Academics, Admissions, Darden Community, Full-Time MBA

Dean Scott Beardsley Discusses Darden with Poets & Quants

By Susannah Fuller-

John A. Byrne of Poets & Quants recently visited Darden to discuss student satisfaction and the Darden experience with Dean Scott Beardsley. The two discussed what it means to learn by the case method and real-world problems, why recruiters from top companies love Darden students, and where Darden students go after receiving their MBA.

Explaining what type of students Darden is looking for, Dean Beardsley explained that Darden is focused on the holistic view of the leader: people with drive, integrity and a sense of a noble purpose in life.

Even with over 26 years at McKinsey & Company, Dean Beardsley claims “I learn from the students here every time I teach a class, and that’s the magic of the Darden classroom.” Watch the interview to hear their discussion.