UVA Masters in Commerce

The University of Virginia MS in Commerce program is one of the best specialized masters in the country. Year in and year out they place students in a wide variety of top roles at the best firms. This year continues this trend.

80% of the graduating class had obtained a full-time position within 3 months of graduating, with that number increasing to over 90% when you include students pursing full time internships as well. Only 5% of students were still seeking a position post graduation, a number that is extremely low.

The average base salary for the finance track (34% of the class) was roughly $70K and $62K for marketing & management track students (66% of the class). These base salaries are very good, especially for the finance track. Keep in mind this does not include bonuses which can be a large portion of a finance positions compensation package.

Recruiting organizations span the F500 world and include names such as Amazon, Bank of America, Fannie Mae, FTI Consulting, JPMorgan, McKinsey & Company, Morgan Stanley, Nike, Rolls-Royce, and Walt Disney Company. There are far too many to mention, but these are a few stand outs.

Here is the full UVA MS in Commerce 2014 Placement Report for those interested in reading all the details.

The program is still accepting applicants so I encourage any recent, liberal arts graduate to take a look at the program. It provides a great platform for someone without a business background to spend a year in a world class university, choose the career track they want to prepare for and then have access to the best employers out there.

Here is a link to the University of Virginia MS in Commerce Program