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High-quality programs for high-demand industries

Our programs

Industry connections

Capital Markets Center: Access real-world industry tools through a facility that replicates experience and technology of a Wall Street trading room.

Financial Management Association: Learn about corporate finance, banking and investment through dynamic speakers, educational trips and networking events.

Financial Planning Association: Meet financial planners and create opportunities for internships and business contacts within the field.

Gamma Iota Sigma: Research and network with fellow students pursuing careers in risk management, insurance and actuarial science.

Kornblau Real Estate Program: See our full list of connections to the real estate industry, including the Kornblau Institute and Real Estate Circle of Excellence.

Student Managed Investment Portfolio: Gain real-world investment experience through management of an equity portfolio for the School of Business Foundation.

Rho Epsilon: Learn about the many dimensions of residential and commercial real estate while networking with students and real estate professionals.

Risk and Insurance Studies Center: Work with our corporate partners to prepare for careers in risk management, financial services or other areas of the insurance industry.

Contact us

Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate
Snead Hall, Room B4163
(804) 828-1620

Manu Gupta, Ph.D.
Department chair
Snead Hall, Room B4163
(804) 828-7175
mgupta2@vcu.edu

Susan Hall
Program coordinator
Snead Hall, Room B4163
(804) 827-7413
shall6@vcu.edu

Faculty and staff

Amazon adds new programs to prevent workplace injuries as incidents are more common at its warehouses [View Image]

Amazon adds new programs to prevent workplace injuries as incidents are more common at its warehouses

Tuesday, June 15

Besides being good public relations, the program could help reduce the company’s insurance costs, said Etti Baranoff, an associate professor of insurance and finance at Virginia Commonwealth University and a former state insurance regulator in Texas.

2020-2021 School of Business Department of Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate Award Recipients [View Image]

2020-2021 School of Business Department of Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate Award Recipients

Wednesday, May 5

Each year the VCU School of Business departments recognize the outstanding achievements of select students.

VCU Launching 20 New Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Degree Opportunities [View Image]

VCU Launching 20 New Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Degree Opportunities

Wednesday, April 14

New accelerated pathways will launch in the School of Business in the following areas: marketing, decision analytics, supply chain management, finance and information systems.

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Quick Facts

Level II actuarial program by the Society of Actuaries

Recognized by the CFA University Recognition Program

BSRE and MS in Real Estate degrees approved by the Appraisal Foundation

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