At Robinson, students become the very best version of themselves. They not only earn degrees but also develop emotional intelligence, people savvy, and downright fearlessness. They already possess those traits, but Robinson is the place where they recognize and ignite them.
The Robinson College of Business is an important part of Atlanta's history as well as its future. For more than 100 years, we have been educating business leaders who drive innovation at companies headquartered in Atlanta and throughout the world. We offer undergraduate, graduate and doctoral academic programs that are rooted in business while fusing interdisciplinary areas such as science, technology, engineering, and math. And we do so in an environment where diverse perspectives and backgrounds are celebrated and welcomed; our differences are our strengths.
Our faculty conduct pioneering research that addresses relevant problems, equip students with that knowledge and release them into the workforce, so our world will become a better place.
Robinson is more than a college. We are an engine, a portal, and a heartbeat.
Robinson Anywhere is as close to in-person interaction as it gets. In fact, we think it’s even better. Through this advanced education platform, participants engage in real-time dialogue with instructors, guest speakers, and partner employers, and hear the perspectives of students from all over the world.
Welcome to Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business.
At Robinson, you’ll find one of the most diverse student bodies breaking boundaries on the way to exciting business careers. Deeply rooted in the heart of Atlanta for more than 100 years, Robinson has always been an integral thread in the fabric of this dynamic city. A city with tenacity like no other. And like the city we call home, the Robinson community is filled with people of different talents, perspectives, and experiences coming together to see the world in new and unexpected ways. That’s how we are reimagining innovation for all.
That’s a bold claim. But Atlanta is the birthplace of bold ideas. Here’s how Robinson sets the stage for you to become one of the next generation’s business leaders, poised to disrupt the status quo.
Through our 21st-century curriculum
We’ve broken the business school mold. Our faculty aren’t just business practitioners and researchers. They are engineering, science, technology, and math experts—and they bring their knowledge to the classroom where you can build not only business acumen but also sector-crossing skills in STEM fields. It’s just one of the ways we aim to give you a leg up. With several STEM-certified program curricula, the opportunities for immersive learning and hands-on experience solving real problems are abundant.
Through our partnerships with business
Ready to find yourself at the epicenter of global opportunity? Robinson bridges the gap between business education and the business world with applied learning and immersive experiences everywhere from startups to Fortune 500s. This means you’ll be invited to work alongside organizations not just in Atlanta, but around the world. Our goal is to cultivate a global mindset, both in and out of the classroom.
Through our alumni
Robinson alumni, some 80,000-plus strong, power enterprises in Atlanta, throughout Georgia and beyond. In fact, more top Georgia executives hold advanced degrees from the Robinson College of Business and Georgia State University than from any institution in the nation. What’s more impressive than the sheer number is that they’re actively involved in your success. This is where you’ll meet your mentor. And take your network to the next level.
How can we help you prepare for a future with endless possibilities? Look around our website to discover where your breakthrough begins.
Richard D. Phillips
Under Phillips’ leadership, Robinson is pioneering a new kind of business education, one uniquely capable of developing people from all backgrounds into talented business leaders who create value in an era of digital transformation. Emphasizing strategic research relationships with companies and the development of leaders who never stop striving for impact, Robinson helps businesses meet the real and emergent needs of rapidly changing global markets.
Board of Advisors
Robinson's board of advisors comprises executives from companies spanning a variety of sectors. Most of them earned Robinson degrees. Our board members care deeply about the college, our students, and the quality of our academic programs, which ultimately impact how our graduates will conduct the future of business.
At Robinson, you’ll meet faculty and staff who are truly excited to work here. Why do they so fervently live and breathe the Robinson brand? Because they had a say in developing our core values, mission, and strategic plan, they are truly invested in the college’s success. Deciding the trajectory of Robinson’s future was a 360-degree process. These are our goals and our plan, and we believe in every word of it. They guide everything we do.
Robinson is reimagining innovation for all.
Accelerate 2025: Our Strategic Plan
The college rallied together for more than a year to contribute to Accelerate 2025, Robinson’s five-year strategic plan. The Strategic Planning Committee distributed surveys to internal and external stakeholders to collect their perspectives and conducted research to identify the strategic issues the plan needs to address. Plus, Robinson faculty and staff participated in Visioning Day, a half-day brainstorming session meant to define what success will look like when the college reaches its most critical goals. Now for the fun part: activating the strategic plan!
Impact. We pursue research and teaching with purpose and scientific rigor to advance knowledge and practice, make the world a better place for all, and inspire lifelong learning and growth.
Community. We build close relationships with students, colleagues, and the business community, so together, we can achieve otherwise unattainable goals.
Curiosity. Our thirst for knowledge motivates discovery and solution-oriented thinking that creates opportunities to invent the future. We challenge the status quo to lead technological and social change.
Openness. We eliminate institutional and societal barriers to achievement, freedom, and fulfillment, creating equal opportunities for all.
Inclusiveness. We respect, embrace, and celebrate the rights, differences, and identities of all members of our community. We provide a sense of belonging that allows us to engage the world with confidence, pride, and fearlessness.
We prepare people from all backgrounds to lead, innovate, and achieve their potential to advance business and society.
Robinson recognizes the unrivaled potential of free enterprise to improve lives. We design and implement solutions that advance how businesses and markets function to make a world where all citizens prosper.
Robinson’s downtown campus is intertwined with the fabric of businesses that contribute to the city, state, and world. Students can literally walk to global companies such as CNN, The Coca-Cola Company, and Deloitte, where they engage in real-world projects. Plus, the campus is steps away from the MARTA 5 Points station.
Robinson’s Buckhead Center is located in the heart of a bustling corporate district. Students regularly access businesses including McKinsey & Company, SAP America, and Starr Insurance Companies, where they network with executives and collaborate on complex assignments. Conveniently, the Buckhead Center is a short jaunt from the MARTA Buckhead Center station.
Atlanta Parking & Directions
55 Park Place Parking
Parking is available in a deck below the building. The entrance to the deck is located off Auburn Avenue with signage indicating parking for 55 Park Place.
55 Park Place is not the best landmark to find the parking garage. If you are using Google Maps or Apple Maps the parking deck is listed as “Lanier Parking (55 Park Place Parking Garage)”; in Waze it is listed as “55 Park Place Parking Garage”.
Parking is $10 cash only.
Access to 55 Park Place
Take the elevators to the lobby and proceed to the security desk. Please check in as a guest with your ID.
Buckhead Center Parking & Directions
The street address of 3348 Peachtree Road is not the best landmark to use for directions. If you are using Google maps or a GPS unit, input Tower Place Drive NE 30326 (or the intersection of Tower Place Drive and Lenox Road).
Gates on Tower Place
Gates on Tower Place Drive block access to our building from Piedmont between 7:00 – 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. During these times, it is imperative that you enter from the Lenox Road intersection on Tower Place Drive.
#1 in the world for information systems research
in the top six industry journals for 2016-2020
(AIS Research Rankings)
#39 among North American business schools
(University of Texas at Dallas, 2021)
- Finance: #2 among public universities, #8 overall (TFE Times)
- Quantitative Risk Analysis & Management: #5 among public universities, #14 overall (TFE Times)
- Data Science & Analytics: #7 among public universities, #14 overall (TFE Times)
- Computer Information Systems: #9 among public universities, #13 overall (U.S. News & World Report)
- Hospitality Management: #9 in the nation, #23 worldwide (Eduniversal)
- Commercial Real Estate: #9 among public universities, #16 overall (U.S. News & World Report)
- Risk Management & Insurance: #4 among public universities, #4 overall (U.S. News & World Report)
- Computer Information Systems: #6 among public universities, #8 overall (U.S. News & World Report)
- Accountancy: #19 among public universities (U.S. News & World Report)
- Marketing: #20 among public universities (U.S. News & World Report)
- Ages span 56 years from 16 to 72
- International undergraduate students represent 104 countries, and our domestic students hail from 46 states and the District of Columbia
- 60% percent from historically excluded populations
- Asian - 21%
- Black or African American - 40%
- Hispanic/Latinx - 14%
- White - 18%
- Multiracial, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian - 6%
- Unknown - 1%
- Female - 48%
- Male - 52%
- Ages span 48 years from 21 to 69
- International master’s students represent 75 countries, and our domestic students hail from 30 states and the District of Columbia
- 48% percent from historically excluded populations
- Asian - 17%
- Black or African American - 36%
- White - 34%
- Hispanic/Latinx - 8%
- Multiracial, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian - 4%
- Unknown - 1%
- Female - 52%
- Male - 50%
* from fall 2018-spring 2021
*Students from historically excluded populations