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J. Mack Robinson College of Business – Georgia State University

Georgia State University Executive MBA Program Structure

The Georgia State University Executive MBA program at the Robinson College of Business is intended for those with greater work experience and several years spent in management-level positions. The cohort program–held at the Buckhead campus–allows students to complete their MBA in just 17 months without interrupting their career. The program begins with a full-day accounting refresher course and a three-day introduction to executive management course. Classes are held every other weekend.


The Georgia State University Executive MBA program begins in August and classes take place every other weekend. The core curriculum includes management seminars, enterprise courses, and a two-week, two-country international business residency at the end of the program. Students may also take optional seminars and workshops in topics related to their career paths.

Class Profile

The typical Georgia State University Executive MBA class is approximately 63 percent male and 37 percent female, with 28 percent of students identifying as international by citizenship. The average age of the students is 40. EMBA students have an average of 15 years professional work experience with an average of 10 years management experience. EMBA students are distributed across a wide variety of industries, with the highest percentages coming from finance, information technology, transportation, healthcare and manufacturing.


The Georgia State University Executive MBA program brings students’ work experiences into the classroom with close collaboration and discussion-based courses that emphasize professional development and peer learning in concert with course curriculum. The capstone international business trip and tight EMBA structure, in tandem with students’ collective experience, opens students up to new experiences and networks that can further advance their career.

Tuition & Financial Aid

The cost of tuition for the EMBA program is $69,500 for Georgia residents and $74,500 for non-residents. This includes an iPad, tuition and fees, books and materials, hotel and meals for the three-day residency at the program’s start, membership to the World Affairs Council and MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta, meals and parking during class, and numerous other costs.

Executive MBA applicants can consult Robinson’s EMBA financial aid staff for specific scholarship, loan, and grant provisions for EMBA students.

Admissions Procedures

Applicants to the Georgia State University Executive MBA program must have completed a four-year degree or its equivalent for admission and have at least seven years of professional work experience (with five years in a management-level position).

Applicants must complete an official EMBA application and pay a nonrefundable application fee of $100 and may request to waive the GMAT requirement by demonstrated prior academic, technical, or professional experience. The other application requirements for the EMBA program include a resume, official transcripts, a post-submission interview, and three professional references.

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