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The McIntire Business Institute offers three certificates that build on the success of a student’s academic career or for a graduate who is looking to expand a knowledge base critical for advancement. Perfect for those looking to stand out in any field, add value to any industry or to break into the business world.

The convenient and focused programs – taught by the faculty from the top-ranked University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce – help students acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve any goal.

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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How Do I Enroll?Formats that fit your life:

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

Why Me?

Gain real-world experience and fluency in the language of business and build confidence as you study an integrated curriculum that mirrors a student’s core programs in the renowned McIntire School of Commerce. Extend your creative and critical thinking skills and apply those abilities to business situations. Make employers notice you in a crowded and competitive job market.

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