7: Darden Graduate School of Business Administration

General Information | M. B. A. Program | Joint Degree Programs
Doctoral Program | Student Life | School Regulations | Course Descriptions | Faculty

Objectives | Admission | Administration | Financial Assistance
Degree Requirements | Academic Standards


The Darden School offers an intellectually demanding doctoral program for a small, select group of high-potential applicants, men and women who already have a breadth of knowledge in the functional areas of business and who have a strong interest in teaching and research.

The program aims to be distinctive not only by providing sound training in the theory and methodology of the student's chosen field, but also by training students to perform applied research. Graduates of the program are expected to be able to conduct rigorous research that contributes to the solution of management problems in a creative and original fashion. The program provides exposure to a variety of pedagogies, particularly interactive approaches that allow students to take an active role in the learning process.

A doctoral student must specialize in a major field of study. The School has major fields in Finance, Management Science, Marketing, Operations Management, and Management. The Management major field is composed of three subfields: Organizational Studies, Strategic Management, and Business Ethics. Only a subset of these major fields admit students in any given year.

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