Darden Tweaks MBA Program

New additions to the program include a field project and a weekly discussion forum

The University of Virginia's Darden School of Business has announced that it has updated its full-time MBA program with some new additions. 

The first new addition is an experiential learning component, through a new, required course called "Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship in Action." In the new course, first-year students will be organized into teams and tackle live field projects over seven weeks. The projects will involve a range of organizations, from nonprofits to corporations and government agencies.

The second new addition is a weekly discussion forum, called "Darden Academy," which will address a range of topics of interest to the Darden community. According to a statement from the school, the Darden Academy will provide "opportunities to build skills that enhance the ability of all students to engage meaningfully in class conversations, and events that explore the links between classroom learning and business practice."

Application deadlines for the fall 2016 intake of Darden's MBA program have not yet been announced. Potential applicants can learn more about the program at a "Friday in July" on the Darden campus.

For more about the new changes, please see this UVA Darden press release.


Image: "Darden School at the University of Virginia" by Workman / Creative Commons (cropped)

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