Taught by expert faculty from the McIntire School of Commerce, McIntire Business Institute is intended for non-business major sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent college graduates. Students who complete the program will:
MBI, with its interactive group assignments and real-world application of topics, has allowed me to gain a more practical understanding of the business world. I feel that I can now comfortably apply for a job in the business sector and confidently interview for many positions.
McIntire Business Institute offers an abridged version of McIntire’s hallmark undergraduate curriculum, ICE (Integrated Core Experience). We’ve carefully designed the curriculum to provide students with foundational knowledge in four key business areas:
Learn to analyze and record transactions, develop skills in using the balance sheet and income statement to assess performance and financial position.
Learn about the role of financial instruments, institutions and markets in creating value; develop skills in evaluating financial performance, making investment decisions and assessing the implications of different financing strategies.
Study how firm analyze the environment (the 3C’s: consumer, company, competitors) to create products and services. Understand how consumers process information and make purchasing decisions. Use components of the marketing mix (the 4 P’s: product, price, place, promotions) to create brand equity.
Understand the role of the executive in managing and improving the organization over time.
Understand organizational behavior and the relationship between the organization and manager. Learn how to lead and manage teams in order to more effectively:
Learn how to analyze and present data using Microsoft Excel to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
Create a strategy to leverage MBI and rebrand yourself to potential employers.
Associate Professor of Commerce; Director, McIntire Business Institute
Associate Professor of Commerce
Assistant Professor, General Faculty; Communication Coordinator, M.S. in Accounting Program
William F. O'Dell Professor of Commerce
Associate Professor of Commerce; Area Coordinator—Management
Associate Professor of Commerce; Verizon Professor of Commerce
Professor, General Faculty
McIntire Business Institute is specifically designed for students who are working toward, or have completed, a liberal arts or science degree. Candidates must be in good academic standing and have a competitive GPA to be eligible for the program.
The Summer Session is offered over five weeks, from late May to late June, in Charlottesville, VA, to students and graduates from across the globe.
The Academic-Year Session is offered Fridays during the fall and spring terms, primarily to UVA students and those in the Charlottesville area.