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M.S. in Commerce
Integrated Core Experience
The Integrated Core Experience, also known as "ICE," ensures that you'll gain an enterprise-wide view of business. Course content, integrative projects, and case studies teach you to understand real-world business problems and their solutions.
How ICE Works
Professors team-teach and collaborate with each other and students in a rigorous yet informal seminar atmosphere. Course material is presented in a cross-functional manner to provide students with a working knowledge of the interconnectedness of business functions across industries.
The integrated curriculum and case-based method of teaching give students real-world examples to learn about the complexities of business. Faculty members, many with firsthand experience in the field, often bring corporate partners into the classroom to share live cases or challenge students with consulting projects.
The environment is collaborative, with students working on multiple team projects throughout the year. After honing their communication and presentation skills in the program, McIntire graduates are “client ready” as they start their career.
Instead of just learning the skills to perform analytics, branding, or project management, students learn how to apply those skills to address a real client problem, through lively classroom discussions that challenge them to think critically and communicate effectively.