Darden ranks No. 3 in top MBA schools in the world

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The Economist has ranked the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business No. 3 on its list of best full-time MBA programs in the world.

The magazine said Darden provided “MBA students with the ultimate educational experience.” In 2013, Darden ranked fourth on the list.

The ranking highlighted Darden’s “case method learning and top-ranked teaching faculty.” The magazine also mentioned the school’s W.L. Lyons Brown III Innovation Laboratory, which serves as an entrepreneurial hub for U.Va. and the community.

Schools were ranked in 17 criteria, ranging from its education experience to its diversity and alumni network. The magazine surveys students and alumni and collects data from business schools.

Darden ranked first out of all schools in the personal development and educational experience and diversity of recruiters categories.

Darden was the only school in Virginia to be named to the list.

The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business were ranked No. 1 and No. 2.

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