You’ll see that most days at Darden involve first coffee or tea, a case discussion and a lot of community interaction.
During the first year, a typical day kicks off at 8am with the first class, followed by First Coffee, two more classes, the afternoon preparing cases or meeting with student clubs and organizations, and in the evening students regroup with their learning teams to prepare their cases for the next day.
For information on the Class of 2017, please refer to our class profile or read more about our diverse MBA community online. Can you tell us about your most interesting classes and professors?
Ask 5 students to talk about their most interesting classes and professors and you will get 5 different answers.
Most applicants applying to MBA programs fall into at least one of five areas: career switchers, career climbers, entrepreneurs, transitioning military and those looking to enhance their management skills and business acumen.
These are all great reasons to apply to an MBA program, but among the top MBA programs, there are vast differences, and it is important for applicants to do their research and apply to the schools where they feel they will do their best work.
As a case method school, our students benefit from having classmates who bring many different perspectives, and the Darden classroom is a place where all perspectives are valued.
One common theme across our incoming class is that all of our students are leaders who are ready to make an impact.
Darden students are friends during the week and friends on the weekend while exploring Charlottesville restaurants, the Blue Ridge Mountains, the music scene, and the local wineries and breweries. Can you share with us what background / profile / traits you are looking for in your incoming class?
We are looking for students who come from a variety of different backgrounds, cultures, industries and experiences.