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UVA Opens New MBA Facility in DC Metro

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According to The Cavalier Daily, the University of Virginia’s news website, the Darden School of Business announced the opening of a new facility in Rosslyn, Virginia for MBA candidates pursuing an Executive MBA or Global MBA for Executives degree. Rosslyn is located across the Potomac River from Georgetown in Washington, D.C.

The executive MBA program was designed by Darden professors to mirror the experience and curriculum of the residential program at UVA Charlottesville campus and many classes will be taught by the same professors. Sankaran Venkataraman, senior associate dean for Faculty and Research at Darden, believes that Washington, D.C. is the ideal location for such a facility.

“D.C. is a global gateway and public policy ecosystem, where business and government intersect,” Venkataraman said in an email statement. “D.C. is home to the largest population of U.Va. alumni in the country, and Darden has a dynamic network in the D.C. area. This opens up the market for our executive format MBA degree to a wider population.”

According to Venkataraman, the idea for an executive program has been in the works since former Dean Robert Bruner was at Darden.

“The feedback we received from our current and past Executive MBA and Global Executive MBA students about location preferences and our own study of the market also prompted us to take action now,” he said.

Classes will begin at the Darden facility in D.C. in August.

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Max Pulcini
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Max Pulcini is a Philadelphia-based writer and reporter. He has an affinity for Philly sports teams, Super Smash Bros. and cured meats and cheeses. Max has written for Philadelphia-based publications such as Spirit News, Philadelphia City Paper, and Billy Penn, as well as national news outlets like The Daily Beast.

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