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The McIntire School of Commerce offers a professional program that
includes the study of the fundamental disciplines underlying the
management of organizations. Thomas Jefferson, founder of the
University of Virginia, believed a liberal arts education was key to a
successful professional career. In keeping with that tradition,
students spend the first two years of undergraduate work combining
liberal arts and business prerequisite courses. Students, including
those from other schools, typically apply for admission to McIntire during their second year.
McIntire students tackle the School’s Integrated Core Experience (ICE),
a continuously evolving third-year curriculum that updates and refines
the presentation of core business knowledge and skills. The primary
goal of the ICE program is to prepare McIntire students for the
dynamic, changing realities of today’s business world.
Students choose one or more specialized area(s) of concentration: Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, International Business, Management, and Marketing.
Advanced courses in each area are provided to form a total program that is both integrative and comprehensive.
The McIntire School prepares students for an array of future
opportunities, including graduate and professional school. Part of that
preparation is the emphasis on integrative group projects and the case
method of instruction in which students analyze complex business
situations. The thousands of alumni who enjoy prominent positions
throughout the world, as well as the national ranking evidence the
success of the McIntire program and reputation the school has achieved.
The University of Virginia was one of the first institutions in the
United States to introduce the subject matter of economics into its
curriculum. Since the University’s first session in 1825, courses of
study in this field have been available.
It was not until 1906 that the School of Economics was established
as a separate unit within the College of Arts and Sciences. In 1920, a
division of business administration was created in the James Wilson
School of Economics. In 1921, a donation from alumnus Paul Goodloe
McIntire made it possible to establish the McIntire School of Commerce
and Business Administration. For the next 31 years the McIntire School
operated as a distinct division of the College of Arts and Sciences,
but its work was closely integrated with the James Wilson School of
Economics. In 1952, the University’s Board of Visitors approved the
establishment of the McIntire School as a professional school to be
administered as a separate unit of the University, distinct from the
College of Arts and Sciences.
The School Today
The McIntire School is a separate division of the University in the
same sense as are the schools of Architecture, Graduate Business
Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, and Medicine. The McIntire
School confers the Bachelor of Science in Commerce and offers Master of
Science degrees in Accounting and Management of Information Technology.
The bachelor’s degree is conferred after a four-year program of studies
in which the first two years are spent in another college or university
in courses approved by the McIntire School. In the 2005-2006 session,
the undergraduate student body numbered 660 and the faculty 65.
The school is located in Monroe Hall on the Central Grounds of the
University. The building contains classrooms, seminar rooms, and
administrative and faculty offices. Computer facilities located in the
building include a computer laboratory, capital markets room and
trading room complex, multimedia classrooms, and terminals linked to
other University computing facilities. In addition to the facilities in
Monroe Hall, the University’s extensive libraries and computing systems
are available to students of the McIntire School.
McIntire School of Commerce
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400173
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4173
The McIntire School was elected to membership in the American
Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business in 1925. In 1981, the school
became accredited to offer programs at the graduate level as well as
the undergraduate level. Accreditation is offered only to those schools
that meet the strict academic standards and program requirements
prescribed by the AACSB. In 1982, the school became one of the initial
13 schools in the nation to have both its undergraduate and graduate
accounting programs accredited under new AACSB standards for the
separate accreditation of accounting programs. All McIntire programs
received accreditation by the AACSB in 1994.
Scholarships and Awards
The J. Schuyler Alland Scholarship, established by Sky Alland
Research Inc. and friends of J. Schuyler Alland (COM ‘79), is awarded
annually to a fourth-year student who demonstrates leadership and
The Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship Key is awarded annually by
the Alpha of Virginia Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi to the McIntire
student who attains the highest scholastic average for the first three
semesters of collegiate work in the school.
Andersen and Company Endowment provides support to undergraduate and graduate accounting students.
Accenture Alumni Endowment provides support at the
undergraduate and graduate levels for students in all academic areas
who demonstrate an interest in consulting.
The Bank of America Endowed Scholarship, established by
NationsBank Virginia, provides scholarships to qualified undergraduate
and graduate students in the McIntire School.
The Madhu Chopra Memorial Scholarship was created to honor
the memory of Madhu Chopra (COM ‘89). It is awarded to a Madison House
volunteer who exhibits qualities of personableness, enthusiasm, and
The Madhu Chopra Writing Contest was created to honor the
memory of Madhu Chopra (COM ‘89) and to give McIntire students the
opportunity to reflect creatively on their own lives.
The Contest in Effective Oral Presentation of Business Problems is sponsored by Beta Gamma Sigma; an alumnus donates an annual prize.
The Joseph R. Daniel Scholarship provides tuition assistance to a rising fourth-year student demonstrating financial need.
The Dean’s List of Distinguished Students includes any
student who has passed at least 15 credits of graded work in the
preceding semester, of which nine or more credits are Commerce courses,
without failure in any course, and with a grade point average in the
top 20 percent of the school. Courses taken on a CR/NC basis may not be
counted toward the 15-credit minimum. Any student receiving an F, NC,
or NG during the semester is not eligible to be on the Dean’s List.
Louis F. and Ruth D. DeMouy Scholarship is awarded to a
student in good academic standing who has worked to pay for a portion
of academic expenses and demonstrates financial need.
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.
The Farwell Distinguished Achievement Award was established
by F. Evans Farwell, a 1929 alumnus of the McIntire School, and is
given to the McIntire student demonstrating the greatest academic
progress while enrolled in the school.
The Charles A. Ferguson Scholarship is awarded by Ferguson
Enterprises in memory of company founder and University alumnus Charles
Ferguson. Selection for the award is based upon character, industry,
scholastic achievement, and demonstrated financial need.
Peggy Goldsmith Scholarship is awarded to a rising fourth-year student with a concentration in finance that shows promise for a financial services career.
The Mark Boice Germain Scholarships are given in memory of
Mark Boice Germain, an alumnus of the McIntire School. The scholarships
recognize academic merit, character, and leadership.
The Joseph Goldsten Distinguished Award in Finance is given in honor of a University alumnus to a student who shows the most promise for a career in finance.
The HSBC Scholarship is awarded to a rising fourth year
student(s) with concentrations in Management or Marketing by HSBC, one
of the largest banking and financial services organizations in the
The Hantzmon Wiebel McIntire Scholarship is given to a rising
third and fourth-year student(s) who transferred from a Virginia
Community College and who is concentrating in accounting and has ties
to the local area.
The C.L.H. Howard Scholarship is given annually to a
deserving McIntire student who is a member of the Sigma Phi Society.
The award is made on the basis of merit and need.
The Henry C. Hurt Scholarship, given in memory of a
University of Virginia alumnus, is presented to a rising fourth-year
finance student who has exhibited excellence in leadership and
Thomas Jefferson Chapter of the Virginia Society of CPAs Scholarship is
awarded annually to a student chosen from those who have completed the
associate degree program at a Virginia community college and are
currently enrolled in the accounting program at the McIntire School.
The Warwick D. Johnston Scholarship is given by Mr. Johnston (COM ‘49) and is awarded annually to an outstanding Commerce student.
The Harold G. Leggett Scholarship is awarded to a marketing
student on the basis of character, industry, ability, and demonstrated
financial need. The recipient must be a U.S. citizen from a trading
area where Belk (formerly Leggett) stores are operated.
The Mary and Daniel Loughran Scholarship is awarded annually to McIntire students on the basis of financial need and achievement.
The Edmund and Catherine Wade MacDonald Scholarships are awarded to McIntire students in good academic standing who demonstrate financial need.
The McIntire Faculty Award is presented to a graduating
McIntire student when, in the faculty’s judgment, the student has
demonstrated truly exceptional leadership qualities and a sense of
social responsibility that reflect credit upon the school, the
University, and the Commonwealth.
The Joseph Miniotas Communication Scholars Fund was
established to honor the memory of Joseph Miniotas (COM ‘96). A limited
number of fourth-year students are selected as scholars based upon
their demonstration of outstanding communication skills; these students
serve to assist other McIntire students with the development of
The Modell Family Scholarship is awarded to fourth-year student(s) on the basis of leadership and a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurial activities.
The NAA Carman G. Blough Award honors an undergraduate
selected by the accounting faculty based on total undergraduate grade
point average and an evaluation of the individual’s prospects for
success in the field of accounting.
The Henry R. Odell Award is presented annually to a
fourth-year student in the management concentration who has shown
academic excellence, unusual promise in the field of management, and
significant leadership contributions to the school and University.
The William F. O’Dell Distinguished Award in Marketing honors
Mr. William F. O’Dell, a former distinguished member of the McIntire
School of Commerce faculty, a past president of the American Marketing
Association, and founder of Market Facts Inc. The award is presented
annually to an outstanding marketing student, as determined by grade
point average, extracurricular activities, leadership, and dedication
to the school and the University.
The Alice Toomer Parrish Oldfield and Edward Charles Oldfield, Sr., Scholarship may be awarded to a student entering his or her first year in the McIntire School of Commerce for their third and fourth year.
The Ginny Rettig Award was established to honor Virginia
“Ginny” Rettig (COM ‘00) by her family and friends. The fund supports
the “Advertising Campaigns” program at the McIntire School, and each
year the Ginny Rettig Award will be given to an outstanding team member
in the Marketing program nominated by fourth-year class members.
The Walter B. Salley Scholarship is given to an outstanding accounting student in memory of a distinguished faculty member.
The Schade Family Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding
student based upon financial need and scholastic merit. The Schade
Family Endowment funds the scholarship.
The William G. and Leila S. Shenkir Scholarship is awarded to
a fourth-year student on the basis of merit and need. The Raymond
Moskow family established it in honor of the Shenkirs.
The William M. Shermet Scholarship is given in memory of
William M. Shermet, an alumnus of the McIntire School. The scholarship
recognizes a truly outstanding fourth-year student and is awarded on
the basis of merit.
The Shrier Family Scholarship is awarded to rising
fourth-year commerce students with financial need. The Shrier Family
Scholarship Fund provides the scholarship.
The Thomas I. Storrs Scholarship is given by NCNB in honor of
their chairman, Thomas I. Storrs, to a McIntire student who exhibits
qualities of scholarship and leadership that will make him or her an
effective businessperson and humanitarian.
The David W. Thompson Award is given in honor of a retired
faculty member to a graduating accounting student judged to have the
most promise for contribution to the accounting profession.
The David W. Thompson Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding accounting student during the fourth year.
The Virginia Society of CPAs Award honors a student in
accounting. The recipient is selected by the accounting faculty based
on the student’s total undergraduate grade point average and an
evaluation of the individual’s prospects for success in the accounting
The Wachovia Bank, Inc. Scholarship is awarded to a rising fourth-year finance or marketing student on the basis of academic excellence.
The Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award,
established by the Educational Service Bureau to honor students
demonstrating overall academic excellence, is given annually to an
outstanding fourth-year student.
The George Wasserman Distinguished Award in Marketing and Management is given to a student who shows the most promise for a career in marketing management or sales management.
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.
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.
American Advertising Federation (AAF) is a national
professional organization committed to the study and practice of
advertising. Each year AAF participates in a nationwide intercollegiate
case competition that offers the opportunity to apply classroom theory
in the development of an actual ad campaign. Preparation entails oral
and written presentation, including research, total media plan, and
creative planning and execution. All interested students are welcome to
Beta Alpha Psi, a national professional honorary
organization, recognizes the scholastic excellence of outstanding
students of accounting, finance, and information technology.
Invitations to membership are extended to master’s students and highly
qualified third- and fourth-year bachelor’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 of their class, respectively, are eligible.
The Business Ethics Group is dedicated to discussing and
encouraging ethical and socially responsible business to the UVA
student body and local community. The Group seeks to enhance business
ethics awareness and knowledge, develop ethical leaders, and affect an
immediate social impact through discussion forums, speaker events, and
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
McIntire Consulting Group educates students about various
careers in consulting by working in real-life consulting situations and
offering workshops to help students learn and refine case interview
The McIntire Information Technology Group is involved in activities that respond to members’ interests in information technology.
McIntire Investment Institute started in 1994 with a $100,000
gift from John Griffin (COM ‘85), is one of the few student-run
investment institutes in the nation. Its purpose is to teach students
about investing by using real money; students handle all investment
decisions. Participation in the institute is open to any student at the
The McIntire Marketing Association provides opportunities for
students to exchange ideas with executives in advertising, sales
management, product management, retailing, financial institutions
marketing, and industrial marketing, as well as with executives from
non-profit organizations. Membership is open to all University students.
McIntire Women’s Business Forum provides an open forum to
discuss issues that are unique to gender and to explore the challenges
faced in work and family relationships. The group is open to all
National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) is a
professional organization for minorities in accounting, auditing,
finance, consulting, and information technology. This association
provides a direct link to today and tomorrow’s business leaders.
Net Impact seeks to develop services and social activities
that foster cooperation between business and society while creating a
hub dedicated to promoting the research and teaching of socially
responsible business practices at the University.
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is the world’s largest student business
organization and the collegiate division of the Future Business Leaders
of America. PBL helps members acquire unique business and technology
skills through participation in various programs.
Society of Non-Traditional Students (SNS) provides
non-traditional McIntire students with extracurricular activities and a
network of peers who can help with the transition into the McIntire
School. Activities include student and family social events, community
service and fundraising, and information presentations.
The Virginia Entrepreneur Organization (VEO) serves to provide educational and professional resources for undergraduate students at UVa with interests in entrepreneurship.
Career Opportunities and Resources
McIntire graduates pursue a variety of challenging and rewarding
career opportunities throughout the United States. McIntire alumni
enter such fields as accounting, finance, human resource management,
information technology, and marketing. They are employed in roles in
such diverse work settings as investment and corporate banking,
public accounting, manufacturing, advertising, retailing, consulting,
government, and real estate. The salaries and responsibilities
commanded by graduating McIntire students consistently rank at the top
for the nation’s leading undergraduate schools of business. The
Commerce Career Services Office provides a variety of services and
assists students in identifying and achieving their career goals.
Available to Commerce students is an extensive on-Grounds recruiting
program. Each year over 200 organizations visit the University of
Virginia to interview McIntire students for full-time employment. In
addition, more than 100 organizations either recruit on-Grounds or
list summer internships for third-year students. Approximately 10
percent of each class chooses to attend graduate school immediately
after graduation. Students pursue such graduate and professional
degrees as law, accounting, medicine, human resource management, and
The McIntire School is justifiably proud of its academic program,
and the career success of its 10,000 alumni represents a good measure
of that pride. The entering third-year student and the finishing
fourth-year student both have ample opportunities for direct assistance
in plotting their own successful career futures after graduation.
The endowed chair or professorship is the highest honor and rank
that can be obtained in academic life. The accomplishment of a
distinguished academician is recognized when he or she is named to an
endowed professorship. The availability of the following endowed chairs
and professorships makes it possible for the McIntire School to attract
and retain eminent teachers and scholars in the disciplines of commerce:
The Andersen Alumni Professorship of Commerce was established with a commitment from the Arthur Andersen Foundation and alumni employed with that firm.
The Bank of America Eminent Scholar Endowment Fund was
established with the generous commitment of NationsBank Virginia. The
income is to be used to attract and retain an eminent scholar at the
McIntire School of Commerce and/or the Darden Graduate School of
The Ralph A. Beeton Professor of Free Enterprise honors an
outstanding alumnus of the University of Virginia, Ralph A. Beeton,
former chair of the board and chief executive officer of First Virginia
The Carman G. Blough Professorship of Accounting honors a
long-time resident of Virginia and outstanding leader in the field of
accounting. Mr. Blough served as the first chief accountant of the
Securities and Exchange Commission and from 1944 to 1961 was director
of research for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
The Carman G. Blough Professorship of Commerce honors a
long-time resident of Virginia and outstanding leader in the field of
accounting. Mr. Blough served as the first chief accountant of the
Securities and Exchange Commission and from 1944 to 1961 was director
of research for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
The Ramon W. Breeden, Sr., Research Professorship was established in memory of his father by Ramon W. Breeden, Jr. (COM ‘56).
The Robert Hill Carter Professor of Marketing honors an
outstanding alumnus of the University of Virginia, Robert Hill Carter,
founder of the Virginia Tractor Company of Richmond, Virginia.
The Consumer Bankers Association Professor of Retail Banking was established with a commitment from the Consumer Bankers Association.
The F. S. Cornell Professor of Free Enterprise was
established through the generous support of Figgie International to
honor Shep Cornell, a Figgie director for many years and mentor to Mr.
Harry E. Figgie, Jr.
The William Stamps Farish Professorship in Free Enterprise
William Stamps Farish III established the William Stamps Farish
Professorship in Free Enterprise in 1982 in honor of his grandfather,
who was co-founder and president of Humble Oil and Standard Oil of New
Jersey (predecessor of Exxon).
The Frank S. Kaulback, Jr., Professor of Commerce honors the first dean of the McIntire School, Frank S. Kaulback, Jr., who served as dean from 1955 to 1977.
The C. Coleman McGehee Professorship in Banking in Commerce was established with support from Sovran Bank (now Bank of America) in honor of its retired board chair, C. Coleman McGehee.
The Arthur J. Morris Plan Professor of Consumer Banking memorializes the consumer credit plan developed by an outstanding University of Virginia alumnus, Mr. Arthur J. Morris.
The Murray Research Professorship was endowed by the Murray Foundations to support a faculty member in the area of finance or information technology.
The William F. O’Dell Professor of Commerce honors the founder of Market Facts, Inc., and a former distinguished member of the marketing faculty at the McIntire School.
The Martin J. Patsel, Jr., Research Professorship was established by alumnus Martin J. Patsel, Jr., the late president of Roanoke Distributing Company.
The KPMG Peat Marwick Professor of Professional Accounting was endowed by the KPMG Peat Marwick Foundation and alumni members of the firm.
The William G. Shenkir Professorship in Commerce was
established in honor of William G. Shenkir, the second dean of the
McIntire School of Commerce, who served as dean from 1977 to 1992.
The Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company Professor of Commerce was established with a commitment from C&P Telephone Company.
The Virginia Bankers Association endowed the Virginia Bankers Association Professor of Bank Management and the Virginia Bankers Professorship of Bank Management.
The Walker Professorship in Growth Enterprises was established by Jeffrey C. Walker (COM ‘77) president of the McIntire Board of Trustees.
Ongoing research is an important way for faculty members to keep
abreast of the latest developments in their disciplines and contribute
to the advancement of knowledge. Faculty research is supported through
the funding of summer research grants and periodic leaves. Other forms
of support include the establishment of research professorships,
available to faculty members at all ranks, and research opportunities
through the Center for the Management of Information Technology, the
McIntire Center for Financial Innovation, the Center for Growth
Enterprises, and the PricewaterhouseCoopers Center for Innovation in
The Ramon W. Breeden, Sr., Faculty Research Professorship was established in memory of his father by Ramon W. Breeden, Jr. (COM ‘56).
The Carter Machinery Research Fellowship was established with
the generous support of Carter Machinery Company Inc. and Beirne
Carter, a distinguished alumnus of the McIntire School.
The Coopers & Lybrand Research Fellowship was established with a commitment from the Coopers & Lybrand Foundation.
The Paul Tudor Jones II Eminent Scholars Research Professorship was
established by Paul Tudor Jones and is shared jointly with the Darden
School. The endowment is used to expose undergraduate and graduate
students to the concepts of technical analysis.
The Marriott Research Fellowship is funded annually by the Marriott Foundation.
The C. Coleman McGehee Faculty Research Professorship was established with support from Bank of America.
The Martin J. Patsel, Jr., Research Professorship was established by alumnus Martin J. Patsel, Jr., the late President of Roanoke Distributing Company.
The Peterson & Co. Summer Research Fellowship is funded annually by Peterson & Co. Consulting.
The Price Waterhouse Research Fellowship was established with a commitment from the Price Waterhouse Foundation and alumni members of the firm.
The Deloitte-Touche Research Fellowship was established with a contribution from Touche, Ross & Company.
The William G. Shenkir Eminent Scholar Professorship was established to honor the school’s second dean.
The William Stamps Farish Faculty Research Professorships of Entrepreneurial Studies were established with support from the William Stamps Farish Fund.
The McIntire Center for Financial Innovation provides a focus
on the schools many educational and research services for the financial
services industry. The center also funds McIntire faculty members who
conduct special studies concerning problems and issues in the industry.
The PricewaterhouseCoopers Center for Innovation in Professional Services seeks
to advance the collective knowledge of professional services in three
integrated ways: by sponsoring small, faculty-driven, student centric
programs throughout the academic year, which are integrated into the
McIntire curriculum, required for students, and open to all University
members; by actively engaging students, faculty, and targeted
practitioners interested in sharing ideas on best practices within
professional services through these student-centric programs; and by
creating a Web infrastructure that disseminates program outcomes and
other relevant content to a broader professional services audience.
The Center for Growth Enterprises serves to advance the
understanding of growth companies and to create a world-class program
focused on the strategic, finance, and management issues associated
with growth enterprises and the factors that drive wealth-creating
organizations and economic expansion. Current interest areas include
closely held firms; venture capital/private equity, mature industries,
real estate/asset-intensive firms, and non-financial performance
The Center for the Management of Information Technology promotes
research and education on topics related to the management and
application of information technology within organizations. To this
end, the center functions as the nexus for an interdisciplinary network
of practitioners and academicians.
McIntire Business Institute (MBI) was founded in 1982.
This program gives holders of non-business degrees a working knowledge
of business practices. This intensive summer program provides a sound
preparation for entry into the world of business and industry. It is an
attractive way for persons considering a graduate business degree to
take a firsthand look at business studies before committing to a
two-year program. All participants must complete their undergraduate
degree prior to the first day of the institute.
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 has been growing rapidly in recent years; businesses have
realized the importance of keeping their managers exposed to the latest
management concepts and developments. The McIntire School of Commerce
seeks to address these education needs through four basic types of
Affiliated Programs The school offers several educational
programs in affiliation with major trade associations. Examples include
the Virginia Bankers Association and the American Institute of
Certified Public Accountants.
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.
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
McIntire School of Commerce Advisory Board The Advisory
Board, founded in 1981, is an important link between the McIntire
School of Commerce and the business community that it serves. The Board
advises the school leadership regarding the dynamic and complex needs
of business and assists the dean and faculty in areas such as career
services, curriculum and resource development.
McIntire School of Commerce Foundation Board of Trustees The
McIntire Foundation Board of Trustees promotes the school’s goals by
assisting and advising the school leadership with respect to the
management of Foundation resources and fundraising, both capital and
The McIntire Cornerstone Society Board The McIntire
Cornerstone Society Board promotes the planned giving efforts of the
school by assisting in educational programs, helping to identify
prospects, and advising staff regarding the marketing of various gift
vehicles to help ensure the future funding of the McIntire School
through estate and financial plans of alumni, parents, and friends.
McIntire Young Alumni Council The McIntire Young Alumni
Council, founded in 2002, was established to serve and support recent
McIntire graduates with activities, programs, and communications that
are uniquely tailored to the needs of young alumni of the School. The
Council members assist Annual Programs with alumni outreach and serve
as mentors to current Commerce students through Career Services.
Add/Drop Rules Courses may be added only during the two weeks and two days (16 calendar days) after final registration.
Required courses cannot be dropped. Other courses may be dropped
only during the McIntire School’s drop period, not to exceed two weeks
(14 calendar days) after final registration. After the two-week period,
students are not allowed to drop or withdraw from any courses.
Changes in students’ class schedules are made via ISIS. If admission
to a course requires the instructor’s permission, a course action form
signed by the instructor must be submitted to the Student Services
Office in Monroe Hall.
Attendance Students are expected to attend all lectures and
other prescribed activities of the courses for which they are
registered. Although the course instructor sets course attendance
requirements, any student who is absent from more than 50 percent of
the lectures may automatically receive a grade of F in that course.
Concentrations Students may concentrate in two disciplines,
in which case the requirements for both must be satisfied.
Generally, a single course may not be counted simultaneously for credit
in dual concentrations. However, students concentrating in
finance and accounting may count COMM 311 toward satisfying
requirements for both concentrations. However, the credits may
not be double counted toward the 120 credit degree requirement.
The McIntire School of Commerce, due to resources, can guarantee the
fulfillment of only one concentration, but will work to assist students
wishing to pursue dual concentrations. There is no triple
Course Completion No 400-level Commerce courses may be taken
prior to satisfactory completion of all required third-year core
courses except with instructor permission (except COMM 420 is
recommended for third year students but may be taked in the fourth
Course Restrictions Commerce students may take no more than
one credit of physical education or one credit of EDHS physical
education-related courses as part of their 120-credit course of study.
See Credit/No Credit Courses.
Course Credit Requirements (Semester) Students in the
third-year curriculum are required to register for 15 credits. A
student may register for three more credits than were passed the
preceding semester, up to 21 total credits.
A degree candidate needing 27 or fewer credits to meet degree
requirements may, in either of the last two semesters of candidacy,
carry as few as 12 credits (one semester) or 13.5 credits (both
semesters). However, any student carrying fewer than 15 credits is not
eligible for the Dean’s List.
Credit/No Credit Courses CR/NC courses cannot be used to
satisfy any McIntire School requirement (except 1 credit of PHYE can be
used towards the 120-credit requirement). Courses taken on a CR/NC
basis before entering the McIntire School may be applied toward a
student’s degree requirements. After enrollment in the school, students
may take non-Commerce courses on a CR/NC basis as part of the
120-credit requirement for graduation. CR/NC courses may be taken only
on an overload basis (i.e., above the minimum 15 credit graded course
load) and may not be used to satisfy any McIntire requirements. Except
labs offered only CR/NC, Commerce courses may not be taken on a CR/NC
Dean’s List Students who pass at least 15 credits of graded
work in the preceding semester, of which nine or more credits are
Commerce courses, with a GPA in the top 20 percent of the school, will
be placed on the Dean’s List of Distinguished Students. Courses taken
on a CR/NC basis may not be counted toward the 15-credit minimum. Any
student receiving an F, NC, or NG during the semester is not eligible
to be on the Dean’s List.
It is the philosophy of the McIntire School of Commerce that
students should be broadly educated to deal with the complex issues of
the business community and society at large. The school’s program is
designed to increase students’ skills and build upon previous
knowledge. In order to effectively achieve program goals, the school
requires that students be enrolled full-time for two academic years and
complete a minimum of 57 credits. Students are also required to
complete all core, concentration, and elective Commerce courses at the
McIntire School of Commerce (see Study Abroad section). Exceptions to
this policy must be submitted to, and approved by, the McIntire Rules
Diploma with Distinction Diplomas inscribed “with distinction”
are awarded to undergraduate Commerce students who have a grade point
average in the top 15 percent of the class based on all graded
coursework completed while enrolled in the school.
Examinations Absence from exams 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.
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.
Students who wish to appeal a Commerce grade must first attempt to
resolve the issue with the instructor of the course. The appeal must be
in writing and filed within 30 days of the first class day of the
following semester. Absent a satisfactory outcome, the student should
submit a written appeal to the associate dean of the B.S. in Commerce
Degree Program, who will review the matter and consult with the
Undergraduate Program Committee. The final level of appeal is to the
dean of the McIntire School.
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. An IN automatically
becomes an F ten days after the final examination date, unless work in
the course is completed satisfactorily within that time or arrangements
have been made with both the assistant dean for student services and
the instructor for work to be made up later.
Independent Study COMM 499 (Independent Study in Commerce)
may be taken only by fourth-year Commerce students who have obtained
permission from the supervising faculty member, area coordinator, and
associate dean by the School of Commerce add date. Commerce students
may take COMM 499 only once.
Leave of Absence Upon successful completion of any semester
in the McIntire School, a Commerce student may take a leave of absence
for a year or more by meeting with the assistant dean for student
services and filing a leave of absence form in Room 136, Monroe Hall.
Students taking such leave may normally return only in the academic
semester that follows the completed semester (e.g., a student who takes
a leave after the fall semester, third year, must enroll in third-year
courses in a subsequent spring semester). Students must complete a
Leave of Absence form. There are two options from which to choose: LDN
(leave, domestic, not for credit) or LDC (leave, domestic, for credit).
Students who pay the Leave of Absence fee have “on academic leave”
entered on their permanent academic record. Students who do not
complete the form are classified as “failed to return”.
Readmission depends upon a student’s status at the time of leaving
the McIntire School. Students having at least a 2.000 average in the
McIntire School, who are making satisfactory progress toward their
degree, may return in the appropriate semester as stated above.
Students with less than a 2.000 average or who have not been making
satisfactory progress toward their degree (e.g., they have not
completed or passed courses required at the level attained when they
requested the leave of absence) may be required by the assistant dean
for student services of the McIntire School to attend the University’s
summer session to take prescribed courses before readmission.
Any student who wishes to be readmitted after a leave of absence
must submit a readmission request to the assistant dean for student
services of the McIntire School by March 1 for the fall semester and
November 1 for the spring semester.
Major/Minor Outside McIntire Commerce students may pursue one
major and/or one minor in the College of Arts and Sciences or
other UVa school outside of Commerce. Students may not declare two
minors, but they may declare a major and a minor. Courses may not
be double counted toward the fulfillment of a major or minor.
Prior permission must be obtained from the chair or director of
undergraduate programs of the department in which the student is
seeking the major or minor.
In pursuing the above, students do not receive two degrees from the
University. They receive a B.S. in Commerce. Concentration,
major and/or minor status is reflected on student
Students are responsible for completing the major or minor form from
the appropriate department and for obtaining the signature of the chair
or director of that program. Forms must be submitted to the registrar
of the McIntire School, who monitors the satisfactory completion of
Physical Education See Course Restrictions.
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 that publicly represents
the University. Probation is incurred when a student:
- passes fewer than 12 credits or earns less than a 2.000 grade point average in any one semester; or
- carries fewer than 15 credits of graded work per semester without permission; or
- after two or more semesters in the McIntire School, has a grade
point deficiency exceeding nine grade points, either in all Commerce
courses attempted or in all courses attempted at the University.
Probation shall last for one semester under (1) above and for so
long as the grade point deficiency exceeds nine grade points under (3).
Students are not usually removed from probation by attending summer
school. However, if summer school work completely eliminates a grade
point deficiency, the Rules Committee of the McIntire School will
consider a petition for removal from probation.
Students placed on probation for work completed in the semester preceding graduation will 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 Participation in study abroad enhances the
academic program and provides a unique opportunity to experience
another culture and function professionally in an international
business environment. Students wishing to study abroad should visit the
International Studies Office in Minor Hall, the McIntire Student
Services Office and the McIntire Director of International Affairs to
explore the various opportunities available. Several spring semester
programs exist that allow students to study abroad with other Commerce
students and faculty members and complete the third-year core
requirements. Students should also consider the summer between the
third and fourth year and the fall semester of the fourth year as other
good periods to study abroad.
For students who are studying abroad on a McIntire-approvedprogram,
the credits transferred from one study abroad semester will be included
in the McIntire 57-credit residency requirement.
Suspension Suspension involves enforced withdrawal from the University and may be issued whenever a student:
- passes fewer than nine credits or earns less than a 1.800 grade point average in one semester; or
- after two or more semesters in the McIntire School, has a
cumulative grade point deficiency in excess of 12 grade points, either
in all Commerce courses attempted or in all courses attempted at the
- incurs probation for the third time; or
- incurs probation after a suspension.
Suspension normally lasts for one academic year. Suspended students
may normally return only in the academic semester that follows the last
successfully completed semester (e.g., a student suspended after the
spring semester, third year, must enroll in third-year courses in a
subsequent spring semester).
Additionally, a student who has been suspended only once must
normally attend a full-time program at the University of Virginia
summer session to make up grade point deficiencies. Upon completion of
this program, the student may apply to the McIntire Rules Committee for
readmission. The application for readmission is to be submitted to the
Rules Committee through the assistant dean for student services of the
McIntire School. Readmission is not automatic. A student who is
readmitted after suspension is placed on a probationary status for a
period of one semester. No student who is suspended a second time will
Transfer Credit Credit toward a degree is allowed for
approved work completed in another college or university, or in other
schools of this University upon presentation of a satisfactory
transcript of record. The School of Commerce grants transfer credit
based on an analysis of the content, level, and comparability of the
courses taken, the applicability of the courses to the student’s
intended major and degree program, the quality of the student’s
performance in the course, and the accreditation of the institution at
which the course work was completed. However, no credit will be given
for a required upper-level Commerce course unless the course is taken
in the McIntire School or an approved McIntire study-abroad program. In
no case will the total transfer credit granted toward a degree in the
McIntire School of Commerce be more than 63 credits. No adjustment of
transfer credit for prior course work will be made after the first
semester in the school. (See Transfer Credit in the University
Regulations section.) Students wishing to transfer credit for course
work taken after enrollment in the school must receive prior approval
from the assistant dean for student services. In general, credit will
not be granted for:
- work completed with grade lower than C;
- business courses beyond the elementary courses in accounting and principles of economics; or
- more than one credit of physical or health education courses.
Voluntary Withdrawal An official application to
withdraw from the University must be submitted to the assistant dean
for student services of the McIntire School. The application must state
the reason for withdrawal and must be approved in writing by the dean
of the McIntire School or a designated representative.
The application must be endorsed by the dean of students (second
floor, Peabody Hall). The completed withdrawal form, along with student
I.D. cards, must be deposited with the dean of students at the time of
A student who withdraws for reasons of ill health must obtain
medical clearance from the Department of Student Health prior to
Failure to comply with these regulations will subject a student to
suspension from the University by the vice president for student
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. 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 services of the McIntire School by March 1 for the fall
semester and November 1 for the spring semester. Commerce students may
return only in the academic semester that 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
Enforced Withdrawal The faculty of the McIntire School may
impose enforced withdrawal when a student exhibits habitual delinquency
in class or any other fault that 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.
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
Adelaide W. King, B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean
Michael L. Koenig, B.A., M.A., Assistant Dean for Graduate Operations
Rebecca L. Leonard, B.S., M.B.A., Assistant Dean for Student Services
Eric E. Meier, B.S., M.S., Assistant Dean of Technology/Chief Technology Officer
George A. Overstreet, Jr., B.B.A., M.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research and Center Development
Wayne L. Smith, B.S., Associate Dean for Development
Diana M. Staples, Associate Dean for Alumni Relations
Gerald D. Starsia, B.A., M.B.A., Associate Dean for Administration
Gib Akin, B.A., Ph.D.
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
Mary Jo Hatch, B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., C. Coleman McGehee Eminent Scholars Research Professor of Banking and Commerce
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.
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 of Growth Enterprises
Laurence C. Pettit, Jr., B.S., M.S., D.B.A.
William G. Shenkir, B.B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., C.P.A., William Stamps Farish Professor of Free Enterprise
David G. Smith, B.S., D.B.A.
Peter A. Todd, D.E.C., B.Comm., Ph.D., Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Company Professor of Commerce
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., Murray Research Professor
Susan Perry Williams, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., C.P.A., C.M.A
Carl P. Zeithaml, B.A., M.B.A., D.B.A., F.S. Cornell Professor of Free Enterprise
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.
James G. Maxham III, B.S., M.B.A., 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.
Anthony J. Baglioni, A.A., B.A., M.A.
Gary A. Ballinger, B.A., M.B.A.
James E. Burroughs, B.B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Robert L. Cross, B.S., M.B.A., D.B.A.
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.
Carrie M. Heilman, B.A., Ph.D.
Karen J. Jansen, B.S., Ed.M., Ph.D.
Craig E. Lefanowicz, B.A., Ph.D.
Clayton A. Looney, B.S., Ph.D.
Jeremy J. Marcel, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Janette Martin, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Roger D. Martin, B.S., Ph.D.
Patrik Sandas, B.S., M.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.
Lucien L. Bass III, B.S., M.B.A.
Michael D. Bills, B.A., M.B.A.
Karin B. Bonding, C.F.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.
Marsha L. Pentz-Harris, B.A., M.Ed., M.A.
Randall R. Smith, B.A., M.S.
Elias M. Awad, B.S., M.B.A., M.A., Ph.D., 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
Ray C. Hunt, Jr., B.A., M.A., Ph.D., C.P.A., F. S. Cornell Professor Emeritus of Free Enterprise
Sally M. Jones, B.B.A., M.P.A., 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
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
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 A. Blough Professor Emeritus of Accounting