The University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business began in 1949 and currently holds the prestigious AACSB accreditation. To honor its namesake, the Robins School provides dynamic teaching, challenging coursework, relevant programming, experiential learning opportunities, and ways to support, educate, and serve the community. Strong relationships with government agencies, corporations, and alumni provide financial support, mentorship, an extensive network of professionals, and opportunities for students to gain insights into different industries and be ready to make a global impact in today’s modern business world.
Personal attention is given to every student due to the small class sizes. Bachelors degree majors are in Business Administration, Accounting, and Economics. Undergraduate areas of concentration include Finance, Marketing, Management Entrepreneurship, International Business, Accounting, Economics, Management Consulting, and Business Analytics. Robins awards mainly merit-based scholarships to juniors and seniors. An incredible amount of other scholarships are accessible to business students, including the National Society of Professional Accountants Scholarship, the Robins Alumni Scholarships, and the Lyon Scholarship in Marketing. There are also student employment opportunities like event assistants, photographers, and student research assistants.
The Richmond MBA meets a couple of nights a week and can be completed in two years. It begins with a case-based two-weekend long residency and includes a required 7-10 day international residency abroad that involves field research and hands-on work with global businesses. Executives can find customized training programs through the Robins’ Executive Education Program that offers workshops, consulting resources, classes, advisement, and developmental activities.
Business has become a global entity, and gaining international exposure and first-hand experience while earning a degree is highly impressive to employers and helps prepare students to succeed in a career. Students can spend time at a partner school studying business in places like Japan, Denmark, United Kingdom, Chile, Brazil, Singapore, Spain, Argentina, Taiwan, Ecuador, the Netherlands, and Austria.
The Robin’s School of Business provides the Center for Active Business Education, the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and the Center for Professional Skills & Development. Involvement in the different programs these centers have to offer helps students acquire beneficial “soft skills” and necessary experience.
Another excellent experiential learning opportunity is participation in one or more of the business student organizations. These groups include the Real Estate Group, Student Government Association, Women in Business, Alpha Kappa Psi, International Business Student Association, Spider Advertising, UR FinTech, American Marketing Association, and the Richmond MBA Alumni Society.
There are several professional development events and activities. The Robins Executive Speaker Series and C-Suite Conversations host leaders who address relevant issues in the business world. The Student Management Investment Fund, independent study, internships, the McWick Case Competition, and the Business Pitch Competition all provide incredible learning opportunities. MBA students also develop through a mentorship program, networking events, professional events, career coaching, having discussions over dinner in different CEO’s homes, and the “Future-Proof” Your Career event for professional women.