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.

Fall 2020 Offerings for Non-Commerce Students

ENTP 1010      Startup: An Introduction to Entrepreneurship (Open to 1st and 2nd year students)
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 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students; prerequisite for the McIntire School of Commerce)
COMM 2020     Introduction to Management Accounting (Online course; must have already completed COMM 2010; open to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students; prerequisite for the McIntire School of Commerce)
COMM 2730     Personal Finance (Open to 4th year students and 3rd and 4th year after initial enrollment)
COMM 3410     Commercial Law I (Open to 4th year students and 3rd and 4th year after initial enrollment)
COMM 3420     Commercial Law II (Open to 4th year students and 3rd and 4th year after initial enrollment)
COMM 3559     Markets and Investing (Open to 3rd and 4th year students)
COMM 3880     Global Sustainability (Cross-listed with Architecture)

Restrictions are scheduled to be removed unless otherwise noted on August 4, 2020 (this date is subject to change).  Please note that McIntire does not allow class withdrawals from 3000 and 4000 level courses.

The Entrepreneurship Minor is an 18-credit interdisciplinary minor with concentrations in Innovation in Business, Social Entrepreneurship, or Technology Entrepreneurship. The first course for students interested in the minor is ENTP 1010: Startup: An Introduction to Entrepreneurship.

The 15-credit Leadership Minor aims to transform how students think about leadership and to develop the skills they need to lead people and organizations in today’s complex global environment. The first course for students interested in the minor is COMM 2600: Leadership Across the Disciplines, to be offered again in spring 2021.

The McIntire Office of Undergraduate Admission

The McIntire Office of Undergraduate Admission is located in Rouss & Robertson Halls room 142.
Engage with Us! From one-on-one Walk-In Advising, Commerce-related student organizations open to all students at the University, to taking a tour with a current Commerce student, there are plenty of ways to explore McIntire, our curriculum and programs.
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Leverage Your Liberal Arts, Science, or Engineering Degree with an M.S. In Commerce

The McIntire School of Commerce leads the way in changing how students think about business. The 10-month M.S. in Commerce is designed for recent graduates in liberal arts, science, or engineering. Students who have an undergraduate degree in business are not eligible to apply. The M.S. in Commerce offers tracks in Business Analytics, Finance, and Marketing & Management, concluding with a three-week Global Immersion Experience. Applications are accepted on a rolling admission basis from November through June. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the Graduate Marketing & Admissions Office to discuss their interest and candidacy at mscommerce@virginia.edu.

Learn the Language of Business with McIntire Certificate Programs

For more than 30 years, McIntire certificate programs have helped students in the arts, humanities, natural, and social sciences increase their understanding of fundamental business concepts and acquire practical business-related skills.  Our certificate programs are designed specifically for non-business students and are taught by outstanding faculty from the McIntire School of Commerce. The programs receive consistently high marks from participants, who credit them with providing a competitive advantage in the job search process.  All certificates are non-credit and are offered in person and online to accommodate busy schedules.
The on-Grounds Business Fundamentals program has two sessions to choose from, either a five-week intensive summer session from late May to late June or an academic year program, which meets each Friday for three hours from August through April.
Our online certificate offerings have three start dates to choose from in January, May, and August.
•    The 15-week accelerated online Business Essentials program is ideal for students unable to attend in-classroom sessions.  
•    The online Sustainable Business program occurs over 13 weeks and explores sustaining the ecosystem while also increasing business opportunities for the greater good.
•    The 12-week online Cybersecurity for Business Leaders program focuses on developing and implementing real-world cybersecurity solutions.
Contact mbi@comm.virginia.edu for more information.

School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS)

From Lisa Lampe, Director of Undergraduate Success

Transferring to UVA Engineering
The annual deadline to apply to transfer to the School of Engineering and Applied Science is June 1 online.  Applications become available in February.  Make sure to join the listserv to learn about Engineering major exploration events and spring course advising workshops and open office hours.
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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.)