Corporate Connect Brochure
Connectivity begins here. Important data for companies looking to connect with VCU Business.
Connectivity begins here. Welcome Since 1937 Virginia Commonwealth University and our School of Business have contributed to the growth and economic well-being of the city of Richmond and the Commonwealth. It's through productive partnerships with regional businesses, local businesses and Fortune 500 companies that VCU's business school continues to evolve and prosper as one of the most recognized business schools in the country. Enclosed, you'll find data on our businessfocused academic programs, centers, and institutes, as well as information about our diverse student body. We look forward to working with you. Milestones Richmond Professional Institute Business Program is established (William and Mary) Graduate business programs added Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business established Floyd Avenue Business Building opens AACSB Accreditation ABET Accreditation for Information Systems (1 in US) st 1937 Faculty Adjunct 68 Tenure/Tenure Eligible 77 1962 1968 Collateral 19 1972 Doctoral 30 Certificates 235 1984 Enrollment fall 2010 2004 MBA & MS 555 Pre-Business (Fr/So) 1065 Snead Hall opens for business Princeton Review Top 300 Business Schools 2008 Upper Division (Jr/Sr) 1980 2010 Alumni Out of State Richmond Virginia Presidents, Owners, CEOs 5,500 14,000 18,500 800 Other 5% International 8% Hispanic/Latino 4% Hispa African American 23% Diversity Asian 12% White 48% School Offerings UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS Accounting Business Administration and Management Business Administration Entrepreneurship and Small Business International Management Finance Master of Science in Business Real Estate Valuation Management Master of Science in Business Decision Sciences and Business Analytics Human Resource Management PhD Economics Finance Finance Financial Planning Insurance and Risk Management Marketing Master of Science in Business Global Marketing Management Economics Master of Arts in Economics Financial Technology Actuarial Science Financial Engineering POST-BACCALAUREATE CERTIFICATES Accounting Human Resources Information Systems Real Estate GRADUATE CERTIFICATES Human Resource Management Information Systems Marketing Real Estate GRADUATE OFFERINGS Master of Business Administration Executive MBA Traditional MBA (Evening) Business Administration Real Estate Information Systems Fast Track Executive Master of Science in Information Systems Master of Science in Information Systems Master of Computer and Information Systems Security PhD Programs Offered BUSINESS CAREER SERVICES CENTER The Business Career Services Center offers a variety of benefits to companies when recruiting future hires.The center, along with participating companies, helps with students' career development, including securing paid internships, perhaps the best way to evaluate a potential hire. Employer Showcases, Mock Interviews, Career Fairs, Etiquette Dinners and Information Sessions provide opportunities for firms to interact with talented, Accounting BS/MS 150 hour Master of Accountancy Master of Taxation PhD skilled candidates. Companies expand their presence by working with our student organizations and posting job needs via RamsRecruiting, our recruiting website for VCU students. In addition, our searchable Alumni Resum� Database provides access to resum�s by entering desired skill sets and other requirements. Options, including Leadership Coaching. The Center prides itself on being responsive to our clients' needs by creating high-quality, innovative learning solutions that balance academic rigor with immediate, practical application. CONTROLLERS EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE PROGRAM INITIATIVES/CENTERS AND INSTITUTES THE ACTUARIAL PROGRAM Genworth Financial and Markel Corporation helped design a Society of Actuaries-appropriate program which incorporates: accounting, finance, risk management, economics and software proficiency, ensuring students would have the courses and understanding it takes to pass the first set of examinations. CAPITAL MARKETS CENTER The Capital Markets Center is a 1700 square-foot facility designed to provide real-time data feeds in a Wall Street trading room. With 43 individual workstations, including Bloomberg, each utilizing Data, Call, IBES, CRSP WRDS, , and Rise, students learn how to think in the fast-paced financial industry. A student-managed fund invests $100K of the School's endowment. THE CENTER FOR CORPORATE EDUCATION The Center for Corporate Education is a leading professional development and executive education resource serving Virginia's business community. The Center provides a full range of learning services, including: Individual, Team and Organizational Assessments; Open Enrollment Programs (e.g., Six Sigma); Customized Leadership and Professional Development Programs; and Executive Development CERT provides a means for enhancing the professional development of controllers of major private and public companies by cultivating a regional network of controllers facing common challenges and having distinctive professional interests as a group. CERT makes available to members resources from the Department of Accounting, which include such items as access to library resources and databases, assistance in identifying articles and other references of interest to members, and priority treatment in identification of outstanding prospective graduates, interns and part-time employees. DA VINCI CENTER for INNOVATION The da Vinci Center for Innovation is a unique collegiate model that advances interdisciplinary innovation and technology-based entrepreneurship. The aims of the Center are three-fold: (1) prepare students to enter a product innovation career; (2) catalyze innovation through collaboration among the disciplines of the Arts, Business, and Engineering; and (3) serve as a resource for stimulating innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives. Project sponsors have included Alfa Laval, Altria, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Capital One, MWV, Science Museum of Virginia, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. EXECUTIVE MBA (EMBA) The Executive MBA is an intensive, 20-month program with classes scheduled every other Friday and Saturday. The curriculum takes advantage of students' mid-level 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 multi-disciplinary demands of the real business world. FAST TRACK EXECUTIVE MASTERS IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS The Executive Masters in Information Systems focuses on using technology effectively to move an organization forward, the changing role that technology plays in organizations, and how change impacts the IT leaders within an organization. The unique combination of academically advanced curriculum, one-on-one mentoring with a high-level IT executive, group and individual coaching, a personalized leadership development plan, and numerous networking opportunities helps our students understand the powerful role IS and IS leaders can play in an organization. THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (ISRI) Established in 1991 as an outreach vehicle by the Department of Information Systems, ISRI gives students practical, real-world experience. Current IT workers and technical assistants benefit from specific business-related theory. Through ISRI, our department faculty and students work directly with industry professionals to solve cases and projects. By partnering with ISRI your company can promote an educational atmosphere that highlights Information Systems (IS) and technology, while ensuring that Richmond and our surrounding areas continue to get the support they need in the 21st century. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FORUM Entering its 17th year, with an annual attendance of over 500 people, the VCU International Business Forum features renowned speakers who share their ideas on global topics including emerging markets, global education, new technology and challenges that will shape our future. Free and open to the public. THE KORNBLAU INSTITUTE The Kornblau Institute supports research broadly related to commercial and residential real estate. These issues often benefit from an interdisciplinary approach and include such concerns as land use, housing and commercial development - the social, cultural and economic sides of the real estate business. Collaborative research seeks to engage other programs and schools such as nursing, social work and government & public affairs, working with various departments in the School of Business. Proposals and partnership are sought with the objective of creating meaningful and impactful knowledge. REAL ESTATE CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE Through our Real Estate Circle of Excellence executive board, majors in this field gain invaluable insight and knowledge through internships, externships and mentoring programs which give students real applicable tools for when they enter the industry. Plus, the Real Estate Program with the support of the Circle annually produces the Real Estate Trends Conference, which attracts some 800 attendees. RISK AND INSURANCE INSTITUTE Students concentrating in this important field leave with a solid foundation and fundamentals of the industry. With courses in: risk management, property/liability, financial planning, life/health, employee benefits, investments and financial institutions, we prepare each student with the skill sets they'll need to be successful in the industry. Top students benefit from a variety of experiences, including: externships, internships, career fairs and industry meetings and conferences. Stay up-to-date. Continuing education opportunities are available. SALES MANAGER'S FORUM This forum brings together industry innovators and disseminates cutting-edge knowledge in the fields of sales management and professional selling. Open to senior sales executives from Central Virginia firms, the Sales Manager's Forum provides a platform for sharing best practices and analyzing challenges unique to the profession for the purpose of advancing along a path of continuous improvement. SCHOOL OF BUSINESS FOUNDATION Since 2005 SOBF has developed one of the strongest Schools of Business in the country. Through campaign contributions our gross assets make up some $82,000,000. Since 2005, we've constructed Snead Hall, purchased the land on which it stands and are currently endowed with over $41,000,000 (which is invested in a diversified portfolio overseen by the Finance Committee). Our Board of Trustees represents the strength behind our school's success. Board members provide counsel, advice and clear decisions on every aspect of the school's future. They also provide direction with regard to our curriculum, strategic/career planning, finances and resource development. Trustees Mr. Steven A. Markel Chair Vice Chairman Markel Corporation Mr. Robert E. Rigsby, MS '75, MBA '81 Treasurer Chair, Audit Committee President and COO (Retired) Dominion Virginia Power Dr. Kenneth C. Blaisdell Secretary Executive Director School of Business Foundation Mr. James A. Buzzard President Mead Westvaco Corporation Mr. L. Dans Callans, Jr., BS '66 Phoenix, Arizona Ms. Phyllis L. Cothran, BS '71 President and COO (Retired) Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield Ms. Jos�e G. Covington President and CEO Covington Travel Mr. T. Kent Cox, BS '78 Senior Vice President Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Mr. Richard Cullen, Esq. Partner/Chairman McGuireWoods Ms. Nancy C. Everett, BS '78 Managing Director, Head of U.S. Fiduciary Management Solutions BlackRock Mr. Charles H. Foster, Jr. Chairman Emeritus (Retired) LandAmerica Financial Group Mr. George C. Freeman, III Chairman, President and CEO Universal Corporation Mr. Mark M. Gambill Managing Director and CEO Cary Street Partners Mr. William M. Ginther, BS '69, MS '74 Chair, Advancement Advisory Committee Corporate Executive Vice President (Retired) SunTrust Mr. Brenton S. Halsey Chairman and CEO (Retired) James River Corporation Mr. A. William Hamill President H3 Companies LLC Mr. Robert E. Henley, BS '71 Managing Partner (Retired) Ernst & Young Mr. Allen B. King, BS '77 Chairman Emeritus Universal Corporation Ms. Gail L. Letts President & CEO SunTrust Bank, Central Virginia Mr. John P McCann . Chairman Emeritus, United Dominion Realty Trust Principal, McCann Realty Partners, LLC Mr. James V. Meath, Esq. Partner and Chairman, Board of Directors Williams Mullen Mr. G. Gilmer Minor, III Chairman Owens & Minor, Inc. Mr. Thurston R. Moore, Esq. Chairman, Executive Committee Hunton & Williams, LLP Dr. John R. Nelson Chair, Academic Programs and Career Development Committee Executive Vice President Chief Technology Officer Altria, Inc. Mr. Baxter F. Phillips, Jr., BS '75, MBA '76 President Massey Energy Company Mr. Charles F. Phillips, III Richmond Office Managing Partner Ernst & Young Mr. James E. Rogers President SCI Investors, Inc. Mr. S. Buford Scott Chair, Nominations Committee Chairman of the Board Scott & Stringfellow Mr. Ranjit Sen President and CEO CXI Mr. Robert C. Sledd Chairman, Performance Food Group Company (Retired) Senior Economic Advisor to the Governor of Virginia Managing Partner Pinnacle Ventures, LLC Mr. Thomas G. Snead, Jr., BS '76 Chair, Finance Committee President and CEO (Retired) Southeast Region, Wellpoint, Inc. Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield Mr. Harry R. Thalhimer President Thalhimer Headwear Mr. Eric P Whittleton, BS '84 . President Rigaud, LLC Mr. F. Dixon Whitworth, MS '69 Regional President (Retired) BB&T EX-OFFICIO: Mr. Joseph E. Becht, Jr. MBA'80 Director Deloitte & Touche President, VCU Business Alumni Society Mr. Ed Grier Dean VCU School of Business Dr. Michael Rao President Virginia Commonwealth University EMERITUS: Mr. Michael Dinkins Executive Vice President and CFO USI Insurance Services Mr. Bryan E. Kornblau Chief Executive Officer Eagle Construction of Va., Inc. Mr. W. Austin Ligon Co-Founder & Retired CEO CarMax "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. " � Steve Jobs Contact Us If you and your company would like to connect with any of the programs described above, please contact: Dr. Kenneth C. Blaisdell Associate Dean, External Affairs firstname.lastname@example.org 804.828.1487 VCU School of Business | Snead Hall | Box 844000 | 301 West Main Street Richmond, Virginia 23284-4000 | 804-828-1595 | www.business.vcu.edu