Bloomberg Businessweek Ranks Darden Executive Education Open-Enrollment Programs No. 7 in the Nation

12 November 2013

Bloomberg Businessweek announced its 2013 Executive Education ranking this week, and named Darden Executive Education’s open-enrollment programs No. 7 in the U.S. and No. 13 in the world.

The open ranking is based on a survey of corporate clients that enroll executives in open programs, which are short, non-degree courses.

“Here at Darden, we take people and organizations to higher levels of performance,” said Erika Hayes James, senior associate dean of Executive Education. “We create an oasis of learning and care deeply about the participants in our programs, and it’s gratifying to receive this recognition.”

Rather than listening to lectures, participants in Darden’s open-enrollment programs learn through the School’s signature case-study method and experiential learning, on Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, or at the epicenter of government and business at the School’s Washington, D.C., location.

Darden will soon deliver two new offerings in the Washington, D.C., area, including the courses Marketing Analytics, which helps participants harness big data to understand which marketing efforts drive sales, and Strategic Sales Management, which examines strategies for motivating a sales force and cultivating relationships with customers. Leading Teams for Growth and Change, a course that teaches participants how to cultivate a healthy, collaborative culture while undergoing organizational change, will be offered in Tampa, Florida.

Darden’s open-enrollment programs focus on:

  • Leadership and Management
  • Strategy, Growth and Innovation
  • Decision-Making and Negotiation
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing and Sales

Additionally, the Darden School of Business is the source of executive education for government, military and aviation professionals.

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business delivers the world’s best business education experience to prepare entrepreneurial, global and responsible leaders through its MBA, Ph.D., MSBA and Executive Education programs. Darden’s top-ranked faculty is renowned for teaching excellence and advances practical business knowledge through research. 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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