About the Executive MBA

Thailand/Vietnam, Cuba/Colombia and Silicon Valley – Global Business Trips Tailored to Your Needs

International business is steeped into the Robinson EMBA program. It’s in our DNA. For more than three decades we have built international relationships that foster the advanced learning and understanding of how businesses operate in international economies. We also recognize that domestic growth and ingenuity are on the forefront of building a more broad business perspective.

Silicon Valley
4-day trip in fall
Visit a variety of high-tech companies
Optional trip
Cuba and Colombia
7- to 8-day visit in March/April
Visit with government officials, entrepreneurs and local businesses
Cultural events
Optional trip
Thailand and Vietnam
12-day visit in January
Visit local and multinational companies, NGOs and government officials
Compare and contrast two emerging economies
Cultural events
Required trip

These residencies are designed to enrich and expose students to the management and business practices of companies around the world. Students meet with company leaders (both indigenous and American-owned companies), tour plants and facilities, and meet with government officials to better understand what it takes to run a successful business.

Past company visits include INVESCO, UPS, The Coca-Cola Company, Ernst & Young, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Hewlett-Packard as well as government officials and NGOs that provided students with a first-hand look at the social fabric, technology, infrastructure, politics and culture of the region.

Student have the opportunity to engage with leaders from the companies they’ll visit prior to travel. Live cases, simulations, and consulting work are some of the ways that students interact with company leaders. Prior to the international residencies, students are prepped on local cultures and protocol. Additionally, study teams research and prepare a paper on a company that will be visited during the trip.

Past trips include Japan, Vietnam, China, India, Thailand, Singapore, Argentina, Brazil, and South Africa.

Frontline Feedback

Executive MBA faculty members and a current student discuss why the Robinson College of Business, and particularly this program, do “going global” best.

For more than 30 years, we have helped professionals both build on and broaden their experience and knowledge, as well as improve their strategic and executive approach to business.

Join other high-achieving professionals from elite companies such as Bank of America, Cox Communications, The Coca-Cola Company, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Merrill Lynch, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, IBM, and FOCUS Brands to collaborate and advance your career.

In order to fully investigate the most critical topics, practices, theories and rules in business and how they relate to today’s global markets, we utilize various learning methodologies, including case studies, simulations, class discussions and company-specific projects. What you learn in class over the weekend can be applied immediately to your company on Monday morning.

Expand Your Business Network

Through various opportunities like membership to the World Affairs Council of Atlanta, MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta, Women’s Leadership Forum, EMBA Alumni Network, and Georgia State’s Women’s Alumni Network, students expand their networks and develop crucial industry connections.

Customize Your Leadership Plan

In addition to team-based leadership experiences, a customized leadership program will be designed for you to identify your current leadership attributes, determine what skills you need to reach your goals, and develop a plan to maximize your potential.

Start Leading Now

Throughout 17 months, you will gain the business knowledge and perspective you need to set yourself apart from your peers. As an EMBA student, you will learn new business concepts and gain skills that you can take back to your job on Monday. In service of experiential learning, EMBA students are often asked to prepare business plans, marketing audits and financial reports for their company as class assignments.

The following list includes some of the companies that have benefited from the knowledge and expertise their employees gained from Robinson’s EMBA program.

  • ABB Power T&D Co.
  • AT&T
  • Airborne Express
  • Alcatel Standard Eléctrica (Spain)
  • Amdahl Corp.
  • American Arbitration Assoc.
  • Amoco
  • Armstrong Relocation
  • Atlanta Oncology Assoc.
  • Atlantic North America
  • Bank of Nova Scotia
  • Barnett Banks
  • BellSouth
  • Blue Circle America
  • CARE USA
  • CIBA Pharmaceuticals
  • City of Atlanta
  • CH2M/Hill
  • Chicago Title & Trust
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Coca-Cola Enterprises
  • Comdisco
  • Compusystems of Georgia
  • Cox Communications Inc.
  • Consulate General of Argentina
  • Crawford Long Hospital
  • Credit Suisse
  • DeKalb Medical Center
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Digital Equipment Corp.
  • Dow Chemical Co.
  • Dun & Bradstreet
  • Dunkin’ Donuts Inc.
  • DuPont
  • E.I. DuPont
  • Emory University
  • Environmental Science & Engineering
  • Floyd Medical Center
  • Frito-Lay
  • Fulghum Fibres Inc.
  • GTE
  • General Electric
  • Georgia Baptist Health Care System
  • Georgia-Pacific Corp.
  • Georgia Power Co.
  • Goodyear
  • Grainger
  • Greenville Hospital System
  • HBO & Co.
  • Habitat for Humanity in Atlanta
  • Hallmark Cards

  • Hardee’s Food System
  • HeatCraft Inc.
  • Health Partner Services
  • Heidelberg USA
  • Hitachi America
  • Houston’s Restaurants
  • IBM
  • ITW Fluid Products Group Inc.
  • ITT Sheraton
  • Invesco Capital Management
  • Ivan Allen
  • James River Co.
  • KHD Humboldt Wedag AG (Germany)
  • KPMG Peat Marwick
  • Keebler Co.
  • Key Four
  • Kidder Peabody
  • Kimberly-Clark Corp.
  • Kraft General Foods
  • Krystal Co.
  • Lanier Worldwide
  • Law Companies Group
  • Lithonia Lighting
  • Lockheed Martin Display Systems
  • Lotus Development
  • Lufthansa Cargo AG
  • MCI
  • Marriott Corp.
  • Maximage Systems Solutions
  • McDonald’s
  • Mindis Treatment Services Inc.
  • Minute Maid SA (Switzerland)
  • Mitsubishi
  • Mizuno USA
  • Mobil Chemical Co.
  • Motorola
  • NCR
  • National Service Industries Inc.
  • NationsBank
  • Norrell Corp.
  • Northern Telecom
  • Northwest Airlines
  • Oglethorpe Power Corp.
  • Oncology Partners Inc.
  • Polaroid Corp.
  • Pepsi-Cola
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Portman Development & Management
  • Prudential
  • RTM Restaurant Group
  • Rock-Tenn Co.
  • Rockdale Hospital
  • Sandoz Pharmaceuticals
  • Schlumberger Industries