By Dave Hendrick
University of Virginia Darden School of Business Dean Scott Beardsley will travel throughout Asia in late June, meeting with prospective students, alumni, and academic and corporate partners over the course of the 15-day trip.
Asia represents an area of deep and growing importance to UVA and the Darden School, and Beardsley has led multiple trips to the region since becoming Darden’s ninth dean in 2015.
Beginning 18 June and concluding 5 July, Beardsley will travel to China, India and the Philippines, attending Darden admissions events in each country to promote the potential of the Darden MBA and connect prospective students with local alumni.
Specific locations of admissions events include:
- Shanghai, 19 June
- Beijing, 23 June
- Shenzhen, 25 June
- Hong Kong, 27 June
- Manila, 28 June
- Mumbai, 1 July
- Bangalore, 3 July
- Delhi, 4 July
“It’s always wonderful to be on the ground in Asia and feel the intensity of Darden’s global alumni network in action,” said Beardsley. “I’m looking forward to meeting with top students throughout the region to help explain how Darden’s unique education experience can prepare students for the careers they want, wherever they want.”
In addition to remarks from Beardsley, most admissions events will include a case discussion, allowing prospective students a preview of the Darden classroom, an unscripted learning environment that offers unparalleled training for the pace of modern business.
The Darden School has a thriving, inclusive community of international students. More than one-third of Darden students in the Class of 2019 were born outside of the United States, and the students hail from 36 countries.
In the classes of 2018 and 2019, 29 students came from China and 37 from India. Most students from each country were awarded a full or partial scholarship, and the School offers more than 150 merit-based scholarships.
In addition to meeting with students and alumni, Beardsley will connect with a variety of the Darden School’s corporate partners on the trip, including Bain & Co., Baidu and Tencent, among others, and address the Shanghai Corporate Network at an event hosted by The Economist on 20 June.
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business delivers the world’s best business education experience to prepare entrepreneurial, global and responsible leaders through its MBA, Ph.D. and Executive Education programs. Darden’s top-ranked faculty is renowned for teaching excellence and advances practical business knowledge through research. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.