Current graduate students are encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss any questions regarding program curriculum, schedule or any other student service needs, and to take advantage of our graduate professional development offerings.  

The Graduate School at VCU also provides a wealth of resources to assist in academic and research development.

Request an override

If you’re unable to register for a class due to a restriction message, you can request an override. This option is available to students in graduate business programs or students in other VCU graduate programs wishing to take a graduate business class.

Requesting an override indicates that you have satisfied the course’s prerequisite requirement. If you do not meet the prerequisite requirement, you will not receive an override or risk being removed from the course at a later date.

Graduate professional development

Our graduate professional development programs help you advance your career, whether you’re looking to move into executive ranks, pursue a different functional area in your company or make a significant career change.

From coaching to workshops to helpful online materials, these free services are available to all School of Business graduate students and graduate-program alumni. Visit the graduate development page to learn more. 

Computer requirements

Entering graduate students should have access to a laptop computer that meets VCU’s required laptop specifications. MS-Office Professional Plus is the standard software package used in the School of Business. Certain courses may require additional software, which will be listed in the course syllabus.


Currently enrolled graduate students can take advantage of our graduate scholarship opportunities. 

Graduation Application

Students should apply for graduation at the beginning of the semester in which all requirements will be completed. 

School of Business Commencement Ceremonies

In December, the School of Business hosts a single ceremony for the whole school. In May, we host separate ceremonies for undergraduate and graduate programs. Graduate are individually recognized at all School of Business ceremonies.

Undergraduates in the School of Business, economics majors from the College of Humanities and Sciences and undergraduate certificate students who have submitted graduation forms or filed a Request to Walk form with their advisor will be emailed an invitation. 

Master’s, doctoral and graduate certificate students in the School of Business who have submitted graduation forms or filed a Request to Walk form with their advisor will be emailed an invitation.

May 2020
School of Business Undergraduate Commencement 
May 9, 2020
8 p.m. Stuart C. Siegel Center

School of Business Graduate Commencement
May 9, 2020
1:30 p.m. Dominon Energy Center 

VCU Commencement
May 9, 2020
10 a.m. Greater Richmond Convention Center

Ordering Regalia, Diplomas and more

Visit the VCU Commencement website for information on regalia, diplomas and much more.