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Ranked in the top 75 management departments in the world for research productivity in a Texas A&M-U of Florida study

Entrepreneurship students earned second place in 43 North, the nation’s largest business plan competition; won $500,000

Home to the largest undergraduate major in the VCU School of Business

Industry Connections

Beta Gamma Sigma: Honor your high academic achievement in the study and practice of business. Contact Katie Gilstrap at kesgilstrap@vcu.edu for more information.

Society for Human Resource Management: Get involved in this student organization to network with peers and professionals in the field of human resource management.

Virginia Entrepreneurial Challenge: This competition is designed for high school juniors and seniors who dream of one day owning their own business.

Tommy Vines Human Resources Lecture Series: This lecture series welcomes leading experts on human resources topics to Richmond to broaden perspectives and stimulate conversation among VCU students and faculty as well as Richmond’s business leaders.

Student Department Awards

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: Kristen Ball

Kristen has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in scholarship and leadership. At her most recent job, she quickly ascended the ranks from a part-time office assistant role into a full-time leadership position within her company where she oversaw office activities, met with product reps, helped identify product lines to pursue, hired and trained technicians, and more. This experience affirmed her goals to return to school, complete her Associate’s degree, and pursue a Bachelor’s degree at VCU in Business where she currently has an overall GPA of 4.0. After graduation, she plans to pursue a law degree.

Distinguished Service Award: Priya Munagala

Priya has been instrumental in her service to the Management Department, the School of Business, and the University. She served as president of VCU’s Society for Human Resource Management chapter. She’s organized meetings and guest speakers, coordinated with HR Virginia to ensure chapter members can attend their annual conference, and kept members up-to-date on SHRM-related news. In January 2023, she also started as Vice President of VCU BSA and Service Chair for Alpha Kappa Psi, where she’s actively involved in those roles. Priya accepted an internship as an HR Partner at Amazon for Summer 2023 and is graduating in Spring 2024.

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