This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2021-2022 VCU Bulletin. This edition includes all programs and courses approved by the publication deadline; however we may receive notification of additional program approvals after the launch. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

The School of Business allows students to complete requirements for an M.B.A. using two distinct modalities.

The curriculum for the evening M.B.A. program is flexible and is designed for students with diverse undergraduate backgrounds. Students may elect an M.B.A. without a concentration or may choose an M.B.A. with a single or double concentration. Concentrations are available in business analytics, corporate finance, entrepreneurship and innovation, global business, health care management, information resources management, investments, real estate, and supply chain management. Most classes are held in the evening to accommodate working students’ schedules. Classes typically meet one evening a week from 7 to 9:40 p.m. or in the early evening from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. For additional information about the program, visit the M.B.A. options website.

The Executive M.B.A. curriculum takes advantage of students’ midlevel and executive professional experience by using it as a foundation on which to build a more sophisticated understanding of business. Core program components and differentiators include its integrated structure, experiential exercises and real-world application, which enable students to transition easily between the business world and their studies.

The program’s innovative, integrated modular structure enables students to approach issues by module topic, which accurately reflects the multidisciplinary demands of the real business world. The program is targeted to rising business executives, entrepreneurs, nonprofit managers and service professionals. It differs from other master’s programs at VCU because of its unique modular curriculum, which integrates components of communication, technology, service/quality, globalization and strategy.

The Executive M.B.A. program is a lockstep program that meets alternating weekends, Fridays from 12:30 to 6:15 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. The program can be completed in approximately 20 months.