What does it cost?

Georgia residents: $32,048-$35,868
Non-Georgia residents: $67,668-$79,554

Range based on full-time and average part-time courseload and fees. Tuition is subject to change. Learn more under the tuition tab below.

How long will it take?
  • Full-time format: 24 months (6 semesters). Offers a fast track into the workforce.
  • Part-time format: Go at your own pace. Average 36 months (9 semesters). Up to 5 years permitted. Allows working professionals to advance their current careers.

Classes: One day per week, offered Monday-Thursday, 4:30, 5:30 and 7:15 p.m.

Where will I take classes?
Atlanta Campus, Buckhead Center

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

The Robinson College of Business reviews applications on a rolling basis. The deadlines below are intended to serve as benchmarks. Due to our rolling admissions process, we encourage you to apply as early as possible.

Applicants can expect to receive a decision within six weeks of the Office of Graduate Admissions receiving all required materials.

Students can enter the program in the fall, spring or summer.

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Flexible MBA

Richard James, MBA graduate recruitment coordinator
rjames11@gsu.edu
404-413-7139

Your recruiter is here to answer your questions and help you prepare a strong application.
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Robinson’s MBA is more popular and relevant than ever. Why? Our faculty hail from a variety of disciplines like computer science, engineering, and data science, enabling you to develop not just business acumen but also high-demand skills such as analytics consulting, digital transformation, and fintech.

We know you’re busy and likely need to keep your day job, which is why our MBA is so flexible. You can take courses at your desired time, location, and pace.

Customize Your MBA

In order to maximize your learning and propel your unique career goals, you can customize your MBA program of study.

Customization options include:

  • Career Pathways in areas like analytics consulting, healthcare enterprise management, and digital marketing
  • Concentrations in 18 areas such as entrepreneurship, information systems, and operations management
  • Dual degrees in big data analytics, health administration, and even law

Learn more about your customization options.

Fall 2020 Incoming Class Profile

Average Age: 29
Average Years of Work Experience: 4
41% Male, 59% Female
95% U.S., 5% International

Program Highlights

28th overall part-time MBA program and 16th public university program

In March 2020, U.S. News & World Report ranked our part-time MBA 28th overall and 16th among public university programs. We’ve been consistently ranked in the top 50 MBA programs for more than 20 years.

2020 Graduate Outcomes

  • 29.8% average salary increase
  • 1.4 years average time to pay back investment

Collaborate with Partner Companies

You’ll beef up your resume before you even graduate. You’ll partner with a company looking to solve a complicated problem, and use big data to address business issues in our big data analytics lab.

Projects our students have worked on with partner companies:

  • Predicted client attrition through text mining with SunTrust Banks
  • Developed a blockchain prototype for TSYS Payment Solutions

Participate in Case Competitions

Robinson has a track record of success at the National Black MBA Association Graduate Case Competition. In addition to securing second place at the 2020 event, Robinson’s team earned the Best School Spirit award. Robinson MBA student Dustin Reese was recognized as Overall Best Presenter. Robinson has placed in the competition six times.

Robinson’s team won first place at the Ohio State University’s 2020 KeyBank Case Competition, besting 30 top schools from across the country.

Program Details

Robinson’s MBA will equip you with not only business acumen but also a relevant, interdisciplinary skill set that is tailored to your career goals. Examples: analytics consulting, digital transformation, and fintech.

Application Requirements

  • Any bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution
  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Test scores – GMAT or GRE (optional for fall 2021)
  • Interview
  • College transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Resume – Work experience is valuable but not required.
  • Additional requirements apply for international applicants

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

Cornerstone Core

3-6 courses | 7.5-16.5 hours

  • MBA 8000 – Managing in the Global Economy (3 hours)
  • MBA 8015 – Strategic Business Communication (3 hours)
  • MBA 8025 – Financial Statement Analysis (3 hours)
  • MBA 8030 – Legal Environment: Ethics and Corporate Governance (3 hours)
  • MBA 8040 – Data Driven Decision Making (3 hours)
  • MBA 8045 – Analytics Experience (1.5 hours)

With the exception of MBA 8000 and MBA 8040, up to 9 hours (three courses) from the Cornerstone Core may be waived based on the following criteria:

  • MBA 8015 waived only under exceptional circumstances, which must include a high degree of previous education and proof of significant experience in the communications area.
  • MBA 8025 waived for students with an undergraduate accounting major with a 3.0 or higher GPA.
  • MBA 8030 waived only for students with a JD.

Functional Core

4-6 courses | 10.5-16.5 hours

  • MBA 8115 – Managerial Accounting and Control Systems (1.5 hours)
  • MBA 8125 – Digital Innovation (3 hours)
  • MBA 8135 – Corporate Finance (3 hours)
  • MBA 8145 – Strategic Marketing Management (3 hours)
  • MBA 8155 – Operations Management (3 hours)
  • MBA 8165 – Leadership and Organizational Behavior (3 hours)

Up to six hours (two courses) of Functional Core courses may be waived based on one’s undergraduate degree and significant work experience in the area.

1 course | 3 hours

  • MBA 8820 – Global Competitive Strategy (3 hours)

8000-Level Electives

6 courses | 18 hours
Electives must be from the Robinson College of Business or in the area of economics. Other electives must be taken with special permission.

Tuition per credit hour:
Georgia residents: $499
Non-Georgia residents: $1,308

Estimated total tuition and fees:
Georgia residents: $32,048-$35,868
Non-Georgia residents: $67,668-$79,554

Range based on full-time and average part-time courseload and fees. Tuition is subject to change.

Tuition Tuition per credit hour Full-time per semester
(9 credit hours)
Other Fees per semester Tuition Plus Fees
(9 credit hours)
Resident $499 $4,491 $1,064 $5,555
Non-resident $1,308 $11,772 $1,064 $12,836

*These figures are estimates.

Financial Aid

Contact Graduate Student Financial Services
We are here to help you understand the cost of your program, the payment schedule and financing opportunities.
rcbfinancialaid@gsu.edu
404-413-7086

Scholarships

Robinson Scholarships

Robinson offers several scholarships through the Office of the Dean as well as the individual academic departments.

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Search Georgia State’s Database

Georgia State offers a robust searchable database containing scholarships offered through the university as well as external websites.

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Graduate Research Assistantships

Graduate research assistantships are available to offset program costs. Below, see a table that breaks down the cost of tuition after a GRA position is secured.

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Loans

You will be paired with a Graduate Student Experience professional who stays on top of the extracurricular programming that will enhance your academic journey and propel your career. Activities include boot camps on topics that are relevant to your field, professional workshops, networking events, recruiting fairs, and meet-and-greets intended to create camaraderie with your peers.

View a Sample Extracurricular Schedule

Learn More about the Graduate Student Experience Team

The MBA program is designed for individuals with work experience who aspire to organizational or entrepreneurial leadership positions. The program enhances general management abilities and provides an opportunity to place emphasis on one or more functional areas of expertise. The primary objectives of the program are for students to develop and integrate: (1) analytical skills for decision-making that incorporate global, ethical and culturally diverse dimensions; (2) skills in assessing organizational performance and developing approaches for improvement; (3) leadership skills; and (4) interpersonal skills that contribute to teamwork.

Not Ready to Take the Plunge?
Dip in Now, Dive in Later.

Check out our Graduate Certificate in Disruptive Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The program requires a fraction of the time and cost. Plus, you can apply your credits to an MBA at Robinson later down the road.

BriGette McCoy serves as CEO and executive director of a nonprofit serving women veterans. Her real-life experience as a data telecommunications systems operator in the Gulf War as well as her undergraduate psychology degree have contributed to the organization’s success. But over time, she realized she needed a formal business education.

Through her Innovation Studio class, McCoy built the prototype for a platform that provides a virtual mentoring community for women. Through small peer groups, participants can learn concepts and practice those skills in a safe space.

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“I basically bootstrapped everything,” she said. “I didn’t understand all the moving pieces, and I didn’t have a professional network.”

Careers & Certifications

Program graduates work for a variety of well-respected companies including The Coca-Cola Company, Deloitte, Delta Air Lines, LexisNexis, NCR, Georgia-Pacific, Grady Health System, The Home Depot, and KPMG. Our 2020 graduates reported a 29.8% average salary increase, enabling them to pay back their investment in graduate school within 1.4 years.

VIEW SAMPLE JOB TITLES

business analyst

principal consultant

global procurement analyst

portfolio manager

revenue cycle analyst

senior auditor

senior financial analyst

senior operations analyst

supply chain manager

Network with a Large Alumni Base

Our alumni network is massive, with more than 70,000 graduates contributing to the success of Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurial start-ups and nonprofits across the world. When you enroll in the Robinson, you become part of an alumni network that will impact your career now and down the road.

Immerse Yourself
in Wall Street

You can apply to participate in Panthers on Wall Street, an immersive three-day field trip that includes visits to select financial companies like Accenture, Capital One and PwC as well as face-to-face meetings with executives and employees.

Join the Graduate Business Association

Through Robinson’s Graduate Business Association, you can socialize with other master’s-level business students, attend professional development and networking events, and provide feedback that could be incorporated into the MBA program.

Meet Your Faculty

Perry Binder

Clinical Associate Professor of Legal Studies;
Co-Founder, Corporate Intellectual Property Institute

Loren Busyman

Clinical Instructor; Retired Executive,
McKesson Corporation

Thomas Conklin

Clinical Associate Professor

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President and Owner, The Gingras Firm

Glenn Harrison

Director, Center for Economic Analysis of Risk;
C.V. Starr Chair

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Healthcare Business Consultant;
Instructor, Strategic Business Communication

Read Our Stories

Celebrating at the undergraduate commencement ceremony on Dec. 17.Congratulations, Robinson College 2020 Graduates!
Despite a year of unprecedented challenges, 1,958 students graduated from Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business in 2020.
MBA Student Named Best Presenter at Prestigious Case Competition
Dustin Reese is a case competition pro, and it shows. He was recognized as best presenter at the 2020 National Black MBA Association Case Competition.
Robinson Takes Trifecta of Honors at NBMBAA Case Competition
Held annually during the NBMBAA conference, the competition challenges student teams to analyze a complex business case and present solutions to business problems facing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Contacts

Your recruiter is here to answer your questions and help you prepare a strong application.
Set up an appointment with your recruiter

Richard James, MBA graduate recruitment coordinator
404-413-7139
rjames11@gsu.edu

35 Broad St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303