Admissions

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.

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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 one 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
    For fall 2021 applicants, the GMAT/GRE requirement is waived. 
  • 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.

  • Meet a Current Student or Alum
    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.