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At the Robins School, business isn’t just a subject. It’s what we live and breathe. Our students have their fingers on the pulse of our constantly changing world, but their foundations are in the broad perspectives of the liberal arts. We're the Robins School of Business, and we're open for business enthusiasts.

Open for Business Enthusiasts!

We see a fiber that has been produced for 7,000 years that today accounts for 400,000 U.S. jobs and an annual global production of 25 million tons — and that 39 percent of consumers are wearing right now. Other people see a T-shirt.

Open for Business Enthusiasts!

We see a commodity originating in over 50 countries, with 25 million farmers producing 120 million bags a year that are consumed by 60 percent of the nation, generating $90 billion. Other people see a cup of coffee.

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Faculty & Staff Highlights

  • "Doubting Discounts" research is awarded grant

    The Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges awarded Jeff Carlson, assistant professor of marketing, a grant to fund research on consumers' perception of price discounts.

  • Marketing professor receives grant from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges

    Sara Hanson, assistant professor of marketing, received a grant that will fund research she is completing with Monika Kukar-Kinney on consumer coupon sharing.

  • U.S. News ranks MBA program 33rd in nation The Richmond MBA places 33rd among part-time graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking.
  • Dean Bagranoff elected to AACSB Board

    Dean Nancy Bagranoff will serve as a Representative of an Institution from the U.S. on the AACSB's Board of Directors for 2017.

  • Accounting professor awarded grant for study on big data

    Ashley Austin, assistant accounting professor, was awarded a $10,000 grant by the Institute of Fraud Prevention for her study "The Impact of Big Data and Data Analytics on Fighting Fraud."

  • Amit Eynan receives International Education Award

    Professor of management recognized for exemplary acts of internationalization to benefit UR community and those beyond. 

  • Coughlan appointed to Goodwill's Board of Directors

    Assoc. Professor of Management named to Goodwill of Central and Coastal Va.'s Board of Directors.

  • Best Paper Award from the Academy of Business Research

    Tom Arnold, John Earl, Adam Schwartz & Cassandra Marshall received a Best Paper Award from the Academy of Business Research for their paper, “Using “Equivalent Tax Rates’ to Determine Tax Efficient Retirement Investment and Withdrawal.”

  • Pat Macaulay receives outstanding administrative staff award Macaulay has been with UR for 34 years! 
  • Piazza named Executive Education director

    Bob Piazza has been named director of Executive Education at the Robins School.

Dean's Book Club: Make it Stick

for academic quality
of all Robins School of Business undergraduates study abroad
for job placement

The Robins School of Business hosts two signature speaker series designed to bring together students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members for conversations on current business issues.