J. Mack Robinson College of Business – Georgia State University

History

The J. Mack Robinson College of Business was founded in 1913 as the Georgia Tech Evening School of Commerce, changing its name in 1998 with a $10 million endowment from the namesake entrepreneur and philanthropist. It is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Currently, the school offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Business Administration, Professional MBA, Executive MBA, Flex MBA and Global Partners MBA, as well as several specialized master’s degrees and two doctoral programs.

Locations(s)

Robinson College of Business’s central building is located in Downtown Atlanta, at 35 Broad Street NW, nearby various Fortune 500 and 100 companies and numerous other financial and non-profit institutions. It abuts the rest of Georgia State University’s main campus and is accessible via MARTA train, one block east of the Five Points MARTA station. Robinson also holds undergraduate and graduate classes 30 minutes north at the Alpharetta Center, their satellite center in the northern suburb of Alpharetta, GSU’s Buckhead Center, in Atlanta’s financial district just north of Downtown; and the Peachtree-Dunwood Center, located in the Palisades Business Center in the Perimeter Center section of Metro Atlanta.

Robinson also maintains exchange and partnership programs across the world, including exchange program partnerships with such institutions as Azerbaijan University, Hong-Kong Polytechnic University, Munich School of Management and Copenhagen Business School. . The Global Partners MBA has a further reach with companies and centers across North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

Facilities

The downtown campus is housed in the 14-story J. Mack Robinson College of Business Administration Building, a historic high-rise that was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1972. This building houses the Dean’s office and several other administrative offices, and is close to both Downtown Atlanta’s financial center and the rest of the GSU campus. The downtown campus holds classes for the Flex MBA program.

GSU’s Alpharetta Center, 30 minutes north of Atlanta in Alpharetta, GA, offers state-of-the-art AV technology in its two lecture rooms, 70-seat Flex Room, 44-station computer lab, and four breakout/conference rooms. It is setup for wireless teleconferencing and available for reservation. The Alpharetta Center holds classes for Robinson’s Flex MBA and Professional MBA programs, as well as numerous other non-MBA degree programs.

The Buckhead Center is located in the heart of Buckhead, Atlanta’s other major financial center just north of Downtown. The Center offers lecture and breakout rooms that, comparable to the Alpharetta Center, are set up for video teleconferencing with wifi. The Center also offers two lobby spaces, on the 5th and 6th floor, that are available for event rental. Classes for the Flex MBA, Executive MBA, Global Partners MBA, and Professional MBA (as well as other non-MBA programs) are held at the Buckhead Center.

The Peachtree-Dunwoody Center is located in Perimeter Center, a vibrant financial district on Atlanta’s northern edge, at the Palisades Business Complex. The Center features classrooms and lecture halls with high-tech capacities. The Center holds classes for the Professional MBA and Flex MBA programs.

Faculty

Robinson College of Business has nearly 200 faculty members who teach courses across fifteen departments and institutes including accountancy, finance, international business, managerial sciences, hospitality, marketing and risk management & insurance. In addition to holding advanced degrees, many faculty members at Robinson have practical business expertise through consulting, executive and entrepreneurial work histories.

Student Body

The Robinson College of Business currently has 495 MBA students, over 700 Specialized Master’s students, and nearly 100 students pursuing a Ph.D. Nearly 52 percent of the MBA students are male and 48 percent are female. Students have an average of six years of professional work experience.

MBA Degree Offerings

Robinson College of Business offers several MBA programs to fit a variety of schedules: the Professional MBA (two-years), the Flex MBA (offered as both full and part-time, with a maximum of five years), the Executive MBA (17 months) and the Global Partnerships MBA (full-time, 14 months).