About VCU Business
At the intersection of business and innovation is Virginia Commonwealth University’s Business School, which aims to develop world-ready business leaders and produce game-changing research.
Since its beginning in 1937, the VCU Business School has grown into a nationally ranked institution with over 40,000 alumni who have made their mark on the business world and beyond.
Offering a wide range of programs at the bachelor's, master's, certificate and doctoral levels, the VCU Business School ranks in the top five percent of business schools worldwide due to its AACSB International accreditation. The school maintains strong connections with the vibrant business community that surrounds our campus and provides students with transformative educational experiences that enhance their lives using education as a bridge to their future success.
VCU has earned both business and accounting accreditations from AACSB International, placing it in the top 5 percent of business schools worldwide. AACSB-accredited schools have the highest-quality faculty, deliver relevant and challenging curriculum and provide educational and career opportunities that are not found at other business schools.
VCU was the first business school in the nation to be accredited by the Computing Commission of ABET, the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.
#49 Online MBA ranked by U.S News & World Report
#29 Online MBA ranked by The Princeton Review
#27 Part-time MBA ranked by Fortune
VCU Business prepares students to make a meaningful impact in the world of business. May 2022 graduates from the Business School reported as follows in the VCU First Destination Survey:
- 93% positive outcomes (working, continuing education, military)
- Average annual salary (undergraduate): $57,738
- Average annual salary (graduate): $82,232
- Top employers: CoStar Group, Capital One, KPMG, Virginia Commonwealth University, Anomaly, Deloitte, Dominion Energy, The Martin Agency, Virginia State Corporation Commission, Wieden + Kennedy, Amazon, Apex Systems, Bank of America, and Kinsale Insurance.
- Top industries: Accounting; Real Estate; Advertising, PR & Marketing; Government; Commercial Banking & Credit; Transportation & Logistics; Healthcare; Information Technology; Insurance; and Internet & Software.
School of Business Foundation
Founded in 2005, the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business Foundation was created to manage private assets and provide meaningful leadership from the corporate community to advance the VCU School of Business.
Snead Hall, home of the VCU Business School, opened in January 2008. The building is named in honor of 1976 graduates Thomas G. Snead Jr. and Vickie M. Snead and features such amenities as:
- Capital Markets Center and trading room
- Business Career Services center
- Central atrium with a student commons and cafe
- Auditorium, collaborative learning spaces, tiered case study classrooms and team-building breakout rooms
- Center for Corporate Education
- Faculty and staff offices
Since its founding in 1937, the VCU Business School has built strong ties with the business community in Richmond and beyond. Watch our 75th Anniversary video for an insight into these connections.