The McIntire School of Commerce allows students to combine a world-class business program with an outstanding two-year foundation in liberal arts at the University. Through the innovative Integrated Core Experience, a continuously updated curriculum that integrates the most current and relevant business skills and perspectives, third-year students in the school’s top-ranked B.S. in Commerce Program acquire a comprehensive understanding of business. During their fourth year of study at McIntire, students attain specialized expertise in one or more of the school’s five areas of concentration: accounting, finance, information technology, management, and marketing. Students may also choose to pursue up to two of six tracks in the areas of advertising and digital media, business analytics, entrepreneurship, global commerce, quantitative finance, and real estate. Carefully crafted to cross and integrate disciplines, the tracks serve to valuably augment students’ concentration coursework.
After two years of liberal arts, along with a battery of math, business theory, foreign language, and economics courses, McIntire students begin the Integrated Core Experience, or ICE, at the start of their third year.
By their fourth year, McIntire students choose to concentrate in one or more specialized areas of study — including Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Management, and Marketing — to fine tune their skill set and hone their professional goals. Upon graduation, students earn a B.S. in Commerce from the McIntire School.
McIntire students can choose up to two of six tracks — an area of specialty that spans across several disciplines — to ready them for their ultimate destination: the workplace. These optional tracks allow students the opportunity to further specialize in an area that augments the School’s Integrated Core Curriculum (ICE) and concentration coursework.
Generally, students may select a track during the spring semester of the third year or start of the fourth year. (Commerce students may complete up to two tracks if course scheduling allows this flexibility.) Although each track is composed of 12 credit hours, each (Advertising and Digital Media Track, Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Global Commerce, Quantitative Finance, and Real Estate) comes with its own distinct and relevant coursework and the sort of real-world exposure that prepares McIntire students for the complex, multidisciplinary issues businesses face today.