Our programs

  • B.S. in economics
    • Explore the impact of economic decision-making on the markets and economy.
  • Accelerated B.S. to M.A. in economics
    • Earn a B.S. and M.A. in economics in as little as five years.
  • M.A. in economics
    • Advance your knowledge through applied economic analysis.
  • Economics minor
    • Differentiate yourself in the job market, prepare for graduate training in law or business, and increase your versatility with your employer. Must earn at least 18 credits in economics to qualify for this minor.

Networking & Research

VCU Economics Students and Alumni Group: Network with your peers.

Student Managed Investment Portfolio: Gain real-world investment experience through management of an equity portfolio for the School of Business Foundation.

Richmond Association for Business Economics: Join local business leaders for lunch and a speaker. A great networking opportunity!

Student Economics Association: Socialize and network with your peers while gaining valuable insight into future career opportunities.

Experimental Laboratory for Economics and Business Research: Work with faculty to conduct computer-mediated experiments.

VCU Center for Economic Education: Provides K-12 students with the economic knowledge and financial skills needed to thrive in today’s economy.

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond: Learn about local economic conditions and opportunities.

American Economic Association: See what issues economists nationwide are researching.


Join us for a wonderful lineup of seminar speakers this semester. The non-asterisk seminar will be online through Zoom. Please contact Daniel Stephenson stephensod@vcu.edu if you are interested in attending or with any questions.


Student of the Year: The Student of the Year Award is presented to a senior or graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in scholarship and leadership.

Distinguished Service Award: The Distinguished Service Award is presented to a student who has provided distinguished service to the department, university and community.

VCU Business School, Student of the Year: Lily Buysse

Lily combines an outstanding GPA with extraordinary service to VCU, and both faculty and students sing her praises. She was a member of the VCU Fed Challenge Team, is the current president of the Student Economics Association and was previously their communications director. She is also serving the economics department as a teaching assistant for macroeconomic theory and has worked as a tutor for the Office of Student-Athlete Support Services. Lily is currently doing an internship at RCG, a local accounting firm, and is planning on doing the master's program in economics at VCU.

Distinguished Service Award: Sarah Cuba

A dual major in Music and Economics, Sarah has a strong academic record and an exemplary history of service to VCU. She has participated in the VCU Fed Challenge Team and is now the vice president of the Student Economics Association. She is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi, a music service organization, and was a group leader with InterVarsity, a non-denominational Christian student ministry. Sarah is applying for the accelerated master's program in economics and plans to pursue a career related to data analysis.

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