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August 22, 2019

Partnership Continues to Support CEO Development

As the academic partner to the Virginia Council of CEOs (VACEOs), the Robins School of Business provides a unique educational opportunity for VACEOs members as well as eligible executive leaders from the greater Richmond business community. The CEO Essentials program is specifically designed for CEOs and senior leaders from small and mid-sized organizations and allows participants to engage with experts and peers to address the most pressing business challenges.

“The small business CEOs I work with really appreciate the way the Robins School has crafted CEO Essentials to meet them where they are – in the trenches of growing businesses,” says Scot McRoberts, executive director of VACEOs. “The faculty leaves the Fortune 500 case studies at the office and teaches practical strategies, skills and tools for becoming more successful CEOs and business owners.”

Now accepting registrations for its third CEO cohort, the CEO Essentials program has been revamped to include new sessions based on feedback from previous years and the VACEOs leadership. The program will continue to offer the foundational sessions on strategy, finance, talent development, and conflict management. New this fall, the program will include classes in change leadership, negotiations, customer centricity, and digital marketing. All of the classes in this program are taught by faculty who teach in the Richmond MBA and/or Executive Education programs. 

Registration is now open for the next CEO Essentials program starting on October 1. Class size is limited, so don’t delay in reserving your seat.

Upcoming Programs

GMAT Preparation | September 4 – November 6 | Learn More 

Mini MBA | September 9 – December 9 | Learn More 

PMP Preparation for the Practitioner | September 10 – October 24 | Learn More

CEO Essentials | October 4 - November 19 | Learn More

Train-the-Trainer | November 4 - 8 | Learn More

Is the Mini MBA Right for You?

The Mini MBA is our flagship Executive Education program. It’s been running consistently every fall and spring for the past 18 years! The next program—our 35th cohort—starts in September.

What is the Mini MBA?
The Mini MBA is an intensive 14-week program that provides a practical foundation in current business practices through interactive class sessions, case studies and other readings, and problem-solving exercises. Once a week classes are taught by the same faculty who teach in Richmond’s MBA program, making it ideal for professionals wanting to broaden their business acumen and enhance their career potential. 

Who attends the Mini MBA?
The Mini MBA is designed for:

  • Working professionals wanting to update or broaden their business knowledge and skills.
  • Individuals looking to master the language of business and gain greater perspective on how organizations succeed.
  • Anyone wanting to understand business fundamentals in order to work more effectively with senior management or transition into management roles.

How can I learn more about the Mini MBA?
Join us for an upcoming information session.

Still have questions? Give us a call at (804) 289-8019.

Open-Enrollment Programs


Through regularly offered Open-enrollment programs, area professionals can acquire new knowledge and skills to act quickly and with confidence in their day-to-day responsibilities. Register for upcoming programs to further your professional development. 

Custom Engagements


Organizations engage Executive Education to improve performance. If your organization is in need of guidance to tackle business challenges, Executive Education can offer support with custom training programs, consulting, and facilitation services with world-class faculty who have years of valuable experience. 

Executive Education


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University of Richmond, VA 23173
(804) 289-8019 

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