Darden’s Class of 2018 Executive MBA students recently completed their residency to Europe, with time in both Berlin and Paris. Residency highlights included courses taught by Darden faculty on business ethics and financial management, as well as cultural experiences. Students also visited a variety of companies such as OTIS and Axel Springer Plug and Play and heard from the CEO of Christian Louboutin.

Students engage with Darden Professor Andy Wicks during a class session in Paris on the first day of their residency.
Megan Azevedo and Corbin Norman (both executive Class of 2018 students) smile during a historic walking tour of Paris as part of the program.
Students gather in front of the iconic Paris landmarks during their walking tour.
On the second day of the program, the CEO of Christian Louboutin spoke to the group and answered questions on managing luxury business branding.
Berlin’s historic wall provides a striking backdrop to learning about WWII and its impact on European business.
The company visit to Axel Springer Plug and Play provided students with insights about start-ups and entrepreneurship in Berlin.