UVA Masters in Commerce

The University of Virginia MS Commerce 2013 Placements have just been released with this marking the fourth year that the University of Virginia has has 95% or better placements within three months of graduation. These statistics indicate the quality of the program and the great things going on down in Charlottesville

The UVA Masters in Commerce program is broken up into two tracks: Financial Services and Marketing & Management. This years class was essentially one-third finance track and two-thirds marking and management. All in compensation was higher (for various reasons) for the finance track ($74,000) vs. management and marketing ($53,700).

Select Employers:

  • BB&T
  • Capital One
  • Harris Williams
  • Ewing Bemiss & Co
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Walt Disney & Co
  • Oppenheimer & Co
  • Sagent Advisors
  • Stephens Inc.

The list goes on and on and includes major employers in finance, consulting, F500, Big 4, etc.

If you are a non-business undergraduate student, fresh out of school, I strong suggest you check out the UVA program. The two areas of focus allow for flexibility with multiple career options and the University of Virginia brand carries serious weight. I’ve been able to speak with a handful of MS Commerce alumni and every one of them have spoken highly of their time in the program (Review #1, Review #2, Review #3).

Anyone interested in applying, here is their typical class profile:

  • GMAT: 610-740
  • GPA: 3.1-3.7
  • Class size – ~100 students