UVA Darden Ranked No. 1 MBA for Best Professors and Consulting

14 November 2018

By Dave Hendrick

The Princeton Review named the University of Virginia Darden School of Business among the top MBA programs in a number of key categories, including the No. 1 ranking for best professors and the best MBA for consulting.

According to the 2019 rankings of 252 business schools, Darden is ranked in the Top 10 in nine categories, including:

No. 1 — Best Professors
No. 1 — Best MBA for Consulting
No. 3 — Best MBA for Management
No. 3 — Greatest Resources for Women
No. 5 — Best Campus Environment
No. 6 — Best Career Prospects
No. 7 — Best MBA for Finance
No. 8 — Best Classroom Experience
No. 9 — Most Competitive Students

The Princeton Review’s rankings are based on student survey data and information provided by Schools. The data incorporates factors such as career outcomes, admissions selectivity and academic rigor, among other topics.

In a separate ranking of entrepreneurship administered by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine, the Darden School remains the No. 7 graduate business school for entrepreneurship for the second year in a row. The ranking considers a school’s entrepreneurship offering and alumni outcomes. Funding for ventures started by Darden alumni has increased dramatically in recent years.

The high number of Top 10 rankings from The Princeton Review places Darden among the top business schools. This result comes on the heels of Darden’s strong showing in rankings from Bloomberg Businessweek, which ranked the School the No. 9 MBA program in the United States, and The Economist, which ranked Darden the No. 9 MBA program in the world and the world’s No. 1 education experience for the eighth consecutive year.

“We’re pleased to see Darden receive strong marks in categories that are key to the School’s identity and mission, notably the affirmation of our top professors, the power of our education experience to develop leaders for careers across a spectrum of key industries and our commitment to a student experience nonpareil,” said Darden Dean Scott Beardsley. “The Darden School remains unsurpassed in its ability to prepare future leaders for meaningful, purpose-driven careers.”

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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