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Darden School of Business Releases It's MBA Application Deadlines and Essay Questions for intake 2020

University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business has released its application deadlines for intake 2020. Application is due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the application deadline.

Early Action:

Application Deadline: 9/3/2019

Interview: schedule your own

Decision Deadline: 10/9/2019

Round 1:

Application Deadline: 10/4/2019

Interview: by invitation

Decision Deadline: 12/11/2019

Round 2:

Application Deadline: 1/6/2020

Interview: by invitation

Decision Deadline: 3/18/2020

Round 3:

Application Deadline: 4/6/2020

Interview: by invitation

Decision Deadline: 5/6/2020

Consortium Round 1 Application Deadline: 10/15/2019

Consortium Round 2 Application Deadline: 1/5/2020

Essay Questions:

  1. Darden strives to identify and cultivate responsible leaders who follow their purpose. Please provide an example of a situation in which you have made a meaningful impact. (200 words) 

  2. Diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission, and they work best when they are an integral and celebrated part of our community. Read University of Virginia’s Diversity & Inclusion Vision Statement. Share a time in which you engaged with a perspective, identity, community or experience that was different from your own and how it impacted your worldview. (200 words) 

  3. The Batten Foundation Worldwide Scholarship provides all Darden students in our full-time MBA program with an opportunity to participate in a Darden Worldwide Course. If you could choose any location in the world, where would you want to travel, and why? (50 words)

  4. Tell us what you would want your learning team to know about you – personally, professionally, or both? (100 words)

  5. What is your short-term, post-MBA goal and why? (150 words)


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