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Undergraduate Record 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Record 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

McIntire School of Commerce: Non-Degree Programs

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McIntire Business Institute (MBI)


The McIntire Business Institute (MBI) Business Fundamentals was founded in 1982. This program gives holders of non-business degrees a working knowledge of business practices. Current students, graduates, and working professionals benefit from this high-value program that is designed to deliver fundamental business theory and practice to those with little or no business background. This outstanding program includes courses in accounting, finance, management and marketing that serve as sound preparation for careers in business and industry, and also serves as a useful first step in exploring post-graduation business studies. In addition to the coursework, participants also receive personalized career counseling including resume preparation, interview skills, and job seeking advice. Upon completion, students receive a certificate of completion, and those with exceptional participation receive awards for outstanding achievement. Currently, three versions of MBI are offered:

1. Academic Year: Offered August - April, with January-term classes; Meets every Friday, 11 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

2. Summer Program: Offered mid-May to late June; Meets Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

3. Online Program: A 15-week program with starts in January, May and September.

Executive Education Programs


An important aspect of the McIntire School’s mission is serving the continuing education needs of the private and public sectors. The area of executive business education continues to grow and change as businesses realized the importance of keeping their manager’s skills current with the dynamic nature of industries and markets. The McIntire School of Commerce seeks to address these education needs through the following types of programs:

Customized Executive Education Programs


The McIntire School works closely with individual firms and organizations in custom designing and presenting programs to meet their unique needs. Over the past few years, McIntire has designed custom programs including the NACAS Sr. Leadership Forum, Leadership Excellence in the Accounting Profession (LEAP) and the McIntire Executive Certificate in Management Program.

Sponsored Lectures and Seminars


This program encourages an exchange of ideas among business, banking, and government leaders through a continuing series of lectures, seminars, conferences, and workshops. These include workshops sponsored by the Finance, IT, Management, and Marketing Areas at McIntire. The Finance, Management, and Marketing Areas conduct speaker workshops in conjunction with faculty at Darden.