Undergraduate Study at The Robins School of Business

Mission

The mission of the Robins School of Business is to develop an active learning community in which excellent teaching, scholarship, and service are integrated to stimulate intellectual inquiry as the foundation for responsible leadership in the global business environment.

Pursuing a Major or Minor in the Robins School of Business

To declare a major or minor in the Robins School of Business (Business Administration, Economics or Accounting) a student must have earned at least a 2.7 GPA, after completing at least 12 units of college coursework, including ECON 101, ACCT 201, and MATH 211 (or their equivalents). Students may declare as soon as these criteria are satisfied, but have until the end of the first two weeks of their junior fall semester to declare a business major or minor.* Students not meeting these criteria may appeal to the RSB Enrollment Appeals Committee one time.  Those denied upon appeal may not declare a business major or minor, and must pursue a different academic program of study.

Sophomore transfer students interested in declaring a major or minor in the Robins School of Business (Business Administration, Economics or Accounting) must have earned at least a 2.7 GPA, after completing at least 12 units of college coursework, including ECON 101, ACCT 201, and MATH 211 (or their equivalents), and at least one semester of coursework at the University of Richmond. Students may declare as soon as these criteria are satisfied, but have until the end of the first two weeks of their junior fall semester to declare a business major or minor.* Students not meeting these criteria may appeal to the RSB Enrollment Appeals Committee one time.  Those denied upon appeal may not declare a business major or minor, and must pursue a different academic program of study.

Junior transfer students interested in declaring a major or minor in the Robins School of Business (Business Administration, Economics or Accounting) must have completed at least 12 units of college coursework, including ECON 101, ACCT 201, and MATH 211 (or their equivalents), and must have earned at least a 2.7 GPA after one semester at the University of Richmond.

Students not meeting these criteria may appeal to the RSB Enrollment Appeals Committee one time.*  Those denied upon appeal may not declare a business major or minor, and must pursue a different academic program of study.

*class year as defined by GradTracker.

General Prerequisites for All Courses in the Robins School

Except by permission of the dean, Accounting 201, Economics 101-102, Business Administration 202 and Business Administration 205 are prerequisites to all other courses in the Robins School of Business. Accounting 202 and Business Administration 205 may be taken simultaneously with the required core courses of Marketing 320, Management 320, 330 and 340, Finance 360, and Business Administration 392. In order to take core and/or upper level business classes, students must have a declared major or minor in the Robins School of Business or be identified as Pre-Business.  In addition to the aforementioned pre-business and core courses, a major must complete Business Administration 497 (or International Business 411 in the case of International Business concentration.)

Study Abroad

All Robins School of Business students, even those not concentrating in international business, are encouraged to apply for study abroad. The Robins School enjoys relationships with leading business schools throughout the world. In accordance with University policy, credits will be transferred only from partner institutions or preapproved study programs. While studying abroad, students must complete a course that focuses on culture/society, history, political system, or economy of the host school's country or region. Students studying in a country where the native language is not English are required to participate in the host school's or other preapproved pre-semester language course, whether offered for credit or not. Students may complete no more than two courses in the same field. For example, a student may take no more than two marketing courses or two finance courses. Students may complete no more than two business school core courses while abroad. The associate dean for international business programs may grant exemptions to this policy in extreme circumstances and/or for students studying abroad for an entire academic year.

Honors Program

Outstanding students with intellectual initiative and the desire to pursue academic achievement beyond standard coursework have the opportunity to broaden and deepen knowledge in selected major fields through the honors program. Departmental honors coordinators invite promising qualified majors to apply, but an interested student may contact his or her major department or the faculty committee on the honors program to indicate interest and obtain further information. To qualify, a student should have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average, 18 or more units completed and, excluding coursework primarily for first-year students, 3.5 or more units completed with distinction in the major field. Successful completion of an honors program is shown on the student's permanent academic record and on the diploma.


Departments and Programs

Accounting
Business Administration
Economics
Finance
First-Year Seminars
International Business
Management
Marketing
University Seminar

Where the course numbers for a two-semester course are separated by a hyphen, generally either half of the course may be taken independently for credit and in any order unless a prerequisite is stated.