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B.S. in Commerce


The McIntire School of Commerce blends liberal arts with cutting-edge skills that today’s dynamic global marketplace demands. A McIntire education means preparation for a lifetime of leadership, integrity, and success.

Program Duration

2 years for the 2024-2025 second-year class or 3 years for the 2024-2025 first-year class and beyond

Eligible Applicants

Current UVA and transfer students


54 credits, including these courses

Academic Differentiators

Our upper-division program gives students an exceptional opportunity to collaborate with corporate leaders and faculty on complex, real-world business issues. 

Here, it’s about applied learning, solving real-world business problems, and finding fresh perspectives. We empower our students to leverage their liberal arts backgrounds and learn by doing.

Build a Business Foundation

During your third year, gain skills across functional areas through an intense and immersive experience.

Sharpen Your Focus

In your fourth year, choose an area of study while growing your understanding of global business communication.

Go Global

Complete your immersive education with study-abroad opportunities.

Career Success

As an undergraduate student at McIntire, you'll have many opportunities to explore and develop the career that's right for you. Commerce Career Services offers a wide range of services to help you define your career goals, from finding an internship or first job to learning about different career options.

received a job offer Class of 2023
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Student Perspectives

I love how both UVA and McIntire have allowed me to pursue my many interests so far! My favorite part of McIntire has been the engaging classroom dynamics and the supportive faculty.

Gabriella Schmidt

B.S. in Commerce '21

Admissions Process

The McIntire School of Commerce is an upper-division school at the University of Virginia. This means that students have to apply to McIntire in their first or second year at UVA. 

In academic year 2024-2025, there will be two options to apply:

  • Apply in your first year at UVA after meeting the required prerequisites (applications open in March), and once admitted, start at McIntire as a second-year.
  • Apply as a second-year student after completing a first year of liberal arts and business prerequisites (second-year student applications open in the fall and decisions are released in the spring for entry into the school as third-year students in the fall of 2025)

Our admissions process takes a holistic approach. We’re looking for students who have explored and learned about the world through a liberal arts education and who will bring this perspective into their understanding of business.

Connect With Us

McIntire’s Office of Undergraduate Admission collaborates with prospective B.S. in Commerce students, helping in a variety of ways.

We encourage prospective students to contact us early in the admissions process to take advantage of all of our advising opportunities, including academic advising, information sessions, and other events, or to connect with a student ambassador. 

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