Professor White teaching MBI

McIntire Business Institute

Build Your Business Skills, Jumpstart Your Career​

The McIntire Business Institute, a business certificate program offered by the UVA McIntire School of Commerce​, 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 business certificate from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce 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

Academic Year: Applications for the 2016-2017 program due July 31, 2016.

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

Summer Program: Applications for the summer 2016 program due May 1, 2016.

Offered mid-May to late June in Charlottesville. Summer business program, with 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 upcoming summer online session due May 15, 2016.

A 15-week, accelerated online business certificate program ideal for students unable to attend in-classroom sessions, recent grads, and working professionals. Applications are due two weeks prior to the start date. Learn more about the online program

For More Information:

Email​​​ or call 434-243-2038.


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

Important Dates

Academic Year

  • The 2016-2017 program runs from Aug. 28, 2016, to April 28, 2017
  • Applications due July 30, 2015 (Note: the program typically fills by early July)

Summer Residential

  • The 2016 program runs from May 31, 2016, to June 29, 2016
  • Applications due May 1, 2016


  • The spring 2016 online program runs from Jan. 17, 2016, to May 7, 2016
  • The summer 2016 online program runs from May 29, 2016, to Sept. 10, 2016
  • The fall 2016 online program runs from Sept. 4, 2016, to Dec. 17, 2016
  • Applications for all online programs due two weeks before the start date