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Congratulations on your acceptance to VCU and the VCU School of Business!

We're here to connect

Congratulations on your acceptance to the VCU School of Business! While Snead Hall is closed due to COVID-19, we are here to connect with you virtually. Please check out the resources below, register for a one-on-one virtual visit with our admissions counselors.

Degree programs and Advising

Most students enter through the Business Foundation Program, which includes our popular Winning Presentations course, the Foundations of Business course and the shared undergraduate business 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. If you're not sure which classes to take or which major is right for you, our academic advisors will assist you from orientation along your path to graduation!

Meet Tammie Goode

Marketing graduate

Meet Sam Stevenson

Transfer student, Management graduate

Student engagement

Our Office of Student Engagement staff is here to support you as you discover your path in the School of Business and beyond. We offer advising and programs to help you explore your strengths and interests, as well as develop professional skills. We will connect you with student organizations, mentors and more. 

Career services

VCU Business Career Services partners with you in your career development and planning. We provide a broad range of services and resources to help you develop and showcase your skills. We also cultivate opportunities for you to interact with employers and gain practical experience.

Studio BE

Located in Snead Hall B1212, Studio BE offers presentation coaching, presentation rehearsal and writing coaching for business students to develop professional presence and polish.

Financial Success Center

The new Virginia Credit Union Financial Success Center at VCU is dedicated to helping our community move forward to achieve financial success. The center provides free personal and professional financial education, including assistance and counseling on budgeting, saving, credit, student loan repayment, career transitions and more.

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.

Contact Us

Have questions about our virtual overview, admissions, or VCU?

The School of Business is here for you!

Hawley Smyth
Undergraduate recruitment manager

Emily Fox
Undergraduate student recruiter

Email us at

University Admissions

Accept your offer and access your checklist to get started on next steps.

VCU accepted students website

Department Contacts

Interested in contacting departments for in-depth information or questions about a specific program? Check out their contact information below:


Carolyn Strand Norman, Ph.D.
Department chair  


Leslie S. Stratton, Ph.D.
Department chair

Finance, Insurance and Real Estate

Manu Gupta, Ph.D.
Department chair, finance contact

Sang Ahn, Ph.D.
Financial technology and actuarial science


Robert Taylor
Real estate, risk management and insurance


Information Systems

Jeff Smith, Ph.D.

Department chair

Management and Entrepreneurship

S. Douglas Pugh, Ph.D.
Department chair


Bruce Huhmann, Ph.D.
Department chair

Wayne Slough, Ph.D
Sales program

Supply Chain Management and Analytics

Jeff Smith, Ph.D
Department chair 

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