The Economist Ranks the McIntire School’s M.S. in Commerce Program #2 Worldwide

Rouss Hall

The M.S. in Commerce Program offered by the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce ranks second out of 40 master’s in management (MiM) programs around the world, according to inaugural MiM rankings released May 25, 2017, by The Economist. Surpassed in the rankings only by HEC School of Management, Paris, McIntire also is the only U.S. school to appear in the top 10.

McIntire’s M.S. in Commerce is a one-year, 40-credit-hour program designed to help recent liberal arts, sciences, and engineering graduates transform their intellectual and academic skill sets into focused business expertise. Carefully crafted by the School’s faculty and emphasizing a deep understanding of key business concepts and their global application, the Program features an integrated core curriculum; tracks in business analytics, finance, and marketing and management; and a global immersion experience (GIE). In 2017, GIE course locations included Europe; Latin America; Southeast Asia; Greater China; and the Middle East, India, and Asia. The Program reports placement statistics of 95-99 percent within three months after graduation for the past five graduating classes.

“As an increasing number of global employers move toward hiring MiM grads, we are very pleased that our innovative M.S. in Commerce Program was recognized by The Economist for offering one of the world’s top MiM programs, as well as earning the highest U.S. program ranking,” said McIntire Dean Carl Zeithaml. “Our integrated core experience, specialty tracks, and GIE differentiate the Program from our number of competitors, and we are dedicated to constant improvement and leadership in this program space.” 

In addition to its #2 overall ranking by The Economist, the M.S. in Commerce Program garnered #3 for open career opportunities, #4 for education experience, and #5 in the student/alumnus faculty rating. The Program also placed #4 in salary, #6 in the student/alumni rating of facilities, #6 in the alumni rating of careers service, and #9 in the student/alumni rating of culture and classmates.

“With this recognition, the Program will continue to attract top students from around the world and launch its graduates into promising and fulfilling careers.” Zeithaml added. “Since the inception of the Program nearly 10 years ago, our great faculty and staff have provided consistent and visionary leadership, resulting in extraordinary student recruiting, teaching, and placement. Our alumni are already making their mark in the business profession and beyond.”

Four categories comprise the ranking: open new career opportunities (37% weighting), personal development/educational experience (30%), increase in salary (23%) and the potential to network (10%). See the full methodology here.

Find complete rankings at The Economist website.

The Economist’s Top 10 MiM Schools
1. HEC School of Management, Paris (France)
2. University of Virginia (McIntire School of Commerce) (United States)
3. WHU Otto – Beisheim School of Management (Germany)
4. ESSEC Business School (France)
5. University of St. Gallen (Switzerland)
6. HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management (Germany)
7. Cranfield School of Management (United Kingdom)
8. University of Mannheim (Mannheim Business School) (Germany)
9. CEMS (multi-school consortium)
10. ESADE Business School (Spain)

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