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M.S. in Global Commerce

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Experience how business is done in the United States, China, and Spain. Build the cutting-edge analytical and soft skills, the rock-solid understanding, and the deep multicultural insights to drive a successful career in global business.

Program Duration

10 months


In-person on three continents


Recent business graduates


Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.


Guangzhou, China


Barcelona, Spain

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Important Announcement

Enrollment for the M.S. in Global Commerce is expected to resume in the Fall 2025 entry term. By requesting information, you will be among the first to receive information about the program, admissions process, and upcoming events when the program relaunches during the 2024-25 admissions season.

3 Continents. 2 Master's Degrees. 1 Year.

In the Global 3 program, graduates will earn an M.S. in Global Commerce from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce, an M.S. in Global Strategic Management from Esade Business School, and a certificate in International Business from Lingnan (University) College at Sun Yat-sen University.

Explore Business Through a Global Lens

This program emphasizes active learning. Join teammates from diverse backgrounds to take a fresh look at business practice and strategy through a global lens. Apply your global knowledge and skill set through interactive cases, team-based projects, and a master’s thesis.

Expand Your Global Network

Within each region of study—United States, China, and Spain—special focus will be given to how different economic, social, and geopolitical factors influence business. Through both curricular and extracurricular activities, you will connect with faculty, alumni, employers, and business leaders in each region. 

Develop Your Cultural Capital

Gain invaluable experience living, studying, and collaborating with classmates from culturally diverse backgrounds as you move as a cohort between American, Asian, and European residencies. By the end of the program, you’ll have the cross-cultural capital to work and live anywhere.

A Top-Ranked Program

master's in management in the world, Financial Times, 2021
master's in management in the world, QS World University Rankings, 2023


The M.S. in Global Commerce is designed for recent business graduates who have no more than two years of work experience, or have graduated within 26 months before matriculation. We are seeking well-rounded individuals with exceptional intellectual capabilities, proven academic preparation, and a passion for their chosen field of study. Candidates will also have demonstrated the ability to collaborate with others from diverse cultural environments.

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Success Stories

I remember finding the website for the program and feeling as if my passions had been lit on fire. For me, the #1 appeal was the value that comes from putting so many diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences from so many different countries in one room together, and being given the ability to ask questions and problem-solve with one another.

Emily Zapinski (M.S. in Global Commerce '20)

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We look forward to connecting with you about your interest in our Graduate Programs and encourage you to be in touch with any questions you may have.

Contact Information
+1 434-982-6800