U.Va.’s Darden School Rises to No. 3 in the World in The Economist’s 2014 Rankings

October 09, 2014

The Economist today released its annual 2014 ranking of the Top 100 international MBA programs and named the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business No. 3 in the world. For the fourth consecutive year, Darden ranked No. 1 for Education Experience.

The ranking is the highest in the school’s history and moves Darden up from fourth position last year.

The Economist ranking methodology is based heavily on student and alumni experiences. In the specialty rankings, Darden ranked No. 1 in the world in the categories of “Personal Development and Educational Experience” and “Diversity of Recruiters.” Darden ranked in the top five for “Opens New Career Opportunities” and “Student Rating of Alumni Effectiveness.”

“Through the school’s high-engagement approach to learning, top-ranked faculty and dynamic network, we develop entrepreneurial, global and responsible leaders who step forward to improve the world,” Darden Dean Bob Bruner said. “This latest ranking is a validation of Darden’s extraordinary learning community, its accomplishments and its global reach.”

The Economist’s ranking surveys students and alumni and collects data from the business schools. The authoritative London-based weekly newspaper’s “Which MBA?” team evaluates career services, job placement, faculty and student quality and diversity, recruiter diversity and salary changes from before to after graduation. The survey also collects data from the business schools, including the percentage of international students on campus, days spent by students outside of the United States, and the alumni giving percentage.

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