Finance & Investing
30 May 2024

Darden Makes Long-Term Investment In New Private Equity Initiative

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business announced today the launch of the pan-University Private Equity Initiative, offering a variety of classes, student club activities, workshops, competitions, opportunities to engage with industry leaders, and hands-on learning opportunities in private equity.

21 May 2024

Financial Times Shines Spotlight on Darden’s Forum Hotel

Darden this week enjoyed an international media spotlight in an article published by the Financial Times about how the world’s top business schools are investing in hotel-style facilities to enhance their educational experiences.

15 May 2024

‘What’s Next?’ for Sharon Okeke: A New Chapter in Investment Banking and a Journey of Growth at UVA Darden

As the University of Virginia Darden School of Business prepares to send off its Class of 2024, Sharon Okeke stands poised to transition from finance management in Nigeria to a promising future in investment banking at Evercore in Houston. Her journey through Darden has been transformative, deeply influenced by the community and the case method of learning on which the School prides itself.

13 May 2024

‘What’s Next?’ for Kate Grusky: A Journey of Purpose and Philanthropy at UVA Darden

As the University of Virginia Darden School of Business prepares to graduate its Class of 2024, Kate Grusky is ready to embark on a new chapter, transitioning from managing multimillion-dollar portfolios on behalf of multi-family office clients to investing on behalf of a major hospital system’s endowment. Her story is a testament to the power of a Darden education and the doors it opens.

29 April 2024

Triathlete Professors: Mastering Teaching, Research and Practice at Darden

Critically, it is the Darden philosophy that winning “triathletes” are strong precisely because they are strong across these three dimensions. The best professors are not merely the sum of these three separate and independent activities; the best professors emerge through their harmonious integration.

29 April 2024

Darden Rising: How We Became the World’s Leading Public Business School and What We Have to Do to Stay There

With the recent launch of Faculty Forward, Milestone II of the campaign, we’re building on this foundation, with an eagle-eyed focus on faculty excellence as the key to sustaining our momentum. This effort underscores our commitment to remaining at the forefront of business education and thought leadership — not just among public institutions or American institutions but all institutions worldwide.