Each class forms a Speakers Committee whose objective is to bring business executives to the classroom. Invitations may be issued from the committee members or the professors if the committee so desires. The committee also serves as host to the visitors.
Typically, there are three to four speakers per semester, starting in the 3rd and 4th semester, on subjects such as funding a start-up, mergers and acquisitions, executive recruiting and market research.
Recent speakers include Eric McKay, President and Co-Founder of Hardywood Park Brewery, Richmond; Professor Mario Camardella, International Marketing Specialist at the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) Division of International Trade in Virginia's Export Assistance Office; Dhamu Thamadaran, Chief Risk Officer from Smithfield Foods; Marcus Jones, Norfolk City Manager.