UVA’s Darden brings MBA programs to Rosslyn

WASHINGTON — The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, whose MBA programs are among the highest rated in the world, will open a business school in Rosslyn and offer two executive MBA programs.

The school has leased 2,300 square feet at 1000 Wilson Blvd. and will offer its first MBA programs in the Washington area starting in August. Two executive MBA programs will be offered: an Executive MBA and a Global Executive MBA. The EMBA program includes one or two global residences in Brazil, China, Europe or India; the GEMBA will include residences in all four countries.

Darden faculty will also travel with students on the global residences.

“The capital region was an obvious choice for our new location, since Virginia has always had close ties to the nation’s capital,” said Scott Beardsley, dean of the Darden School.

“The new location’s proximity to Union Station and the D.C. area airports, and the once-a-month residences from Friday to Sunday make the program easily accessible to executives commuting in from most U.S. metropolitan areas or international gateways.”

The executive MBA program is 21 months with a tuition of $145,000. It includes a weeklong global residency, weekend residences in Charlottesville and a weeklong leadership residence on the Darden campus. The global executive MBA program’s tuition is $152,500.

In October, The Economist ranked the Darden School of Business No. 2 on its annual list of the top 100 full-time MBA programs.  The Financial Times has ranked its MBA program No. 1 in general management.

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