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Graduate Record 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Graduate School of Commerce


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The McIntire School of Commerce has a national reputation in business education and is ranked as one of the top business schools in the country. The School was founded in 1921 as the Wilson School of Economics, and its name was changed after a substantial donation by Paul G. McIntire. A native of Charlottesville and successful businessman, Mr. McIntire attended the University of Virginia for one term before venturing to Chicago and New York to pursue his fortune in the business world. Mr. McIntire felt that the purpose of the school should be to provide training for business careers, affording young people the vast landscape of business opportunities.

The McIntire School of Commerce has grown remarkably over the years, housing the undergraduate business school and four graduate programs: commerce, accounting, Ernst and Young Your Master Plan (YMP) accounting, and the management of information technology. At the graduate level, these innovative degree programs combine a broad-based managerial perspective with a sharply defined professional and technical focus in a designated functional area. To be successful at McIntire, graduate students must maintain an intellectual enthusiasm for their program of choice. They must have the desire not only to master their field, but also to apply that mastery in significant and innovative ways. Our programs are for people who are both drawn to, and envision being leaders in, these fields because of the opportunities they offer to make a difference in the world of business.

The Master of Science programs are demanding and rigorous. Faculty and staff work very hard in their effort to prepare students for leadership positions along their chosen career paths. The faculty members keep in close contact with industry leaders and continually scan the business and technological horizon to bring contemporary perspectives to the classroom. Classroom training is supported by world-class facilities, including modern instructional technologies, as well as the School’s extensive computer and research database resources. McIntire offers a specialized business education on the leading edge. Yet, the most distinguishing feature of the graduate programs is the close, lasting relationships between students and faculty. These relationships are in keeping with Thomas Jefferson’s original concept of the University. Mr. Jefferson felt that the immediate exchange of ideas represented the most effective way to transmit knowledge to the rising generation of leaders. Excellence in teaching is the rule at McIntire.

Graduates depart McIntire as professionals with a strong foundation in their chosen field, the ability to add immediate value to an organization, and an appreciation of the role their profession carries in a rapidly changing world.

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Admission and Financial Aid

Admission

Graduate Admissions Office
McIntire School of Commerce
Monroe Hall
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400173
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4173
(434) 924-3571 Toll Free (877) 349-2620
www.comm.virginia.edu/admissions

The Graduate School of Commerce seeks well-rounded individuals who bring exceptional intellectual capabilities along with a passion for their chosen field. The admissions process looks for evidence of competitive academic performance, work and life experiences, diversity of perspective, and qualities of character such as motivation, maturity, tenacity, integrity, ability to work with others, self-reliance, and leadership. Candidates who are non-native English speakers must demonstrate sufficient oral and written English language skills to be successful in an intensive and collaborative learning environment.

All applicants are considered without regard to age, color, disability, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Please see individual program descriptions or visit the McIntire website (www.commerce.virginia.edu) for information on specific admission and program requirements.

Financial Aid

The Graduate School of Commerce assists students in meeting the cost of education through a range of scholarships, fellowships, assistantships, loans, work-study, payment plans, and employer sponsored tuition remission programs.

U.S. Citizens and permanent residents who are seeking any type of financial aid through the University must file (1) a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), (2) a University Graduate Financial Aid Form and (3) a Departmental Funding Request. The required FASFA and University Graduate Financial Aid forms can be obtained directly from the Office of Student Financial Assistance, P.O. Box 400204, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4204, (434) 982-6000, or via their website at www.virginia.edu/financialaid. The required departmental scholarship and form can be obtained from the Graduate School of Commerce website at www.commerce.virginia.edu.

Availability of departmental funds for international students is limited and varies by program.

Applicants will not be considered for financial assistance until they have been admitted to the Graduate School of Commerce and submitted the required documentation. Admissions decisions are made without regard to an applicant’s financial situation. Please see individual programs for information on specific scholarships requirements.

Departmental Financial Aid Please see individual program description for further information and application instructions.

Veterans’ Benefits The Office of the University Registrar is the University liaison with the Veterans Administration in matters concerning educational benefits available to veterans and war orphans under the provisions of Chapters 34 and 35 of Title 38 USC (Cold War G.I. Bill). This office provides information and furnishes application forms on request. Please address inquiries regarding educational benefits available through the Veterans Administration to the Office of the University Registrar, Carruthers Hall, (434) 924-4138.

Tuition Waiver Program The Graduate School of Commerce does participate in the University of Virginia Tuition Waiver program for University employees.   Interested applicants employed at the University of Virginia should contact the Admissions office to determine eligibility.

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Academic Information

Transfer of Credit The Graduate School of Commerce requires students to complete 30 credits of graduate level work in-residence. Transfer credit above the residency requirement may be granted on a case-by-case basis. Individual graduate Departmental program policies may vary as to specific transfer of credit.

Language Requirements All foreign students, whose first language is not English, are required to take the Virginia English Proficiency Examination unless a waiver has been received by the Associate Dean. This is not a substitute for the TOEFL examination required for admissions. Students whose examination results are lower than deemed necessary for success in graduate studies will be required to develop a plan of remedial study.

Enrollment Requirements Students must carry a minimum of 9 credits to be considered a full time student at the University of Virginia. Individual gradute program policies may vary as to the minimum semester credit requirements within each program.

Incomplete Policy An IN is recorded when reasons known to the professor are judged adequate to justify an extension of time to complete course requirements. An IN may not be used to allow a student to attempt to raise a grade at the end of the term. The time to change the IN to a grade is determined between the student and the instructor, but may not exceed beyond one semester in which the class was taken. Students must enter into a written agreement specifying the remaining requirements and agreed-upon time line. If the agreed time for completion has passed and the student has not met the agreement, the grade automatically becomes an F unless changed by the instructor.

Program Attendance Given the intensive and cumulative nature of the programs, students are expected to attend all scheduled class meetings. In addition, students are expected to clearly communicate program commitments to all relevant parties (i.e., both family and work relationships). In the event that a student cannot be present for any part of the program, or falls behind for any reason, it is the responsibility of the student to make up the work in a manner that is approved by the faculty.  Policies on attendance may vary by individual graduate program.

Leave of Absence Requests for a leave of absence should be made in writing to the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and cannot exceed one calendar year. Please note that due to the lockstep, cohort nature of McIntire’s graduate programs, permission to take a leave of absence is granted only in rare circumstances.  

Student Email  Email is a mechanism for official communication within the University of Virginia. The University has the right to expect that such communications will be received and read in a timely fashion. Official email communications are intended only to meet the academic and administrative needs of the campus community. Official University email accounts are available for all enrolled students. The email address for a student is: computingID@virginia.edu. This account must be activated by the student before the University can correspond via the official email account. When students use non Virginia.edu email accounts, it is their responsibility to make sure their UVa mail is forwarded to that account.

Withdrawals Students may withdraw from any program in the Graduate School of Commerce upon the following conditions:

  1. Withdrawals must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs.
  2. The withdrawal becomes effective the date it is received.
  3. Students who withdraw have no guarantee of readmission.

Refunds

  1. All requests for refunds must be made in writing to the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs.
  2. The date of the postmark, fax or in-person written request determines the amount of any refund.
  3. Refunds are calculated according to the following conditions:

If the student withdraws before the first class meeting, a full tuition refund, less a $12 processing fee, is granted. If the student has paid for materials, that fee is not refunded.

For courses of 10 or more sessions, 80% of the tuition is refunded if the student withdraws between the first and second class meetings. A refund of 60% of the tuition is granted for withdrawal between the second and third class meetings. No refunds are awarded after the third class meeting.

For courses of three to nine sessions, 80% of the tuition is refunded if the student withdraws between the first and second class meeting. No refunds are granted after the second meeting.

For courses of one or two sessions, no refund is available after the course begins.

All departmental scholarship and fellowship allocations are rescinded upon a student’s withdrawal.

Student Financial Services issues refund checks, if applicable. Allow four to six weeks for processing refund payments. Please direct inquiries to Student Financial Services.

Refer to the M.S. in MIT section regarding the refund policy for this specific program.

Grade Changes After it has been submitted to the Office of the University Registrar, no grade may be changed without the approval of the dean. The dean is not authorized by the faculty to change a grade submitted to the Office of the University Registrar except when an instructor certifies that, because of errors in calculation or transcription, an incorrect grade has been submitted.

Grade Appeals McIntire students who wish to appeal a grade must first attempt to resolve the issue with the instructor of the course. The appeal must be in writing and filed within thirty days of a grade being given. Absent a satisfactory outcome, the student should submit a written appeal to the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, who reviews the matter and consults with the Graduate Program Committee. The final level of appeal is to the Dean of the McIntire School of Commerce.

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Faculty

Office of the Dean of the McIntire School of Commerce

Carl P. Zeithaml, B.A., M.B.A., D.B.A., Dean
Michael D. Atchison, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., Associate Dean, B.S. in Commerce Program
Thomas Fitch, B.A., M.Ed., Assistant Dean, Commerce Career Services
Cynthia N. Huddleston, B.S., M.Ed., Associate Dean, Corporate Relations and Programs
Richard G. Netemeyer, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean
Rebecca L. Leonard, B.S., M.B.A., Associate Dean for Student Services
Eric E. Meier, B.S., M.S., Assistant Dean of Technology/Chief Technology Officer   
Michael G. Morris, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Associate Dean of Graduate Programs
George A. Overstreet, Jr., B.B.A., M.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research and Center Development
Catherine K. Whittier, B.A., Assistant Dean for Development
Gerald D. Starsia, B.A., M.B.A., Associate Dean for Administration

Professors

Michael D. Atchison, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., C.P.A.
Thomas S. Bateman, B.A., M.B.A., D.B.A., Bank of America Eminent Professor
O. Whitfield Broome, Jr., A.B., M.S., Ph.D., C.P.A, Frank S. Kaulback, Jr. Professor of Commerce
Richard F. DeMong, B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., C.F.A., C.C.A., Virginia Bankers Professor of Bank Management
William J. Kehoe, A.B., M.B.A., M.A., D.B.A., William F. O’Dell Professor of Commerce
Robert S. Kemp, B.A., M.B.A., D.B.A., C.P.A., Ramon W. Breeden, Sr., Research Professor
John H. Lindgren, Jr., B.A., M.B.A., D.B.A., Consumer Bankers Association Professor of Retail Banking
David M. Maloney, B.S., B.A, M.A.S., Ph.D., C.P.A., Carman G. Blough Professor of Accounting
Felicia C. Marston, B.S., Ph.D.
David G. Mick, B.A., M.A., M.H.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., Robert Hill Carter Professor in Marketing
R. Ryan Nelson, B.S., M.P.A., Ph.D.
Richard G. Netemeyer, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., Ralph A. Beeton Professor of Free Enterprise
George A. Overstreet, Jr., B.B.A., M.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., Jeffrey Walker Professor in Growth Enterprises
David G. Smith, B.S., D.B.A.
Robert I. Webb, B.B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., Martin J. Patsel, Jr., Research Professor
William J. Wilhelm, Jr., B.B.A., M.A., Ph.D., William G. Shenkir Eminent Scholar Professorship
Susan Perry Williams, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., C.P.A., C.M.A, KPMG Peat Marwick Professor of Professional Accounting
Carl P. Zeithaml, B.A., M.B.A., D.B.A., F.S. Cornell Professor of Free Enterprise

Associate Professors

Robert B. Brown, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Glenn J. Browne, A.B., M.A., J.D., Ph.D.
James E. Burroughs, B.B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Robert L. Cross, B.S., M.B.A., D.B.A.
Patrick J. Dennis, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Gayle R. Erwin, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Carrie M. Heilman, B.A., Ph.D.
Adelaide W. King, B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Malcolm H. Lathan, Jr., B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., C.P.A.
Roger D. Martin, B.S., Ph.D.
James G. Maxham III, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Michael G. Morris, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Susan L. Porter, B.S., Ph.D.
Patrik V. Sandas, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
David C. Smith, B.S., Ph.D.
Paul L. Walker, B.B.A., Ph.D., C.P.A.
Mark A. White, B.A., M.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
William R. Wilkerson, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Patrick J. Wilkie, B.B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Barbara Wixom, B.A., Ph.D.

Associate Professors

Robert B. Brown, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
William K. Carter, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., C.P.A.
Patrick J. Dennis, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Gayle R. Erwin, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Adelaide W. King, B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.
David W. LaRue, B.B.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Malcolm H. Lathan, Jr., B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., C.P.A.
Felicia C. Marston, B.S., Ph.D.
Roger D. Martin, B.S., Ph.D.
Michael G. Morris, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
David C. Smith, B.S., Ph.D.
Paul L. Walker, B.B.A., Ph.D., C.P.A.
Mark A. White, B.A., M.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
William R. Wilkerson, B.A., M.A., Ph. D.
Patrick J. Wilkie, B.B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Barbara Wixom, B.A., Ph.D.

Assistant Professors

Anthony J. Baglioni, A.A., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Gary A. Ballinger, B.A., M.B.A,, Ph.D.
Monica L. Banyi, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Matthew J. Clayton, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Amanda Cowen, A.B., M.B.A., D.B.A.
Natasha Z. Foutz, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Cynthia F. Gasman, B.A., Ph.D.
Peter H. Gray, B.Comm., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Stefano Grazioli, M.I.S., Ph.D.
Lynn A. Hamilton, B.A., M.B.A., M.F.A.
Ira C. Harris, B.B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Andrew M. Hess, B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Karen J. Jansen, B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Gigi G. Kelly, B.B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Adam S. Koch, B.A., Ph.D.
Craig E. Lefanowicz, B.A., Ph.D.
Jeremy J. Marcel, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Janette Martin, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Andrea A. Roberts, B.S., Ph.D.
Carola Schenone, B.A., Ph.D.
Elizabeth K. Thurston, B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.
John O. Wheeler, B.A., J.D.

Lecturers

Lucien L. Bass III, B.S., M.B.A.
Michael D. Bills, B.A., M.B.A.
Karin B. Bonding, C.F.A.
Mary K. Erickson, B.S., M.B.A.
John A. Griffin, B.S., M.B.A.
Rebecca L. Leonard, B.S., M.B.A.
Peter A. Maillet, B.A., M.S.
Eric E. Meier, B.S., M.S.
Thomas A. Package, B.S., Ph.D.
Marcia L. Pentz, B.A., M.Ed., M.A.
Randall R. Smith, B.A., M.S.

Retired Faculty

Gib Akin, B.A., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Commerce  
William K. Carter, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., C.P.A., Associate Professor Emeritus of Commerce
David B. Croll, B.B.A., M.B.A., M.S., Ph. D., Professor Emeritus of Commerce
Joseph E. Gibson, B.A., J.D., C.P.A., Peat, Marwick, Mitchell Professor Emeritus of Professional Accounting
John M. Gwin, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus
Raymond M. Haas, B.S., M.B.A., D.B.A., Professor Emeritus of Commerce
Mary Jo Hatch, B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Commerce
Sally M. Jones, B.B.A., M.P.A., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Commerce
David W. LaRue, B.B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Commerce
George W. McKinney, Jr., A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Bank Management
Stewart C. Malone, B.B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus
Bernard A. Morin, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Commerce
Henry R. Odell, A.B., M.B.A., D.B.A., C.P.A., Associate Professor Emeritus of Commerce
William F. O’Dell, B.S., Lecturer Emeritus in Commerce
Laurence C. Pettit, Jr., B.S., M.S., D.B.A., Professor Emeritus of Commerce
Andrew C. Ruppel, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Commerce
Sandra Schmidt, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Commerce
Charlotte H. Scott, A.B., M.B.A., LL.D., Professor Emeritus
Richard A. Scott, B.B.A., M.B.A., M.S., Ph.D., C.P.A., Arthur Andersen and Company Alumni Professor Emeritus of Commerce
William G. Shenkir, B.B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., C.P.A., Professor Emeritus of Commerce
Neil H. Snyder, B.B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., Ralph A. Beeton Professor Emeritus of Free Enterprise
David W. Thompson, B.S., M.S., C.P.A., Professor Emeritus of Commerce
Robert H. Trent, B.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Commerce
Thomas H. Williams, B.B.A., M.S., Ph.D., C.P.A., Carman G. Blough Professor Emeritus of Accounting

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