Darden Executive Education Ranked No. 1 in the World for Faculty, Facilities, Course Design

15 May 2018

By Jay Hodgkins

Financial Times in its 2018 Executive Education ranking named the faculty, facilities and course design offered through Darden Executive Education’s open-enrollment programs No. 1 in the world.

Delivered by the University of Virginia Darden School Foundation and taught by Darden faculty, Darden Executive Education’s open-enrollment programs were ranked No. 5 overall in the United States and No. 9 globally. The faculty ranked tops in the world for the fifth year in a row, while facilities earned the No. 1 global ranking for the fourth year in a row and course design was tabbed as the best globally for the third year in a row.

“We leverage the power of the world’s best business school faculty and the truly spontaneous yet deliberate Darden learning experience to prepare leaders at every stage of their career for the next step,” said Darden Executive Education President and CEO Kelly Bean. “In an era of rapid change where lifelong learning becomes more essential, Darden Executive Education offers unparalleled preparation to unleash leadership and innovation within organizations.”

Darden Executive Education open-enrollment programs were recognized as Top 10 in the world in seven total categories:

  • 1 — Faculty
  • 1 — Facilities
  • 1 — Course design
  • 6 — Preparation
  • 6 — Teaching methods and materials
  • 6 — Food and accommodation
  • 9 — Aims achieved
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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