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Program Ranking

#5 in the U.S. (Best Value Schools, 2022)

What does it cost?

Georgia residents: $38,438
Non-Georgia residents: $45,675
Out-of-Country residents: $46,545
Nonrefundable seat deposit: $250

Tuition is subject to change.

How long will it take?

11 months (3 semesters)

Students typically attend class two nights per week. All classes are held twice a week from 5:30-9:45 p.m., to accommodate the schedules of working professionals.

Where can I take classes?
Buckhead Center (3348 Peachtree Rd. NE), Online (some courses)

The seven mandatory IB courses can be completed synchronously online or in person.

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

Domestic Applicants
We offer various application deadlines to U.S. residents. By applying earlier in the cycle, you will receive priority consideration for a graduate assistantship. After the final deadline, applications are accepted on a rolling basis until one week before class starts.

International Applicants
International applicants who need a student visa must apply by an earlier, hard deadline.

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International Business, Master of

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

Global Business Is Closer Than You Think

Robinson’s Master of International Business reflects global market demands and responds to emerging trends, all while preparing students for success in the international business landscape.

Students can choose between the following three tracks:

  • Global Management Consultancy
  • Global Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Through frequent site visits, students build knowledge aligning with their chosen academic tracks. For example, global supply chain and logistics students may observe behind-the-scenes operations at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport freight and cargo terminal as well as the Port of Savannah. Entrepreneurship and innovation students may tour Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners, a 500-acre technology park as well as Three Ring Studio, a campus housing tenants from the media, film and television industries. Global management consultancy students may travel to Chattanooga, Tennessee, to visit Kordsa, a global manufacturing plant that develops reinforcement technologies for the tires of automobiles, airplanes and motorcycles, as well as agricultural and industrial vehicles.

Tackle Complex Hands-On Assignments

  • Through a field study, work with executives from companies looking to go global or to expand their international footprint.
  • Conduct a country risk assessment and quantify opportunities in emerging markets.
  • Collaborate with teammates in other countries both in-person and virtually in solving real-world challenges.
  • Develop skills in business analytics to make data-informed decisions.
  • Prepare a consultancy report on a global business issue.

Access the Center for International Business Education & Research

You will have access to Robinson’s Center for International Business Education & Research, an initiative centering on the advancement of international business education, research, and practice. Only 16 CIBERs exist across the country, and this rich resource will be right at your fingertips.

Join the World Affairs Council of Atlanta

As a Master of International Business student, you will receive free membership to the World Affairs Council of Atlanta, an organization providing a forum for informed discussion of the global affairs that impact Metro Atlanta as well as support for the city’s transformation into an international economic hub.

Receive One-on-One Mentorship from a Program Alum

Engage with and learn from a Master of International Business alum, who will meet with you in-person or virtually to guide you through the process of developing career readiness and soft skills.

Program Highlights

Sustainability and Responsible Decision-Making

Sustainability and responsible decision-making is a major theme throughout the program. We offer training on this topic in collaboration with Greenhouse Accelerator, an organization that supports entrepreneurs in early-stage green/clean technology startups. Throughout the program, you will review examples of sustainable corporate practices as well as tools and resources, with emphasis placed on measuring success. Leading sustainability professionals from the likes of Delta Air Lines, Chick-fil-A, The Coca-Cola Company, Siemens, and others visit the classroom to share experiences and speak on issues they encounter on a daily basis.

Learn from the Best

You will study with faculty who bring a mix of industry expertise and research excellence; many serve on editorial boards for and publish in major industry journals. Program faculty have won awards regionally and internationally for research, teaching innovation, and global engagement.

Earn a Data Certificate

Through Georgia State’s library, you will earn a data certificate. You will explore data analysis tools including Stata, SAS, R, and Python; study methods for data analysis and collection; and cover data visualization and mapping methods like Tableau and Social Explorer. As part of the #DataInTheATL speaker series, you will hear from Atlanta-based industry professionals about the data science field.

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Cover the Basics Before Class Starts

If you do not have a business background, you can quickly build knowledge of key business concepts before class begins. Through a one-week-long module, you can progress through self-guided resources at your own pace. For students with non-business academic backgrounds or those who need a refresher: the program requires students to complete relevant online Harvard Business School courses, which cover topics such as financial accounting and fundamentals of economics. Information regarding these courses is provided upon enrollment.

Program Details

Application Requirements

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

Global Management Consultancy Track

Through the Global Management Consultancy track, you will develop analytical skills and competencies in the area of management consulting, and complete hands-on projects focusing on global business development, management, and analysis.

You will also earn a Data Certificate through Georgia State’s library. The Data Certificate is self-paced, but must be started and completed within the same semester.

Fall Semester
4 courses
IB 8090 – Responsible Global Business*
IB 8630 – International Business Negotiation*
MGT 8020 - Business Intelligence
MGT 8150 - Business Modeling

Spring Semester
4 courses
IB 8180 – Doing Business in Emerging Markets*
IB 8640 - Critical Thinking for Value Creation in Responsible Global Business*
IB 8990 – Policy and Strategy in the International Marketplace*
MGT 8730 – Project Management

Summer Semester
2 courses
IB 8510 – International Business Field Study*
IB 8550 – Special Topics in International Business*

*Can be taken synchronously online or in person.

Global Supply Chain & Logistics Track

As part of the Global Supply Chain & Logistics track, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to manage the complexities of supply chains and logistics that span multiple countries with differing political, legal, socioeconomic, infrastructure, and technology systems. You will also earn a Data Certificate through Georgia State’s library. The Data Certificate is self-paced, but must be started and completed within the same semester.

Fall Semester
4 courses
IB 8090 – Responsible Global Business*
IB 8630 – International Business Negotiation*
MGT 8710 – Managing Logistics and Supply Chains
MGT 8720 – Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

Spring Semester
4 courses
IB 8180 – Doing Business in Emerging Markets*
IB 8640 - Critical Thinking for Value Creation in Responsible Global Business*
IB 8990 – Policy and Strategy in the International Marketplace*
MGT 8730 – Project Management

Summer Semester
2 courses
IB 8510 – International Business Field Study*
IB 8550 – Special Topics in International Business*

*Can be taken synchronously online or in person.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Track

As part of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation track, you will earn a Graduate Certificate in Disruptive Innovation & Entrepreneurship. You will also earn a Data Certificate through Georgia State’s library. The Data Certificate is self-paced, but must be started and completed within the same semester.

Fall Semester
4 courses
IB 8090 – Responsible Global Business*
IB 8630 – International Business Negotiation*
ENI 8012 – Innovation, Creativity, and Imagination
ENI 8010 – Innovation Studio 1: Innovation and Design Thinking

Spring Semester
4 courses
IB 8180 – Doing Business in Emerging Markets*
IB 8640 - Critical Thinking for Value Creation in Responsible Global Business*
IB 8990 – Policy and Strategy in the International Marketplace*
ENI 8013 – Entrepreneurship, Venture Development, and Management

Summer Semester
2 courses
IB 8510 – International Business Field Study*
IB 8550 – Special Topics in International Business*

*Can be taken synchronously online or in person.

Georgia residents: $38,438
Non-Georgia residents: $45,675
Out-of-Country residents: $46,545
Nonrefundable seat deposit: $250

Tuition is subject to change.

Financial Aid

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We are here to help you understand the cost of your program (including the financial aid cost of attendance (https://sfs.gsu.edu/resources/coa/)), the payment schedule and financing opportunities.

[email protected]
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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Graduate Research Assistantships

Graduate research assistantships are available to offset program costs.

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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 schedule of Graduate Student Experience events

Learn More about the Graduate Student Experience Team

The Master of International Business program prepares students who are:

  • Informed practitioners in the global economy
  • Functionally proficient in cross-border business
  • Strategic thinkers and problem solvers
  • Knowledgeable of world regions
  • Cross culturally competent
  • Practically skilled for personal and professional development

Careers

Program graduates work for a variety of well-respected organizations including Amazon, Boeing, Chick-fil-A, CNN Digital, Deloitte, Delta Air Lines, Georgia-Pacific, HSBC, Microsoft, Publix, UPS, and Wells Fargo. Many program alumni have started their own business ventures.

Our 2021 graduates reported a 22% average salary increase.

VIEW SAMPLE JOB TITLES

competitive intelligence analyst
consultant
country manager
global business strategist
global compliance and controls analyst
international account executive
international business analyst
international business development
international entrepreneur
international financial planning and analysis specialist
international business project manager
international social media strategist
international venture analyst
interpreter/translator

Meet Your Faculty

Mourad Dakhli

Clinical Professor

Salomao DeFarias

Clinical Associate Professor

Evaristo Doria

Senior Lecturer and Co-Leader, U.S.-Latin America Program

Cuneyt Evirgen

Senior Academic Professional and Director, Master of International Business program

Qian (Cecilia) Gu

Associate Professor and Best 40 Under 40 Business Professor, Poets & Quants

Leigh Anne Liu

Professor and Director, Institute of International Business

Oladimeji Ogunsola

Attorney, Ichter Davis

Yihuai (Edward) Wang

Clinical Assistant Professor and Former Global Technology Innovation Analyst

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Contacts

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

Graduate Admissions
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