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McIntire Business Institute

Build Your Business Skills, Jumpstart Your Career​

The McIntire Business Institute, offered by the McIntire School of Commerce Foundation​, is an intensive, high-value program that delivers a world-class business curriculum in an abridged version designed especially for non-business students. This outstanding program provides sound preparation for careers in business and industry, and may also serve as a useful first step in exploring post-graduation business studies.

Admission and Certification

Applicants must have completed at least two years of undergraduate education.

Students who successfully finish the program receive a certificate from the McIntire School Foundation attesting to their understanding and mastery of the course content, and students whose participation is exceptional receive awards of outstanding achievement.

MBI Details at a Glance

  • At the top-rated McIntire School of Commerce at UVA

  • Less than half the price of competitive programs ††

  • Courses in accounting, finance and Excel, marketing, and management

  • Offered in three formats: Academic Year, Summer, and Online

  • Admissions considers GPA and academic background for consideration


Academic Year: Applications due July 30

Offered August - April in Charlottesville.
A popular choice for UVA students​; meets Fridays from 11 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Summer Program: Applications due April 30

Offered mid-May to late June in Charlottesville.

Approximately 75 students from colleges and universities around the world. Meets Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Online Program: Applications for the next session, which starts Jan. 11, are currently being accepted. 

Start dates for the 15-week accelerated Online Program in 2015 are as follows:
  • Spring session: Jan. 11
  • Summer session: May 24
  • Fall session: Sept. 6

Ideal for students unable to attend in-classroom sessions, recent grads, and working professionals. Applications are due two weeks prior to the start date. For more information on the online program, click here​

For More Information:
Email​​​ or call 434-924-3005.

†† Compared with Dartmouth College’s 2013 business certificate tuition of $13,397 and Cornell University’s 2013 business certificate program of $12,705.
Apply for MBI

Access the application for these programs:

- Academic Year

- Online

- Summer

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​Key Dates

Application deadlines for upcoming 2015 sessions:

- Spring Online: Jan. 1
- Summer: April 30
- Summer Online: May 10
- Academic Year: July 30
- Fall Online:  Aug. 25