Trivia Tuesday: Darden Business Projects
Welcome to another edition of Trivia Tuesday, where we discuss special offerings that help differentiate leading MBA programs. This week we’re opening up the Clear Admit Guide to UVA / Darden to learn more about the Darden’s special Business Projects.
“During the second year of the MBA program, many students choose to enroll in an experiential Darden Business Project (DBP) in one of three areas. Through the Consulting DBP, second-year students work in three- to six-person teams to solve a real-world business issue on behalf of a client organization. Students who opt to take the Venturing DBP can earn credit as they develop a proposal for a new business and a plan for funding and developing their planned venture. Finally, students who have an idea for a case that might be added to the MBA curriculum can conduct the necessary research, with faculty support, through the Case Development DBP.
“Under the supervision of a faculty mentor, teams of one to six students dedicate 60 to 180 hours to their DBPs over the course of the year, though particularly directed teams may complete their projects earlier. Each of the three different types of DBP benefits a different constituency: Consulting benefits the client company, Venturing benefits the student, and Case Development benefits future Darden students who will use the case in the classroom. Regardless of the type of project selected, to meet the standards of the DBP program, students must complete a field investigation, identify the major issues, analyze data and present a viable solution.”
To read more about Darden’s curriculum, as well as to obtain additional in-depth information about Darden’s extracurricular programs, be sure to check out the Clear Admit School Guide to Darden. All Clear Admit School Guides are available for immediate purchase and download on the Clear Admit shop.
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