McQuaid, Ms. Jana P.
Graduate Program Director
Business Administration, Master of (M.B.A.)
Indicate specialization: without concentration or with concentration
For M.B.A. with a concentration, indicate track: business analytics, corporate finance, entrepreneurship and innovation, global business, health care management, human capital, information resources management, investments, real estate, or supply chain management.
GMAT or GRE
Executive Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Indicate specialization: Executive M.B.A.
The purpose of the Master of Business Administration programs at VCU is to prepare individuals for the responsibilities of management. As students at VCU, individuals will learn the functions and techniques of effective management. The student also will come to understand the environmental and economic factors that affect decision making in organizations. In short, the student will know what to do as future events unfold that affect his/her firm or organization.
An M.B.A. from VCU benefits students at various points in their career. Individuals who have recently received their baccalaureate may choose to refine their business skills while their undergraduate training is fresh. Individuals with work experience often find that an M.B.A. is the key to rapid promotion or a career change. Finally, an M.B.A. from VCU meets the needs of students who recognize that the best preparation for an uncertain future is continuous learning.
School of Business students have diverse interests, backgrounds and levels of business experience. Therefore, the school provides a choice of programs by which the students may obtain an M.B.A. The M.B.A. is designed for students who wish to attend school in the evening on either a full- or part-time basis. The dual M.B.A./M.S. Information Systems degree program allows students to pursue both degrees simultaneously. The Fast Track Executive M.B.A. program is designed for applicants with at least six years of business experience who are interested in attending class on the weekends. The Pharm.D./M.B.A. is designed for students who want to add business skills to their training as pharmacists.
Students should be able to demonstrate the capacity to apply business knowledge in new and unfamiliar circumstances.