Leadership Development

  • For years, the Darden case method has been priming our students for leadership. When our students work through cases, they are put into the shoes of a business leader in unique situations, requiring them to identify problems, define alternatives, analyze data, and make decisions. As a result, it is no surprise that top businesses recruit Darden graduates for involvement in their Leadership Development Programs.

    In the following video, Lisa Bloch (MBA '16" shares how Darden prepared her for a leadership role.

    In 2017, 12 percent of Darden's graduating class went into executive development/leadership development programs. For more information on starting salaries and signing bonuses, please see Darden's Employment Reports.

    Top Leadership Development Program (LDP) Hiring Companies, Class of 2017

    Amazon.com Davita Liberty Mutual
    Boston Scientific Corporation DuPont MasterCard
    CignaEli Lilly and CompanyNationwide
    Cognizant Technology SolutionsFortiveVIP.com
    DanaherJohnson & JohnsonZappos.com

    In the following video, Jason Eickemeyer (MBA '17) shares how the Darden case method helped prepare him for a leadership internship role in healthcare.