Excel Exam Registration

Before declaring a Robins School of Business major or Business Administration minor, undergraduate students must complete at least 12 units including MATH 211 & ECON 101 & ACCT 201 as well as earn at least a 2.7+ cumulative grade point average and pass with an 80% or better the Excel Competency Exam. The exam is offered multiple times during the academic year and students have three attempts to pass the exam. Watch the video for more information about the Excel Exam.

Students must pass the exam prior to declaring. University policy requires that a student wishing to declare a Robins School major or Business ADministration minor must declare no later than the start of their junior year. The in-person exam is conducted through SAM (a Cengage platform). To take the exam you will need to create a SAM account. Once you have registered using the signup link below you will receive an email with the instructions on this website to create and set up your SAM account.

Click to sign up to take the exam.

Sign Up!

“Passing the Excel Exam while in my first year of study at UR was an important step in my journey of better understanding the impact of data both in and out of the classroom. It is a great launching point for my continued studies in the RSB and my future career in the financial sector.” Elizabeth Cappucci, '22, Associate at PwC

"It was so beneficial studying for and passing the Excel exam early my freshman year because it allowed me to develop the necessary skill set to secure my internship for the summer. Being able to say I passed the University of Richmond Excel Competency Exam definitely acted as a differential on my resume when companies compared it to other candidates." Mihir Shroff, '22, Investment Banking Analyst at Harris Williams