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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.

Spring 2022 Offerings for Non-Commerce Students

ENTP 1010      Startup: An Introduction to Entrepreneurship (Open to 1st and 2nd year students; prerequisite for the Entrepreneurship Minor)
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 2600    Leadership Across the Disciplines (Open to 2nd, 3rd or 4th years after initial enrollment; prerequisite for the Leadership Minor)
COMM 2700    Foundations of Real Estate Finance (Open to 2nd year students and 1st and 3rd after initial enrollment; prerequisite for the Real Estate Minor)
COMM 2730    Personal Finance (Open to 4th year students and 3rd and 4th year after initial enrollment)
COMM 3410    Commercial Law I (Open to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students after initial enrollment)
COMM 3420    Commercial Law II (Open to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students after initial enrollment)
COMM 3700    Markets and Investing (Open to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students)
COMM 4559    Open Source Innovation (Open to 4th year students after initial restriction)
COMM 4559    Doing Business in China (Open to 4th year students after initial enrollment)
COMM 4559    Finance and Society (Open to 3rd and 4th year students after initial enrollment)
COMM 4559    Global Digital Divide (Open to 4th year students after initial enrollment)
COMM 4822    Investing in a Sustainable Future (Open to 3rd or 4th year students after initial enrollment)

Restrictions will be removed in early January 2022.  Please note that McIntire does not allow class withdrawals from 3000 and 4000 level courses.

The Entrepreneurship Minor is a 15-credit interdisciplinary minor with concentrations in Innovation in Business, Social Entrepreneurship, and Technology Entrepreneurship. The first course for students interested in the minor is ENTP 1010: 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 2022.

The 15-credit Real Estate Minor is designed to help students create positive change in the built environment—the human-made structures and energy systems that define the world and our lives. With topics ranging from redlining and social impact to urban planning, ethics, and real estate investment, students will have access to rich interaction with disciplines across Grounds, including commerce, public policy, history, ethics, engineering, and design. Enroll in COMM 2700: Foundations of Real Estate Finance if you're interested in pursuing the minor.

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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Build Upon 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 [email protected].

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 [email protected].

Accelerate your career with a Business Essentials Certificate

Business Essentials is ideal for recent graduates, working professionals, and upper-level undergraduate students looking for a flexible, time-and-cost-effective learning experience. This accelerated online 14-week program is taught by the experienced faculty of the McIntire School of Commerce. The curriculum areas include Accounting, Finance and Excel Management, and Marketing. Multiple starts per year, typically offered in September, January, and June for $1800. For more information, contact [email protected].

Build a Roadmap to Resiliency with the Cybersecurity for Business Leaders Certificate

Perfect for working professionals, this 1-week course will help students 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 100% online certificate program from the McIntire School of Commerce. Multiple starts per year, typically offered in September and January for $2500. For more information, contact [email protected].

Become an advocate for sustainable business practices with the Sustainable Business Certificate

This 15-week program is designed for working professionals who want to better understand the current sustainability challenges facing businesses and learn practical skills for addressing them. Evaluate how organizations can thrive, while reducing impact to our environment and our communities, with this 100% online certificate program from the McIntire School of Commerce. Multiple starts per year, typically offered in September and May for $2500. For more information, contact [email protected].


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From Lisa Lampe, Director of Undergraduate Success

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Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

All Batten courses are grouped by the type of course as follows:
[LPP stands for Leadership and Public Policy] 
LPPA: Evaluation and Analysis courses (economics, research methods and data analysis)
LPPL: Leadership courses (leadership)
LPPP: Policy courses (policy based)
LPPS: Substantive area courses (education, environmental, development, health, humanitarian, national security, social entrepreneurship, etc.)

Batten courses that are not restricted to students in the Batten Major or Minor are open to College students and do not have pre-requisites. Below is a sampling of open spring courses. 

Spring 2022 Offerings for non-Batten students include:
LPPL 2100* The Resilient Student: Transition, Thriving, and Leadership
LPPL 3100 Foundations of Behavioral Science
LPPL 3450 Resilient Leadership for Teams and Teammates
LPPL 3480 Leadership in American Policy toward China
LPPP 3200 Introduction to Public Policy
LPPP 3230 Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century
LPPP 3500-001 Corporate Social Responsibility
LPPP 3500-002 Designing a Life of Purpose
LPPP 4725 NGOs in the Policy Arena
LPPS 3040 US National Security Policy
LPPS 3050 Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
LPPS 3150 For a Good Cause: Practical Nonprofit Fundraising
LPPS 3240 Terrorism and Counterterrorism
LPPS 3280 Lessons in Leadership: JFK and the Most Personal Office
LPPS 3290 Social Innovation in Emerging Markets: India and Southeast Asia
LPPS 3380 Poverty, Learning and Education Policy
LPPS 3410 Innovation and Social Impact
LPPS 3440 Introduction to Management Consulting and Strategic Decision Making
LPPS 3470 American Healthcare Systems: Challenges and Opportunities
LPPS 3559-001 Contemporary Issues in US National Security
LPPS 4730 Impact Investing

*Note for students applying to the Batten major or minor, only 3000 level courses or higher count toward Batten Special Topics major or minor requirements.

Pre-requisite information for Batten programs
Pre-requisite courses for applying to the Batten major in Public Policy and Leadership are:
1.    ECON 2010 or equivalent (earning a C or higher)
2.    LPPL 3100 or PSYC 2600 or equivalent (earning a C or higher)
3.    LPPP 3200 (earning a C or higher)

Pre-requisite courses for applying to the Batten minor in Public Policy and Leadership are:
1.    ECON 2010 or equivalent (earning a C or higher)
2.    LPPL 3100 or PSYC 2600 or equivalent (earning a C or higher)

Pre-requisite courses for applying to the Batten Accelerated Master of Public Policy program are:
1.    ECON 2010 or equivalent (earning a C or higher)
2.    MATH 1190, MATH 1210, MATH 1310, APMA 1090, OR any more advanced calculus course (earning a C or higher or through AP or transfer credit)

The Batten Admissions Office is located in Garrett Hall Room 106. Current UVA students are welcome to make an appointment with the Batten Admissions Team or check the Batten event calendar for upcoming information sessions and events. You can also request more information about any of our programs and review program FAQ’s. Finally, you can visit the Admissions website or read our blog to learn more about the Batten School.