Virginia Commonwealth University [View Image]School of Business

About us

Driving the future of business through the power of creativity

Creativity at work

In an era when entire industries change overnight, when data volumes are growing exponentially and an idea can touch millions in seconds, business depends on creativity. 

At the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business, creativity ignites the collaborative energy between students, faculty and professionals. With 4,000 students in academic programs ranging from bachelor’s through doctoral, we are a diverse, engaged community. Through our EPIC pillars, we are driving the future of business.


VCU has earned both business and accounting accreditations by AACSB International, placing it in the top 5 percent of business schools worldwide. AACSB-accredited schools have the highest-quality faculty, deliver relevant and challenging curriculum, and provide educational and career opportunities that are not found at other business schools.

VCU was the first business school in the nation to be accredited by the Computing Commission of ABET, the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.


  • #9 global Executive MBA program, ranked by CEO Magazine
  • Tier One MBA program, ranked by CEO Magazine
  • #80 part-time MBA, ranked by U.S. News & World Report
  • #114 undergraduate business program, ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Student success

VCU School of Business graduation rates are on the rise and are currently in line with the national average. Career placement is trending upward, with most of our graduates reporting either confirmed employment or other plans (graduate study, travel, military service, etc.) 

 Confirmed EmploymentOther PlansSeeking EmploymentEmployment Related to MajorEmployed in VA
Post-graduation plans reported by 2016-17 VCU School of Business graduates.
Certificate82% 18%89%90%

Snead Hall

Snead Hall, home of the VCU School of Business, opened in January 2008. The building is named in honor of 1976 graduates Thomas G. Snead Jr. and Vickie M. Snead and features such amenities as:

  • Capital Markets Center and trading room
  • Business Career Services center
  • Central atrium with a student commons and cafe
  • Auditorium, collaborative learning spaces, tiered case study classrooms and team-building breakout rooms
  • Center for Corporate Education 
  • Faculty and staff offices

Snead Hall hours, floor plans, map and parking


Since its founding in 1937, the VCU School of Business has built strong ties with the business community in Richmond and beyond. Watch our 75th Anniversary video for an insight into these connections.

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  • Creativity is not an asset on the balance sheet, but it’s clearly valuable for companies and for us.
    Ed Grier
    Dean, VCU School of Business

Contact us

VCU School of Business
Snead Hall
301 W. Main Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220
(804) 828-1595
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School Leadership

Ed Grier

Jayaraman Vijayakumar, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Graduate Programs

Jana McQuaid
Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs

Shannon K. Mitchell, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies

Nanda Rangan, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, International and Strategic Initiatives


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