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 McIntire School of Commerce Foundation​, 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 McIntire School Foundation 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 for consideration

Academic Year: Applications due July 30

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

Summer Program: Applications due April 30

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 next session, which starts Jan. 11, are currently being accepted. 

Start dates for the 15-week accelerated Online Program in 2015 are as follows:

  • Spring session: Jan. 11

  • Summer session: May 24

  • Fall session: Sept. 6

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 434-924-3005.


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