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 Prerequisites

Below is the suggested course of study for your first two years at the University if you plan to apply to the McIntire School of Commerce.

The course of study names specific UVA courses, but course descriptions should help students at other institutions select courses that meet McIntire requirements. If you are currently enrolled at another institution, it is strongly recommended that you complete all prerequisites.

A minimum of 54 hours to include the following courses must be completed before entering the McIntire School of Commerce:

Visit the Undergraduate Record for course descriptions.

Commerce Classes Suggested Year for Completion
COMM 1800 "Making Business Work" First
Accounting I: COMM 2010 "Financial Accounting" Second
Accounting II: COMM 2020 "Managerial Accounting" Second
Non-Commerce Classes
English Composition/First Writing: ENWR 1505/1506 OR 1505/1507/1508 OR 1510 OR 2510 "English Composition" First
Calculus: MATH 1210 OR higher level First or second

Statistical Analysis: STAT 2120 * "Introduction to Statistical Analysis" OR higher level

* AP or transfer credit for STAT 1120 will also satisfy this requirement.

First or second
Humanities/Fine Arts (3-6 credits) First or second
Economics: ECON 2010 "Principles of Economics I" First or second
Economics: ECON 2020 "Principles of Economics II" First or second
Foreign Language: Completion through the 2020 level First or second

 

  • The Admissions Committee recommends that all required courses be taken for a letter grade.
  • Equivalents or substitutions of any prerequisites taken at the University or elsewhere should be approved in advance with the appropriate department and the McIntire Office of Student Services, Robertson Hall, Room 311.
  • Humanities and foreign language requirements as defined in the Record, College of Arts & Sciences. Three additional hours of humanities will be required before graduation and may be taken either before or after entering the McIntire School.
  • The McIntire School will accept the same AP credit, course waivers, or exemptions as other school at the University of Virginia. Echols Scholars are NOT exempt on the basis of Echols standing alone.
  • After admission, foreign language prerequisites may, with prior approval, be completed by transfer during the summer before enrollment, but must be completed before entering the School.
  • Students planning to concentrate in IT or Finance are encouraged to take at least one course in computer programming (High school AP or higher) in a language such as Visual Basic, Java, C++ or C#. 
  • Students planning to concentrate in Finance are strongly encouraged to complete additional elective coursework in mathematics, particularly if they received AP or transfer credit for the math requirement.
  • Students are encouraged to take courses that emphasize oral and written communication skills as well as courses that emphasize moral reasoning and ethics.