Message From Dean Scott Beardsley
Scottは第9代目Deanであり、2015年8月より現職を務めております。その以前は、McKinsey & Companyで26年間を過ごし、Senior Partner、McKinsey’s global board of directorsなどといった、要職を歴任しております。(詳細なProfileはこちら)
Message To Japanese MBA Candidates From University of Virginia Darden School of Business Dean Scott Beardsley
As the third-largest economy in the world with an abundance of talented MBA candidates, Japan represents an important international market for Darden to recruit prospective students.
Japan has one of the largest bases of Darden alumni outside of the United States. Our Japanese alumni have made a major difference in Japan and abroad as successful business leaders for top organizations. Their bonds to the School and our dynamic network of 15,000 alumni also remain strong long after graduating, as Japanese alumni consistently serve as prominent leaders for the Darden community.
Darden considers a globally diverse student body to be a core aspect of our education experience, ranked the world’s best by The Economist six years in a row. Each year, roughly one-third of our students come from outside the United States, and these students enrich the quality of learning at Darden with their diverse perspectives and experiences. Darden wants Japanese students in its classrooms to share their unique perspectives as part of one of the most advanced economies and vibrant cultures in the world.
Japanese students have historically done well at Darden, learning from Darden’s top ranked faculty. They find it to be a good place to learn not only functional skills, but about global and American business practices. The supportive community and interactive environment allows Japanese students to fine tune their English as well. Outside of the classroom, Japanese students enjoy the world-class athletic facilities and outstanding golf course of the University of Virginia as well as the safe atmosphere and great weather of Charlottesville, ranked the happiest city in the United States. Charlottesville is located next to the Shenandoah National Park and Blue Ridge Mountains, and is a short car or train ride from Washington, D.C.
Darden’s relationship with Japan extends beyond solely recruiting prospective students. Each year, Darden sends students to Japan through annual Darden.Worldwide. global immersion courses as well as global client projects and exchange programs. We are committed to helping students gain global experiences in important economic centers like Japan, which is home to many leading global firms and a unique business environment.
We believe in the ability of Japanese students to contribute to the Darden community, the value of teaching Japanese business culture and practices, and in building deep relationships with Japanese businesses. Through the School’s commitment to maintaining strong ties to Japan, Darden offers Japanese MBA candidates an outstanding opportunity to become entrepreneurial and responsible global business leaders who will improve the world.
Scott C. Beardsley