Darden’s Global MBA for Executives (GEMBA) is designed for experienced managers who seek to further their international careers while continuing to work full time.
The 21-month program is taught by the same top-ranked faculty that teach in the other Darden degree programs and focuses on preparing students to be globally ready — ready to manage a business in an international setting and ready to lead an organization that does business in multiple countries. Darden achieves this aim by both the global content of the curriculum and the context in which we deliver it.
After completing the Darden GEMBA, you’ll be prepared to thrive in globally distributed firms, across markets, across cultures and in emerging regions.
Throughout the program, you'll attend six international residencies — once to Brazil, Europe, China and India, and twice to the United States. At these residencies, you will travel with Darden's top-ranked faculty and attend case method classes, visit influential firms during Global Leadership Explorations, gain cultural knowledge and contacts, and learn to work across international borders.
Approximately one-third of the GEMBA course work is delivered via distance learning. To provide a highly engaging learning experience between residencies, you will participate in live online classes, work on individual assignments, participate in small group projects and learning team meetings, and meet one-on-one with faculty.