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.
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.
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.
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.
Global Business Trips to Broaden Your Perspective
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.
4-day trip in fall
Visit a variety of high-tech companies
7-8 day visit in March/April
Visit with government officials, entrepreneurs and local businesses
Asia, Africa, South America? Where will your EMBA cohort go?
International trip location will be determined once the cohort has begun
10-day visit in January
Visit local and multinational companies, NGOs and government officials
Compare and contrast two emerging economies
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.
Click here to see a video message from the founder of Heart Capital, a social enterprise in South Africa, to the Robinson EMBA students. After spending a day onsite working with Heart Capital, the EMBA students decided to invest in the organization as a class. The students stay in touch with the founder, Peter Shrimpton, to this day.
Past company visits also 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 Cambodia, Cuba, Colombia, Japan, Vietnam, China, India, Thailand, Singapore, Argentina, Brazil, and South Africa.