The Graduate Commerce (GCOM) Council exists to enhance the experience of all students enrolled in the McIntire School's master’s programs. The GCOM Council sponsors educational, social, community, and cultural activities. The council also builds a sense of community among McIntire graduate students, faculty, staff, and administration while also facilitating interactions with the Charlottesville community. The GCOM Council’s programs and events are designed to intentionally facilitate networking and professional development opportunities for graduate students. The community that is built among graduate students is intended to last beyond their tenure at the University.
There are two branches of the GCOM Council: an M.S. in Accounting branch and an M.S. in Commerce branch. Each GCOM Council branch elects its respective officers on an annual basis. (New GCOM Council officers are elected early in the fall semester each academic year.)