Global education organization QS ranked the McIntire School of Commerce master’s program offered in partnership with Lingnan (University) College in Guangzhou, China, and Esade Business School in Spain as the #11 master’s in management program out of 152 in the world and #3 multi-campus MiM program in its QS World University Rankings® 2020.
Now in its fourth successful year, the innovative 10-month program provides students with the unique opportunity to earn two master’s degrees and a certificate: an M.S. in Global Commerce from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, an M.S. in Global Strategic Management from Esade Business School, and a certificate in International Business from Lingnan (University) College at Sun Yat-sen University.
“This is outstanding recognition of McIntire’s vision for an innovative master’s program in which students live and study on three continents at three top business schools with an international cohort of peers,” said McIntire Management Professor Amanda Cowen, who also serves as the program’s Academic Director. “Our unique approach develops students’ cultural capital and global business expertise, preparing them for challenging positions at organizations that operate around the world. Students leave the program with a truly international network of colleagues who continue to support their personal and professional growth in the years to come.”
“There is a clear goal to combine theoretical knowledge with practical applications,” said Philipp Hampl (M.S. in Global Commerce ’18), Fellow Associate at McKinsey & Company in the consulting firm’s Austrian office. “The most amazing part about the program is that you learn to adjust to completely new situations on the fly, while leading teams from completely different backgrounds. A lot of universities may teach classes like these, but in this program you actually learn how to do it.”
McIntire and its partner schools report favorable career outcomes for graduating classes of the M.S. in Global Commerce, with students of the program accepting roles with more than 450 hiring companies in the three schools’ worldwide recruiting networks. Ninety-two percent (92%) of alumni report being employed within three months of graduation, with many accepting rotational programs or positions outside of their home country.
About QS: Regarded as one of the most influential university rankings internationally, QS World University Rankings are based on factors that include alumni outcomes, diversity, employability, thought leadership, and value for money.