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21 months
21 months
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Program description

The Darden mission, to produce leaders in the world of practical affairs, involves far more than a collection of courses spread across 21 months. The program leading to the Darden MBA is a rigorous experience, a proving ground for only the most dedicated students pursuing careers in general management. Graduates of the Darden Experience often recall their time in the program as the hardest two years they ever loved.

Built around the Case Method of instruction, the Darden Experience involves daily, discussion-based learning in which students are active collaborators in their business education. The program also involves a firm grounding in principled behavior. Long before the rise of corporate scandals, the Darden School taught the inextricable link between business and ethics. Here, students take on the challenge of integrating ethical thinking into critical business decision-making.

Application and Admission Requirements

The Admission Committee at Darden seeks candidates who
show evidence of
  • superior academic performance and intellectual ability
  • proficient English skills for non-native speakers
  • potential for action-oriented leadership in the world of practical affairs.
  • a few years of full-time work experience. The average is four is years, but the school does not require a minimum number of years' work experience.
  • an interest in community service
  • motivation, maturity, integrity, and self-awareness.

    Factors such as international exposure, diversity, and culture/gender sensitivity are also taken into consideration.
  • Degree and diploma etc.

    Master of Business Administration (MBA)

    Expenses / Tuition Fees

    The 2008-2009 tuition and required fees are $40,500 for Virginians and $45,500 for residents of other states and countries. Note:Tuition can be expected to increase approximately 7% each year.
    University of Virginia: Darden School of Business
    P.O. Box 6550
    VA 22906-6550 Charlottesville

    Named for Colgate Whitehead Darden, Jr., former Virginia governor, congressman, and president of UVA, and one of the school's greatest advocates, The Darden School of Business was founded in 1954. Darden develops people who lead, create, and transform organizations. Darden...

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