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Robins Summer Business Institute

Add a business credential to your liberal arts or leadership education! 

The Robins Summer Business Institute is an intensive two-week program for non-business majors that provides a practical foundation in current business practices through interactive class sessions, case studies and other readings, and problem-solving exercises. Classes are taught by the same faculty who teach in the Robins School of Business undergraduate and graduate programs, making it ideal for students wanting to gain valuable business understanding and enhance their career potential.

May 13 – 24, 2019 | Register by April 15, 2019

Sample Schedule
Week 1

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8-9:45AM

Strategy

Strategy

Strategy

Strategy

Communications
Workshop

10-11:45AM

Accounting

Accounting

Accounting

Accounting

Communications
Workshop

11:45AM-12:45PM

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

12:45-2:30PM

Finance

Finance

Finance

Finance

Presentation
Skills

2:30-4:30PM

OPS/

Supply Chain

OPS/

Supply Chain

OPS/

Supply Chain

OPS/

Supply Chain

Presentation
Skills

Week 2

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8-9:45AM

Org.
Behavior

Org.
Behavior

Org.
Behavior

Org.
Behavior

Business Law

10-11:45AM

MKT/Sales

MKT/Sales

MKT/Sales

MKT/Sales

Critical Thinking

11:45AM-12:45PM

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

12:45-2:30PM

Business

Analytics

Business

Analytics

Business

Analytics

Business

Analytics

Wrap-up/
Graduation

2:30-4:30PM

Critical Thinking

Business Law

Business Law

Business Law

Wrap-up/
Graduation

Who Should Attend?

Rising college juniors, seniors or recent alumni who want to:

  • Increase their business knowledge and skills
  • Master the language of business and gain greater perspective on how organizations succeed
  • Enhance their career preparation with a credential from a top business school
  • Commercialize an idea or start their own business

What Will You Gain?

  • Comprehensive understanding of key business concepts
  • A framework for making better strategic business decisions
  • Increased ability to think critically and act strategically
  • Increased confidence in your ability to participate in business meetings
  • A credential you can post on your resume and discuss in interviews

The Robins Summer Business Institute is a certificate program. It does not offer academic credit.

What Past Students Are Saying

"The Summer Business Institute helped me develop an understanding and a vocabulary of general business practices. I can now not only differentiate between different sectors of business but also understand many business articles that I read. This program was a great crash course of sorts to lay a foundation off of which I hope to build. I think that it will facilitate my adjustment to the professional world this coming year."  - Nella Gray Schools, '18, Leadership & Psychology Major

"I would recommend this program to others because even though you may be a major in something you think would never involve accounting or marketing, almost any career path you take in the future will require some understanding of business. I want to be able to hold my own in the business world and this program gave me the tools to do just that. I know no matter what career path I take, I have the tools to be an informed member of the business world." - Zoe Rydzewski, '18, Political Science, Economics, Philosophy and Law Major

Pricing

The information below reflects 2018 pricing. Program pricing subject to change in 2019.

The cost for the 2-week program is $3,195, which includes all program supplies, as well as breakfast and lunch on weekdays. Meal plans can be purchased to cover dinner and weekend meals. Housing in UR residence halls is also available for an additional fee. 

Optional Housing - $450 (13 nights; Sunday, May 12 - Friday, May 24; linens not included)

Optional Meal Plan - $250

Families may use the 529 College Savings Plan to pay for the program. Federal, state, and UR funded financial aid are not available for this program.

Registration Deadline

Registration closes on Monday, April 15, 2019. A non-refundable $1,000 deposit is due at the time of registration. Full account balance due by April 15.  

Cancellation Policy

  • Prior to April 15, 2019, full refund minus $1,000 non-refundable deposit.
  • After April 15 and prior to April 29, 50 percent refund on tuition fees. Housing and meals are fully refundable.
  • After April 29, no refund on tuition fees. Housing and meals are fully refundable.

Registration

Registration will open in January 2019.

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Robins School of Business
102 UR Drive
University of Richmond, VA 23173
(804) 289-8019
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