The curriculum for the M.B.A. program is flexible and is designed for students with diverse undergraduate backgrounds. Students may elect an M.B.A. without a concentration or may choose an M.B.A. with a single or double concentration. Concentrations are available in the following areas: business analytics, corporate finance, entrepreneurship and innovation, global business, health care management*, human capital, information resources management, investments, real estate, and supply chain management.
Most classes are held in the evening to accommodate working students’ schedules. Classes typically meet one evening a week from 7 to 9:40 p.m. or in the early evening from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. For additional information about the program, visit www.vcu.edu/mba.
*The concentration in health care management is offered as a unique summer cohort weekend format. Students interested in this concentration should visit www.vcu.edu/mba for more detailed information.
Admission criteria include undergraduate performance, Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) scores, intellectual capacity, experience and other indicators of the ability to pursue graduate study profitably. Deadlines are as follows:
|ACCT 507 Fundamentals of Accounting||3|
|ECON 500 Concepts in Economics||3|
|FIRE 520 Financial Concepts of Management||3|
|MGMT 524 Statistical Elements of Quantitative Management||3|
|MGMT 530 Fundamentals of the Legal Environment of Business||3|
|MGMT 540 Management Theory and Practice||3|
|MKTG 570 Concepts and Issues in Marketing||3|
|Each student must begin the advanced portion of the program with the courses below in each of the first two semesters. Full-time students will take additional courses from the remainder of the Advanced Program.|
|Semester one (to be taken at the same time)|
|ECON 610 Managerial Economics||3|
|MGMT 641 Organizational Leadership and Project Team Management||3|
|FIRE 623 Financial Management||3|
|Remainder of the Advanced Program||18|
|ACCT 608 Managerial Accounting|
|INFO 661 Information Systems for Managers|
|INFO 664 Information Systems for Business Intelligence|
|MGMT 642 Business Policy (to be taken after completion of 15 credits of advanced program)|
|MGMT 675 Operations Management|
|MKTG 671 Marketing Management|
Total credits in Advanced Program
* Electives and concentrations
Electives from the School of Business must be 600-level courses and students must satisfy the necessary prerequisites. Courses at the 500- or 600-level taken outside of the School of Business may be used with the permission of the director of graduate studies in business. Students must satisfy the necessary prerequisites for all electives.
For additional information, please visit our website at www.business.vcu.edu/graduate.