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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.

M.S. in Global Commerce

Global Thesis

The program features a built-in thesis component, a capstone project in which students work in global teams and gain hands-on research experience around a dynamic business topic. The thesis is a requirement and an integral part the M.S. in Global Commerce Program. Students are assigned to a three-person team in the fall, based on interests, and either choose from a list of preselected topics or suggest their own topic. The thesis kicks off at the University of Virginia with a course Researching and Writing a Global Business Thesis, followed by research at all three universities. Teams work with a faculty adviser throughout the year and present their defense in June.

Examples of Past Thesis Topics

  • An Analysis of Virtual Reality Technology on the Fashion Industry
  • Big Data for Strategic Management and Business Decisions in the Financial Services Industry
  • Blockchain Technology: Feasibility and Application in Private and Public Equity Market
  • Critical Success Factors of Platform-Based Sharing Economy Businesses
  • Disruptive Innovations: How Energy Storage Will Impact Different Industries Until 2030
  • Economic Effects of Manufacturing Outflow in the United States
  • Future of Photo Voltaic Glass Technology (Clean Energy vs. Fossil Fuels)
  • How Culture Affects Fandom: Market Effects of Chinese vs. European Football 
  • Luxury Brand Marketing: When Adaptation Supersedes Image
  • Internationalization Strategies of Chinese Technology Companies Entering Developed Markets   
  • Strategic Agility: Effects on Outcomes and Success of International Corporations
  • Strategic Implications of EU Market Fragmentation of Mergers and Acquisitions: Evidence from Brexit

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