CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia, June 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- University of Virginia Darden School of Business Dean Scott Beardsley will travel throughout Asia in June, meeting with prospective students, alumni, partner companies and other key stakeholders in the region during the two-week trip. Events will be held in:
Shanghai, 12 June
Beijing, 15 June
Tokyo, 16 June
Jakarta, 20 June
In addition to remarks from Beardsley, the free event includes an information session and the opportunity to connect with local alumni to discuss the global experience at Darden and career opportunities available to new graduates. All event attendees will receive fee waivers for the application to the full-time MBA program.
Each year, students with international backgrounds make up roughly a third of the Darden class, playing a vital role in the classroom and the life of the School.
Application for Admission Now Live, With New Management Science Specialization, Scholarship Opportunities
The dean will also share news of recent innovations to the Darden MBA program — which recently launched its application for admission to the Class of 2022 — including the launch of a specialization in management science, which builds on the required MBA core curriculum.
The new concentration is STEM designated, which has added relevance for international students who want authorization to work in the U.S., as it may allow them to qualify for a STEM OPT extension of an additional 24 months to obtain an employer sponsored visa.
Additionally, Darden has dramatically increased alumni fundraising for scholarships in recent years, and the School offers more than 150 merit-based scholarships. Darden offers multiple scholarships designated for top students with international backgrounds, including some covering the full cost of attendance. Merit scholarships are awarded in recognition of a candidate's accomplishments and leadership potential.
The Economist has named the Darden School the world's best education experience for eight years in a row, and the School's full-time MBA program rose in every major ranking in which the School participates in the last year, including moving in to the Top 10 globally in rankings from The Economist and Bloomberg Businessweek.
About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business delivers the world's best business education experience to prepare entrepreneurial, global and responsible leaders through its MBA, Ph.D., MSBA and Executive Education programs. Darden's top-ranked faculty is renowned for teaching excellence and advances practical business knowledge through research. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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