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.


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 provide students with experiential learning opportunities in their disciplines.

Learn More About Our Research Initiatives


#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

Student success

VCU Business prepares students to make a meaningful impact in the world of business. 89% of May 2023 graduates from the Business School reported positive outcomes (working, continuing education, military) in the VCU First Destination Survey. The average annual salary for undergraduates was $55,689 and for graduates was $88,388. For details by program, see below.



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.

Learn more about the School of Business Foundation

Snead Hall

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.