M.S. in Global Commerce - Complete the Application | UVA McIntire School of Commerce
All UVA and McIntire courses are being taught online throughout the spring semester. More information can be found on McIntire's official COVID-19 page. Learn More

Complete the Application

Start an Online Application

We encourage you to start an application early, review the essay questions in advance, choose recommenders, and begin entering required information. You may go back to the application at any time and make changes before submitting it for official review. The process has been streamlined to allow you to apply to the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce, ESADE Business School, and Lingnan (University) College with one application. 

Application Essay Prompts
1.  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-word limit)

2.  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-word limit)

  • 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?
Submit Official Test Scores

Applicants must submit official test scores from the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) to the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia - GMAT Code KC7-K3-75. Applicants who have already taken the GRE or plan to take it in order to apply to other graduate programs may substitute the GRE for the GMAT by sending official GRE scores to the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia – GRE Code 5829. Please note that unless you are required to take the GRE for another program, we strongly prefer you to take the GMAT, as it provides the admissions committee with additional information on your integrated reasoning abilities.

English Language Test
Much of a student’s time in the McIntire School of Commerce is spent collaborating, discussing, and presenting work orally as well as in writing. As a result, a high level of oral and written English communication skills are required of all students.

Language Proficiency Test Scores: International applicants are required to submit official scores from an English language test. We accept scores from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

To be competitive, your TOEFL score must be a minimum of 250 (online) or 100 (iBt), or a minimum overall band score of 7.0 for IELTS.

  • TOEFL scores must be submitted electronically to the University of Virginia code B626. In order to search for the code, use “Institution” and select “University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce.” We do not accept paper-based TOEFL scores.
  • Electronic IELTS scores must be submitted to our Electronic Download account directly by the IELTS test center. An institution code for IELTS is NOT required. 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: 125 Ruppel Dr. Charlottesville, VA 22903

Language Proficiency Test  Waiver
International students, whose primary  language is not English, and who will complete an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited United States 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 admissions committee reserves the right to request a TOEFL or IELTS test score from any candidate to assist in the assessment of English language proficiency.

Submit Transcripts or Credential Evaluation

Applicants must have earned their undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and from a business school with AACSB or EQUIS accreditation. If you attend or attended a U.S. institution, you may upload copies of your transcript to your application for use in the evaluation process. Please mark out your SSN or National ID before uploading unofficial transcripts. Applicants who are offered admission must arrange for your official/final transcript to be forwarded to the McIntire Graduate Admissions office (addresses below).

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 at one of the addresses below. No exceptions are made. International applications will not be considered complete without the course-by-course credential evaluation. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the admissions committee. (Note: This requirement does not apply to students attending U.S. institutions who completed coursework outside of the United States as part of a study-abroad program.)

Mailing Address
Graduate Programs Office
McIntire School of Commerce
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400173
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Physical Address
Graduate Programs Office
McIntire School of Commerce
University of Virginia
125 Ruppel Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Identify Two Letters of Recommendation

Applications require two letters of recommendation. At least one recommender must be someone who has taught you in an academic environment and can attest to your academic abilities. There is a section of the online application that allows you to add each recommender's name and contact information. Recommenders then receive an online recommendation form that will automatically attach to your application once the recommender completes and submits his or her recommendation.  

Pay the Application Fee and Submit Your Application

The $75 non-refundable application fee can be paid online (American Express, Discover, or Mastercard) or by check. If you are paying the application fee by check, be sure to mail it to McIntire so that it may be attached to your application file. Once an application has been submitted, you will not be able to make changes to the application.

Track Your Application

You can track your application's progress by logging into the application. Candidates are encouraged to keep copies of all admissions materials for their personal files. Every attempt will be made to review applications within the requested evaluation period (round). However, incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Missing documentation may result in holding an application until a later round.


The Graduate Programs Office will notify you if you have been selected for an interview.

We encourage you to visit the Graduate Record, found at the UVA University Registrar website, to view official policies and procedures for McIntire School of Commerce graduate programs