Our programs

  • B.S. in finance
    • Discover creative approaches to finance industry challenges.

Industry connections

Capital Markets Center: Access real-world industry tools through a facility that replicates experience and technology of a Wall Street trading room.

Financial Management Association: Learn about corporate finance, banking and investment through dynamic speakers, educational trips and networking events.

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


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.

Student of the Year: Adam Leathers

Adam Leathers is from Keswick, Virginia, and graduated (December 2022, GPA 4.0) with a degree in Finance and a minor in Risk Management and Insurance. During his time at VCU, he was grateful for the opportunity to be a teaching assistant for FIRE 312 Financial Modeling. During his senior year, he was selected for the Market Regulation Intern position at the State Corporation Commission (SCC). Following graduation, he landed a full-time position as a Market Examiner in the Life & Health division inside the Bureau of Insurance at the SCC. He appreciates his family’s sacrifices to get him where he is.

Distinguished Service Award: Jeffrey Metts

Jeffrey Metts has participated in the Student Managed Investment Portfolio (SMIP) for 7 semesters and currently serves as President. Jeffrey has been an investment intern at VCU Investment Management Company (VCIMCO) since June 2021. During his senior year, Jeffrey was on VCU’s CFA research team, which engaged in a financial case study competition against other universities. Currently, Jeffrey serves as a Robinhood fellow conducting intensive research on exchange-traded funds, holds a leadership role within VCU’s Student Economics Association, and serves on the School of Business’s strategic planning committee. Post-graduation, Jeffrey will continue at VCIMCO as a full-time Investment Analyst.

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