M.S. in Commerce


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Program Description

M.S. in Commerce

A premier master's in management program, ranked #1 in the U.S. by The Economist

Consider a less traditional but more career-enhancing path—UVA’s M.S. in Commerce, a STEM-designated degree. Leverage your undergraduate degree with business and pivot to a career in analytics, finance, government, health care, management, marketing, or nonprofit. In just 10 months, you will present to top executives, learn to work effectively on diverse teams and expand your global mindset through a global immersion experience to Europe, Asia, Latin America, India, or the Middle East.

Hear about the value of the M.S. in Commerce Program from alumni and students.


Accelerate the Learning Curve

In the M.S. in Commerce Program, you will be challenged to integrate the discipline-specific skill set you developed as liberal arts, science, or engineering student within the context of global business. You may be surprised at how quickly your perspective shifts and how rapidly you can acquire the analytical tools needed to assess complex business opportunities. And what typically takes years to learn "on the job," is quickly absorbed as you engage in carefully selected case studies, team projects, and in-class discussions with industry leaders designed to sharpen your critical thinking and refine your executive presentation skills.​

Part 1: Build a Foundation in Business

Integrated Core Experience (17 credits)
Gain a 360-degree view of business via course content, integrative projects, and case studies that develop an understanding of real-world business problems.

Part 2: Develop a Speciality

Business Analytics (15 credits)
Learn the skills, technologies, and practices necessary to design, create, and analyze datasets as well as report meaningful insights to diverse audiences.

Finance (15 credits)
Develop a comprehensive understanding of global financial markets and systems, along with the financial, analytical, and decision-making tools needed for success.

Marketing & Management (15 credits)
Acquire in-depth knowledge of the principles and practices of modern marketing while cultivating essential professional and managerial skills.

Part 3: Study the Global Context of Business

Global Immersion Experience (GIE Abroad) (8 credits)
Explore firsthand the challenges of global business and learn the dynamics of the business environment of one major region of the world.


The McIntire School of Commerce seeks well-rounded individuals who bring exceptional intellectual capabilities, proven academic preparation, and a passion for their chosen field of study. The graduate admissions committee looks for evidence of strong academic ability and qualities of character, such as motivation, maturity, tenacity, integrity, ability to work with others, self-reliance, and leadership. We strive to achieve a class environment with a diversity of perspectives and life experiences.


The M.S. in Commerce Program begins once each year, starting in mid-August and finishing coursework at the end of June. Applications to the program are accepted on a rolling-admission basis from November through June.

Applications received after the June 1 deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis as long as space is available. Please note the recommended deadline for international applicants currently studying outside the United States is Jan. 1, and the deadline to be considered in the first round of scholarship offers is Feb. 1.

*International applicants applying to the Jan. 1 deadline should note that all required materials must be received by the deadline date, including official test scores, recommendations, and course-by-course credential evaluations when applicable. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed until all materials have been received.

Last updated Sep 2019

About the School

The McIntire School of Commerce is regarded as one of the nation's finest business schools, offering world-class programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and certificate levels. McIntire’s undergradua ... Read More

The McIntire School of Commerce is regarded as one of the nation's finest business schools, offering world-class programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and certificate levels. McIntire’s undergraduate program offers students a Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree; students may choose to concentrate in Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Management, or Information Technology. Read less
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