Deloitte estimates a shortage of 180,000 professionals with Big Data analytical skills over the next 5 years. In response to employer demand, locally as well as nationally, the VCU School of Business is launching a new weekend format Master of Science in Business with a concentration in Decision Analytics. In just 15 months and without interrupting your career, you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to enter the rewarding new field of advanced analytics. Learn more here.
Join us on Friday, March 21st for a special breakfast and discussion of†"Lost in Translation: The Challenges of Branding Around the Globe"†with the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business 2014 Charles G. Thalhimer Family Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Anthony Di Benedetto. Kelly O'Keefe, VCU Brandcenter Professor and Chief Creative Strategy Officer for PadillaCRT, will moderate the discussion. The†Thalhimer Scholar-in-Residence†program brings distinguished scholars from other Universities to the VCU campus. Designed to give students and faculty an interactive experience, the Scholar-in-Residence program also provides a forum for Richmondís business community to gain valuable insights into a variety of academic topics and their relevant real world applications.†Register here.
The School of Business hosted its 2014 Spring Career Fair recently, featuring the largest number of visiting recruiters to date.†Despite being held on a make-up day due to the seasonís ever-changing weather, the event drew nearly 90 businesses looking to hire VCU students and alumni. With a 23 percent increase in companies attending from previous fairs, students had an opportunity to solicit information about jobs, internships and other opportunities with businesses looking for budding young professionals. Read more about the recent Career Fair here.
Do you want to travel somewhere exciting and earn credits along the way?† We offer a number of study abroad opportunities to give students the chance to see exciting places and learn outside of the classroom.† Through our International Consulting Program you can gain international business experience by consulting with companies overseas in Prague, the Czech Republic, Greece or Cyprus.† We also offer Public Relations and Journalism classes in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong or study Media in Ireland.† Scholarships and financial aid are available for these trips.†Check out the full list of opportunities here.