Admissions

Because The Richmond MBA is designed to meet the needs of working professionals, all applicants are expected to have at least two years of relevant work experience after completion of their bachelor’s degree before applying.

Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and meet current standards for both undergraduate grade point average (GPA) and Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score. In recent years, the average GMAT score for incoming students has been approximately 605 and the average GPA has been approximately 3.3. Equal opportunity for admission is assured to all applicants subject to qualifications, space and class-size limitations.

Please note that we have two application deadlines: 

(1) Applicants who wish to begin classes in August 2014 must submit a completed application packet by May 12, 2014.

(2) Applicants who wish to begin classes in January 2015 must submit a completed application packet by November 17, 2014

Please note: Those admitted in either January or August will attend the Opening Residency scheduled in August of that calendar year.

MBA classes are offered in the evenings (Monday - Thursday), 6:15 p.m. - 8:55 p.m. for half-semester classes and 6:15 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. for full-semester classes during the Spring and Fall. Summer classes are typically held on a Monday/Thursday schedule.

Application Process

Applicants must meet the specified admission requirements to be eligible for admission to The Richmond MBA. However, meeting these requirements does not ensure acceptance. In order to be considered for admission, a prospective student must provide the following:

  1. A completed application form. The form may be obtained from the MBA office or downloaded from the Internet. Click here to view the document.
  2. A non-refundable $50 application fee.
  3. Official transcripts of all college and university work attempted from each college and university attended. Transcripts must be sent directly from the undergraduate institution to the MBA office.
  4. Official GMAT score report. The GMAT score must not be more than five years old and must meet current admissions standards. Information about the GMAT may be obtained at www.mba.com
  5. A current resume.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS: (It is advised that international applicants contact the MBA office to discuss application requirements)

In addition to the above documents, the following is required:

  1. An official TOEFL score report with a score of at least 600 on the paper based test, 250 on the computer based test or 100 on the Internet based test. If submitting an IELTS score, it must be 7 or higher.
  2. An evaluation of your undergraduate diploma and transcript by Global Credential Evaluators if your degree was obtained outside of the U.S. (www.gceus.com). It is necessary to request a course-by-course evaluation and a calculated GPA. (An applicant whose prior experience in higher education includes work taken at a non-United States college/university is required to have the academic record evaluated by an independent credentials evaluation service)
  3. Completed Certification of Finances form with official bank certification and I-20 authorization form: http://international.richmond.edu/students/prepare/immigration/f1-grad.html. Submit the I-20 Authorization Form and the Certificate of Finances Form to the MBA office. 

Official documents verifying college and university work and test scores must be sent from the institution or agency directly to the MBA Office.

All application materials should be sent to the address below:

Director, MBA Program
University of Richmond
Robins School of Business
1 Gateway Road
University of Richmond, VA 23173


JD/MBA Program

Students in the JD/MBA program complete one year of law school classes before beginning the MBA program. Applicants for the JD/MBA program are required to meet the admission standards of both the MBA program of the Robins School of Business and the University of Richmond School of Law. The two-year work experience requirement is waived for JD/MBA students. JD students interested in the dual degree program should schedule an appointment with the MBA office during their first semester in law school.

Applications must be made separately to the Robins School and the School of Law. A bulletin and application form for the School of Law may be obtained from:

Director of Admissions
University of Richmond School of Law
University of Richmond, VA 23173


Richmond MBA Classes for Alumni

Richmond MBA alumni now have the opportunity to enroll in current MBA courses. Continue your education beyond your graduation and remain connected to The Richmond MBA.

Course Application

The Richmond MBA
Robins School of Business
1 Gateway Road
University of Richmond, VA 23173
(804) 289-8553
mba@richmond.edu