBA, 2 years; GEMBA, 2 years
Joint / Combined Degrees Offered: MBA/JD, 4 years; MBA/MA in East Asian Studies, 3 years; MBA/MA in Government or Foreign Affairs, 3 years; MBA/ME, 3 years; MBA/MSN, 3 years; MBA/PhD, 4 years; MBA/MD, 5 years; MBA/MPH, 3 years; MBA/MPP, 3 years; MBA/MEd, 2 years
Study Abroad Options: Instituto Panamericano de Alta Direccion de Impresa, IPADE (Mexico); International University of Japan, IUJ (Japan); China Europe International Business School, CEIBS (China); Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, CKGSB (China); Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HKUST (Hong Kong); Hitotsubashi University, ISC (Japan); Indian School of Business ISB (India); International Graduate School of Management, University of Navarra, IESE, (Spain); Stockholm School of Economics, SSE (Sweden); Rotterdam School Management of Erasmus University, RSM (Netherlands); Universita Bocconi (Italy); Melbourne Business School, MBS (Australia); School of Management of Universidad Austral, IAE (Argentina); HEC (France); IIM-A (India); Peking University Guanghua School of Management(China); St. Gallen University (Switzerland); XLRI (India); Seoul National University (S. Korea)
Other Programs: Instituto Panamericano de Alta Direccion de Impresa, IPADE (Mexico); International University of Japan, IUJ (Japan); China Europe International Business School, CEIBS (China); Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, CKGSB (China); Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HKUST (Hong Kong); Hitotsubashi University, ISC (Japan); Indian School of Business ISB (India); International Graduate School of Management, University of Navarra, IESE, (Spain); Stockholm School of Economics, SSE (Sweden); Rotterdam School Management of Erasmus University, RSM (Netherlands); Universita Bocconi (Italy); Melbourne Business School, MBS (Australia); School of Management of Universidad Austral, IAE (Argentina); HEC (France); IIM-A (India); Peking University Guanghua School of Management(China); St. Gallen University (Switzerland); XLRI (India); Seoul National University (S. Korea) For more information on Global Opportunities please visit: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/MBA/Global-Opportunities/Home/
Academic Calendar: Semester
Online Course Catalog: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/About/Administration/Registrar/Home/
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Faculty
Student Faculty Ratio: 7:1
Total Faculty: 65%
Full-Time Faculty: 65%
Part-Time Faculty: 35%
Female Faculty: 20%
Minority Faculty: 13%
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Academic Services Offered
Academic Prep Programs for Incoming Students:Yes
Peer Tutoring Programs:Yes
Description:Tutoring @ Darden is peer coordinated with administrative and faculty support. During the 2013-2014 academic year, drop-in sessions were provided Monday and Wednesday nights for 2 hours (5-7pm).
Minority Support Groups:Yes
Description:1. Black Business Student Forum (BBSF) The BBSF is organized and focused on bringing together the past, present, and future Darden African-American communities. For that pursuit, the BBSF develops programs that promote academic excellence, provide safe environments for the discussion of issues around race, support professional development, offer a forum for social activities and participate in community service activities. Website: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/MBA/Student-Life/Organizations/Black-Business-Student-Forum/Black-Business-Student-Forum/ 2. Hispanic American Network at Darden (HAND)The Hispanic American Network at Darden represents the interests of Hispanic American students; creates awareness and promotes the Darden School to prospective Hispanic American MBA candidates; creates, maintains, and strengthens ties with Hispanic American Darden alumni; supports career development opportunities for its membership; and partners with the Darden community to promote a forum for exploration of diversity within the Darden, University of Virginia, and Charlottesville communities and businesses at large. Website: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/MBA/Student-Life/Organizations/Hispanic-American-Network/Hispanic-American-Network/ 3. Latin American Student Association (LASA)LASA is one of the most active student-run organizations at Darden and its main purpose is to provide Latin American students and students interested in Latin American cultures with a forum to pursue cultural, professional, and social opportunities by maintaining and strengthening ties with Latin American alumni and by supporting career development opportunities for its members. LASA acts as an academic, professional, and social resource; promoting and supporting the efforts of the Darden Community to increase diversity in the curriculum, faculty, and student body. Our efforts are aimed not only at increasing Latin American awareness in Darden but also at increasing Darden awareness in Latin America. Website: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/MBA/Student-Life/Organizations/Latin-American-Student-Association/LASA/ 4. Darden African Business Organization (DABO) The mission of DABO is to contribute to the learning environment and diversity at Darden by serving as a medium for students and faculty to learn more about African business, economies, politics and culture. DABO aims to build a robust community of people interested in Africa as a rich resource for current Darden students, alumni, prospective students and the community. Website: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/MBA/Student-Life/Organizations/African-Business/African-Business/
Women Support Groups:Yes
Description:The Graduate Women in Business (GWIB)promotes the role of professional women by providing opportunities for women to express their role in today's society and by establishing alumnae networking that lasts a lifetime. GWIB provides a forum to discuss the issues and challenges women face in their careers and other activities that build awareness of women in leadership positions; allows both female and male students, who are interested in promoting the role of professional women, to share experiences, find support and develop constructive plans for action. Website: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/MBA/Student-Life/Organizations/Graduate-Women-in-Business/GWIB/
Non-US Student Support Groups:Yes
Description:1.Career Development Center International Student Advisory Group (CIAG) - The International Student Advisory Group works with the Career Development Center to achieve international students’ recruitment objectives and acts as a forum for periodic interactions and formalized feedback between the CDC and Affinity Clubs. 2.The International Student Advisory Group (ISAG) advises the Office of Student Affairs on issues related to international students’ academic and social experiences at Darden Membership: The group is composed of the International and Diversity VP of the Darden Student Association, and First Year and Second Year international students elected by their peers and appointed by the Office of Student Affairs. 3.Darden Student Association. An umbrella organization for all Darden students and groups. All students registered for courses at Darden are members of the DSA. DSA has a Vice President for International Students who serves as the co-chair for the ISAG. Website: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/MBA/Student-Life/Organizations/Darden-Student-Association/Darden-Student-Association/ 4. Career Development Center International Resources : http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/MBA/Career/Resources/International-Students/ 5. International Community at Darden: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/mba/student-life/community/international-community/ 6.International Student Affinity Groups Asia Business Club at Darden (ABCD) - Website: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/MBA/Student-Life/Organizations/Asia-Business-Club/About-Us/ Darden African Business Organization (DABO) - Website: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/MBA/Student-Life/Organizations/African-Business/African-Business/ Darden South Asia Society (DSAS) – Website: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/MBA/Student-Life/Organizations/Darden-South-Asia-Society/Darden-South-Asia-Society/ European Society (ES) - Website: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/MBA/Student-Life/Organizations/European-Society/About-Us/ International Business Society (IBS) - Website: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/MBA/Student-Life/Organizations/International-Business-Society/International-Business-Society/ Latin American Student Association (LASA) - Website: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/MBA/Student-Life/Organizations/Latin-American-Student-Association/LASA/ Middle Eastern and Islamic Student Association- Newly formed, website hasn’t been established yet.
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups:Yes
Description:LGBT Darden and the wider UVA community offer a number of resources. 1.Gays, Lesbians, and Allies at Darden (GLAD) –GLAD helps to create an environment in which gay, lesbian, and bisexual members of the Darden community are comfortable being open about their sexual orientation. GLAD works to resolve issues and concerns in the community, stimulate discussion of LGBT issues and facilitate networking with gay students at other top business schools and with LGBT-friendly employers. Website: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/MBA/Student-Life/Organizations/Gays-Lesbians-Allies/Gays-Lesbians-Allies/ 2. The LGBT Resource Center supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Founded in 2001, the Resource Center works both to raise awareness and inclusion of sexual and gender minorities and to provide information, referral, support, and programming to the University community. Website: http://www.virginia.edu/deanofstudents/lgbtq/ 3. Love is Love – Love is Love is a yearly event at Darden that has a mission of showing solidarity among LGBT individuals as well as their allies. It was originally started via a university-wide t-shirt campaign and has now expanded at Darden to include multiple LGBT-focused events. The Love is Love 2014 campaign included movie screenings with professors, Ally Engagement Workshop, and inaugural Drag Show to raise money for a local charity. 4.University of Virginia QueerGrads fosters a university-wide community for LGBT students across all graduate programs, including business, law, health sciences, education, and arts and sciences. Programming includes social events, awareness campaigns, and a mentorship program for incoming graduate students.
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Degrees / Programs

  • Academic Experience Rating:
    96
  • Part Time Program:
    No
  • Evening Program:
    No
  • Executive MBA:
    Yes
  • Online MBA:
    No

Faculty

  • Student Faculty Ratio:
    7:1
  • Total Faculty:
    108
  • Full-Time Faculty:
    65%
  • Part-Time Faculty:
    35%
  • Female Faculty:
    20%
  • Minority Faculty:
    13%

Academic Services Offered

  • Academic Prep Programs:
    Yes
  • Peer Tutoring:
    Yes
  • Minority Support Groups:
    Yes
  • Women Support Groups:
    Yes
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