Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Business offers students a graduate program of study that meets their individual needs, priorities, and schedules. Whether you are beginning your research on graduate education, or have already committed to a particular course of study, we can help you attain your educational and career goals. We are proud of our degree programs, outstanding faculty, and strong student population. As a graduate student at VCU, you will benefit from our program's core strengths.
Virginia Commonwealth University, one of the top research universities in the nation, offers students the opportunity to thrive academically and personally and to get involved with the community by combining real-world practice with traditional classroom learning. The prestige and excellence of our programs have helped us evolve into a university with a national and international reputation. Since its founding, VCU has promoted diversity in its academic programs, campus events, students, faculty and staff.
With more than 30,000 students on two campuses, we are the third-largest public research university in the commonwealth of Virginia. With origins dating back to 1838, VCU Medical Center, situated in the heart of the city of Richmond's business, government and financial district, houses the schools of Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Medicine (including the School of Public Health), Nursing and Pharmacy. The Monroe Park Campus, located in the historic residential neighborhood known as "the Fan," began its creation in 1917 as the Richmond School of Social Economy. Its purpose was to provide training in the field of social work. The school later became the Richmond Professional Institute. In 1968, RPI merged with the Medical College of Virginia to create VCU. Today the Monroe Park Campus houses the College of Humanities and Sciences (including the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs and the schools of Mass Communications and World Studies), the schools of the Arts, Business, Education, Engineering and Social Work, the VCU Graduate School, and VCU Life Sciences.
Located on the VCU Monroe Park Campus, with a 135,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that opened in the 2007-08 academic year, the School of Business enrolls more than 500 students each year in its graduate degree and certificate programs. Graduate education in business encompasses many fields of study - from the well-recognized Master of Business Administration to degrees more focused and tailored to a specific business discipline. The program offerings allow you to choose study at the certificate, master's, or doctoral level.
The VCU School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which is the most prestigious accreditation available to business schools.
VCU is located in Richmond, the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia. VCU is a short two-hour drive from Washington, D.C. As the capital of Virginia, Richmond is both the political and commercial focal point of the state. Ten Fortune 1000 companies have their corporate headquarters in the area. The region also is home to several Fortune 500 companies including CarMax, Dominion Resources, Altria Group, Genworth Financial, WestRock, and Owens and Minor.
Located along the James River, the capital city is a major East Coast financial and manufacturing center, attracting a diversity of corporate headquarters, businesses and industries that offer a variety of opportunities for internships and employment for VCU School of Business students. Richmond also offers a prosperous commercial environment for many small businesses and was named one of "10 Up and Coming Cities for Entrepreneurs" by Forbes.com, in September of 2013.