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)

Comments


Related Business Schools

Charlottesville, Virginia 27 Followers 61 Discussions

More MBA News

May 24, 2022

Columbia Launches New Scholarship for Students from Historically Black Colleges

May 24, 2022

More MBA News

MBA Articles

The MBA Job Market is Robust, Despite Economic Headwinds

Nov 03, 2022

Even as the threat of recession increases, job-seeking MBA graduates still have the upper hand in a tight labor market

Why the Part-time MBA has a Bright Future

Oct 18, 2022

Often undervalued, these flexible degrees are gaining in appeal as the job market tightens

How an MBA helps Build a Global Career

Jul 13, 2022

After Covid lockdowns international mobility is making a strong comeback, especially for business schools with an established global presence

More Articles

Related Top 10 Lists

More Top 10 Lists