• Darden offers two executive formats of the Darden MBA — our Executive MBA (EMBA) format and our Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) format — in one world-class location: our state of the art facility in the Washington, D.C., area.

    Our executive formats are more integrated than ever, with EMBA and GEMBA students learning together and mixing constantly throughout the program. In fact, the formats are 70% the same. The only difference is that GEMBA students participate in all four, week-long global residencies and EMBA students participate in one of the four global residencies.

    Regardless of format, all executive format students graduate with the exact same degree as our full-time students: a Darden MBA.

    Which format is right for you?

    • How much global experience do you want as a part of your MBA experience? As we like to say, we have the global option — EMBA — and the maximum global option — GEMBA.
    • What schedule works best for you? At a high-level, EMBA has more weekends and GEMBA has more week-long experiences. Find the combination that best fits your life and lifestyle.

    Want to explore further? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.