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Robins Summer Business Institute

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

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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

"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 Summer Business Institute gave me the incredible opportunity to work closely and creatively with the Institute professors; with a small group of equally dedicated students, I was able to shape my classes based on my interests and needs through the flexibility of both the professors and the program itself." - Summer Business Institute 2018 Graduate

"It was so helpful to have a solid understanding of organizational structures and financing for business as I prepared for my internship. The case-based curriculum of the Summer Business Institute gave me a much better understanding of how concepts and theories that I have learned, and am learning, through coursework for my minor, applies to businesses and corporations in the real world." - Summer Business Institute 2018 Graduate

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

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To complete registration, please contact Executive Education to submit your payment by visiting (Robins School of Business, 129) or calling (804-289-8019) the office.

     

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Executive Education

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