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Graduate Record 2005-2006 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Graduate School of Commerce


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The McIntire School of Commerce has achieved a national reputation in business education and has been cited as one of the top business schools in the country. Founded in 1921 under the guise of the Wilson School of Economics, the name was changed after a substantial donation was made 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 the purpose of the school should be to provide training for a career in business, affording young people the vast opportunities of the business life.

The McIntire School of Commerce has grown immensely over the years, housing the undergraduate business school and two graduate programs: accounting and the management of information technology. At the graduate level, these innovative degree programs combine the managerial perspective of an M. B. A. with a sharply defined professional and technical focus. 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. 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 and to ensure that the results are well worth the effort. The faculty consult continually with their colleagues in the business world, observing business trends and changes in technology in order to bring a contemporary perspective to the classroom. Classroom training is supported by the latest in instructional technology, as well as the School’s extensive computer 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. 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 (FAFSAA), (2) a University Graduate Financial Aid Form and (3) a Departmental Funding Request. The required FASFAA 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 assistantship forms 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 and GTA 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 Due to the cohort driven format of the M.S. degree programs, the Graduate School of Commerce does not 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 whether any special tuition assistance may be available.

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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. Because of the cohort, lock-step format of the programs, transfer credit is not given.

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. Departmental 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 program, students are required 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. Attendance may be reviewed periodically by the faculty and absence from more than 20% of any course will automatically result in an evaluation of non-performance (“F”).

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. 

Withdrawals and Refund Policy 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.

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 of the B.S. in Commerce Program
Thomas Fitch, B.A., M.Ed., Assistant Dean for Commerce, Director of Career Services
Cynthia N. Huddleston, B.S., M.Ed., Assistant Dean for Graduate Marketing & Admissions
Michael L. Koenig, B.A., M.A., Assistant Dean for Graduate Operations
Rebecca L. Leonard, B.S., M.B.A., Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Eric E. Meier, B.S., M.S., Assistant Dean of Technology, CTO
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., Assistant Dean for Development
Diana M. Staples, Associate Dean for External Affairs
Gerald D. Starsia, B.A., M.B.A., Associate Dean for Administration
Peter A. Todd, B. Comm., Ph.D., Associate Dean for Graduate Programs

Faculty

Professors

Gib Akin, B.A., Ph.D.
Michael D. Atchison, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., C.P.A.
Elias M. Awad, B.S., M.B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Virginia Bankers Association Professor of Bank Management
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
Sally M. Jones, B.B.A., M.P.A., Ph.D., KPMG Peat Marwick Professor of Professional Accounting
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., Walker Professor in Growth Enterprises
Susan E. Perry, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., C.P.A., C.M.A.
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.
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.
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.
Charles Hadlock, B.A., 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.
Michael G. Morris, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Susan E. Perry, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., C.P.A., C.M.A.
Paul L. Walker, B.B.A., Ph.D., C.P.A.
Mark A. White, B.A., M.S., M.B.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.                                                                           James G. Maxham III, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Michael G. Morris, B.S., M.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tanya F. Brockett, B.S., M.B.A.
John A. Griffin, B.S., M.B.A.
Rebecca L. Leonard, B.S., M.B.A.
Eric E. Meier, B.S., M.S.
Thomas A. Package, B.S., Ph.D.
Marsha L. Pentz-Harris, B.A., M.Ed., M.A.
Charl du Plessis, M.B.A., Ph.D.
Randall R. Smith, B.A., M.S.

Retired Faculty

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
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

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