On average, professionals with a bachelor’s degree earn 42% more than those with an associate’s degree. (View Source)
A B.B.A. degree will equip you with an extremely versatile skill set that will help you succeed in any industry. Problem-solving and business acumen are valued by employers at companies of all sizes.
By completing your degree online, you will develop self-discipline and accountability, two characteristics employers highly value.
Robinson’s network comprises approximately 80,000 alumni and more than a dozen advisory boards and industry roundtables. Students engage with these groups at networking and mentoring events that can lead to internship and employment opportunities.
Browse more than 10,000 job and internship opportunities through Robinson’s career platform.
Meet with career coaches who specialize in your field.
Complete hands-on projects with partner companies such as BDO, BlackRock, Dell, Starr Companies, and Truist.
Through the Panthers Accelerated Career Experience course, you will act as a consultant for a company looking to solve a problem.
Upon acceptance into a Panthers Immersion Program, you can uniquely position yourself to compete for jobs in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Silicon Valley.
Through Robinson’s WomenLead initiative, you can learn how to harness your strengths, advocate for yourself, and earn a seat at the table in sectors including business, entrepreneurship and innovation, policy and politics, and science. Women and men across the university are eligible to participate.
Build strong ties with students, grow through professional development opportunities, and develop leadership skills.
Here are just a few of the organizations available to Robinson students:
American Marketing Association
ASCEND (Pan-Asian student business organization)
Association of Latino Professionals for America
Atlanta Student Investment Club
Investment Management Group
Earn a Quality Education
All your courses were developed and are taught by Robinson faculty, and you will have 1:1 access to those instructors. You will receive the same high-quality education as a traditional student and be able to walk in the university’s graduation ceremony.
Because your courses are asynchronous*, you can hold down an internship, or a part- or full-time job while pursuing your degree. You can tailor your degree to meet your personal and professional goals by earning any minor offered at Georgia State.** Plus, you can take electives covering topics such as management, hospitality, and international business.
*The program does not require you to travel to a classroom for instruction; however, you may be required to attend an orientation session or take an exam on campus.
**Some minor courses are not offered online and must be taken on campus.
* A GPA of 2.8 or higher GPA in area F with no grade lower than a C-
* Completion of MATH 1401 (no grade lower than a C- for finance majors) and MATH 1111
The Application Process Is Easy
If you’re enrolled in an associate’s degree pathway at Georgia State’s Perimeter College, we make it easy for you to move on to your bachelor’s degree. All you have to do is fill out the Transition Student Application and (1) indicate that you are interested in taking classes online and (2) select the option for Atlanta Online. No additional fees will be incurred; tuition is the same as Georgia State’s traditional undergraduate program.
Already Enrolled, and Want to Switch to Online?
If you already applied to the traditional undergraduate program but would like to switch to the online format, contact the program director, Ritu Lohtia, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert Jordan earned an associate’s degree from Perimeter College, and is wrapping up his B.B.A. in Finance through Robinson’s Online B.B.A. Degree Completion program. In the below video, he talks about why he decided to transition to Robinson — and why you should, too!
“Through the online degree program, students are engaging their critical thinking, time management and teamworking skills more, which gives them the opportunity to translate these skills to the modern business world.”
Susan Willey, clinical professor
“This program has been so helpful. There are a lot of resources at my disposal, and I’ve discovered abilities I didn’t even know I had.”
Devonta, current student
“As a working professional for many years, I dreamed of returning to school to earn my degree when my children became older. Taking classes and earning my degree completely online has allowed me to fulfill my lifelong dream while maintaining my career and family life.”
Christina, current student
The B.B.A. in Finance will equip you with a strong technical knowledge of finance, the ability to critically analyze and solve problems associated with the financial operations of a firm, and experience preparing and presenting business reports through a monetary lens.
Hands-On Course Highlights
Portfolio Management Practicum (FI 4210)
Students join a Portfolio Management Team, which manages a $500,000 stock portfolio donated by Bank of America. Team members meet weekly to make, buy and sell presentations, which the student analysts vote on for inclusion or exclusion from the fund.
Global Portfolio Management (FI 4240)
Students complete three Excel projects to stress the application of portfolio management theory to realistic investment decisions using real-world data. In these projects, students:
- Choose between different tax-sheltering investment vehicles by creating lifetime annual projected after-tax cash flow tables for a sample client with realistic assumptions regarding salary growth, progressive tax rates, investment returns, and more.
- Create a four-stock efficient frontier and make an optimal risky portfolio recommendation for a sample client using actual historical data on four specific risky funds.
- Use real-world historical data to simulate risky portfolio returns using various simulation techniques and use the simulated return performance in conjunction with various risk measurements to choose among three dynamic investment strategies for a sample investor.
Field Studies in Finance (FI 4391)
This course consists of a supervised, business site learning experience that provides students the opportunity to learn and apply finance skills in a professional setting. The field study is a great way for students to connect classroom learning to the real world.
Fundamentals of Valuation (FI 4000)
Students develop a spreadsheet as though they were analysts submitting a report to the company director or a client. They compile a dataset of the daily adjusted closing prices for various firms and, after performing calculations to back up their conclusion, select two stocks offering the greatest benefit in terms of diversification. Students also select two different stocks and plot their investment opportunity, among other Excel-driven processes.
- Corporate finance
- Commercial banking
- Investment banking
- Hedge funds
- Private equity
- Venture capital
- Financial planning
The B.B.A. in Marketing program provides students with fundamental preparation in general marketing and an understanding of markets and customers, product development, pricing strategies, advertising and promotion, and methods of distribution. Graduates benefit from innovative and practical curricula that will prepare them for successful marketing careers.
Hands-On Course Highlights
Social Media Marketing (MK 4305)
In teams of four to six, students act as social media consultants for real companies. After meeting with their clients and identifying objectives, the groups perform an audit and ultimately present a professional social media plan. Often the companies are so impressed that they invite students to share their findings with the rest of the organization or even the board. Some students have received full-time job offers as a result of the project.
Advertising Campaigns (MK 4310)
In groups of four to five people, students operate as miniature advertising agencies to complete a comprehensive national advertising plan. Each group consists of a representative from the four functional areas of advertising: account management, media, creative and research. The end product, which typically comprises 100 pages, is an excellent deliverable for students to bring to job interviews and, hopefully, land their first job in the industry.
Systematic Creativity (MK 4315)
During what the instructor calls quick-fire sessions, a business leader briefly discusses his/her business to provide students a little background. Student groups receive approximately 1.5 hours to generate creative solutions for the business and then present those ideas in class. The instructor and the business leader judge the presentations based on their creativity and usefulness/feasibility.
The course culminates in a project that student groups, assigned by the instructor, complete for a company (their “client.”) The client visits class during the first half of the semester to brief students on the company and issues that need attention. Groups generate creative and feasible products and advertisements for the client and present those ideas during the last session of the semester. The instructor particularly looks for evidence that students use class-taught concepts and methods to back their recommendations.
Marketing Strategy (MK 4900)
In groups of five to six people and under the supervision of the professor, students spend the semester developing marketing plans for actual clients that have asked the Department of Marketing for help. Typically, the clients are small businesses, often entrepreneurial start-ups. However, students also have completed projects for national clients such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the American Gas Association, Credit Karma and the American Petroleum Institute.
- Market research
- Social media
- Product development
- Brand management
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