VCU School of Business Selected One of 'The Best 300 Business Schools'

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business is featured in the new 2011 edition of the Princeton Review’s book, “The Best 300 Business Schools.”

Schools selected for inclusion in the book were determined to be the country’s best institutions for earning an M.B.A. The Princeton Review reviewed schools’ academic programs and offerings, institutional data provided by the schools and the results of survey input from students. Approximately 19,000 students attending the 300 business schools were surveyed for the book.

“Recognition on a national level means that the VCU School of Business is making a difference for students, the Richmond community, the state of Virginia and beyond,” said Ed Grier, dean of the VCU School of Business. “We pride ourselves on being a student-centered organization with state-of-the-art facilities that can meet the needs of a diverse population. Our mission is to ensure that students leave our campus with the academic and practical skills they need to be competitive in the global marketplace. We have a great program that is bolstered by incredible support from the business community in Richmond. The VCU School of Business is a great value and our story is just beginning to be told.”
“The Best 300 Business Schools: 2011 Edition” has two-page profiles of each school that examine their academics, student life and admissions and that include ratings for academics, selectivity and career placement services. In its profile of the VCU School of Business, the Princeton Review editors said that VCU “has numerous assets with which to lure potential M.B.A.s.”

Among those strengths, the Princeton Review cited low tuition, flexibility, a strong relationship with the Richmond business community, a wide range of M.B.A. concentrations, skilled and experienced faculty, a state-of-the-art facility and an active career center. The Princeton Review noted that the VCU School of Business has earned a reputation as an up-and-coming school, quoting a student who said that “the school’s momentum is its strength.” Another student said program offerings “have been redesigned to (meet) the needs in today’s economy and business world. The courses are actually based on everyday life … which adds both to the attractiveness of the courses and their usefulness also.”

The VCU School of Business M.B.A. program offers concentrations in business analytics, global business, corporate finance, human capital, information resources management, investments, managing innovation, real estate and supply chain management. Students may enroll full or part time.

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About VCU and VCU Medical Center

Virginia Commonwealth University is a major, urban public research university with national and international rankings in sponsored research. Located in downtown Richmond, VCU enrolls more than 31,000 students in 226 degree and certificate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities. Sixty-seven of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them crossing the disciplines of VCU’s 13 schools and one college. MCV Hospitals and the health sciences schools of Virginia Commonwealth University comprise VCU Medical Center, one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. For more, see