Innovation at work

In an era when entire industries change overnight, when data volumes are growing exponentially and an idea can touch millions in seconds, business depends on creativity. 

At the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business, creativity ignites the collaborative energy between students, faculty and professionals. With 4,000 students in academic programs ranging from bachelor’s through doctoral, we are a diverse, engaged community.


VCU has earned both business and accounting accreditations by 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.

Impactful Research

Our faculty are dedicated to producing and sharing impactful research that is relevant to their fields. In addition to their individual research, our faculty supports the initiatives of our various Centers, Institutes and Labs that provides students with experiential learning opportunities in their disciplines.

Learn more about our research initiatives


  • #32 online MBA, ranked by Fortune
  • #52 part-time MBA, ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Student success

VCU School of Business prepares students to make a meaningful impact in the world of business. May 2022 graduates from the School of Business 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. 

Snead Hall

Snead Hall, home of the VCU School of Business, 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

Snead Hall hours, floor plans, map and parking


Since its founding in 1937, the VCU School of Business has built strong ties with the business community in Richmond and beyond. Watch our 75th Anniversary video for an insight into these connections.

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  • Creativity is not an asset on the balance sheet, but it’s clearly valuable for companies and for us.
    Ed Grier
    Former Dean, VCU School of Business (2010-2021)