Darden School of Business, University of Virginia

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The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business delivers the world’s best business education experience to prepare entrepreneurial, global-minded and responsible leaders through its MBA, Ph.D., and Executive Education programs. Darden consistently ranks among the top business schools in surveys of MBA programs, including: No. 1 education experience in the world for six consecutive years (The Economist, 2011-2016), No. 1 most satisfied business school graduates (Forbes, 2015-2016), and No. 1 best MBA in general management (Financial Times, 2012-2016).

Darden’s top-ranked faculty is renowned for teaching excellence and advances practical business knowledge through research. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Darden is committed to improving the world by developing and inspiring responsible leaders and by advancing knowledge. Darden advances this mission through DardenOnline, which helps make the School’s world-class educational experience and top-ranked faculty accessible to students and working professionals around the world.

DardenOnline offers a robust and growing array of online offerings including: integrated learning with the School’s MBA programs; blended learning and online Executive Education programs; and, self-study Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). These online offerings include courses across various disciplines taught at the Darden School.