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2019 Spring Newsletter

- Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Greetings, and welcome to the Darden Business Publishing spring newsletter. Our team has been working on a number of initiatives to make it easier for you to update your course materials. Below you will find two new conference offerings as well as updates to current Darden Business Publishing course outlines and related content.

Now is also the time to be preparing for any late spring or summer courses you may be teaching. After adding selected products to your “Library,” go to the “My Course Packs” tab at the top of the home page to begin creating your assignment. Use the quick-start guide found on your course pack dashboard to get started, or view the step-by-step instructions here.

Upcoming Conferences

Giving Voice to Values: An Educator’s Practicum 

Faculty Presenter: Mary Gentile

June 4-5 / Darden Sands Family Grounds / Arlington, VA

Program Overview:  Giving Voice to Values (GVV),, is an innovative approach to values-driven leadership development. Rather than a focus on ethical analysis, the GVV curriculum focuses on ethical implementation and asks the questions: “What if I were going to act on my values? What would I say and do? How could I be most effective?” ... Read More

Student-Centered Learning: Enhance Engagement and Learning with Proven Case Teaching Techniques 

Faculty Presenters: Marc Lipson and Mary Margaret Frank

June 6-7 / Darden Sands Family Grounds / Arlington, VA

Program Overview: This two-day program is a high-energy, high-engagement introduction to the strategies and methods essential to creating a successful student-centered learning environment—the environment central to successful experiential learning and at the heart of most case method teaching. The program describes the tools and techniques commonly employed by the best case method teachers, explores the appropriate use of student-centered learning in a variety of settings, and helps participants build their own unique teaching styles employing student-centered techniques... Read More           

New Course Syllabi

Entrepeneurial Finance and Private Equity

“Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity” (EFPE) focuses on the private equity (PE) industry and a broad range of issues that affect the valuation, pricing, and risk of privately held firms. EFPE is designed to provide students with a comprehensive set of skills that will allow them to understand the financial situation faced by high-growth/high-risk enterprises and later-stage firms. Read More

Impact Investing

This course will explore and constructively evaluate recent efforts to direct private-sector capital to ideas, projects, and business that provide social benefits and financial returns. We will attempt to evaluate the domain based on finance fundamentals and form opinions on its current state and future development as an area of finance... Read More

Thought Leadership 

Voice of the Instructor featuring Yiorgos (George) Allayannis discussing his course module on Fintech. View Video

Darden Ideas to Action shares business knowledge — research, analysis and commentary — from faculty and experts of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. Visit Website   

Featured Simulations

“Bond Trader” (UVA-F-1796) by Michael Schill

“Positioning Game” (UVA-M-0677) by Paul Farris

“PFG Bank: Credit Card Exercise” (UVA-M-0878) by Phillip Pfeifer


The Darden School of Business is regularly recognized as having one of the world’s premier teaching faculties within business education, and Darden’s programs are recognized as world class. Darden Business Publishing is pleased to provide current Darden course syllabi to verified faculty members. They provide instructors with context as to how cases used in a particular sequence achieve the learning outcomes of the teaching teams at the Darden School. Use the modules in these course syllabi as a reference for updating the case materials within your school’s programs. For a personal course consultation, contact Sally Hurley at or directly by phone at +1 (434) 982-2391.

Visit the Educator Resources page often as we continue to publish new courses in your area of interest and post Darden course revisions. 

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