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Fall 2021 Incoming Class Profile
  • Average Age: 29
  • Average Years of Work Experience: 5
  • 43% Male, 57% Female
  • 80% U.S., 20% International
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 can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus, Buckhead Center (200 Tower Place), Online

Is the program STEM-designated?
You have the option to pursue a STEM-designated MBA.
Read more about STEM designations.

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

The Robinson College of Business reviews applications by admissions rounds. The online application and all additional required materials must be submitted by the deadline to be considered for that round. Each admissions round has a decision release date. Find out when a decision is expected to be released for your program.

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


Flexible MBA

Attend virtual office hours with one of our recruiters to get your questions answered.

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.

Step One: Choose Your Major

We offer a business administration major as well as a STEM-designated MBA in business analysis.

Which major is right for me?

A business administration major will position you for a career in general management, leadership, and consulting. You also can customize your degree, tailoring your program of study to your unique goals. Options include interdisciplinary career pathways in areas like healthcare enterprise management, digital marketing, and social entrepreneurship; embedded graduate certificates in artificial intelligence, disruptive innovation, and fintech; and concentrations in 18 business sectors.

Through the STEM-designated major in business analysis, you’ll build in-demand skills in business intelligence, data mining, and business modeling, and set yourself up for a leadership or consulting role in the analytics space. Plus, international students who earn a STEM degree are eligible for up to 36 months of OPT.

Still unsure?

Compare the majors in the table below.

Duration 2-5 years 2-5 years
Format Flexible/self-paced Flexible/self-paced
STEM-designated No Yes
OPT 12 months 36 months
Customizable Yes No - sequence of required courses
Career pathways general management, leadership, consulting analytics-focused leadership and consulting

Program Highlights

27th overall part-time MBA program and 17th public university program

In March 2023, U.S. News & World Report ranked our part-time MBA 27th overall and 17th among public university programs. We’ve been consistently ranked in the top 50 MBA programs for more than 20 years.

2021 Graduate Outcomes

  • 32% average salary increase
  • 2.2 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 Truist
  • Developed a blockchain prototype for Global Payments

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, fintech, and social entrepreneurship. Choose from a business administration or STEM-designated business analysis major.

Application Requirements

  • Any bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution
  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • A GMAT or GRE score is not required.
  • Interview
  • College transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Resume – Work experience preferred 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)

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)

1 course | 3 hours

  • MBA 8820 – Global Competitive Strategy (3 hours)

8000-Level Electives

6 courses | 18 hours

  • MGT 8020 - Business Intelligence (3 hours)
  • MGT 8040 - Data Mining (3 hours)
  • MGT 8150 - Business Modeling (3 hours)

Choose three electives from the following:

  • MGT 8110 – Applied Regression Analysis (3 hours)
  • MGT 8170 - Statistical Modeling (3 hours)
  • MGT 8730 - Project Management (3 hours)
  • MGT 8760 - Quality Management (3 hours)
  • MGT 8780 - Supply Chain Analytics (3 hours)

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. Some courses can be waived if eligibility criteria are met. View the course catalog for details »

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 $660 $5,555
Non-resident $1,308 $11,772 $660 $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.
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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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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

Academic Outcomes

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
  4. interpersonal skills that contribute to teamwork
  5. knowledge of all functional areas of business

Career Outcomes

View info on employers who higher our graduates, sample job titles, and salary data »

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.


Bridgette McCoy

“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 2021 graduates reported a 32% average salary increase, enabling them to pay back their investment in graduate school within 2.2 years.


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

Jean-Pascal Gingras

President and Owner, The Gingras Firm

Glenn Harrison

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

Julie Ilgen

Healthcare Business Consultant;
Instructor, Strategic Business Communication

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