Business tomorrow won't be the same as it was yesterday. It's constantly evolving, accelerating. Always moving forward. The people driving that change are strategic thinkers, innovators, problem solvers. Learn how VCU School of Business is putting creativity to work to shape the future of business and our students through our EPIC strategic plan.
A team of VCU School of Business Master of Decision Analytics students formed a team that is one of five finalists for the Governor’s Workforce Innovation Datathon Challenge. In August, the VCU team faced off against 16 teams from across the state in the opening round. The teams had two days to take a new, highly enriched and curated Jobs Demand dataset and turn it into actionable information to support the governor’s goal of filling the more than 250,000 open jobs in Virginia’s postindustrial service economy.
The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business will host its first ever artist-in-residence during the upcoming 2016–2017 academic year. Celebrated artist Noah Scalin will help the school institute its new strategic plan, which aims to drive the future of business through the power of creativity. Scalin will conduct several creative-thinking seminars, guest lecture in courses, create large-scale artwork installations with the students and spearhead a 30-day Creative Sprint challenge in October and during the spring semester. Read more
Desmund Delaney is a senior financial technology major in the School of Business and the founder of 8:00AM, an online seller of new and pre-owned sneakers. After just one year, student-led startup companies taking part in Virginia Commonwealth University’s entrepreneurial support program have generated more than $1 million in total revenue, grants and investments. Read more.