Featured MBA Student Blog: The Darden Routine

Earlier this month, we announced that Financial Times ranked Darden No. 1 in the world for general management. In the following student blog, Genie Ko writes about how Darden’s general management curriculum impacted her First Year experience and prepared her as an emerging leader:

“Our FY core curriculum includes Leading Organizations, Managerial Communications, Accounting, Finance, Strategy, Decision Analysis, Ethics, Operations, and Marketing.  I like to think of the Darden FY curriculum as a foundation in the language and function of accounting/marketing/finance/etc., giving us a strong, well-rounded understanding of what is at stake for an organization and the priorities and interests of each department.  The case method then challenges us to consider this in our decisions–almost every class begins with a cold call to a student asking, “What would you do?”

The Darden experience is full of high-engagement learning, requiring you to present and defend your position every day.  Your world class professors and classmates will push you intellectually, challenging you in the ways you think.  It will be some of the most difficult training you will go through as an emerging leader, and the entire Darden community is rooting for your success.  This combination of structure and unpredictability is a great training ground for tomorrow’s leaders.”

Read more of Genie’s post: “The Darden Routine.”

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