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MBA & MA in East Asian Studies Joint program

University of Virginia: Darden School of Business
Program summary
3 years and 2 summers
Charlottesville, China, Japan, Tibet

Program description

MBA/MA in East Asia studies from the University of Virginia

The MBA/MA program is a joint arrangement between Darden School of Business Administration and the East Asia Center. It enables students to combine the MA program described above with Darden's excellent MBA program, including an internship in East Asia.

Students enrolled in the joint MBA/MA program, a three year program, will normally spend the first full academic year in the program taking courses in the Darden School, and will not enroll in East Asian studies courses in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences until the following fall. When necessary, an intensive nine-week language training course is taken during the following summer.

The second year incorporates both MA and MBA courses, including more language training. A six-month research assignment in an Asian location follows the second year. These student projects are approved by the University and supported, in part, by Asian companies or Asian affiliates of multinational companies. For their sixth semester, students return to the University to complete the degree requirements, which include a Master's thesis.

There are usually 1-3 new students each year in the MBA/MA program, and they are considered a regular part of the student body in both programs.

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Application and Admission Requirements

The Admissions Committee looks for applicants who have

  • excellent writing skills, analytic ability, and intellectual maturity
  • combined verbal and quantitative GRE scores of above 1200
  • an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.2
  • motivation, maturity, integrity, and self-awareness
  • potential for action-oriented leadership in the business world

    Applicants from China or Japan are not eligible for this program unless their intent is to study a language other than their native language.

  • Degree and diploma etc.

    Master of Arts (MA) in East Asian Studies and Master of Business Administration (MBA).

    About school

    University of Virginia: Darden School of Business

    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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    Contact info

    University of Virginia: Darden School of Business

    P.O. Box 6550
    VA 22906-6550 Charlottesville

    Phone no: +1(434) 924 3900

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