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Robins Summer Business Institute

Online in 2020

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

May 11 - 22, 2020

The Robins Summer Business Institute is an intensive two-week program for non-business majors that provides a practical foundation in current business practices. The program is comprised of interactive online class sessions and asynchronous work to be completed between class sessions, including case studies, 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.


*All times are Eastern Daylight Time

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Who Should Attend?

Rising college juniors and seniors, current law students, 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 program allowed me to add an important credential to my resume that showcased both the program's topics and my own interests outside of my major. This has had an incredible effect on getting my foot in the door with employers." - Summer Business Institute 2019 Graduate

"The program gave me more confidence in how I handle myself professionally. It also gave me an idea of what I'm missing out on as a non-business school student, but if anything it made me less fearful of the business world because of the fundamental understanding I gained during the program." - Summer Business Institute 2019 Graduate

"Beyond feeling smarter and more confident in my knowledge about business, the economy and finance, I don’t worry about lacking the fundamental skills to succeed in the working world once I graduate. I feel like I can handle anything future employers may throw at me and can succeed in a business environment. The Summer Business Institute has inspired me to consider entrepreneurship routes which I never would have had the confidence to do prior to completing the program." - Summer Business Institute 2018 Graduate


The cost for the 2-week program is $2,750. 

  • Credit card payments can be made online during the registration process.
  • While we are working remotely, our check policy has changed. If you need to make payment by check, please contact Deborah Lupp (

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received after April 27, 2020 are not eligible for refund.

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