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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. 

Undergraduate
Average Class Size: 23

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Accountancy
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Business Administration

Concentrations in:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Management

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.)


Top Employers

PwC EY Deloitte
AT&T Morgan Stanley Bloomberg
CEB GE KPMG
SunTrust Bank of America Barclays


2015 Average CPA Exam Pass Rate

Exam
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%
Regulation 60.7% 53.0% 7.7%

(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

Executive Education

  • Over 1,000 executives complete courses each year
  • Average length of work experience: 15 years

International

  • 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.

AACSB

AACSB
Fully accredited at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Business and Accounting by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business International

CFA

CFA Program Partner School
Selected as one of the original 3 schools in the U.S. to be a program partner for training Chartered Financial Analysts

AAPBS

AAPBS
Member of the Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools

CLADEA

CLADEA

Titular member of The Latin American Council of Management Schools

CUiBE

CUIBE

Member of the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education

EFMD

EFMD

Member of the European Foundation for Management Development

GMAC GMAC
Accredited member of the Graduate Management Admission Council
PRME
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.

Robins School of Business

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