Return to: McIntire School of Commerce: Program/Courses
McIntire Business Institute (MBI) 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, the following versions of MBI are offered:
Certificate in Business Essentials
Certificate in Business Fundamentals
Academic Year: Offered August to April; Meets every Friday at Rouss Robertson Halls, 11 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Summer Residency: Offered late May to late June at Rouss Robertson Halls; Meets Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Certificate in Sustainable Business
Certificate in Cybersecurity for Business Leaders
- Online Program: A 12-week program with starts in January, May, and September.
Enrollment and Withdrawal
Students are enrolled in the UVA Student Information System (SIS) and will be able to see their certificate on their UVA transcript. McIntire certificates follow their own withdrawal schedule on the Student Financial Services website. Withdrawing from the program one week to less than two weeks after the start date triggers the schedule and you will be responsible for a percentage of tuition. You will also receive a W (withdrawn) on your transcript for the certificate. Withdrawals must be sent in writing to the program in order to initiate the process with UVA.