UVA Darden Releases New Application for Executive MBA, Part-Time MBA

26 August 2022

By Dave Hendrick

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has launched its application for admission to the Executive MBA Class of 2025 and the next cohort of the Part-Time MBA, both enrolling in August 2023.  Both formats benefit from Darden’s top-ranked faculty, No. 1 ranked education experience, and outstanding career support.

The Executive MBA program, which features the Executive MBA (EMBA) and Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) formats, and the Part-Time MBA program are both based at UVA Darden DC Metro in Rosslyn, Virginia with views of the national monuments; conveniently located minutes from Reagan National Airport and Union Station. Each program is designed to fit into the lives of working professionals.

Executive MBA students earn an MBA over 21 months while continuing to work, with a mix of in-person weekend residencies at UVA Darden DC Metro in Rosslyn, Virginia and virtual class sessions. The program includes meaningful residencies at Darden Grounds in Charlottesville as well as weeklong global residencies in locations spanning all major continents.

The Part-Time MBA offers a mix of in-person weekday evening and virtual classes, and a flexible timeline for completion. Students also participate in two week-long residencies in Charlottesville with opportunities for global travel on an elective basis.

Regardless of format, all Darden MBA students earn the same degree. Moreover, events in Charlottesville and Rosslyn allow for collaboration and networking across formats.

In August, Darden welcomed the newest cohorts of both programs, including the inaugural group of Part-Time MBA students. In the Class of 2024, Executive MBA students have 12 years of work experience, and Part-Time MBAs have an average of five-and-a-half years of experience. See the Executive MBA Class of 2024 profile and the Part-Time MBA Class of 2025 profile pages for additional insights.

The Darden School offers multiple admissions rounds for both the Executive MBA and Part-Time MBA programs, and applicants are encouraged to apply whenever they feel their application is strongest. Qualified applicants are invited to interview with a member of the Darden Admissions team, and admissions decisions are typically made within three weeks of relevant application deadline.

Darden remains committed to test flexibility — including test waivers for select candidates — in the admissions process across its MBA formats.

There are dedicated scholarship resources for Executive MBA and Part-Time MBA applicants, and all applicants are considered for these awards, no matter when an application is received, although more scholarship funding may be available earlier in the cycle.

UVA Darden Continues Strong Growth in the DC Metro Area With Nearly 400 Students, Expanded Staff

Now entering its sixth year of operations in Rosslyn, UVA Darden has quickly become a dynamic hub of activity, with almost 400 professional degree students, Executive Education & Lifelong Learning programming, and a growing full-time support staff based at the School’s Washington, D.C., area Grounds.

Ahead of the 2022-23 academic year, Darden welcomed Sherri Watson as assistant dean of student engagement. In the role, Watson will work closely with professional degree students to ensure they are positioned for success as they navigate the Darden MBA in a professional setting.

Watson most recently served as executive director of Career Development Services and Coaching as part of Student Engagement and Enrollment Services at Old Dominion University, where she expanded career services through virtual support to 14,000-plus distance learners and scaled advising and coaching to meet the needs of working professional students.

Learn More About Professional Degree Programs

Darden offers multiple ways to learn more about its professional degree programs, including a frequently updated blog with application tips and podcasts.

Additionally, Darden will host a variety of online events over the coming months, including webinars, networking events, mock classes and more.

Prospective students interested in learning more, including discussing which program may be a better fit, may schedule a conversation to discuss the Executive MBA or Part-Time MBA, or contact the Darden Admissions team at ExecMBA@Darden.virginia.edu or ptmba@darden.virginia.edu.

View the application to the Executive MBA, Part-Time MBA or Full-Time MBA.

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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