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Beyond the MBA Classroom: Good Ole Darden Days

When you select an MBA program, you are not just choosing your learning environment, but are also committing to becoming part of a community. Each Thursday, we offer a window into life “beyond the MBA classroom” at a top business school.

Typically held in May, Darden Days is a weekend of organized presentations and events held on grounds and throughout Charlottesville for candidates who have been admitted to the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business Administration. The intensive weekend is meant to provide these candidates with an even more in-depth perspective on all aspects of Darden’s MBA program and community and with the basic information they will need if they decide to accept the school’s offer of admission. One second-year student we interviewed called Darden Days one of his “favorite events of the year” and described how for one event, prospective students, first years and second years enjoyed a barbecue at a local vineyard with a bluegrass band, where they could all “hang out outside, mingle and ask questions.”

For in-depth descriptions of social and community activities at Darden and 14 other top MBA programs, check out the mbaMission Insider’s Guides.




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