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Robinson College of Business Programs See Jump in U.S. News ’21 Rankings

Robinson Dean Phillips

With U.S. News publishing their 2021 MBA rankings on March 17th, we typically see certain programs take significant jumps in their annual ranking.  This year was no different as the part-time MBA at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business jumped to 28th overall, up 20 spots compared to 2020.  In addition, the part-time MBA jumped to 16th overall among programs at public universities, making this a program to watch in the Atlanta metro for prospective applicants seeking a flexible part-time program.

Robinson also is ranked in two graduate specialties included for the first time by U.S. News. The college’s real estate program is 7th overall and 1st in the South. Among real estate programs at public universities, it is 4th in the nation. Robinson’s business analytics program is 33rd overall and 11th among public university programs.  To learn more about how U.S. news methodology click here.

 “The significant surge of Robinson’s part-time MBA and CIS programs in the U.S. News rankings reflects our steadfast commitment to providing a relevant and responsive program for working professionals, the quality of our students and the respect of our peer institutions,” said Richard Phillips, dean of the college. “We are pleased and proud of the recognition of our real estate and business analytics programs in the first-ever rankings of these programs.”

“Multiple factors contributed to the jump in rankings of Robinson’s CIS and part-time MBA programs, including the college’s investment in data science and analytics, and hiring of faculty typically not found in business schools (e.g., computer and data scientists, software engineers, and academics from other STEM fields),” Phillips said. “We added data analytics courses to both programs and revamped their curricula – including adding seven interdisciplinary MBA career pathways focused on high demand skills (e.g. analytics consulting, commercializing innovation, and fintech) and introducing three concentrations to the M.S. in Information Systems (big data management and analytics, digital innovation and cybersecurity).

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