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Class of 2025 at a Glance
  • 5-30 Years Professional Work Experience
  • 60% Women
  • 55% Underrepresented Minorities
What does it cost?

Georgia residents: $74,825 tuition + $4,000 international trip fee
Non-Georgia residents: $79,800 tuition + $4,000 international trip fee
Out-of-Country residents: $81,320 tuition + $4,000 international trip fee

Tuition includes class materials, additional certificates, assessments, leadership and career coaching, mentoring, and more.

See the Tuition tab below for more details.

How long will it take?

Duration: 17 months starting every fall

Cohort, classes every other weekend, Friday 5:00-9:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

What experience is required?
Ideal candidates are working professionals who have a minimum of 5 years of full-time career experience.

Where can I take classes?
Buckhead Center (3348 Peachtree Rd. NE)

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2024 cohort. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. All EMBA program applications will receive an admission decision within two weeks of submitting their completed application.

Executive MBA

Your Future Starts Here

Whether you are venturing in a new direction or taking on more responsibility in your current career, the 17 month Executive MBA program at the Robinson College of Business is designed to equip you with the tools you need to drive business into the future while delivering you a substantial ROI.

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Robinson's Executive MBA carries forward a legacy of excellence over 40 years in the making. Offering a flexible schedule that provides the convenience of weekend classes with the intentionality of face-to-face interaction and full-immersion residencies, the Robinson EMBA ensures maximum accessibility while fostering strong student relationships.

The Robinson EMBA Distinction

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Expert Faculty


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Global Leadership Curriculum


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Strong Alumni Connections


Robinson’s Executive MBA curriculum integrates multiple focus areas that together will provide you with new frameworks and strategies for tackling age-old business problems, responding to emerging challenges and seizing new opportunities.

Each step in the EMBA process builds upon the previous one to reinforce the three fundamental pillars of the program – leadership, innovation, and global operations.

What makes the Robinson EMBA program distinctive?

Our 1,500 graduates lead top global firms

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At Robinson, you’ll have access to a tight-knit community of students, faculty, and graduates including the EMBA Alumni Association which actively supports the program by providing networking and lifelong learning opportunities.

Ranked 3rd in the US
and 7th globally in
alumni satisfaction.

The 2023 Financial Times ranking scored the Georgia State EMBA 9.62 out of 10 on the metric, bested in the U.S. only by MIT Sloan School of Management (9.80) and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (9.71).

Earn 5 certificates while in the program

  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Change Management
  • Data Analytics
  • Fintech
  • Generative AI

Personalized Career Strategy

Whether advancing in their current company or embarking on a brand new venture, EMBA students are ambitious. Career Strategist Melissa Owens works one-on-one with our students and alums to help them achieve their professional goals.

Agile, Updated Curriculum

Our most recent offering, a course on Generative AI, is being introduced in the curriculum to students admitted in Fall 2024. Over the past 40+ years, our program has remained relevant by continuously adapting our course offerings to reflect an ever-changing business landscape.

Robinson's EMBA by the Numbers

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US Program, Overall Alumni Satisfaction

Financial Times 2023

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Financial Times 2023

Public US Program

Poets & Quants, 2023

Worldwide and #9 among U.S. based

CEO Magazine, 2024

Program FAQs

Discover the answers to frequently asked questions about the program.

Program Curriculum

Build the skills and tools you need to succeed in today's business environment.

Program Residencies

Complete a domestic residency before embarking on an international residency in South Africa.

A Network of Global Leaders


``For me to be the obvious choice and to put myself head and shoulders above my peers that were all vying for the same opportunities, I knew I had to do something different. I took my education in my own hands and joined the EMBA program.``

Scott Boatwright | EMBA '16
Chief Operating Officer, Chipotle Mexican Grill

Quian (Cecilia) Gu GSU

Dive into Corporate Strategy with Dr. Quian (Cecilia) Gu, who was recognized as one of the Best 40 Under 40 Business Professors by Poets and Quants.

Beatty Dalessandro GSU

Learn what it takes to be a CFO from Executive in Residence Beatty D’Alessandro who has held the role at three Fortune 500 companies.

Dr. Berkley Baker GSU

Practice Design Thinking with Dr. Berkeley Baker, a scholar and veteran who has served as a catalyst for over 80 startups.

Industry Leaders, Distinguished Scholars

At Robinson, students learn from experts. Whether brushing up on fundamentals or taking a deep dive into complex business problems, Robinson’s EMBA faculty integrate experiential learning opportunities into every course. EMBA faculty are chosen specifically for the program from a pool of nearly 200 Robinson educators. They are committed to student success: engaging and challenging in the classroom while accessible and supportive outside of it.

Program Details

The EMBA staff is happy to schedule time with you to review your resume, discuss your potential as an applicant, and answer questions about the program. Please contact Taeisha Wynder, Graduate Recruitment Manager, at [email protected] or schedule a consultation.

Application Requirements

  • 4-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited university*
  • Minimum of six years of professional work experience post undergraduate degree
  • Some experience managing people, projects, or assets
  • Online application and $100 application fee
  • GMAT or GRE score not required
  • College transcripts
  • Resume
  • Personal interview – by invitation only.
  • 1 letter of recommendation – we encourage this letter to be from your current supervisor.

Learn more about the application process and what you will need to apply.

*Highly qualified students (10+ years of professional work experience) who have not completed a bachelor’s degree may be considered. Contact Taeisha Wynder, Graduate Recruitment Manager, at [email protected] to discuss.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. All EMBA program applicants will receive an admission decision within two weeks of submitting their completed application.


Executive leadership development and global competency are integral themes of Robinson’s EMBA program and “baked in” to each course. The curriculum touches all aspects of the enterprise as it pertains to today’s global markets and is designed to equip you with the vision and strategic thinking skills necessary to improve your organization as well as solve real business challenges.

  • Before classes begin, you will receive a series of self-assessments; complete an online accounting assessment; and attend a full-day accounting refresher course followed by Introduction to Executive Management, an intense introductory course that takes place over three days.
  • During Introduction to Executive Management, you will meet your teammates who will stay with you the entire 17 months. You will have the opportunity to meet your leadership coaches, evaluate your self-assessments, and engage in team-based case work.
  • The program culminates with a 2-week international business residency.

Earn the Six Sigma Green Belt Certification plus GSU certificates in Change Leadership, Data Analytics and FinTech while completing your MBA degree — at no additional cost.The Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and the GSU Change Leadership Certificate are built in to the Executive MBA curriculum (you must complete the Leading the Enterprise and Data Analytics courses with a B- or better). Plus, after completing your EMBA coursework, you will have the opportunity to earn two additional GSU certificates in Data Analytics and FinTech prior to graduation.

Six Sigma Green Belt: Conveniently built in to the EMBA curriculum is a Six Sigma Green Belt certification. All Robinson EMBA graduates learn, practice, and develop proficiency in the set of process improvement tools that underlie the Six Sigma methodology refined at companies like Motorola and GE.

Change Leadership: Today’s organizations are confronted constantly with the challenge of making changes in strategy, structure, and culture while facing a shortage of capable change leaders. Built in to our EMBA curriculum is a Change Leadership certification that reflects our graduates’ ability to effectively lead others through change.

Data Analytics: We are in the midst of an important and innovative disruption when it comes to the tools and techniques available for the analysis of data. This curriculum places EMBA students alongside graduate students in our MS in Analytics program to work on real data for real companies. EMBA students will learn statistical and computational methods for collecting, storing and processing data; identifying patterns in large datasets; predicting and interpreting the findings; and making data-driven decisions.

FinTech: The finance industry is undergoing rapid change due to technological innovation. To prepare leaders for the impacts of this change, our EMBA program provides an opportunity for students to be participants in the RCB FinTech lab. Here, students can develop an understanding of machine learning, blockchain and other technologies which are transforming financial services, insurance and real estate, and also learn how to leverage them for strategic advantage.

Semester 1

  • EMBA 8025 – Financial & Cost Accounting
  • EMBA 8000 – Introduction to Executive Management
  • EMBA 8015 – Leading through Strategic Communication
  • EMBA 8100 – Organizational Behavior for Executives

Semester 2

  • EMBA 8450 – Asset Valuation, Analysis and Selection
  • EMBA 8355 – Operations and Quality Management
  • EMBA 8200 – Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
  • EMBA 8010 – Strategic Digital Transformation
  • EMBA 8800 – Executive Leadership and the Senior Management Team

Semester 3

  • EMBA 8700 – Firms, Market and Context
  • EMBA 8150 – Data Analytics and Decision Making
  • EMBA 8839 – Design Thinking
  • EMBA 8800 – Executive Leadership and the Senior Management Team

Semester 4

  • EMBA 8545 – International Marketing Practices
  • EMBA 8500 – Corporate Financial Policy
  • EMBA 8820 – Leading the Enterprise
  • EMBA 8425 – Global Markets and Transnational Strategy
  • EMBA 8510 – Entrepreneurship Experience

Semester 5

  • EMBA 8650 – International Management Practices (international residency trip)
  • EMBA 8800 – Executive Leadership and the Senior Management Team

Once accepted to the EMBA program, students will submit a seat deposit to hold their space. The remainder of the tuition will be divided into five payments that will be due at the beginning of each semester.

Georgia residents: $74,825 tuition + $4,000 international trip fee

Non-Georgia residents: $79,800 tuition + $4,000 international trip fee

Out-of-Country residents: $81,320 tuition + $4,000 international trip fee

Program tuition covers*:

Class Day Necessities

  • Tuition and fees
  • Required class materials, including textbooks and case studies
  • Parking at Tower Place 200
  • Refreshments during class
  • Dinner on Friday class evenings and lunch on Saturday class days

Unique Program Offerings

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (upon successful completion of EMBA 8355)
  • Change Leadership certificate (upon successful completion of EMBA 8820)
  • GSU fintech certificate
  • GSU data analytics certificate
  • One-on-one personalized executive leadership coaching
  • Personal leadership assessments
  • Three-day executive leadership immersion
  • Membership to the World Affairs Council of Atlanta
  • Access to EMBA Career Coach

Alumni Support Features

  • EMBA-specific workshops and alumni networking events
  • Access to CEO Netweavers mentoring program
  • Access to EMBA alumni-specific annual trips

*The international trip fee covers the cost of a shared room, transportation to required visits, intra-country flights, two cultural visits, some meals, and more. The international trip fee does NOT include flights to and from the trip, visas, or incidentals. These amounts are estimates as of March 2021 and are subject to change.

Scholarships and Resources

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Robinson EMBA students experience an average salary increase of 18% by completion of the program.

This data reflects an average EMBA cohort.

  • Average years of work experience: 15
  • Average years of management experience: 10
  • Average salary (pre-program and includes non-profits): $156,000
  • Female Students: 42%
  • Male Students: 58%
  • International Students: 25-30%
  • Average Age: 41
  • Percentage of students with graduate degrees: 12%

Robinson's EMBA program is designed for mid- to senior-level professionals who are seeking to broaden their understanding of business and develop more effective leadership skills.

  • Students will be globally competent citizens who demonstrate the ability to integrate functional areas of business to solve complex problems.
  • Students will be capable of building and leading high-functioning teams.
  • Students will be able to derive value from data by developing the ability to identify, obtain, and analyze relevant data to make recommendations for high-quality solutions.

Check our list of frequently asked questions for additional information.

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