Aug 09, 2022  
Undergraduate Record 2021-2022 
Undergraduate Record 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

McIntire Business Institute (MBI)

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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:

Certificate in Business Essentials 

Working professionals, individuals considering further study in business, recent college graduates, and current students seeking a basic understanding of business skills and organizations will benefit from the Business Essentials program. This online program is designed for non-business majors seeking a flexible way to gain essential business skills and introduces the principles of accounting, finance, management, and marketing. 

  • An 11-week online program with multiple starts each year, typically in January, June, and September.

Certificate in Business Fundamentals

Current undergraduate students, recent bachelor degree graduates from non-business backgrounds and working professionals  will benefit from the MBI Business Fundamentals program where you will gain a fundamental understanding of business, including accounting, finance, Excel, management, and marketing.

  • Academic Year: Offered August to April; Meets every Friday in-person at Rouss Roberson Halls, 11 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
  • Summer Residency: Offered late May to late June at Rouss Robertson Halls. Meets in-person Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Certificate in Sustainable Business

Working rofessionals in business, nonprofits and governmental organizations seeking to build more sustainable organizations or communities will find value in this program. Upper level college or graduate students wishing to explore sustainable business will also benefit from learning about this growing and exciting discipline.

  • A 15-week online program with multiple starts each year, typically in May and September.

Certificate in Cybersecurity for Business Leaders

Business leaders, managers and employees seeking to develop and implement real-world cybersecurity solutions will benefit from this program. You will be exposed to contemporary cybersecurity practices using a combination of live discussions with professors and practitioners online videos, online discussions and technology simulations. This certificate has four segments: 1) infrastructure basics, 2) overview of cyber-attacks, 3) managing risk, and 4) incident response planning.

  • A 12-week online program that starts twice each year, typically in January and September.


Enrollment and Withdrawal

Students are enrolled in the UVA Student Information System (SIS) and will be able to see MBI on their UVA transcript. Please note that MBI follows the University’s withdrawal and refund schedule. Withdrawing after the second week of the program begins triggers in the schedule and you will be responsible for a percentage of tuition. You will also receive a W (withdrawal) on your transcript for the certificate program. Withdrawals must be sent in writing to the program manage in order to initiate the process with UVA.

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