March 12, 2013
Jenifer Shockley, 404-413-7078
J. Mack Robinson College of Business
ATLANTA – New rankings from U.S. News & World Report place the part-time MBA at Georgia State University's J. Mack Robinson College of Business at No. 17 nationwide (top 6%) and No. 9 among public university programs. In the rankings, released today in the publication’s “Best Graduate Schools 2014” issue, Robinson’s program advanced 15 spots.
“Our sharp rise in rankings can be attributed in part to increasing admissions selectivity and higher average GMAT scores. We are incredibly proud of all the Robinson programs, and are particularly excited about this jump in rankings,” said Toby McChesney, assistant dean for graduate recruiting and student services. “As the market continues to expand for part-time MBA programs designed for working professionals, Robinson will be there to deliver a world-class educational experience.”
In addition, Robinson is the only Georgia business school with a top-10 specialty program in the rankings. The college’s Department of Computer Information Systems moved up one place to No. 8 among graduate-level information systems programs.
U.S. News bases its part-time MBA ranking on five factors: peer assessments from business school deans and MBA program directors at schools offering part-time programs; average GMAT and GRE scores of students entering in fall 2012; average undergraduate GPA; work experience; and percentage of fall 2012 enrollment that is part time. Two-hundred eighty-two programs were evaluated.
“Our surge in ranking is all the more gratifying because 50 percent of the score is based on peer assessment,” said Robinson College Dean H. Fenwick Huss. “The Robinson College continues to lead the way in transforming business education in Atlanta, the Southeast, and indeed, around the world.”
"America's Best Graduate Schools 2014" is posted at usnews.com/rankings »
The largest business school in the South and part of a major research institution, Georgia State University's J. Mack Robinson College of Business has 200 faculty, 8,000 students and 80,000 alumni. With programs on five continents and students from 88 countries, the college is world-class and worldwide. Its part-time MBA is ranked among the best by the Aspen Institute, Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report, and its Executive MBA is on the Financial Times list of the world's premier programs. Located in Atlanta, the Robinson College and Georgia State have produced more of Georgia's top executives with graduate degrees than any other school in the Southeast.