UVA Darden School in Top 10 of 2016 U.S. News & World Report Graduate Business School Ranking

11 March 2015

U.S. News & World Report today released its 2016 Best Graduate Schools Rankings. In the Business School category, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business continued to climb in the annual ranking for the fourth year, rising one place to No. 10 (up from No. 11 in 2015, No. 12 in 2014 and No. 13 in 2013).

U.S. News & World Report surveyed 464 accredited schools, and we are pleased that Darden has risen to the Top 10,” said Darden’s Dean Robert F. Bruner.

In the specialty rankings, Darden advanced in several categories:

  • In the Executive MBA category, Darden landed at No. 11 — its highest ranking in this poll.
  • In the category of Management, Darden remained in the Top 10, at No. 7.
  • In the category of Entrepreneurship, Darden rose in the category to No. 13.

U.S. News & World Report evaluates ratings from deans, administrators and recruiters and analyzes quantitative data collected from schools. Much of the data came from the Class of 2014. See the methodology.

This year, Darden stood out for its leadership in the area of career placement. Among the Class of 2014, 86.8 percent of graduates reported employment at graduation — the second highest percentage in the entire list — and 93.4 percent reported employment three months after graduation.

Darden’s top-ranked Career Development Center provides MBA students with one-on-one professional career advice, lifelong career management skills and job search support. The Armstrong Center for Alumni Career Services then provides career management services to all Darden alumni throughout their lives; the service is free of charge to degreed graduates.

“Among graduate business schools, Darden holds a unique position. For 60 years, Darden has educated leaders of exceptional talent and promise, so that they may achieve their full potential and step forward to improve the world,” said Bruner. “We are pleased when the media polls recognize our personalized and powerful educational experience.”

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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