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Global Commerce Track

We’ve designed the Global Commerce Track, a course of study spanning multiple concentration areas, to provide students with a broad and interdisciplinary understanding of the global business environment, an in-depth regional perspective, and an appreciation of the challenges and opportunities facing a wide array of commercial enterprises operating within these interrelated environments.


This track is open to all Commerce students whose academic requirements allow them the flexibility to take the required 12 credit hours. Courses used to satisfy concentration requirements may also be counted toward track requirements. We strongly encourage students to complete a study-abroad experience while enrolled at the University of Virginia.



Required Course

  • COMM 4741 Foundations of Global Commerce (fall)

Area Elective

Select 1.5-3 credits from the courses listed below:

  • COMM 4310 Global Marketing (fall/spring)
  • COMM 4733 Advanced Investments: Asset Management in the Global Economy (spring)
  • COMM 4559 Global Digital Divide (spring)
  • COMM 4690 Global Management (fall/spring)
  • COMM 5559 Environmental, Social & Governance Accounting (spring, 1.5 credits)


Select 6-7.5 credits from the courses listed below:

  • Any Global Commerce Immersion (GCI) course offered by McIntire (Students may count up to two McIntire GCI courses toward the Global Commerce Track.)
  • COMM 3528 Global Commerce in Context
  • COMM 4310* Global Marketing (fall/spring)
  • COMM 4733* Advanced Investments: Asset Management in the Global Economy (spring)
  • COMM 4559* Global Digital Divide (spring)
  • COMM 4559 Doing Business in China (spring)
  • COMM 4559 Open Source Innovation (spring)
  • COMM 4690* Global Management (fall/spring)
  • COMM 4821 Managing Sustainable Development (spring)
  • COMM 4822 Investing in a Sustainable Future (spring)
  • COMM 4839 Global Commerce Scholar Thesis Development (fall/spring, 1 credit)
  • COMM 4840 Global Commerce Scholar Thesis Proposal (fall, 2 credits)
  • COMM 4841 Global Commerce Scholar Thesis (spring, 2 credits)
  • COMM 5559* Environmental, Social & Governance Accounting (spring, 1.5 credits)

Other related University of Virginia courses can satisfy this requirement as approved by the Global Commerce Track Coordinator, Ellen Rozan,

*If not used as a required course/area elective in this track

Global Commerce Scholars

The Global Commerce Scholar (GCS) program provides selected fourth-year McIntire students with the opportunity to carry out independent research under the guidance of one or more faculty advisers. Apply for the program during the spring of your third year.  We encourage students with more general interests to consider the global implications of their research topic.

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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