Two Years, Stamina and the Right Questions.

Full-Time MBA

Full-Time MBA

Inspiring responsible business leaders for uncertain, unprecedented times. Darden MBAs dive headfirst into a rigorous core curriculum, matched only in its intensity by its career rewards. Through the case method, students learn by doing day in and day out — a Darden-specific approach that's earned plenty of decoration along the way, including being named the best business education experience in the U.S. by The Economist. Nine years in a row.

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Three Things to Know

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Outstanding College Students: Can We Save You a Seat?

Darden's deferred admissions MBA program allows college seniors and fifth year master's degree students to apply to the full-time MBA program at the Darden School of Business. Admitted scholars can start their business school journey within two to four years of graduation, giving them an opportunity to explore careers before starting their MBA.

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Conversations With Those Who Know It Best

Still have questions about the Darden full-time MBA? Our Admissions team and student ambassadors are here to help you navigate the business school journey.

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First Year Student

The First Year of a Darden full-time MBA doesn’t just prepare you for Second Year. The core curriculum immerses students in a rigorous, case-based learning experience that steadies students in the face of imperfect information.

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The Second Year gives students the chance to sharpen their professional interests, personalizing the Darden approach to career paths and in-demand skill sets. Students learn to think critically in real world contexts through consulting projects, live-action cases and global immersions.

The Darden MBA: Powered to Make an Impact

"Just when you think that you have considered all the possible solutions to the problem presented in a case, your professor and your classmates help you view the situation from a totally different angle. Together, you arrive at an even better solution. Darden has helped me approach problems from multiple points of view, providing me with the tools to become a better decision-maker and a more effective manager."

Henrique Lopes
(Class of 2021)

 

How UVA Darden Is Creating a New Story of Business

The World's Best

Caroline Miles

Carolyn Miles

(MBA ’88), President and CEO, Save the Children

Hoyoung Ban

Hoyoung Ban

(MBA ’11), Founder and Group CEO, NEOFECT

Nicole Lindsay

Nicole Lindsay

(MBA ’99), Vice President, Mastercard

Jerry Nemorin

Jerry Nemorin

(MBA ’08), Founder and CEO, LendStreet

Valerie Camillo

Valerie Camillo

(MBA ’00), President of Business Operations, Philadelphia Flyers

Matt Reintjes

Matt Reintjes

(MBA ’04), CEO, YETI

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Let's Talk Business (School)

What makes the Darden MBA different? The personal, tight-knit relationships with members of the Darden community is one place to start. And it’s why we’d love to tell you the rest in direct conversation.