General Information | Academic Requirements | Course Descriptions | Faculty
General Curriculum |
Degree Requirements |
Programs of Concentration
Accounting | Finance | International Business | Management
Management Information Systems | Marketing
|MATH 111 or 121||1st|
|CS 120 or above||1st or 2nd|
|Humanities/Fine Arts (3-6 credits) ||1st or 2nd|
|Foreign Language (0-14 credits) ||1st or 2nd|
|Social, Natural/Physical Sciences (0-3 credits) |
 Requirements as defined in this Record, College of Arts and Sciences chapter, area requirements section. Three humanities credits are required prior to enrollment. Three additional credits of humanities along with three credits of social, natural/physical sciences will be required before graduation and may be taken either before or after entering the McIntire School. The humanities and foreign language prerequisites may, under unusual circumstances be completed during the third year or by transfer during summer. Students are strongly encouraged to take a public speaking course.
|COMM 325||Quantitative Analysis||3|
|COMM 351||Fundamentals of Marketing||3|
|COMM 361||Organizational Behavior||3|
|COMM 371||Managerial Finance I||3|
|COMM 326||Business Information Systems||3|
|COMM 341||Commercial Law I ||3|
|COMM 372||Managerial Finance II||3|
|COMM 384||Foundations of International Business||3|
 COMM 341 -- Commercial Law I may be taken prior to enrollment in the McIntire School or in the fourth year, and if taken at the University of Virginia will be included in the student's 45 Commerce credits.
|COMM 485||Strategic Management||3|
|COMM 314||Cost Management and Cost Accounting||3|
|COMM 311||Intermediate Accounting I||3|
|COMM 312||Intermediate Accounting II||3|
|COMM 310 ||Accounting Information Systems||3|
|COMM 342 ||Commercial Law II||3|
 COMM 320 may be
 May be completed third or fourth year.
|COMM 473||Investments: Equity, Securities and Markets||3|
|COMM 475||Fixed-Income Securities and Markets||3|
|COMM 478||Financial Forecasting and Strategy||3|
|First or Second Year|
|Area Studies ||6 credits|
| from approved list; humanities courses taken to fulfill the area studies requirements for the international business concentration may be counted toward the (six credit) humanities requirement.|
|COMM 451||International Marketing||3|
|COMM 469||International Management||3|
|COMM 472||International Financial Analysis, or||3|
|COMM 474||International Finance and Banking||3|
|Students are encouraged to study abroad in a chosen country or region during the fall semester of their fourth year.|
|COMM 4__||Three 400-level management courses||9|
|COMM 320||Business Software Development||3|
|COMM 327 ||Database Management Systems||3|
|COMM 427||Systems Analysis and Design||3|
|COMM 428||Data Communications||3|
| May be completed third or fourth year|
|COMM 353||Marketing Information Analysis||3|
|COMM 455||Strategic Marketing Planning||3|
|COMM 4__||One 400-level marketing course||3|
Students concentrating in accounting may take no more than three accounting courses as electives.
Diploma with Distinction Diplomas inscribed "with distinction" are awarded to Bachelor of Science in Commerce students who have a grade point average in the top 15 percent of the class based on work completed while enrolled in the School.
Examinations Absence from examinations will not be excused except for sickness on the day of examination attested by a physician's certificate or for another cause approved by the faculty. An unexcused absence is counted as a failure.
A student who is excused from more than one-half of a semester's examinations due to illness may not be a member of a student organization which publicly represents the University until the examinations are taken. No student may remain in the McIntire School who misses all examinations in two consecutive semesters due to illness.
Special examinations may be taken by a student with an excused absence on a date to be arranged with the course instructor.
Exclusion from Courses Any student who is making no real progress in a course may, at any time during the semester, be excluded from the course (with a grade of F) by the dean upon recommendation of the course instructor.
Grade Changes No grade may be changed after it has been submitted to the university registrar without the approval of the dean. The dean is not authorized by the faculty to change a grade submitted to the university registrar except when an instructor certifies that, because of errors in calculation or transcription, an incorrect grade has been submitted.
A McIntire School of Commerce instructor may establish a limit to the time allowed for a student to appeal a semester's grade and request that it be changed. Time limits may vary from course to course, but in no case may they extend beyond the following semester. They may be any length of time less than one semester if so specified by the instructor in the course syllabus.
Incompletes The symbol IN (incomplete) is used when additional course work is required or examinations need to be taken in order to fulfill the requirements of the course. IN automatically becomes a grade of F ten days following the final examination date unless work in the course is completed satisfactorily within that time, or unless arrangements have been made with the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and the instructor for work to be made up later.
Independent Study Course Restrictions section.
Probation Probation is a state of warning involving the withdrawal of certain privileges from the student. No student on probation may be a member of any organization which publicly represents the University. Probation will be incurred when a student:
Students placed on probation for work completed in the semester preceding graduation may not be allowed to graduate.
Repeating Courses No course, once passed (D- or better), can be repeated to improve the recorded grade.
Required Courses See Degree Requirements.
Study Abroad A student wishing to study abroad should visit the International Studies Office in Minor Hall to explore the various opportunities available. Information on several opportunities in business can also be obtained from the Office of Student Affairs in Monroe Hall. Because of the nature of the third-year curriculum, students should consider the summer between the third and fourth year or the fall semester of their fourth year as periods to study abroad.
Interested students should work with their faculty advisor, area coordinator, the assistant dean, and the Registrar of the McIntire School to prepare an appropriate program of study. For McIntire students who are studying abroad on a McIntire-approved program, a waiver of the University 54-credit residency requirement, and the McIntire 57-credit residency requirement will be granted, but in no case will students be allowed to complete less than three semesters or 45 credits in residence at McIntire.
Suspension Suspension involves enforced withdrawal from the University and may be issued whenever a student:
Transfer Credit Credit toward a degree will be allowed for approved work completed in an accredited college or university or in other schools of this University upon presentation of a satisfactory transcript of record. However, no credit will be given for a required upper-level Commerce course unless the course is taken in the McIntire School. In no case will the total transfer credit granted toward a degree in the School of Commerce be more than 63 credits, or more than 33 credits completed in one academic year. No adjustment of transfer credit for prior course work will be made after the first semester in the School. Students wishing to transfer credit for course work taken after enrollment in the School must receive prior approval from the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. In general, credit will not be granted for:
The application must be endorsed by the dean of students (2nd floor, Peabody Hall). The completed withdrawal form, along with student ID cards, must be deposited with the dean of students at the time of withdrawal.
A student who withdraws for reasons of ill health must obtain medical clearance from the Department of Student Health prior to readmission.
Failure to comply with these regulations will subject a student to suspension from the University by the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Any student who withdraws without having obtained permission is recorded as having been suspended.
A Commerce student who withdraws during the first semester in the McIntire School (fall semester, third year) will not be guaranteed readmission to the School. Also, students who withdraw after the drop date will receive grades of WP or WF in their courses.
Any Commerce student who subsequently wishes to re-enroll must submit a written request for readmission to the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs of the McIntire School by March 1 for fall semester and November 1 for spring semester. Commerce students may return only in the academic semester which follows the student's last successfully completed academic semester. For example, a student who withdraws during the spring semester, third year, must re-enroll in third-year courses in a subsequent spring semester. Readmission is not automatic and depends upon the student's performance at the time of withdrawal.
Withdrawal, Enforced The faculty of the McIntire School may impose enforced withdrawal when a student exhibits habitual delinquency in class or any other fault which prevents the student from fulfilling the purposes implied by registration at the University.
Enforced withdrawal may also be imposed for failure to comply with University pre-entrance health requirements, or for failure to obtain medical leave or medical withdrawal in the case of repeated or prolonged absence from class as a result of illness.
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