8: McIntire School of Commerce

General Information | Academic Requirements | Course Descriptions | Faculty

History | The McIntire School Today | Accreditation | Scholarships and Awards
Student Organizations and Activities | Career Opportunities and Resources
Endowed Chairs | Research Programs | McIntire Small Business Institute
McIntire Business Institute | McIntire Commerce Connection | Executive Education Programs
The McIntire School Advisory Board | The McIntire School of Commerce Foundation

General Information

The McIntire School of Commerce offers a professional program that includes the study of the fundamental disciplines underlying the management of organizations. The curriculum of the McIntire School of Commerce is based on the premise that a student may receive a broad-based liberal arts education and a professional education in four years. After two years of study in the liberal arts, a student enters the McIntire School to study academic disciplines critical to the practice of business. While at McIntire, students may continue to broaden their education by taking courses outside the School. The foundations of the program include basic courses in accounting and control, computer uses, economics, finance, management, marketing, international business, production, and quantitative methods. Advanced courses in each area are provided to form a total program that is both integrative and comprehensive.

The principal thrusts of the School are twofold: a program designed to educate generalists in the arts and sciences of professional management, and a professional accounting program aiming toward certification or further study in the School's graduate accounting program. Problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal skills are attributes of McIntire graduates. Scholarship and professionalism are emphasized in all of the School's programs.

The School prepares students for an array of future opportunities, including graduate and professional school. Part of that preparation is the emphasis on group projects and the case method of instruction in which students analyze complex business situations. The success of the McIntire program is evidenced by thousands of alumni who enjoy prominent positions throughout the world. The success is also evident in the national ranking and reputation achieved by the School.

McIntire graduates should be able to:

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