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McIntire Business Institute

Build Your Business Skills, Jumpstart Your Career

Created and taught by some of the world's foremost business thought leaders, the McIntire Business Institute (MBI) is an intense, confidence-building experience that will arm you with knowledge and skills you will value throughout your entire career.

Highly regarded by employers everywhere, MBI uses interactive group assignments and real-world business cases to help you understand fundamental business principles and develop solid leadership skills that are crucial elements of success in any field. You’ll also receive specialized career planning and development, as well as access to MBI’s network of employers.

Why enroll in MBI?

  • Real-world instruction and training in business fundamentals essential to any career
  • Taught by the same world-class faculty who teach at one of the nation's top undergraduate business schools, the McIntire School of Commerce at UVA ††
  • Courses in accounting, finance and Excel, marketing, and management 
  • Focused career development component that gives you an edge in your job search
  • Confidence- and skill-building activities that develop you into a strategic thinker who can position yourself for long-range success
  • Three formats to fit your needs: online, summer, or academic year

Read more about McIntire Business Institute or request more information now.

MBI Students Speak...

"McIntire's professors have a wealth of experience and made all of the material extremely accessible. The knowledge that I gained from MBI gave me a leg up in the recruiting process and helped me land a consulting job in New York City. For anyone looking to add business acumen to their skill set, this is the program to pick." - Tom Hische (UVA '15)

  • John Grey

    "The MBI program has given me the tools to understand the business and financial world more clearly." - John Grey (UVA '11)

  • Nate Matthews

    ​"MBI has given me a strong business foundation that will help me in any career I choose to pursue. MBI was well worth the investment. I have already received positive feedback from potential employers because of my MBI experience."
    - Nate Matthews (UVA ’12)

  • Nilla Ali

    ​"MBI, with its interactive group assignments and real-world application of topics, has allowed me to gain a more practical understanding of the business world. I feel that I can now comfortably apply for a job in the business sector and confidently interview for many positions." - Nilla Ali (UVA ’13)

  • "MBI has rounded out my education... complementing my engineering knowledge with knowledge of how these technologies function in real world markets. It is rare that people possess knowledge in both of these fields... It gave me a huge advantage in my career." - William Vieth (UVA '14)

  • "I chose MBI Online because I wanted to supplement my undergraduate education with business knowledge. It was an easy addition to my schedule, and I am already seeing the benefits of MBI, as the first two recruiters I talked to asked about it within the first few minutes of our conversation." - Nathan Parker (UVA '16)

  • Samia Sekkarie

    "MBI has allowed me to develop the theory and analytics I have learned throughout my UVA education into more concrete skills that can be used in the financial world and for my own personal use." - Samia Sekkarie (UVA ’13)

  • Kristin Cory

    ​"MBI provided me with a sound understanding of business concepts and vocabulary. This knowledge will be beneficial in changing focuses in my career, understanding the general business climate, and managing my family’s finances. I think you’d be hard-pressed to find a better business education for the time and money invested in the program. With the format of the program and the high level of instruction, I was able to work full time and still get a top-quality business overview." - Kristin Cory

  • Roger Conarroe

    "As a Religious Studies major, I had pretty limited business knowledge. What I found through MBI was a helpful introduction to important business concepts that will not only help me in the job market, but will also help me to better understand how our society functions." - Roger Conarroe (UVA '11)

  • Libby Burrus

    ​“The McIntire Business Institute has given me the confidence to enter the business world with a better understanding of the key elements of finance, accounting, marketing, and management.” - Libby Burrus (UVA '14)

  • David Goslin

    "I didn't get much business experience during my undergraduate career, but MBI gave me a good, fundamental understanding of the world of business and showed me how I fit into it. I gained a lot of knowledge and a ton of useful tools for understanding the way businesses work. I now feel much more confident about my job search." - David Goslin (UVA '10)

  • Sydney Kastner

    "MBI introduced me to topics I never would have come in contact with in pursuit of my liberal arts degree—topics that will make me more competitive in the job market and competent in the workplace. I think the management and strategy components we learned will be helpful in any career." - Sydney Kastner (UVA ’12)

  • Kristin Bouldin

    "​The skills I have learned at MBI can be applied to almost any career field, whether business-related or not. In addition, the professors use hands-on activities to apply the concepts we learn to diverse, real-world business situations. I highly recommend MBI to anyone who wants to acquire the business skills necessary for a successful career!" - Kristin Bouldin (UVA '11)

  • Corey Elfman

    ​"As a Biology and Spanish double major on the pre-med track, I found MBI to be an invaluable experience and extremely relevant to a wide range of fields. I feel more well-rounded as an applicant for medical school and confident that I could also compete for jobs in the business world." Corey Elfman (UVA '13)

  • Erika Nielsen

    "MBI is the perfect introduction to the business world that provides its participants with a low-st​ress yet highly informative classroom environment. I'd recommend it to anyone who would like to gain a strong working knowledge of business voca​bulary or concepts, or anyone who would like to discover which areas of business are of interest before pursuing a business degree." ​Erika Nielsen  (UVA '13)

  • Ashley Thomson

    "MBI has helped me develop a better understanding and knowledge of the business world. The skills I obtained through this program will not only help me establish myself professionally, but will also create a solid foundation for my future endeavors." - Ashley Thomson (UVA '11)

  • Ashley Heath

    “Coming into MBI, I had very little formal training regarding finance, accounting, marketing, and finance. Now, five weeks later, I can assess the financial health of a company, balance books, and understand the processes behind marketing strategies and management decision. The professors were extremely helpful, genuine, and friendly. It was overall a great experience, and I am happy I made the investment.” Ashley Heath (UVA '13)

  • Beau Perona

    “The MBI program has opened my eyes to the tools and terms necessary to understand the basi​c workings of the business world.” - Beau Perona (UVA '13)

  • Will Feeney

    "MBI’s instruction method is friendly and straightforward and helps students deepen their understanding of the business concepts taught in the program." - Will Feeney (UVA ’12)

  • "McIntire's professors have a wealth of experience and made all of the material extremely accessible. The knowledge that I gained from MBI gave me a leg up in the recruiting process, and helped me land a consulting job in New York City. For anyone looking to add business acumen to their skill set, this is the program to pick." - Tom Hische (UVA '15)

  • Hanna Oh

    "MBI is an amazing experience that I wouldn't trade. It was a chance to learn from the University’s finest professors." - Hanna Oh (UVA ’12)