Forbes Ranks UVA Darden Alumni Most Satisfied With MBA Education
By Jay Hodgkins
Forbes released satisfaction-related data from its recent survey of 17,500 MBA graduates from the Class of 2012 in November. The survey results placed Darden at No. 2 overall for Most Satisfied Business School Graduates, with Darden’s Class of 2012 also placing No. 2 in satisfaction with their preparedness and No. 8 in satisfaction with their current jobs.
Top employers for Darden graduates from the Class of 2012 include Accenture, Bain & Co., Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey & Co. and Microsoft.
Andrew Blaser (MBA ’12) cited Darden’s “top-notch faculty” in his response to the Forbes survey.
“Darden offers top-notch faculty who always have time for students, intellectual peers who challenge and drive you in and out of the classroom, and an education that leaves students very prepared to enter the workforce,” Blaser said.
In its 2017 Best Business Schools ranking released in September, Forbes ranked Darden No. 11. The overall ranking is based on the return on investment achieved by the Class of 2012 and does not factor the satisfaction data.
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. 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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