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

Student Organizations and Activities

The following organizations are affiliated with the McIntire School of Commerce. Commerce students are also eligible to participate in the University activities, and the service and government organizations described in The Colonnades.

AIESEC   is the International Association of Students in Economics and Commerce. The local chapter develops effective management skills in members through designing internships in the business community for foreign students. Students in the University of Virginia chapter are also eligible to participate in internships abroad.

Alpha Kappa Psi,   the first professional fraternity in commerce, has the following objectives: to foster scientific research in the fields of commerce, accounting, and finance; to educate the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals therein; and to promote and advance in institutions of collegiate rank courses leading to degrees in business administration. Members are selected from the McIntire School on the basis of scholastic standing and promise of achievement in business.

Beta Alpha Psi,   a national professional honorary organization, has the following purposes: the recognition of the scholastic excellence of outstanding students of accounting; service to the school and community; and sponsorship of programs and other activities which assist the professional development of all students enrolled in the accounting concentration. Invitations to membership are extended to highly qualified third- and fourth-year baccalaureate students and master's students.

Beta Gamma Sigma   is a national honorary society, the purposes of which are to encourage and reward scholarship and accomplishment among students of commerce and business administration; to promote the advancement of education in the art and science of business; and to foster integrity in the conduct of business operations. Chapters of Beta Gamma Sigma are chartered only in schools holding membership in the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. Third- and fourth-year Commerce students ranking in the highest seven and ten percent, respectively, of their class are eligible.

The Black Commerce Network   provides a support system for black students in the Commerce School. It also provides guidance and support for first- and second-year black students interested in entering the Commerce School.

The Commerce Council   is the student government body within the McIntire School. Its primary functions are to provide student representation to the dean and coordinate school-wide student activities.

The Dean's Advisory Council,   composed of representatives from the faculty, administration and student body, serves as a liaison between the students and the dean. The primary mission of the committee is to address issues relating to the McIntire School, and to voice students' ideas and concerns to the administration.

The Environmental Commerce Organization   was formed to change the culture of the Commerce School into one which values resource conservation and recovery. ECO also attempts to identify and make known career and business opportunities in the recycling industry, and issues that deal with management of the environment.

The Entertainment Media Business Club   focuses on bringing University students in touch with the business side of the entertainment industry. The club brings in representatives from entertainment and media-related companies to speak about careers in the industry, providing opportunities for students to build networks.

McIntire Finance Club   serves to bridge the gap between academic finance and professional practice, equip students with information necessary to differentiate financial fields, and aid students in the job search process with educational and networking resources. MFC invites financial professionals in investment banking, sales and trading, and management consulting, to lead discussions on issues in their respective industries.

The Information Systems Group   is involved in activities which respond to members' interests in management information systems.

International Commerce Organization   aims to heighten students' awareness of sociocultural, geopolitical, and economic issues pertinent to pursuing a global business career outside the constraints of the classroom.

McIntire Graduate Students Association   has a goal of providing academic and social opportunities to McIntire graduate students. The organization also strives to provide graduate students with a voice in the direction of the graduate program, and promote interaction between graduate and undergraduate students and faculty.

The McIntire International Case Competition,   an undergraduate case competition, was founded at the McIntire School in 1981 and is funded by the General Electric Foundation. The objectives of MICC are to create a national showcase for bachelor's degree candidates in business among the world's finest undergraduate programs, while providing an opportunity for McIntire students to develop leadership and management skills through managing MICC.

McIntire Investment Institute   is one of the few student-run investment institutes in the nation and it was started in 1994 with a $100,000 gift from John Griffin (Com 85). Its purpose is to teach students about investing by actually using real money; all investment decisions are handled by students. Participation in the institute is open to any student at the University.

The McIntire Marketing Association,   collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association, provides opportunities for students interested in marketing to exchange ideas with executives in advertising, sales management, product management, retailing, financial institutions marketing, and industrial marketing, as well as with executives from not-for-profit organizations. Membership is open to all McIntire students as well as students from throughout the University.

McIntire Women's Business Forum   provides an open forum to discuss issues that are unique to gender, and explore the challenges faced in work and family relationships. The group is open to all interested students.

National Association of Black Accountants   is a national membership organization with the primary purpose of developing, encouraging, and serving as a resource for greater participation by African-Americans and other minorities in the accounting profession. NABA stands as a well-respected voice for African-Americans in the corporate community.


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