Admission

Applicants must meet the specified admission requirements to be eligible for admission to one of the programs offered by the Robins School of Business. However, meeting these requirements does not ensure acceptance. Acceptance is determined by the Director of the Reynolds Graduate School of Business in consultation with the Robins School’s Graduate Council.   Equal opportunity for admission is assured to all applicants subject to qualifications, space, and class-size limitations.

Application for admission to the MBA Program or the JD/MBA program must be made on the MBA application form. A $50 nonrefundable fee must be submitted with the application.

Applicants for the JD/MBA program are required to meet the admission standards of both the MBA program (as set forth in this bulletin) and the University of Richmond School of Law. Applications must be made separately to the MBA program and to the school of law. A bulletin and application form for the school of law may be obtained from: Director of Admissions, University of Richmond School of Law, University of Richmond, Virginia 23173.

Admission Requirements
Applicants for the MBA are expected to have at least two years of relevant work experience after completion of the baccalaureate degree. The two-year work experience requirement is waived for JD/MBA students. Before an applicant will be considered for admission, the following documents must be on file in the graduate business office:
  1. A completed application form available on the MBA website
  2. $50 application fee made payable to "University of Richmond"
  3. Official transcripts of all college and university work attempted from each college and university attended. Each applicant must Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and have an acceptable grade point average (GPA) on all college and university work. 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 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration 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.
  4. 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 http://www.ets.org/gre. In recent years, the average GMAT score for incoming students has been approximately 605.
  5. Current resume
Official documents verifying college and university work and test scores must be sent from the institution or agency responsible for the information directly to the MBA Office.
Note: Students whose native language is not English, or whose collegiate-level instruction was not in English, must submit a TOEFL score report with a score of at least 600 on the paper based test or 100 on the Internet based test. If submitting an IELTS score, it must be 7 or higher. Information about the TOEFL may be obtained from the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 08541 or ets.org/toefl.
International Students
It is advised that international applicants contact the MBA office to discuss application requirements

In addition to the other requirements for admission to The Richmond MBA, the following is required:

  1. Copy of Passport and Visa
  2. An evaluation of your undergraduate diploma and transcript by Global Credential Evaluators if your degree was obtained outside of the U.S. (gceus.com). It is necessary to request a course-by-course evaluation and a calculated GPA. (An applicant whose prior experience in higher education includes work taken at a non-United States college/university is required to have the academic record evaluated by an independent credentials evaluation service)
  3. Completed Certification of Finances form with official bank certification and I-20 authorization form. Submit the I-20 Authorization Form and the Certificate of Finances Form to the MBA office. 

Students are admitted in both the spring and fall semesters. All application materials must be in the MBA Office by the deadline posted on the MBA website to be considered for admission for the upcoming spring or fall semester. The address for all application materials is:

Director
MBA Program
Robins School of Business
University of Richmond, Virginia 23173