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 among 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.

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.
To apply, visit the VCU transfer admissions page.

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 programs

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

Application deadlines for post-baccalaureate certificate programs differ from other admissions deadlines and are as follows:

October 31 (for spring semester)
March 31 (for fall semester)

Apply for a post-baccalaureate certificate

For more information contact Claudia Hicks, School of Business certificate programs coordinator at (804) 828-4998 or cjhicks@vcu.edu


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:

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.