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A Message from Dean Nancy A. Bagranoff

Welcome to the Robins School of Business! Were you to take a stroll through our halls, you would find a special place where students, faculty and staff come together to enthusiastically explore the world of business.

The Robins School provides a learning environment where students can grow into world-ready business leaders. We are dedicated to offering our students the best business education in the world not only through our own programs but also by connecting our students with 53 partner schools around the globe. Our mission is to prepare leaders for the global business environment by engaging them in an active learning community where excellent teaching, scholarship and service are integrated into a top-tier liberal arts university.

As one of the nation’s highest ranked business schools, the Robins School provides a rigorous and relevant educational experience through undergraduate, graduate and executive education programs. We have brought together faculty, students, staff, key employers, alumni and our Executive Advisory Council to develop a strategic plan for the Robins School. Our plan targets four key areas—high-quality teaching and scholarship, learning outside of the classroom, relationships with business and government organizations and a global worldview.

High-quality teaching and scholarship. Starting with our distinctive combination of top-ranked academic quality and small class sizes, we create the best learning environment for students and support and reward outstanding teaching and research among our faculty. 

Experiential learning outside of the classroom. Our intentionally small class environment enables us to create personalized learning experiences for our students outside of the classroom and to attentively monitor our students during these learning opportunities.

Relationships with leading business and governmental organizations. The Richmond area is home to the headquarters of 11 Fortune 1000 firms—one of the highest concentrations in the U.S., one of 12 U.S. Federal Reserve Banks and the Virginia State Capitol. Richmond also affords convenient access to our nation’s capital in Washington, D.C. and financial centers in New York and Charlotte. Our location and relationships are assets for student learning and faculty teaching and research.

Global worldview. The University of Richmond has dedicated significant resources toward international programming for students, and the Robins School has implemented partnerships with premiere universities throughout the world. Our Center for International Business Programs serves as the focal point for coordinating student opportunities abroad, and we are committed to increasing faculty involvement in international programs as well.

As you explore our website, I hope you’ll consider visiting the Robins School so that you can experience the enthusiasm firsthand.

Sincerely,

Nancy A. Bagranoff

Nancy Bagranoff

Robins School of Business

1 Gateway Road
University of Richmond, VA 23173
(804) 289-8550

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