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M.S. in Commerce

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This unique 10-month master’s program is designed to build upon your existing strengths as a high-achieving, non-business major. You'll acquire the breadth, depth, and global context you need to successfully navigate the business landscape.


10 months | August start




In person in Charlottesville, VA

Work Experience

Little to no work experience


Non-business majors



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Where you start matters.

Boost your career advantage with the M.S. in Commerce, a master's in management designed specifically for liberal arts, science, and engineering majors. In just 10 months, you will:

  • Gain a solid business foundation valued by employers
  • Specialize in Biotechnology, Business Analytics, Finance, or Marketing & Management
  • Connect with 300+ companies and 250K+ alumni worldwide

Download M.S. in Commerce “At a Glance”

Integrated Core Experience

Our integrated curriculum and case-based teaching method give students real-world examples to learn about the complexities of business.

Specialty Tracks

Develop a focused skill set in Biotechnology, Business Analytics, Finance, or Marketing & Management.

Global Immersion Experience

Learn international business firsthand through our three-week global immersion experience in a dynamic region of the world during the spring semester.

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Expand your network

More than 300 regional, national, and international recruiters visit McIntire each year in search of exceptional employees. Commerce Career Services offers one-on-one counseling, career advising, a career fair, mentoring programs, and specially tailored programs and workshops to help M.S. in Commerce students discover, pursue, and achieve their unique career ambitions.

Most importantly, you'll develop a portfolio of talents, skills, and connections that will give you the confidence to make the most of your first job—and the opportunities that follow.

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The M.S. in Commerce is designed for non-business majors who have graduated or will be graduating within 18 months of matriculation with a strong liberal arts, science, or engineering undergraduate degree. The program offers tracks in Biotechnology, Business Analytics, Finance, and Marketing & Management. We are seeking well-rounded individuals with exceptional intellectual capabilities, proven academic preparation, and a passion for their chosen field of study.

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Meet the Ambassadors

M.S. in Commerce student ambassadors are an invaluable extension of our admissions team. They're here to offer unique student perspectives and to answer any questions you may have about the culture and community at McIntire. 

Success Stories

The focus on how I can combine my strengths in life sciences with a Commerce degree led me to choose this program. Business is included in every aspect of our lives and professions, so I view building my knowledge in this area as critical. I saw the way McIntire emphasizes application-based learning as something unique and necessary to begin understanding the business world.

Peyton Hamlett

M.S. in Commerce 2024
B.S. in Chemistry 2023, University of Virginia

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We look forward to connecting with you about your interest in our Graduate Programs and encourage you to be in touch with any questions you may have.

Contact Information
+1 434-982-6800