- business process innovation
- digital innovation
- information systems
- international business
- organizational behavior & human resources
- real estate
- risk management
Research is the main component of the Ph.D. program. Students are mentored by highly productive research faculty and are strongly encouraged to publish in scholarly journals and present research papers at national and regional conferences.
Students are also encouraged to attend Robinson’s Research Workshops. Robinson's Ph.D. program aims to graduate individuals who are sought after for faculty positions in research-oriented universities.
- Students play an active role in the design of the program of study during the coursework phase of the program.
- Students take 15 hours of research methods courses, 18 hours of discipline-specific coursework within their major, and nine hours dedicated to a secondary area of interest.
Both of our campuses are in the middle of Atlanta’s professional districts — an ideal location for the study of many business-related topics.
Most classes are held downtown. A few classes are offered in Buckhead.
- “Founding Family Ownership and Firm Performance: Evidence from the Evolution of Family Ownership and Firm Policies,” by Chip Ryan of the Department of Finance and former doctoral student Huimin Li, has been accepted by Journal of Business Finance and Accounting.
- Sarang Sunder, a 2015 marketing Ph.D. graduate, has been named a Best 40 Under 40 Professor by Poets & Quants.
- Cazembe Monds a doctoral student in the Institute of International Business was awarded the Society of Business, Industry, and Economics' Student Research Award for his study titled: "Content Analysis on Marketing Campaigns: Instances of Bounded Rationality, Bounded Awareness, and Decision Making."
- Jamie Chung has accepted an offer last Fall to join University of Nebraska at Omaha's College of Business Administration as an assistant professor of finance and real estate.
- Sarah Ku has accepted a tenure track faculty appointment as assistant professor in the School of Environmental Sustainability, with a secondary appointment in the Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago. Sarah will be contributing her research and teaching expertise of inclusive sustainability at a large private research university in a global city.
- Liuming Yang has accepted the offer to join Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) as assistant professor of real estate. CUHK is among the best in Asia. Recent UTD research rankings place CUHK as #1 in Asia. Its MBA, EMBA and master's in finance programs have been consistently ranked among the top two in Hong Kong and among the top 10 in Asia.
- Ph.D. candidate Rongen "Sophia" Zhang has received the 2021 Association for Information Systems (AIS) Doctoral Student Service Award.
- “Cherry-Picking Industrial Properties in Opportunity Zones,” by Jon Wiley of the Department of Real Estate and doctoral student Hana Nguyen, has been accepted by Real Estate Economics.
Recipients of the Provost's Dissertation Fellowship Award (2022)
- Jamie Chung, Ph.D. in real estate
- Sarah Ku, Ph.D. in international business
- Rongen (Sophia) Zhang, Ph.D. in computer information systems
- Auburn University
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- Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
- Iowa State University
- Lehigh University
- Michigan State University
- Pepperdine University
- Texas A&M
- Texas Christian University
- University of Cincinnati
- University of Denver
- University of Leeds
- University of Ottawa
- Virginia Tech
If you've submitted an application and are looking for a status update or are following up with supplemental documents, contact the Office of Admissions – Graduate Programs:
Robinson College of Business
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3989
Atlanta, GA 30302-3989
J. Mack Robinson College of Business
35 Broad St., Ste. 802
Atlanta, GA 30303