About the Executive MBA

International Business Residency

The program culminates in an intensive, 12-day International Business Residency, which exposes students to the management and business practices of companies around the world. At no time are EMBA students in a classroom on this trip. Instead, 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 overseas.

Past meetings with companies have included 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.

Prior to travel, the class attends an in-depth protocol and trip preparation workshop. Additionally, study teams research and prepare a paper on a company that will be visited on the tour.

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

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.

Receive Exclusive Memberships

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.

Business Partners = Beneficiaries

While you benefit from this program, your company will benefit immensely as well.

At every point during your 17 months, you will be able to apply what you learn on the job. And it’s likely you’ll prepare business plans, marketing audits and financial reports for your 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
  • 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