About the Robins School
The Robins School of Business at University of Richmond is recognized as one of the nation's best business schools, offering undergraduate, graduate and executive education programs.
As a top business school, the Robins School prepares students to be future leaders in a global business world by providing a dynamic learning community, where real-world teaching practices, scholarship and service are at the forefront of our curriculum. The Robins School’s curriculum is built on high-quality classroom teaching reinforced by scholarship, heightened experiential learning outside of the classroom and strong ties and relationships with reputed corporate and government entities.
Our dedicated and experienced Teacher Scholars, with the support of our invested staff, provide our students with an outstanding business education.
Originally established in 1949 and named in 1979 after benefactor and alumnus E. Claiborne Robins, a visionary businessman and philanthropist, our school's success and preeminence are made possible by our supportive, enthusiastic and generous alumni and corporate partners.
Recognized for Undergraduate Excellence
The AACSB accredited Robins School of Business continue to be recognized nationally for quality and excellence. The below facts and figures provide a glimpse into what the Robins School values.
Average Class Size: 23
- Bachelor of Accountancy
- Bachelor of Economics
- Bachelor of Business Administration
- International Business
RSB Program Completion Rate: 95%
(% of students declaring a business major their sophomore year who graduate within two years. Fall 2011 cohort.)
Post-Graduation RSB Employment Rate
|6 Months||1 Year|
|Class of 2014||96%||98%|
|Class of 2013||98%||98%|
|Class of 2012||95%||98%|
|Class of 2011||93%||98%|
|Class of 2010||91%||97%|
(Based on alumni survey one-year post-graduation. Calculated as: the ratio of employed [full-time and part-time] over employed and those seeking employment.)
|SunTrust||Bank of America||Barclays|
2015 Average CPA Exam Pass Rate
|University of Richmond||National Average||Difference|
|Auditing and Attestation||79.1%||50.7%||28.4%|
|Business Enviroment and Concepts||83.3%||65.1%||18.2%|
|Financial Accounting and Reporting||65.6%||51.6%||14%|
(5-year average pass rate of first-time exam takers.)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Number of Students: 83 (32% women)
Average Age: 29
Average Class Size: 15
- Over 1,000 executives complete courses each year
- Average length of work experience: 15 years
- International partnerships with 52 schools in 27 countries
- Over 50% of undergraduate business students have study abroad experience
Scholarship in the Robins School
Faculty in the Robins School of Business engage in theoretical, empirical, applied and pedagogical scholarship. Consistent with our mission, our scholarship addresses important domestic and global topics in business and economics, including business and marketing strategy, management practices, understanding and targeting diverse consumers, auditing and financial reporting standards, financial markets and instruments and monetary policy. Practical and ethical business issues also drive our research, particularly in the areas of business education, consumer welfare, stakeholder theory and professional and business policy.
Below is a sampling of the organizations and foundations of which the Robins School is a member.
CFA Program Partner School
Titular member of The Latin American Council of Management Schools
Member of the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education
Member of the European Foundation for Management Development
Accredited member of the Graduate Management Admission Council
PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education)
The Robins School of Business is signatory to the Six Principles of PRME, a voluntary initiative of the UN Global Compact.