U.Va. School Announcements

McIntire School of Commerce

The McIntire School of Commerce invites students from the College of Arts and Sciences to consider many different opportunities to study business at UVA.  The electives and minor listed below are open to students in other schools of enrollment.

The B.S. in Commerce application is now open! Please note that our application process has two steps:

Application Registration: Register starting Tuesday, October 1, 2019 through Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 12:00 noon. Students may work on the application any time after registering. Students register in order for the application to pull information from SIS.

Application Submission: Commerce prerequisites (exported from SIS) will be viewable on December 20, 2019. Students may submit their application any time between December 20, 2019 and Friday, January 17, 2020 at 12:00 noon.
To apply, visit https://admissions.comm.virginia.edu/.

Students with any questions regarding the application should not hesitate to contact the McIntire Office of Undergraduate Admission or visit us during Walk-in Advising.

Spring 2020 Offerings for Non-Commerce Students

ENTP 1010      Startup: An Introduction to Entrepreneurship (Open to 1st and 2nd year students; required for the Entrepreneurship Minor)
COMM 1100     Understanding the World of Business (Open to all undergraduates)
COMM 1800     Foundations of Commerce (Open to 1st and 2nd year students; prerequisite for the McIntire School of Commerce)
COMM 2010     Introduction to Financial Accounting (Online course open to all undergraduate students; prerequisite for the McIntire School of Commerce)
COMM 2020     Introduction to Management Accounting (Online course open to undergraduate students who have completed COMM 2010; prerequisite for the McIntire School of Commerce)
COMM 2600     Leadership Across the Disciplines (Open to 2nd year students; required to apply for the Leadership Minor)
COMM 2730     Personal Finance (Open to 3rd and 4th year students)
COMM 3410     Commercial Law I (Open to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students)
COMM 3420     Commercial Law II (Open to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students)
COMM 3559     Markets and Investing (Open to 3rd and 4th year students)
COMM 3810      Business Ethics (Open for ad hoc adds after initial course enrollment)

Unless otherwise noted, all restrictions will be removed on December 1, 2019Please note that McIntire does not allow class withdrawals from 3000 and 4000 level courses.

The Entrepreneurship Minor is an 18-credit interdisciplinary minor for all University students with concentrations in Innovation in Business (pending approval), Social Entrepreneurship, and Technology Entrepreneurship. The first course for students interested in the minor is ENTP 1010: Introduction to Entrepreneurship.

The Leadership Minor is a three-year, 15-credit, interdisciplinary minor for all University students.  Interested students should enroll in COMM 2600: Leadership Across the Disciplines in the spring of their second year.

Spring Break & May Term 2020 Global Commerce Immersion (GCI) Courses for Non-Commerce Students
Spring Embedded GCIs:
The Spring Embedded GCI courses meet for 5-7 sessions on Grounds and have an embedded travel component over Spring Break or May Term.  
COMM 4529      GCI: Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Start-Up Nation: Israel (travel over Spring Break)
COMM 5510      GCI: Sustainability Reporting and Assurance in Western Europe (travel over Spring Break)
COMM 4559      GCI: Social Innovation in Nepal (travel over May Term)

May Term GCI’s:
COMM 4589     GCI: Doing Business Down Under in Australia
COMM 4569     GCI: Sustainable Practices in Denmark
For more information and to find out the study abroad costs for each course, visit the website for the International Studies Office.

Questions about your path to McIntire? Engage with the McIntire Office of Undergraduate Admission!
Ambassador Advising for Prospective Students
Meet with an Admissions Ambassador for one-on-one advising. Walk-In Advising times will occur when classes are in session – no appointment needed. Check here for days, times, and locations.
McIntire’s B.S. in Commerce Application is now OPEN!
Find more information on prerequisites, the application process and view a sample application here. Registration closes December 17, 2019 at noon. Registered students must submit the application by January 17, 2020 at noon.

Keep Up with Commerce
Prospective students are encouraged to learn as much as possible about the School, business industries, career possibilities, and the application process before they apply. There are many ways to get involved at McIntire:
•    Subscribe to the “Keeping Up with Comm” Newsletter
•    Visit the “Keeping Up with Comm” Blog
•    Join us for a McIntire Ambassador-led Tour on Mondays or Fridays – register here
•    Learn more about business through involvement in a Commerce-Related Student Organization

Build Upon Your Liberal Arts, Science, or Engineering Degree with an M.S. In Commerce
Designed specifically for non-business majors, the 10-month M.S. in Commerce prepares students to add immediate value and establish themselves as leaders in an every-changing business environment. Recently ranked #1 “Master’s in Management” in the United States and #6 in the world by The Economist, the M.S. in Commerce is designed for recent graduates in liberal arts, science, or engineering. The program offers tracks in Business Analytics, Finance, and Marketing & Management, as well as a global immersion experience to a dynamic region of the world. The M.S. in Commerce begins once each year in early August and runs through the beginning of June. Applications to the program are accepted on a rolling-admission basis from November through June. We encourage prospective students to contact us early in the admissions process to discuss their interest and candidacy. Contact the Graduate Admissions Office at mscommerce@virginia.edu for more information.

Learn the Language of Business with the McIntire Business Institute’s Business Fundamentals Certificate
For more than 30 years, the McIntire Business Institute: Business Fundamentals Certificate (MBI) has helped participants increase their understanding of fundamental business concepts and acquire practical business-related skills. MBI is a non-credit certificate program designed specifically for those from non-business backgrounds and helps participants gain important skills needed to complement career goals, bridge to a business-focused path, or explore potential interests. Engage and learn from the same faculty who teach in McIntire's top-ranked business programs while learning important skills like business communication, negotiation, and excel. MBI is offered in two convenient formats: Summer Residential (5-weeks in May-June) or Academic Year (3.5 hours per week Fall and/or Spring Term). For more information, contact the McIntire Business Institute at mbi@comm.virginia.edu.

Accelerate your career with McIntire’s Business Fundamentals Online Certificate
Business Fundamentals is ideal for recent graduates, working professionals, and students looking for a flexible, time-and-cost-effective learning experience. This accelerated online 14-week program is a subset of McIntire Business Institute, and it’s taught by the same experienced faculty of the McIntire School of Commerce. The curriculum areas include Accounting, Finance and Excel Management, Marketing, and Strategy. For more information, contact the McIntire Business Institute at mbi@comm.virginia.edu.

Gain resume-building skills in cybersecurity fundamentals with McIntire’s Cybersecurity for Business Leaders Online Certificate
Students will develop the in-demand security skills that are needed in all types of organizations. Learn to evaluate cyber breaches and security issues using a business lens with this 12-week, online certificate program from McIntire School of Commerce. Offered in Fall, Spring and Summer for $2500.

Become an advocate for sustainable business practices with McIntire’s Online Certificate in Sustainable Business
Students will reach across business, communications, engineering, architecture and environmental science at UVA to develop strategies to sustain the ecosystem and increase business opportunity for their future employers. Evaluate how organizations can thrive while reducing impact to our environment and our communities with this 14-week, online certificate program from McIntire School of Commerce. Offered in Fall, Spring and Summer for $2500.

School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS)

From Lisa Lampe, Director of Undergraduate Success

Transferring to UVA Engineering
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Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

All of our Batten courses have been updated to reflect a new Batten mnemonic scheme. There will no longer be PPOL courses, all courses are grouped by the type of course beginning Fall 2018.
LPPA: Leadership and Public Policy – Evaluation and Analysis courses (economics, research methods and data analysis)
LPPL: Leadership and Public Policy – Leadership courses (leadership)
LPPP: Leadership and Public Policy – Policy courses (policy based)
LPPS: Leadership and Public Policy – Substantive area courses (education, environmental, development, health, humanitarian, national security, social entrepreneurship, etc.)