New U.Va. program involves schools in China and Spain
The University of Virginia plans to offer a new graduate-level business program in a partnership with schools in Spain and China.
U.Va.’s McIntire School of Commerce will offer a master’s degree in global commerce beginning this fall. The program was recently approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
The one-year program involves the ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain, and Lingnan (University) College at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China.
The program will allow students to earn a master’s degree from McIntire, a master’s in global strategic management from ESADE and a certificate in international management from Lingnan.
The first class is expected to include about 60 students – 20 each from the Americas, Europe and Asia – who will study as a cohort at the three schools.
The program is designed for recent graduates with undergraduate degrees in business but little or no professional work experience.
Students will spend the first 15 weeks of the program at the U.Va. where they will focus on developing skills in global strategic management.
They then will spend nine weeks at Lingnan, studying global financing and operations.
The program concludes with 15 weeks at ESADE in Barcelona, where the emphasis will be on global innovation and alliances.