Consulting Projects

  • Put your academic learning into practice with a consulting project during your Darden MBA.

    Consulting Darden Business Projects (DBPs)

    Consulting DBPs are for-credit projects that give you the opportunity to gain real-world consulting experience. Teams of three to six students work with a corporate client to address a business challenge, such as:

    • Developing a business plan
    • Performing market analysis
    • Creating a financial forecast

    During the project, you will work closely with a Darden faculty advisor and will present a final project to your corporate client.

    Learn more about how students can engage in consulting projects with area entrepreneurs in the video below.

    Community Consultants of Darden

    Community Consultants of Darden is a student organization that provides marketing, operational and strategic evaluation and planning services to visionary small businesses and non-profit organizations in the Charlottesville community. The club provides an invaluable opportunity for you to apply concepts that you learned in class to solve challenging business issues in the local community.

    International Consulting Projects

    Darden also offers numerous opportunities to conduct consulting projects abroad. Visit the Experiential Learning: International Opportunities page for more details on Global Consulting Projects, Global Business Experiences and kaizen projects in manufacturing, sales, marketing and R&D.