Tap into your creativity and unlock your potential at the VCU School of Business.

You’ll take part in an innovative, hands-on approach to problem solving while earning credentials from a business school ranked in the top 5 percent worldwide by virtue of its AACSB accreditation.

You’ll become part of a diverse yet close-knit student body, with access to academic advising, career services and student organizations — all just for business students.

We’re located in the heart of Richmond, Virginia, a vibrant urban environment continuously ranked mong the best cities for young professionals to live and work. Our strong ties with the surrounding business community help you build connections and discover your strengths.

Want to learn more? Come visit us in Snead Hall and see first hand everything we have to offer.

How to apply

Prospective freshmen, transfer and post-baccalaureate certificate students interested in applying to the School of Business should go through VCU’s regular admission process. See below for details.

Freshman Admissions

Connect with the School of Business, explore opportunities and get your questions answered by completing:

freshman interest form

When you’re ready to apply, follow the instructions on the VCU freshman admissions page, making sure to indicate a business major on your application.

Once you’re admitted to VCU, you’ll join the Business Foundation Program, which includes our popular Winning Presentations course, an introductory Foundations of Business course and the university core curriculum. Requirements are slightly different for financial technology majors.

To formally declare a business major, you’ll need to complete the Business Foundation Program with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Transfer student admissions

As a transfer student, you’ll fit right in. We welcome you to contact the School of Business directly:

transfer interest form

For community college students planning to transfer to VCU School of Business, an Associate of Science in Business Administration degree is recommended, although other paths are possible. A minimum transfer GPA of 2.5 is required for admission.

Visit the VCU Transfer Center for more information and resources to guide your transition. When you’re ready, visit the VCU transfer admissions page to apply.

Reynolds to Rams

Our Reynolds to Rams program connects Reynolds Community College students in the Associate of Science in Business Administration degree program with current VCU School of Business students. As a Reynolds to Rams member, you’ll have access to:

  • One-on-one advising with VCU admissions counselors
  • Communications about upcoming deadlines and events
  • Early access to select VCU student activities
  • Members-only events
  • Group experiences at athletics, enrichment and cultural events at both institutions

Sign up for the program to get started.

Post-baccalaureate certificate program

We offer two post-baccalaureate certificate programs to students who hold a bachelor’s degree and wish to continue their education:

To apply for one of these programs, follow the instructions in the "other applicants" section of the VCU Admissions application page.

International students

VCU is an international community of students, alumni, faculty and staff who hail from more than 100 countries around the world. These resources may be helpful during the application process:

Tuition and scholarships

Tuition for the VCU School of Business reflects the rates set by the university. There are also program-specific fees for business majors and students enrolled in specific courses.

Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of alumni, individuals and companies, the VCU School of Business offers more than $100,000 in scholarship funding to freshmen entering the School of Business.

Incoming fall semester freshmen are automatically considered for School of Business scholarships based on information submitted as part of the admissions application. No additional application is required.

Most students offered scholarships from the School of Business possess a 3.75 or higher GPA in a strong college preparatory curriculum and combined Critical Reading and Math SAT scores of greater than 1200.

Additional scholarship opportunities are available from VCU and external organizations.

The school also provides scholarships for currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students.

Financial Aid

The VCU Office of Financial Aid can connect you with federal, state, university and private resources that help make college affordable. We encourage all applicants to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for financial aid consideration.

Laptop requirements

Entering freshman and transfer students enrolled in School of Business programs are required to own a laptop that meets minimum university specifications. We strongly recommend purchasing a PC over a Mac to ensure compatibility with all course material.