McIntire School of Commerce

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MS in Accounting
MS in Commerce

About the school

The McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia was founded by Paul Goodloe McIntire in 1921. The School focuses on graduate-level education in business analysis, global commerce, accounting, and information technology management. According to the 2023 QS World University Rankings, the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia is ranked #2 for its multi-campus Master's in management program. Chris Shumway (founder and managing partner at Shumway Capital), Sonja Hoel Perkins (venture capitalist, founder and managing director of the Perkins Fund, and a co-founder of Broadway Angels), and Jamael Orondé "Rondé" Barber (an American former professional football player) are some of the prestigious alumni of the School. The McIntire School of Commerce provides classes on 3 campuses: Charlottesville, Tysons Corner, and Rosslyn in Northern Virginia. Located in Charlottesville, the School offers a rich blend of tourism, arts, culture, historic attractions, and vibrant guided tours to international students.

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Life at the McIntire School of Commerce

McIntire School students not only receive a transformative business education but also enrich their experience through global opportunities, personalised student services, and specialised career support, bridging the present to secure a promising future. The University provides various on-campus living options for graduate students. Apartments with 1-3 bedrooms are available in graduate housing, both furnished and unfurnished. Students can visit UVAHousing for further information. For off-campus accommodations, students may refer to Off-Ground Housing where the University has listed the potential rentals and properties. Students have access to multiple dining options, including dining rooms, food courts, restaurants, coffee shops, and more. Students may select lunch options that suit their preferences and pay with Flex Dollars or Meal Swipe. The University offers University Transit Services (UTS), a fare-free transportation option that serves the students with safe, dependable, fast, and friendly transit service. The Department of Parking and Transportation (P&T) provides parking permits that students can use to access parking spots throughout the university grounds.

Additional benefits of studying at the McIntire School of Commerce

McIntire students can join numerous student-led groups and participate in activities, services, and governmental organisations available through UVA Student Engagement. Net Impact, Global Markets Group, and Alternative Investment Fund at McIntire are some of the independent student organisations educating students about business knowledge and opportunities.

The School also includes student-elected representatives who serve on both the Honor Council and the University Judiciary Committee (UJC). To encourage inclusive leaders in co-curricular activities, lectures on subjects like "Ensuring Equitable Selection Processes," "Including and Encouraging All Members," and "Diverse Teams by Design" are given all across the year.

Charlottesville campus


Charlottesville, Virginia

City Population

0.04 million


Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern US


Charlottesville experiences hot, muggy summers and bitterly cold, icy winters. The temperature normally ranges from 29°F (-1°C) to 88°F (31°C) annually

Nearest Airport

Charlottesville–Albemarle (CHO) Airport, Richmond International Airport (RIC)

Time Zone

Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -4) from March to November and Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5) from November to March

Fast facts

  • University enrolment: 50,000+
  • Living alumni at the School: 20,000+
  • Total international students: 2,000+
  • Student-teacher ratio at the University: 15:1
  • University acceptance rate: 21.7%

Admissions criteria

International students are generally required to provide the following information. Please be aware that, depending on the programme chosen, specifications can change:

  • An educational qualification comparable to a 4-year American bachelor's degree
  • The personal information form
  • Statement of purpose
  • A letter of recommendation in English
  • 2 writing essays
  • Undergraduate transcripts, translated in English
  • A graduate admissions test result (GMAT, GRE, or LSAT)
  • Proof of proficiency in English is required if candidates earned their bachelor's degree from a university where English wasn't the primary language of teaching.
  • Resume/CV
  • Minimum scores required:
  • GMAT: 580–720 (as per the course)
  • GPA- 3.2-3.8 (as per the course)
  • GRE: 307–330 (as per the course)
  • TOEFL: 100+
  • IELTS: 7.5+ Other expected expenses that are not consistent throughout school admissions information online:
  • Health service/health insurance: USD 3,600 (approx)
  • Cost of books and course materials: USD 1,400 (approx)
  • Housing: USD 7,000 to USD 12,500
  • Food expenses: USD 6,000 (approx)
  • Transportation: USD 1,800 (approx) Please consult the school's necessary admissions and financial aid websites for detailed information and any updates to this information.

Job placements

All stages of a student's professional development path are partnered with McIntire School of Commerce's Commerce Career Services, which includes career exploration, brand development, interview preparation, and industry and company analytics. Career services further provide students with the following: - Skills Development Workshops: They hold workshops that are both skills- and industry-based. To provide students with practical, up-to-date guidance on improving the skills that are in demand, the seminars include their business sponsors, McIntire alumni, and current staff. - Industry Discovery and Networking: Career Services collaborates with the College's academics, alumni, corporate partners, and centres to conduct programmes and workshops connected to the industry as part of a series on careers in business. - Full-time and internship openings are advertised for the University of Virginia's online recruitment platform, Handshake, with the option to schedule on-campus interviews.

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Last updated: 23 May 2024

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