Financial Times Ranks Darden Executive Education No. 4 in the World, No. 1 for Faculty and Course Design
By Dave Hendrick
The ranking represents a significant jump from the prior year’s position, when Darden Executive Education’s open-enrollment program ranked No. 11. Delivered by the University of Virginia Darden School Foundation and taught by the Darden School of Business’ highly acclaimed faculty, Darden Executive Education’s open-enrollment program also took the No. 1 spot in six key categories:
- No. 1 — Faculty (for the third year in a row)
- No. 1 — Facilities (for the second year in a row)
- No. 1 — Teaching methods and materials
- No. 1 — Course design
- No. 1 — Preparation
- No. 1 — Food and accommodation
Darden Executive Education is also ranked No. 4 for Aims achieved.
In total, Darden Executive Education improved or maintained its No. 1 position in all open-enrollment categories measured by program participant ratings. The FT ranking is based on both participant ratings and data provided by schools.
“These ratings indicate participants’ high satisfaction with our open programs and are additional proof points that Darden delivers the world’s best education experience,” said Darden Dean Scott Beardsley. “Executive Education will continue to play a critical role in Darden’s mission to develop global and responsible leaders who step forward to improve the world.”
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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