Help! How is UVA's MS in Commerce?

Hello everyone. I am an international who is studying at USC for an MPA (GPA 3.85). But I have no more interest in the public or third sector so I am applying for Master of Management programs for non-business majors now to change to business sector. My career interest in investment banking. I have been admitted by MS in Commerce at McIntire UVA but am worried about its reputation back in my country (China). I don't want to land a job in the US. So I am considering whether to accept the admission. I am more interested in Duke MMS or UMich MM because they are more well-known in China but were rejected unfortunately (sad). I am also waiting for the decision from USC MSF. Could you guys give me any thought on MS in Commerce program? Or is there any other program I can apply to? (I am rejected by ND Management, Duke MMS and Umich MM so please skip these). I have statistics (A), econ(A-) and financial management (A). GMAT 730 (Q49V40), Tofel 109.

Thank you for your help!

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Jan 28, 2018

I don't know anything about UVA's reputation in China but I can't imagine it's weak. Sure it doesn't have the same ring to it as other names but there's a large amount of Chinese students that go to UVA for undergrad and grad school and go back home afterwards. Just judging by the Chinese students in my class that went back to China (and have updated their LinkedIns) I don't think there's any problem with UVA's reputation in IB or consulting. Of course, you'll have to do all the legwork in securing such a job since career services obviously focuses on opportunities in the US. But you have Chinese MS in Comm alumni and Chinese undergrad alumni there you can network with.

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