Business community

Dynamic partnerships with business leaders across the region

At the VCU School of Business, we cultivate relationships with Fortune 500 companies, family-owned firms and every kind of enterprise in between. It ensures our graduates are part of a strong network and are equipped to succeed.

We also bring in business leaders to share their expertise via special courses, seminars, panels, conferences, boards and advisory councils. They also serve as role models, mentors and guides to our students.

Thalhimer Executive-in-Residence

Since 1984, the Charles G. Thalhimer Family Executive-in-Residence program has brought nationally and internationally prominent business leaders to the VCU campus for interaction with students, faculty and community leaders.

Partnership opportunities

Interested in partnering with the VCU School of Business? Explore these opportunities to connect and engage:

  • Business Career Services
    • Recruit from our business-ready graduates or get an early look at VCU talent through internships, summer employment and project work.
  • Center for Corporate Education
    • Attend corporate education events and programs throughout the year to enhance your knowledge, and in some cases, earn continuing education credits.
  • Center for International Business Advancement
    • Connect with VCU constituents who have a common interest in the global business environment. CIBA offers forums, courses, research, scholarships, grants and service undertakings.
  • Consulting projects
    • Hire our graduate students to tackle your organization’s challenges instead of hiring an expensive consulting firm.
    • Interview and mentor our students through these programs that allow you to share your professional knowledge and positively impact future change-agents and leaders.
  • Real Estate Market Participants Survey
    • Participate and view results of the semi-annual research survey, which uses principles of anticipation to predict real estate market trends.

Business affinity groups

The VCU School of Business hosts a series of discussions on topics impacting key industries in the business community. Learn how you and your colleagues can join the conversation:

Department advisory boards

Department advisory boards are composed of alumni and other industry leaders who advise the school on marketplace trends and hiring needs. Advisory board members often mentor students and may provide data to faculty for research and course projects.