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Fall 2023 Incoming Class Profile
  • Average Age: 30
  • Average Years of Work Experience: 4.6
  • 50% Male, 50% Female
  • 68% U.S., 32% International
What does it cost?

Georgia residents: $44,750
Non-Georgia residents: $50,440
Out-of-Country residents: $51,400

Tuition is subject to change. Learn more under the tuition tab below.

How long will it take?

Depending on courseload, the average program duration is 4-6 semesters.

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 (3348 Peachtree Rd. NE), Online

Online options for fall 2024!
The general business administration concentration can be completed fully online. All other concentrations are available in a combination of online and in person classes.

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

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.

Find your deadline

MBA

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

Make Your MBA Work for You

Our MBA program is extremely customizable. You can choose from nearly 20 concentrations and pursue an interdisciplinary career pathway that will equip you with impressive cutting-edge skills. Tell us your goals, and we'll help you tailor your MBA to meet them.

Online and In-Person Options

The business administration major with a general business concentration can be completed fully online, while all other MBA concentrations comprise a combination of in-person and online courses.

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, embedded graduate certificates, 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.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION BUSINESS ANALYSIS
4-6 semesters 4-6 semesters
not STEM-designated STEM-designated
12 months OPT 36 months OPT
customizable not customizable
career pathway into general management, leadership, consulting career pathway into analytics-focused leadership and consulting

Step Two: Choose Your Format

Which format/modality is right for me?

IN PERSON & ONLINE
ONLINE
available for all majors and concentrations available for business administration major with general business concentration only
classes at Buckhead Center with select classes online* asynchronous online classes plus weekly virtual check-ins with faculty*

*All MBA students appear in person for an opening residency and a closing case competition.

Program Highlights

17th public part-time MBA and 28th overall

In March 2024, U.S. News & World Report ranked our part-time MBA 17th among public university programs and 28th overall. We’ve been consistently ranked in the top 50 MBA programs for more than 20 years.

2023 Graduate Outcomes

  • 29% average salary increase
  • 2 years average time to pay back investment

Go on an Optional Study Abroad Trip

MBA students have the option to go on a 12-day study abroad trip to Toulouse, France, and Barcelona, Spain. Students confront transportation challenges, contribute to sustainable solutions, and take part in positive change within a climate-conscious business world.

Students will dive into the thrilling domain of innovation management, ultimately influencing the future of sustainable transportation.

Boost Your Outcomes

Two immersive experiences bookend the program. The first focuses on skills development and team-building activities; the second is a semester-long capstone course tackling real client challenges, culminating in a case competition.

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 a Case Competition

As part of Global Competitive Strategy, student teams compete in a case competition developed with corporate partners from myriad industries. Participating businesses present a real problem they are facing, challenging students to develop solutions and recommendations.

Issues span multiple functional areas of business, requiring an interdisciplinary problem solving approach.

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

4 courses | 12 hours

  • MBA 8000 - Managing in the Global Economy (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)

Functional Core

5 courses | 15 hours

  • MBA 8125 - Digital Innovation (3 hours)
  • MBA 8135 - Corporate Finance (3 hours)
  • MBA 8145 - Marketing Management (3 hours)
  • MBA 8155 - Operations Management (3 hours)
  • MBA 8165 - Leadership and Organizational Behavior (3 hours)

Capstone Core

1 course | 3 hours

  • MBA 8820 - Global Competitive Strategy (3 hours)

In addition to the above core courses, MBA students complete four additional classes based on their concentration/major.

Business Analysis Concentration
Required Courses

3 courses | 9 hours

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

Elective

1 course | 3 hours
Select one 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 in Supply Chains (3 hours)
  • MGT 8780 - Supply Chain Analytics (3 hours)

Business Administration Major

Business administration majors must complete four courses that align with their concentration in order to develop a deep competency within that discipline.

Tuition per credit hour:
Georgia residents: $1,065.48
Non-Georgia residents: $1,200.95
Out-of-Country residents: $1,223.81

Estimated total tuition and fees:
Georgia residents: $44,750
Non-Georgia residents: $50,440
Out-of-Country residents: $51,400

Tuition is subject to change.

Financial Aid

Contact Graduate Student Financial Services
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.

Learn More and Apply

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.

Learn More and Apply

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

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 hire our graduates, sample job titles, and salary data »

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

Check out our graduate certificates in artificial intelligence business innovation, disruptive innovation and entrepreneurship, and fintech innovation. These programs require a fraction of the time and cost of a master's degree. 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 and enrolled in our Graduate Certificate in Disruptive Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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 2023 graduates reported a 29% average salary increase, enabling them to pay back their investment in graduate school within 2 years.

VIEW SAMPLE JOB TITLES

behavioral health director

business consultant

client operations manager

client success manager

consultant/administrative manager

corporate operations manager

customer success manager

digital content manager

finance manager

global supply chain manager

healthcare operations manager

human resource business partner

inclusion, diversity, equity, and allyship program mgr.

lead consultant

manager, consumer marketing insights

manager, financial planning and analysis

marketing director

operations leadership program

product manager

project manager

sales operations manager

senior manager

senior manager, cx + client services

senior product manager

technical 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

Read Our Stories

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Pelumi Kolade has developed marketing campaigns for major brands like Axe and Dove, and built branding platforms for companies like Cadbury. An MBA has helped him better understand his work.read more ❯
Robinson-MBA-studentsRobinson MBA students offer winning solutions for IHG
As part of Robinson’s new reimagined and streamlined MBA curriculum, Robinson has introduced a case competition embedded in the semester-long capstone course, Global Competitive Strategy.read more ❯
Ayodeji BabatundeMBA Student and GBA President Is Headed Nowhere but Up
Under Ayodeji Babatunde's leadership, the Graduate Business Association has become a robust resource for professional development and networking, with event attendance increasing by 30 percent. read more ❯

Contacts

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

Graduate Admissions
[email protected]

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