Program Rankings

#5 in the U.S. (Best Value Schools, 2021)
#16 in the U.S. and #26 in North America (Eduniversal, 2020)

What does it cost?

Georgia residents: $37,500
Non-Georgia residents: $43,500
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 (200 Tower Place)

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 begin coursework in the fall.

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International Business, Master of

Global Business Is Closer Than You Think

In 2021, Robinson’s Master of International Business was redesigned to align with global market demands and to respond to emerging trends, all while preparing students for success in the international business landscape. Per the World Economic Forum’s Future of Work initiative as well as Hult International Business School’s survey of CEOs, acumen in two arenas is in particularly high demand: global supply chain and logistics as well as entrepreneurship.

Students can choose between the following two tracks:

  • Global Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation

You will visit key sites like the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport freight and cargo terminal as well as the Port of Savannah. Other points of contact with the industry include international field studies, study abroad trips, service learning, and guest speaker sessions.

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.

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 the Green Chamber of the South and the 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 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 also will 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 – International Business Environment
IB 8630 – International Business Negotiation
MGS 8710 – Managing Logistics and Supply Chains
MGS 8720 – Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

Spring Semester
4 courses
IB 8080 – International Legal Process
IB 8180 – Doing Business in Emerging Markets
IB 8990 – Policy and Strategy in the International Marketplace
MGS 8730 – Project Management

Summer Semester
2 courses
IB 8150 – International Business Field Study
IB 8550 – Special Topics in International Business

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Track

As part of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation track, you will earn a Graduate Certificate in Disruptive Innovation & Entrepreneurship. You also will 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 – International Business Environment
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 8080 – International Legal Process
IB 8990 – Policy and Strategy in the International Marketplace
ENI 8013 – Entrepreneurship, Venture Development, and Management

Summer Semester
2 courses
IB 8150 – International Business Field Study
IB 8550 – Special Topics in International Business

Georgia residents: $37,500
Non-Georgia residents: $43,500
Nonrefundable seat deposit: $250

Tuition is subject to change.

Financial Aid

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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.

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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 2020 graduates reported a 24.2% 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

Jacobus Boers

Senior Lecturer

Mourad Dakhli

Director, Master of International Business program

Salomao DeFarias

Visiting Instructor

Evaristo Doria

Co-Leader, U.S.-Latin America Program

sevo eroglu

Associate Professor

Qian (Cecilia) Gu

Best 40 Under 40 Business Professor, Poets & Quants

Leigh Anne Liu

Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics 2020-2021; Associate Editor, Journal of Business Research and Cross Cultural & Strategic Management

peggy sherman

Clinical Associate Professor; Board Member, Atlanta Compliance and Ethics (ACE) Roundtable

Program Stories

Doing Business in Emerging MarketsPandemic Lockdown Spurred Third Edition of Leading Textbook on Emerging Markets
It’s no exaggeration to say Regents’ Professor S. Tamer Cavusgil and coauthors wrote the book on emerging markets. Since its first publication in 2002, “Doing Business in Emerging Markets” has been the go-to international business textbook for thousands of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students, as well as executives helming global firms.
Leigh Anne LiuLeigh Anne Liu Appointed Director of the Institute of International Business
Leigh Anne Liu, a scholar renowned for her research on how culture and cognition influence negotiation, conflict management, and collaboration in international settings, has been appointed director of the Institute of International Business (IIB) at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.
Master of International Business NewsGeorgia State’s Master of International Business Among Nation’s Top Five Programs
The Master of International Business (MIB) offered by Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business is 5th in the U.S., according to 2021 rankings from Best Value Schools. The organization ranked the nation’s top 20 programs based on affordability and enrollment.

Contacts

Graduate Admissions
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