Darden Executive Education Launches the 2012 TEP Program

13 June 2012

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business recently welcomed the 25 members of The Executive Program (TEP) Class of 2012.

The 2012 TEP class includes a diverse group of executives from 22 different organizations as far afield as New Zealand, Ireland, Russia, Malaysia, Thailand and Japan, as well as Canada and the United States. The groups represent the industries of energy, retail, government, medicine, construction, higher education, finance and software development, among others.

“Darden Executive Education has long served as a critical resource for executives and businesses around the world,” says Trip Davis, president of the Darden School Foundation and senior associate dean for external relations. “Through real-life business case studies led by Darden’s highly acclaimed faculty and experiential learning, The Executive Program prepares executives for a new level of leadership.”

Darden’s flagship Executive Education program, TEP is a four-week residency program that takes place every June and is designed for top executives who have attained, or are about to attain, significant general management roles. Based on an integrated study of strategy, innovation, leadership, change, growth, decision making, the global economy, processes, networks and executive wellness, TEP is designed for senior-level executives with 20–25 years or more work experience and at least 12 years as senior managers or company officers.

In the 2012 Financial Times open-enrollment survey, Darden Executive Education once again earned a top spot as the No. 5 global provider of programs. This year marks the ninth consecutive year that Darden Executive Education has earned a position in the FT survey as a Top Five global provider.

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business prepares responsible global leaders through unparalleled transformational learning experiences. Darden’s graduate degree programs (MBA, MSBA and Ph.D.) and Executive Education & Lifelong Learning programs offered by the Darden School Foundation set the stage for a lifetime of career advancement and impact. Darden’s top-ranked faculty, renowned for teaching excellence, inspires and shapes modern business leadership worldwide through research, thought leadership and business publishing. Darden has Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C., area and a global community that includes 18,000 alumni in 90 countries. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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