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 Business Program is established 1937 (William and Mary) Graduate business programs added Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business established Floyd Avenue Business Building opens 1962 Faculty Richmond Professional Institute Adjunct 68 Tenure/Tenure Eligible 77 Collateral 19 1968 1972 Certificates 235 Doctoral 30 Systems (1 in US) st Snead Hall opens for business Princeton Review Top 300 Business Schools 2004 2008 2010 fall 2010 ABET Accreditation for Information 1984 Enrollment AACSB Accreditation Richmond 14,000 Virginia 18,500 Presidents, Owners, CEOs 800 Upper Division (Jr/Sr) 1980 International 8% Hispa Hispanic/Latino 4% Diversity 5,500 Pre-Business (Fr/So) 1065 Other 5% Alumni Out of State MBA & MS 555 African American 23% Asian 12% White 48% School Offerings Finance Master of Science in Business UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS Real Estate Valuation Accounting Management Business Administration and Management Master of Science in Business Business Administration Decision Sciences and Business Analytics Entrepreneurship and Small Business Human Resource Management International Management PhD Economics Marketing Finance Master of Science in Business Finance Global Marketing Management Financial Planning Economics Insurance and Risk Management Master of Arts in Economics Financial Technology Actuarial Science POST-BACCALAUREATE CERTIFICATES Financial Engineering Accounting Human Resource Management Human Resources Information Systems Information Systems Marketing Real Estate Real Estate GRADUATE CERTIFICATES GRADUATE OFFERINGS Business Administration Master of Business Administration Real Estate Executive MBA Traditional MBA (Evening) Information Systems Programs Offered Fast Track Executive Master of Science in Information Systems BUSINESS CAREER SERVICES CENTER Master of Science in Information Systems The Business Career Services Center offers a variety Master of Computer and Information Systems Security of benefits to companies when recruiting future PhD hires.The center, along with participating companies, Accounting helps with studentsâ€™ career development, including BS/MS 150 hour securing paid internships, perhaps the best Master of Accountancy way to evaluate a potential hire. Employer Master of Taxation Showcases, Mock Interviews, Career Fairs, PhD Etiquette Dinners and Information Sessions provide opportunities for firms to interact with talented, skilled candidates. Companies expand their presence Options, including Leadership Coaching. The by working with our student organizations and posting Center prides itself on being responsive to our job needs via RamsRecruiting, our recruiting website clients’ needs by creating high-quality, innovative for VCU students. In addition, our searchable Alumni learning solutions that balance academic rigor Resumé Database provides access to resumés by with immediate, practical application. entering desired skill sets and other requirements. CONTROLLERS EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE PROGRAM INITIATIVES/CENTERS AND INSTITUTES CERT provides a means for enhancing the professional development of controllers of major private and public companies by cultivating a THE ACTUARIAL PROGRAM regional network of controllers facing common Genworth Financial and Markel Corporation helped challenges and having distinctive professional design a Society of Actuaries-appropriate program interests as a group. CERT makes available to which incorporates: accounting, finance, risk members resources from the Department of management, economics and software proficiency, Accounting, which include such items as access ensuring students would have the courses and to library resources and databases, assistance understanding it takes to pass the in identifying articles and other references of first set of examinations. interest to members, and priority treatment in identification of outstanding prospective CAPITAL MARKETS CENTER graduates, interns and part-time employees. The Capital Markets Center is a 1700 square-foot facility designed to provide real-time data feeds in a Wall Street DA VINCI CENTER for INNOVATION trading room. With 43 individual workstations, including The da Vinci Center for Innovation is a unique Bloomberg, each utilizing Data, Call, IBES, CRSP, WRDS, collegiate model that advances interdisciplinary and Rise, students learn how to think in the fast-paced innovation and technology-based entrepreneurship. financial industry. A student-managed fund invests The aims of the Center are three-fold: (1) prepare $100K of the School’s endowment. students to enter a product innovation career; (2) THE CENTER FOR CORPORATE EDUCATION disciplines of the Arts, Business, and Engineering; The Center for Corporate Education is a leading and (3) serve as a resource for stimulating innovation professional development and executive education and entrepreneurship initiatives. Project sponsors resource serving Virginia’s business community. The have included Alfa Laval, Altria, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Center provides a full range of learning services, Capital One, MWV, Science Museum of Virginia, and including: Individual, Team and Organizational the Commonwealth of Virginia. catalyze innovation through collaboration among the Assessments; Open Enrollment Programs (e.g., Six Sigma); Customized Leadership and Professional Development Programs; and Executive Development EXECUTIVE MBA (EMBA) theory. Through ISRI, our department faculty and The Executive MBA is an intensive, 20-month program students work directly with industry professionals with classes scheduled every other Friday and Saturday. to solve cases and projects. By partnering with The curriculum takes advantage of studentsâ€™ mid-level ISRI your company can promote an educational and executive professional experience by using it as atmosphere that highlights Information Systems (IS) a foundation on which to build a more sophisticated and technology, while ensuring that Richmond and understanding of business. Core program components our surrounding areas continue to get the support and differentiators include its integrated structure, they need in the 21st century. experiential exercises, and real-world application, which enable students to transition easily between the business INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FORUM world and their studies. The programâ€™s innovative, Entering its 17th year, with an annual attendance integrated modular structure enables students to of over 500 people, the VCU International Business approach issues by module topic, which accurately Forum features renowned speakers who share their reflects the multi-disciplinary demands of the real ideas on global topics including emerging markets, business world. global education, new technology and challenges that will shape our future. Free and open to the public. FAST TRACK EXECUTIVE MASTERS in INFORMATION SYSTEMS THE KORNBLAU INSTITUTE The Executive Masters in Information Systems focuses The Kornblau Institute supports research broadly on using technology effectively to move an organization related to commercial and residential real estate. forward, the changing role that technology plays in These issues often benefit from an interdisciplinary organizations, and how change impacts the IT leaders approach and include such concerns as land use, within an organization. The unique combination housing and commercial development - the social, of academically advanced curriculum, one-on-one cultural and economic sides of the real estate mentoring with a high-level IT executive, group business. Collaborative research seeks to engage and individual coaching, a personalized leadership other programs and schools such as nursing, development plan, and numerous networking social work and government & public affairs, opportunities helps our students understand the working with various departments in the School powerful role IS and IS leaders can play in of Business. Proposals and partnership are sought an organization. with the objective of creating meaningful and impactful knowledge. THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (ISRI) REAL ESTATE CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE Established in 1991 as an outreach vehicle by the Through our Real Estate Circle of Excellence executive Department of Information Systems, ISRI gives students board, majors in this field gain invaluable insight practical, real-world experience. Current IT workers and and knowledge through internships, externships technical assistants benefit from specific business-related and mentoring programs which give students real applicable tools for when they enter the industry. advice and clear decisions on every aspect of the Plus, the Real Estate Program with the support of school’s future. They also provide direction with the Circle annually produces the Real Estate Trends regard to our curriculum, strategic/career planning, Conference, which attracts some 800 attendees. finances and resource development. RISK and INSURANCE INSTITUTE Students concentrating in this important field leave with Trustees 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, 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. Josée 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 Mr. F. Dixon Whitworth, MS ’69 Regional President (Retired) BB&T “Innovation distinguishes between EX-OFFICIO: Mr. Joseph E. Becht, Jr. MBA’80 Director Deloitte & Touche President, VCU Business Alumni Society – Steve Jobs Mr. Ed Grier Dean VCU School of Business Dr. John R. Nelson Chair, Academic Programs and Career Development Committee Executive Vice President Chief Technology Officer Altria, Inc. Dr. Michael Rao President Virginia Commonwealth University Mr. Baxter F. Phillips, Jr., BS ’75, MBA ’76 President Massey Energy Company EMERITUS: Mr. Michael Dinkins Executive Vice President and CFO USI Insurance Services Mr. Charles F. Phillips, III Richmond Office Managing Partner Ernst & Young Mr. Bryan E. Kornblau Chief Executive Officer Eagle Construction of Va., Inc. Mr. James E. Rogers President SCI Investors, Inc. a leader and a follower.” Mr. W. Austin Ligon Co-Founder & Retired CEO CarMax 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 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