Darden Introduces Concentrations


Darden ImageAccording to a Darden press release, the UVA business school has formally instituted concentrations within its full-time MBA program. MBA students will choose from the following career or theme tracks:

Career Tracks:

  • Asset Management/Sales & Trading
  • Corporate Finance/Investment Banking
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Consumer Marketing
  • Business To Business Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

Theme Tracks:

  • Corporate Innovation
  • Business Development and Growth
  • Market Analytics
  • Sustainability

The release goes on to assure the public that the school is still fully committed to general management, but that students should also have some specialist training.

“We’re not backing off our focus of preparing general managers for a long and successful career. However, we also don’t want businesses to have the perception that our students aren’t capable of being specialists too–particularly at the outset of their careers,” explains Robert Carraway, professor and senior associate dean at Darden. “We think that we develop students in areas of finance, for example, as well as anyone in the world and not just for the long term but for the short term.  Just because Darden is always ranked at the very top in terms of general management schools, that’s not at the expense of our ability to be really good in specialized areas.”

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