McIntire’s Global 3 Named to Financial Times List of Top Master’s in Management Programs

The intense, immersive, and challenging program is focused on the acquisition of real-world business skills and competencies needed to thrive in a dynamic global business environment.

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The McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia was today named to the Financial Times’ list of the world’s top master’s in management (MiM) programs for the School’s Global 3 program. The groundbreaking program offered with two partner institutions is the highest individually recognized U.S.-based school noted on the list, and ranked #14 overall.

Part of the Global 3-branded program launched in 2016, McIntire’s M.S. in Global Commerce degree is a 10-month, three-continent course of study conducted at UVA in Charlottesville, U.S., Lingnan (University) College in Guangzhou, China, and Esade Business School in Barcelona, Spain. The innovative program provides students with the unparalleled opportunity to earn two master’s degrees and a certificate: an M.S. in Global Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce, an M.S. in Global Strategic Management from Esade, and a certificate in International Business from Lingnan.

In addition to its prominent standing among the nearly 90 programs ranked by the Financial Times, McIntire’s Global 3 also received high marks for salary earned by alumni (an average of $92,103) and overall alumni satisfaction (a 9.26 rating out of a possible 10).

“It is exciting to see McIntire’s M.S. in Global Commerce Program continue to attract recognition for its strong academics and innovative format. This program gives students the unique opportunity to live and study on three continents, at three top business schools, with an international cohort of peers,” says McIntire Management Professor Amanda Cowen, who also serves as the program’s Academic Director. “This approach develops students’ cultural capital and global business expertise, preparing them for challenging positions at organizations that operate around the world. Students also leave the program with a truly international network of colleagues who continue to support their personal and professional growth in the years to come.”

According to the Financial Times, one of the world’s leading news organizations, demand for master’s in management (MiM) courses remain strongest in Europe, where the degree was first introduced. The #14 ranking for the Global 3 program ties partner school Esade’s other MiM degree, the MSc in International Management.

“The M.S. in Global Commerce is a unique combination of everything I was looking for: cultural immersion, rigorous coursework, and a robust community of high-achieving peers,” says Caroline Wimbleton (M.S. in Global Commerce ’18), Business Insights, Allianz Partners. “The diverse makeup of the cohort, combined with coursework led by three elite institutions, prepared me for an internationally mobile career.”

The intense, immersive, and challenging Global 3 program is focused on the acquisition of real-world business skills and competencies needed to thrive in a dynamic global business environment. Cross-cultural communication and teamwork abilities form the cornerstone of a rigorous curriculum that simultaneously builds students’ analytical and technical business acumen. Students gain invaluable experience strengthened by a network of classmates, business leaders, professors, and alumni representing areas and industries from around the world.

See the complete rankings at the Financial Times.

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