November 26, 2016

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Strong Curriculum Builds Supportive Learning Environment


This review is for UVA Darden

Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2018

Experience during the program

Darden's culture puts students first and creates a strong, cohesive community. The structure of the curriculum helps build a strong community and provides a solid general management foundation for students. First, most of the first year classes are required core classes and students talk all these classes with the same group of students ("section"). Secondly, each student participates in a six person study group ("learning team") to prepare for class each day. Finally, all Darden classes are taught using the case method. These aspects of the academically rigorous Darden curriculum help build a collaborative learning environment where students support and encourage each other.

I would encourage applicants that want a strong general management business school program and a close cohesive business school community to consider Darden.

About professors, classes and curriculum

The Darden professors are also a critical piece of the Darden learning environment. They facilitate the classroom case method discussion through deep subject matter knowledge as well as an understanding of classroom discussion and dynamics. For example, professors will regularly bring up details from a previous class discussion and relate them to the current case and regularly engage in student life events outside the classroom.

Overall BSchool experience (5.0)
Schools contribution (4.0)
Classmates rating (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Student body, diversity
Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Investment Banking

Can be improved:


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