University of Virginia
Darden Graduate School of Business Administration
Global MBA for Executives
MBA - Global MBA for Executives
Darden’s Global MBA for Executives (GEMBA) program is designed for experienced managers who seek to further their international careers while continuing to work full time.
The 21-month program is taught by the same top-ranked faculty that teach in the other Darden degree programs and focuses on preparing students to be globally ready - ready to manage a business in an international setting and ready to lead an organization that does business in multiple countries. Darden achieves this aim by both the global content of the curriculum and the context in which we deliver it.
After completing the Darden Global EMBA program, you’ll be prepared to thrive in globally distributed firms, across markets, across cultures and in emerging regions.
The program includes six, two-week international residencies in major cities around the world. The first and sixth residencies will be delivered in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. and the others will take place in Brazil, India, Europe and China. In each country, you'll attend case method classes, visit influential firms, gain cultural knowledge and contacts and learn to work across international borders.
Approximately one-third of the GEMBA course work is delivered via distance learning. To provide a highly engaging learning experience between residencies, you will participate in live online classes each week with your classmates and professors. Additionally, you will work on individual assignments, participate in small group projects and learning team meetings and meet one-on-one with faculty.
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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999