M.S. in Global Commerce | Admissions
Our most successful M.S. in Global Commerce applicants are well-rounded individuals who:
- Seek to be engaged in and outside of the classroom
- Possess exceptional intellectual capabilities with proven academic preparation
- Have a natural curiosity to thrive in dynamic and changing environments
- Value inclusion and pursue opportunities to understand and learn from individuals from different backgrounds and cultures and with perspectives different to their own
- Share a number of qualities of character such as motivation, maturity, tenacity, integrity, collaboration, resilience, and leadership
M.S in Global Commerce Application Checklist
Your application to the M.S. in Global Commerce Program will include:
- Completed online application
- Two required essays
- Transcripts and academic records from every college and/or university attended
- GMAT or GRE score
- TOEFL or IELTS score (if applicable)
- Two letters of recommendation
- Non-refundable $75 application fee
Applicants to the M.S. in Global Commerce Program must complete two required essays and may choose to share additional information using the optional essay.
Required: Describe your short-term and long-term visions for your post-M.S. in Global Commerce career path. What is it about the M.S. in Global Commerce Program that you think will help you reach your goals? (500 words maximum)
Required: Please provide a response to one of the following questions in order to help the Admissions Committee understand your global mindset and the attributes/competencies you consider crucial to master in order to succeed in a diverse environment (personal, academic and professional career). (500 words maximum)
Which country/culture do you consider the most different from your own? Why? If you were sent there, how would you adapt? How would you help somebody from that country to adapt to your own country/culture?
What attributes and competencies do you consider crucial to success in managing diversity in the corporate world? How are those different from the ones you would use in your personal life?
Share with us a significant experience you have had outside of your comfort zone. How did you react? What was the most positive aspect of the experience, and the worst?
Optional: This essay may be used to call attention to areas of your background or application needing clarification and to provide additional details to any aspects of your candidacy. (350 words maximum)
A GMAT or GRE exam score is required to be considered for admission to the M.S. in Global Commerce Program. Please be sure to have your score(s) submitted to the McIntire School of Commerce using the following codes:
- GMAT: KC7-K3-31
- GRE: 5829
A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score is required for applicants who have, or expect to have, an undergraduate degree from a college or university outside of the U.S. and for whom English it not their native language. A minimum TOEFL score of 100 (iBT) or a minimum overall IELTS band score of 7.0 is required for admission. If you will be submitting a TOEFL or IELTS score, please be sure to have your score report submitted to the McIntire School of Commerce using the following codes:
IELTS: Electronic IELTS scores must be submitted to our Electronic Download account directly by the IELTS test center. Please provide the following information to the test center when requesting your scores:
E-download account name: University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce
E-download account address: 140 Hospital Dr. Charlottesville, VA 22903
English language proficiency waiver: Applicants whose primary language is not English and who have completed an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university that included a minimum of two years of residency in the U.S. are not required to provide a TOEFL or IELTS score. The admission committee reserves the right to request additional verification of English language proficiency that could include specific coursework or TOEFL or IELTS testing.
Transcripts or Credential Evaluation
Academic transcripts and/or credential evaluations should be provided for all completed coursework along with proof of graduation from a bachelor’s degree program. If you are currently enrolled in a bachelor’s program, you will need to provide your most recent transcript, and once your degree is conferred, an official copy of your final transcript including degree conferral.
Unofficial copies of transcripts from every college or university you have attended may be used to apply for admission. Please redact your SSN or National ID before uploading unofficial transcripts.
Students who completed coursework outside of the United States must submit a professional course-by-course credential evaluation of their official transcripts. This evaluation must be performed by a professional credential evaluator, with the report sent directly from the evaluator to the McIntire School of Commerce either electronically or to one of the addresses below.
If you attended and graduated from a U.S institution or completed coursework outside of the United States as part of a study-abroad program, you do not need to provide the course-by-course credential evaluation.
Transcript(s) submitted electronically should be sent to: email@example.com
Transcript(s) and/or credential evaluations submitted via mail should be sent to either of the following addresses depending on the mail courier service selected:
Applicants who are admitted must arrange for their official/final transcript(s) to be sent to Esade Business School; information regarding documentation submission will be sent directly to admitted students by the Esade Admissions team.
Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation are required, and at least one recommender must be someone who has taught you in an academic environment and can attest to your academic capabilities. The most useful evaluations are from individuals who can speak to your strengths and areas for growth and development.
Once you have identified and selected your recommenders, you will be prompted to enter their names and contact information within the online application form. The online recommendation form will be sent directly to your recommenders to complete, and once received, will attach automatically to your application file and reflect to your Application Status page.
A $75 non-refundable application fee will be submitted with your online application. Payment may be issued by credit card (American Express, Discover, or Mastercard) or by e-check.
The McIntire School of Commerce offers application fee waivers based on several criteria, including:
- Organization affiliation
- Active-duty/veteran status
- Need-based eligibility
- Enrollment at a minority-serving institution
Applicants who hold active-duty or veteran status will automatically be waived of the application fee requirement. In the case of organization and/or school affiliation, applicants will receive notice and confirmation of their eligibility prior to submitting their online application; please do not submit payment until we have reviewed and confirmed your application fee waiver request.