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  • AVG. GMAT SCORE
    582
  • Program Cost
    $55,000
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Enrollment
    96
Contact Information
301 West Main Street
Box 844000
Richmond, Virginia 232844000, United States
Website

Located on Main Street in Richmond, Virginia, the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business offers students the inspiration, education and support needed to turn their ambitions into action. Students in all programs learn from forward-thinking faculty and interact with entrepreneurs and executives from the city’s eleven Fortune 1000 companies. A state-of-the-art building, downtown location, year-round internships, diverse mix of people, the da Vinci Center for Innovation, Ram-to-Ram mentoring, research, team projects, student organizations, scholarships and career services foster success. VCU students turn thoughts into concrete ideas, potential into genuine ability and goals into tangible results.

Quick Stats

  • Yield
    70%
  • Selectivity
    97%

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About Virginia Commonwealth University

Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 167
  • Middle 80% 72 to 276
Admissions Selectivity
97% School of Business 77% Average Across All Schools

582 Average GMAT Score
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 73
97% 97
70% 70.0
Re-Applicants
11% 11
0%
Wait-listed
100% 7
Pre-MBA Careers
General Management
26% 26
Management
24% 24
Finance / Accounting
19% 19
Marketing / Sales
13% 13
Consulting
7% 7
Operations
5% 5
Other
4% 4
Human Resources
2% 2
Pharma / Health Care
26% 26
Consumer Products
19% 19
Government
17% 17
Financial Services
13% 13
Consulting
7% 7
Petroleum / Energy
6% 6
Other
4% 4
Non-Profit
2% 2
Manufacturing
2% 2
Technology
2% 2
Real Estate
2% 2
Media / Entertainment
0% 0
$124,325 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • Virginia Premier Insurance
  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Alstom Power
  • Capital One
  • MeadWestvaco

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$55,000
Total Program Cost
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$55,000
Total Program Cost
Basic scholarships awarded
Loans
Loan guarantee policy Only to domestic students Max loan guarantee per year $20,500
0 Full Tuition Scholarships Awarded
72% Percent that received aid
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Academics: What will I learn?

Faculty
  • Faculty from Full-Time program
  • Faculty with at least 5 years corporate experience
0%
58% 58
Students in Core Classes
49 School of Business 36 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Team project
28% 28
Lectures
25% 25
Experiential learning
23% 23
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Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/MSIM (Information Management)
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Management
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • 0
  • Students must write a complete business plan
  • Student must present final company-specific project results to relevant parties
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 20
  • Distance learning No
  • Out of country or special trip/project Yes
Technology Improvements
  • The VCU School of Business has purchased 36 classroom projectors with new screen, updated the video processing unit in our Capital Market Room and added new classroom lecture capture appliances to two classrooms. We have also installed 12 new upgraded RoomWizards for our seminar and breakout rooms for the students, faculty, and staff to reserve. The school has purchased a classroom management software for our computer lab classroom where the professor will have control over the student’s computer and disable internet access during exams.

Students: Who are my classmates?

36 Average age of student 15% International Students
37% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
85% 85
African American
13% 13
Asian American
2% 2
Student Citizenship
Asia
9% 9
Europe Free Trade Zone
2% 2
Africa
2% 2
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Campus
  • Campus distance from airport 10 miles
  • Pre-program Orientation
  • Types of housing Optional nearby hotel accommodations
  • Temporary housing available

Alumni: How strong is my network?

2,920 Living MBA Alumni 1 Countries where alumni clubs exist
1 Active alumni clubs
5% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.