UVA Darden Announces Admission Event in Shanghai, China

12 November 2019

By Dave Hendrick

Representatives from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business will host an event in China in November to meet with prospective students interested in the School’s full-time MBA and Executive MBA formats.

The Case Discussion and Networking Event, with Professor Doug Thomas will take place in Shanghai at 6:30 p.m. on 19 November.

Darden, whose full-time MBA program was recently ranked No. 5 in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek, is currently recruiting for the Class of 2022, with programs beginning in August 2020. For the full-time MBA, the Round 2 application deadline is 6 January and the Round 3 deadline is 6 April. For the Executive MBA, deadlines to apply to the Class of 2022 occur monthly through June.

Each year, students with international backgrounds make up roughly a third of the Darden class, playing a vital role in the classroom and the life of the School, contributing greatly to the education experience The Economist has ranked No. 1 in the U.S. nine years in a row. Darden and UVA have strong ties in China, including an office and full-time employees in the country. There are 40 students from China in the Darden full-time MBA program in the classes of 2019 and 2020 and each year the School hosts more than 70 activities and engagements in the country and more than 100 students travel to China each year for courses and residencies.

Many students benefit from the Asia Business Club at Darden, which hosts events and provides students interested in culture and business of Asia with a forum to pursue cultural, professional and social opportunities.

Scholarship opportunities at the Darden School have increased dramatically in recent years, and the School offers more than 150 merit-based scholarships, most of which do not require an additional application for consideration. Scholarship recipients come from all different backgrounds, including China, and some scholarships are specifically designated for students from China.

For the Darden full-time MBA Class of 2019, 94 percent of international students with nonpermanent U.S. work authorization accepted a job offer within three months of graduation, netting an average salary of $128,835 and an average bonus of $32,291.

International student employment outcomes received a boost from those who took advantage of Darden’s new specialization in management science, which is a designated STEM degree that improved their chances of employment in the United States.

Ranked No. 3 for highest average starting salary and bonus among recent U.S. MBA program graduates by U.S. News & World Report, the Darden School hosts hundreds of on-Grounds recruiting events each year, connecting students with recruiters at top companies from around the world. Top hiring companies of international students include Bain & Co., Boston Consulting Group, Google, McKinsey & Co. and Microsoft.

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

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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