VCU School of Business

Black, gold and green

Virginia Commonwealth University is expanding its sustainability curriculum for local business people.

VCU names new Biz School dean

Ed Grier will replace Michael Sensnowitz, who stepped down in July. Grier has been working at Disneyland.

Q&A: Local biz leaders on the economy

On  Friday the VCU School of Business hosted an economic panel featuring Jeffrey M. Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond; Steven A. Markel, vice chairman of Markel Corporation; and John R. Nelson, executive vice president and chief technology officer of Altria Group. The panelists answered questions from students and fellow executives about… Read more »

Laid off alumni turn to resume database

 More than 45  job hunters have posted their resume to Virginia Commonwealth University’s alumni database that launched on January 26, according to Katherine Oliver, communications director for the School of Business.  “We definitely have people from Circuit City, lots from Qimonda,” Oliver said. Other job seekers have been laid off from Wyeth, insurance companies, and banks,… Read more »

Business students wary of job market

Employers are cutting back on recruiting efforts, and that portends a rough hiring season for soon-to-be graduates. Mike Eisenman, director of the VCU’s Business and Engineering Career Center, said that at a job fair last week two employers canceled. About 40 firms participated in the fair.

VCU study: Mergers and acquisitions disrupt management

When companies merge, key top executives are often pushed out, according to a recently published study by a Virginia Commonwealth University business professor. Jeffrey Krug, associate professor of strategic management at the VCU School of Business, and Walt Shill, managing director at Accenture, followed the careers of more than 23,000 executives in more than 1,000… Read more »