UVA - Darden School of Business

Essay Questions for 2018-2019 / Class of 2021

Below are the application deadlines and essay questions for The Darden School of Business MBA Program. 


EA:07 Sept. 2018

R1: 04 Oct. 2018

R2: 10 Jan. 2019

R3: 03 Apr. 2019


Below are the essay questions for the Darden MBA 2018-19 application cycle:

  • “Tell us what you would want your learning team to know about you – personal, professional or both.” (100 words)
  • “Each year, Darden connects with over 80 countries. If you could choose any location in the world, where would you want to go with Darden? And why?” (50 words)
  • “Darden strives to identify and cultivate leaders who follow their purpose. At this stage, how would you describe your evolving leadership style and please provide an example.” (200 words)
  • “Please provide an example of a situation in which you have made a meaningful impact.” (200 words)
  • “What is your short-term, post-MBA career goal and why?” (150 words)

Visit the UVA Darden website for more application information.

Disclaimer: the information provided on this page is for reference only. Applicants are strongly advised to visit the admissions website link provided above to confirm essay prompts, deadlines, and other application information.  Photo by Phil Roeder.