Business Essentials Courses

Business Essentials faculty teach courses that help all business majors develop core business and professional skills that are critical to your success as a student and beyond. Business Essentials courses are part of the shared undergraduate business curriculum.

  • BUSN 201: Foundations of Business 
  • BUSN 205: Introduction to the World of Business 
  • BUSN 225: Winning Presentations 
  • BUSN 325: Organizational Communication 
  • BUSN 212: Business Problem Solving and Analytics 
  • BUSN 301: Career and Professional Development 
  • BUSN 323: Legal Environment of Business 
  • BUSN 329: Intercultural Communication 
  • Info 16X Series

Studio BE


  • We offer a safe space for students to expand their Business Essential skills in communications (public speaking). 
  • Our diverse team of peer consultants guides students to present their business knowledge in clear, concise, and creative ways, driving audiences to action. 
  • We provide a welcoming environment with peer consultants who are experts in public speaking.
  • We are inspired by creativity.
  • We seek opportunities for growth as individuals and as a community of business professionals.


Studio BE offers peer tutoring for presentations. Peer consultants are available for in-person and virtual appointments. Virtual appointments are held over Zoom, and in-person appointments are held in Snead Hall B2111.

Schedule an Appointment

With your VCU credentials, log in to Navigate,

  • Click on Appointments/Schedule an Appointment
  • Click on Writing Consultation 
  • In the next dropdown list, select the service you wish to sign up for, 
    • School of Business Presentation Consultation
  • Location is Studio BE virtual
  • Select the time and day of the appointment
  • Check your VCU email for confirmation

Meet the Team

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Meher Mohan

Meher is a third-year student at Virginia Commonwealth University pursuing a double major in psychology and supply chain management. Meher is involved in Alpha Kappa Psi, a co-ed business fraternity, and is currently the fundraising director.

Outside of school, she enjoys staying active with weightlifting, going on hikes and going to the beach. She loves to read, travel and hang out with friends.

Meher’s favorite thing about Studio BE is being able to help students with similar backgrounds get over their fears concerning presenting. She is excited to help create engaging, exciting presentations for VCU’s business students.

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Tyra Spaulding

Tyra is a second-year student at Virginia Commonwealth pursuing a supply chain management & analytics degree with a minor in information systems. Tyra is the Secretary for Leadership for Women of Color and the Director of Community Service for the Black Student Union.

Equally important, she enjoys outdoor picnics, concerts, scrapbooking and enjoying time with her family.

Tyra’s favorite thing about Studio BE is connecting with differing personalities to curate unique presentations & slideshows.