The University of Virginia Masters in Commerce program is one of the top specialized masters in the country and every student I talk to or hear from that went to this program loves it. I’ve been lucky enough to have another student review for all of you to read, this time from a current year graduate who landed a job at a bulge bracket bank in their capital markets program. Enjoy and I will continue working to get more reviews and information on this popular and amazing program.
1) Why a specialized masters in general? Why your specific program?
I chose to pursue a M.S. in Commerce-Finance Track in order to increase my financial acumen and open up professional positions that otherwise would not have been available to me. I chose UVA’s program specifically for two reasons: First, the blended structure that combined consultant and finance-specific training with a global focus was important to me. Second, the UVA and McIntire School of Commerce brands carry weight in the professional workspace.
2) Pros / Cons (if any) of the program.
Pros: McIntire faculty are also incredible and the opportunity to travel overseas for an extended period of time was a draw. I also liked the relatively small class size which provided the opportunity to forge great relationships with classmates.
Cons? None that I can think of!
3) Who would you recommend this program to? What advice would you give them?
I would highly recommend this program to anyone who wanted an opportunity to rebrand themselves if coming from a non-business field. The M.S. in Commerce is great for students who want to sharpen their hard skills for careers in consulting or finance. My advice is to jump on the chance to attend this program.
4) Anything else. (You can write about recruiting, campus experience, extracurricular activities, etc.)
Make sure to soak up your time in Charlottesville. It is a beautiful city with endless things to do. A year might be too short to do them all, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try!
There you have it. Another great review. I think the author (who was happy to be named, but I decided to keep with the theme of being anonymous). Check back soon for more.
Here is a link to the University of Virginia Masters in Commerce Program