McIntire Business Institute

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The McIntire Business Institute offers three convenient and focused programs – taught by the faculty from the top-ranked University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce – that help students acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for career advancement.

Whether you’re looking to build on the success of your academic career, deepen your knowledge of emerging topics, or break into the business world, our certificates will poise you to add immediate value to any industry.

Certificate in Business Fundamentals

World-class curriculum provides students with foundational knowledge in four key areas – accounting, finance, management and marketing. The program is designed for liberal arts and science students looking to break into the business world.

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Certificate in Sustainable Business

Learning through the lens of social, environmental and fiscal responsibility, students advance skills, develop an understanding of fundamental challenges and the business opportunities that spring from our sustainability crisis.

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Certificate in Cybersecurity for Business Leaders

The ever-changing and complex world of technology demands business leaders who are on the cutting edge, adept and ready to respond when necessary. Prepare yourself to secure intellectual property, protect against data breaches and box out hackers from infiltrating your company’s critical systems.

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Formats that fit your life

  • Online: A 13-15-week, accelerated program ideal for those unable to attend in-classroom sessions, recent graduates and working professionals. Available for Certificate in Business Fundamentals, Certificate in Cybersecurity and Certificate in Sustainable Business.
  • Academic Year Residential: Meets on-campus once per week and is a popular choice for UVA students and returning professionals. Available for Certificate in Business Fundamentals only.
  • Summer Residential Program: Offered mid-May to late June in Charlottesville, with approximately 100 students from colleges and universities around the world. Available for Certificate in Business Fundamentals Only.

Why is MBI Right for Me?

If you’re seeking a competitive edge in a crowded job market, our certificate programs will make you stand out. Expand your creative and critical thinking skills as you grow your professional network. Gain real-world experience in business, sustainability, or cybersecurity with the renowned McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.

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