Forbes Ranks UVA Darden Alumni Most Satisfied With MBA Education

20 November 2017

By Jay Hodgkins

Recent University of Virginia Darden School of Business alumni rank No. 1 for satisfaction with their MBA education, according to Forbes.

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.

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business prepares responsible global leaders through unparalleled transformational learning experiences. Darden’s graduate degree programs (MBA, MSBA and Ph.D.) and Executive Education & Lifelong Learning programs offered by the Darden School Foundation set the stage for a lifetime of career advancement and impact. Darden’s top-ranked faculty, renowned for teaching excellence, inspires and shapes modern business leadership worldwide through research, thought leadership and business publishing. Darden has Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C., area and a global community that includes 18,000 alumni in 90 countries. 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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