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|History 101: GSU's First Business Dean
When George Manners became dean of the College of Business in 1947, he worked tirelessly to raise the profile of the college as well as that of the entire university.
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Points of Pride
Plenty to brag about: Rankings, Research, Reputation
- Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Robinson's Part-Time MBA No. 1 in Georgia, 8th among programs at U.S. public universities and 22nd overall.
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- Robinson ranked 17th in the nation among part-time MBA programs and 9th among all public universities in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Graduate Schools". The ranking puts the Robinson College in the top 6 percent of all business schools in the U.S. The 2014 edition also lists Robinson's Department of Computer Information Systems (CIS) 8th in the nation among graduate CIS programs and 36th in the nation among Health Administration programs.
- Robinson's undergraduate program ranked 56th overall (36th among public universities) in the 2013 edition of U.S. News & World Report's survey of America's Best Colleges. Robinson's undergraduate program in Risk Management and Insurance was ranked 4th, Computer Information Systems was ranked 8th and Real Estate was listed 10th.
- The Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration was ranked No. 16 in the nation by TheBestSchools.org. It is the only hospitality program in Georgia to make the list and one of only three in the South.
- Financial Times ranked Robinson's Executive MBA program 19th among U.S.-based programs and 63rd globally. It is the only EMBA offered by a public university in Georgia to make the list.
- Atlanta is now home to a new organization designed to provide the city, the State of Georgia and the nation with a major source of intellectual capital for business, government and non-governmental organizations. Known as the World Affairs Council of Atlanta, this nonprofit organization is affiliated with Georgia State University and the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.
- A $1.6 million federal grant was awarded to the Robinson College for the establishment of a Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). The center serves as a regional and national resource providing services and programs that help businesses succeed in global markets. Robinson is currently one of only 33 schools in the U.S. to have earned a CIBER designation.
- V. Kumar, executive director of Robinson's Center for Excellence in Brand and Customer Management, is a seven-time winner of lifetime achievement awards, four from the American Marketing Association and three others from leading marketing organizations including the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation and the Institute for the Study of Business Markets.
- Robinson's Economic Forecasting Center was ranked the most accurate university-based center by the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank. Rajeev Dhawan was named the most accurate forecaster of job growth by the Bank One Economic Outlook Center at Arizona State University.
- The Robinson College is now headquarters for CEAR, the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk, the first research center of its kind with the goal of bringing worldwide economic experts together to find solutions for complex risk issues such as swine flu, tsunamis, poverty, banking crisies, etc.
- The Robinson College of Business has received several grants from the United States Agency for International Development. Recent projects have been conducted in Africa (Pretoria, Venda and Ghana), Egypt and Russia.
Notable Facts About Robinson
- The Robinson College of Business has the sixth-largest part-time MBA program in the country according to the AACSB, the accrediting agency for business schools.
- Georgia State University and the Robinson College of Business have produced more of Georgia's top executives with advanced degrees than any other school in the Southeast.
- The Global Partners MBA is a 14-month, full-time program in which students study on four continents (North America, South America, Europe and Asia). Partner institutions include COPPEAD Graduate School of Business, Brazil and IAE de Paris.
Research Centers & Institutes
- The college is home to 22 research centers and institutes devoted to a wide variety of specialties:
- W.T. Beebe Institute of Personnel and Employment Relations
- Decision Sciences Institute
- Institute of Health Administration
- Institute of International Business
- Center for Business Industrial Marketing
- Center for Business Development in Transitional Economies
- Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR)
- Center for Excellence in Brand and Customer Management
- Economic Forecasting Center
- Center for Ethics and Corporate Responsibility
- H.J. Russell, Sr. International Center for Entrepreneurship
- Center for Health Services Research
- Center for Health Informatics Technology (HIT)
- Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
- Center for Mature Consumer Studies
- Center for Process Innovation
- Center for Research in Information Systems (CRIS)
- Center for the Study of Regulated Industry
- Risk Management and Insurance Research Center
- Korean-American Business Center
- Small Business Development Center
- World Affairs Council of Atlanta
- Robinson hosts several executive RoundTables focusing on a broad array of disciplines.
- Marketing RoundTable
- Sales Executive RoundTable
- Corporate Intellectual Property RoundTable
- Atlanta Compliance and Ethics RoundTable
- Human Resources RoundTable
- Global Logistics RoundTable
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