University of Virginia (Darden)

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PO Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906

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Business School Overview

U.S. News Rankings

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#11 Best Business Schools


#6 in Management

Business School Overview

The Darden School of Business at University of Virginia offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, international business, leadership, marketing, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, organizational behavior, portfolio management, supply chain management/logistics, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research, tax, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $48,402 per year (in-state) and full-time: $52,720 per year (out-of-state). At graduation, 81.7 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

Students at the University of Virgina Darden Graduate School of Business Administration learn through the case method. First year students tackle cases in assigned Learning Teams, groups of about six students. The Darden Graduate School of Business Administration also offers executive MBA and Ph.D. degrees, as well as global MBA for executives and executive education programs.

The MBA class has about 340 students, about a third of whom are female. Slightly less than 10 percent of Darden students have served in the military, and the school offers several military leadership electives. There are more than 40 student clubs, some career-focused and others social. Students can study abroad through Global Business Experiences, one- or two-week courses that examine business issues in places such as Barcelona and Bahia, Brazil. Graduate students can live in university-owned housing or can find private housing throughout Charlottesville, Va. and beyond.

Notable alumni include John D. Shafer, Jr., former CEO of Dunkin’ Donuts; Ned Hooper, former chief strategy officer and senior vice president of Cisco Systems Inc.; and Mark Sanford, the former governor of South Carolina.


Application deadline (U.S. residents) N/A
Application deadline (international students) N/A
Applicants (full-time)
Applicants (full-time)
Applicants (part-time) N/A


accounting not-for-profit management
consulting production/operations management
economics organizational behavior
entrepreneurship portfolio management
finance supply chain management/logistics
general management quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research
international business tax
leadership technology
marketing other

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 633
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)



full-time: $48,402 per year (in-state)
full-time: $52,720 per year (out-of-state)

Required fees (full-time) $3,180 per year
Required fees (part-time) N/A
Required fees (executive degree program) N/A


Average base salary $111,171
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 81.7%

* Business School Overview details based on 2013 data

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