• Culture of Teaching Excellence

  • Accessible. Engaging. And there for you.

    Darden is widely recognized as the best MBA teaching school in the world. Period.

    Teaching truly matters here and is a defining part of the culture. Wisdom is passed from one generation of scholars to the next, and they care deeply about their craft.

    "What I try to do every day is to inspire my students to create businesses that are profitable AND make the world a better place. We need to make our businesses places we want our children to work in — if not, we have set the bar too low.”
    Professor R. Ed Freeman

    The faculty work together to create a relevant and energizing experience for you. You will not find an MBA faculty anywhere that is more accessible to students or more passionately dedicated to personalized attention. Their doors are open, and their willingness to meet, discuss and help is unparalleled.

    “Arguably the best collection of teaching talent at any business school in the world.”
    Poets & Quants

    Our professors create an engaging and empowering classroom environment. During case discussions, they will ask the hard questions, capture your and your classmates’ nuggets of wisdom on the chalkboards, and challenge you to “tell us more” — driving toward a decision. Master facilitators, they will make even the hardest business school subjects compelling, entertaining and memorable.

    Perpetuating the close connections formed at the University of Virginia between scholar and student in the bold pursuit of knowledge, our professors will open your mind and encourage you to imagine what’s possible.

    Darden is the only B-school in the U.S. to score in the top 20th percentile of Bloomberg Businessweek’s student satisfaction surveys over 24 years for exceptional teaching.