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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. 

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 2015 96% 98%
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
SunTrust Bank of America Barclays

2016 Average CPA Exam Pass Rate

University of Richmond National Average Difference
Auditing and Attestation 70.0% 45.9% 24.1%
Business Environment and Concepts 93.9% 55.4% 38.5%
Financial Accounting and Reporting 75.0% 45.6% 29.4%
Regulation 62.7% 48.5% 14.2%

(1) - The University of Richmond percentages are for our graduates who were taking a particular portion of the CPA Exam for the first time during 2016.

(2) - The national average is the percentage of all candidates (both first-time and repeat candidates) who took a particular portion of the CPA Exam during 2016.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Number of Students: 109 (40% women)
Average Age: 29
Average Class Size: 17

Executive Education

  • Offers both open enrollment and custom coaching and training 
  • Average work experience of participants: 15 years

International Business Programs

  • International partnerships with 54 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.


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 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


Member of the Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools



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.

Robins School of Business

102 UR Drive
University of Richmond, VA 23173
(804) 289-8550