Located in downtown Richmond, Virginia, a city consistently ranked one of the best places for business and careers, the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) MBA program offers a winning combination of business theory, practical application, and a valuable network of career contacts.
Nationally ranked # 51 among part-time MBA programs Bloomberg BusinessWeek (2011)
#7 nationally for average salary increase of graduates (41.6%)Bloomberg BusinessWeek (2011)
#12 for post-MBA outcomes of students achieving their career goals Bloomberg BusinessWeek (2011)
"A Best Business School" Princeton Review (2015)
In a recent survey by Bloomberg Businessweek one student said, “The major strengths of the program are its challenging core curriculum, its smaller classroom sizes for a more personalized learning experience, its inclusion of successful Richmond-area business leaders in class discussions and its expansive alumni network that is very active in the area.”
Students give the VCU MBA high marks for curriculum (A+), caliber of classmates (A+) and teaching quality (A).
While studying the interrelated functional areas of businesses and exploring case studies, you will develop skills in solving business problems, making decisions, communicating effectively, and working in teams. This integration of theory and practice is essential to defining your unique leadership style and will help you build your professional network.
Choose a general course of study or specialize in one or more of the following concentrations:
Students may enroll full- or part-time. Classes are typically offered one evening per week (Monday through Thursday) from 7 to 9:40 pm. A limited number of classes are offered two evenings per week from 5:30 - 6:45 pm.
The degree must be completed within six years of the time of admission to the program; however, the typical student completes the degree in one and a half to three years.
Student Profile - Admitted applicants have an average of 4 years professional work experience in a variety of areas such as engineering, science and humanities, and business. Admitted applicants have a median GPA of 3.23 and median GMAT score of 550.
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The VCU MBA curriculum contains 19 courses, or 57 credit hours, and is divided into three categories: foundation courses, advanced program courses, and electives.
Program Summary Sheet: VCU MBA [PDF]