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Our programs are designed to develop the purposeful business leader in you and prepare you for what lies ahead. Take the first step toward value-based career growth by exploring the Darden MBA, named the best business education experience in the U.S. by The Economist for ten years in a row. Now accepting applications for the Class of 2025. Apply Early Action by 8 September.
Darden's MBA program prepares each student for their career journey — yielding outstanding career outcomes for agile, purpose-driven leaders with diverse companies across industries and geographies.
Every class is spontaneous yet deliberate, prepping job-ready students for the pace of business — not its nearest simulation.
Our network is expansive, from Charlottesville and the Washington, D.C., area and outward with alumni in 90 countries and courses offered across the globe.
Faculty (The Princeton Review, 2017–2022)
U.S Public MBA Program for Average Starting Salary & Bonus (U.S. News & World Report, 2017–2021)
U.S. Public MBA Program (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2022)
Average Starting Salary (MBA Class of 2021)
Average Signing Bonus (MBA Class of 2021)
Students received a job offer 3 months post-graduation (MBA Class of 2021)
From course work to field research, our passionate faculty guide the critical thinking that transforms Darden students into business leaders.
The father of Stakeholder Theory and champion of business ethics. A truly modern leader (before it was modern).
The recipient of the University of Virginia Alumni Board of Trustees Teaching Award whose research focus is on design and impact of incentive and compensation systems.
Renowned for changing how executives across the globe leverage the diversity and differences in their organizations, with too many credentials to count.
The only difference between Darden alumni and Darden students? A job and a diploma. With a purpose-forged mindset and career services for life, here's where some of our graduates have landed.