UVA Darden MBA for Executives Receives Top Grades in Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking

13 November 2013

Bloomberg Businessweek released its 2013 ranking of Executive MBA programs. The University of Virginia Darden School of Business MBA for Executives (EMBA), which launched seven years ago and is eligible for the ranking for the first time, debuted at No. 13 in the world and No. 11 in the United States.

The Darden EMBA prepares executives for high-performance leadership as they continue to work full time, providing an immediate and lasting return on investment for participants and the companies for which they work, including their own ventures. The 21-month program develops in executives an enterprise perspective, helping them understand how all areas of an organization interrelate.

“Most business challenges involve several functional units within a company. Our integrated curriculum delivers a broadened perspective that helps you lead, act and communicate with an understanding of the big picture,” said Darden’s Dean Bob Bruner. “Every class session builds students’ ability to question and to shape a course of action.”

In Bloomberg Businessweek’s specialty rankings, the Darden EMBA received the following top scores:

  • A+ in Teaching
  • A+ in Support
  • A in Curriculum
  • A in Entrepreneurship
  • A in Finance

“These grades rightly reflect the exceptional quality of the program and the consistency with culture of teaching and research excellence,” said Peter Rodriguez, Darden’s senior associate dean for degree programs.

The Best Business Schools of 2013” article begins with a feature on Darden EMBA alumna Navdeep Martin (EMBA `13) of Washington, D.C., and describes why she selected Darden’s program, which combines monthly residencies in Charlottesville with convenient distance learning.

The Darden MBA for Executives curriculum and academic schedule are designed for experienced managers. Darden delivers its MBA program in three formats — the full-time MBAMBA for Executives and Global MBA for Executives. Graduates of all three formats receive an MBA from the University of Virginia.

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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