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The Richard S. Reynolds Graduate School of Business' student body is comprised of high-potential individuals from leading employers in central Virginia. Our program is designed for working professionals who benefit from being able to take what they learn during evening courses and apply it to their professional career the following day. 

Application deadlines are as follows.

Application Deadline

Notification

Deposit Due

Round 1

November 15

January 15

February 15

Round 2

February 15

March 15

April 15

Round 3

May 15 (if seats remain)

Rolling

June 15

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Applicants are encouraged to complete their application packet as soon as possible and not wait until the deadline. All admitted students will be invited to participate in Professional Development and Networking events immediately after receipt of their enrollment deposit.

MBA classes are offered in the evenings (Monday - Thursday), 6:15 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. for half-semester  classes and 6:15 p.m. - 8:55 p.m. for full-semester classes during the spring and fall. All classes meet 1 evening a week.

Requirements:

Work Experience

Because The Richmond MBA is designed for working professionals, all applicants are expected to have at least two years of professional work experience after completion of their bachelor’s degree before applying.

Undergraduate Degree & Transcripts

Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and meet current standards for undergraduate grade point average (GPA). In recent years, the average GPA for incoming students has been approximately 3.3. Official transcripts of all college and university work attempted from each college and university attended are required.

An applicant whose prior experience in higher education includes work taken at a non-United States college or university may be required to have the academic record evaluated by an independent credentials evaluation service. In addition, non-United States citizens are required to submit additional documents to meet Immigration and Naturalization Service requests. Such students should contact the director at least six months prior to the application deadline to determine if a transcript evaluation will be required and/or what additional documents must be submitted.

Transcripts must be sent directly from the undergraduate institution to the MBA office.

GMAT/GRE

Each applicant must submit an official score report for either the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the GRE. The score must be no more than five years old at the time of application. Information on the GMAT may be obtained from www.mba.com and information on the GRE may be obtained from www.ets.org/gre. In recent years, the average GMAT score for incoming students has been approximately 605. For those interested, GMAT test preparation classes are offered at the Robins School through Executive Education.

Consistent with other highly ranked and high quality programs, The Richmond MBA rarely waives the GMAT/GRE requirement.  This assures our faculty and students that everyone admitted into the program is capable of performing at a high level in the classroom. 

However, in a few exceptional cases, a waiver of the GMAT/GRE requirement may be granted to a candidate who has significant work experience and additional academic or professional credentials.

To request a waiver, please contact Amanda Ennis, MBA Program Manager, at aennis@richmond.edu. GMAT/GRE Waiver Applications will be reviewed alongside your otherwise completed MBA application packet (application form, resume, transcripts, application fee). Once both applications have been submitted, within two weeks you will receive a decision about whether or not your GMAT/GRE waiver request has been approved.  If approved, your application will be considered in the next round. If it is not approved, then an official GMAT/GRE score will be required before your application packet will be considered complete. 

Resume

A current resume is required and should be submitted with the application.

Completed Online Application

All applicants are required to complete the online application. 

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Application Fee

A non-refundable $50 application fee is required upon submission of your application and can be sent to the MBA office. The application fee will be waived for all applicants who attend a formal information session.

Recommendations

Recommendation letters are not required but may be submitted for review with other application materials.

Office Visit/Information Session

All prospective students are encouraged to visit The Richmond MBA office for a one-on-one conversation about pursuing your degree. While we do not require an in-office interview, we recommend an appointment to discuss the program.

The Richmond MBA hosts monthly information sessions during which you will learn more about our program, meet other prospective students and schedule a class visit for a first-hand experience. Register for our next information session.

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It can be helpful to talk with individuals who have experienced The Richmond MBA first-hand. We can connect you with current students or alumni who work for your company, in your industry, or share personal characteristics.

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Director, MBA Program
University of Richmond
102 UR Drive
Robins School of Business
University of Richmond, VA 23173

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