J. Mack Robinson College of Business

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J. Mack Robinson College of Business
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Established 1913
Type Public
Dean Richard D. Phillips
Undergraduates 6,214
Postgraduates 1,733
Location Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Campus Urban, Suburban
Affiliations Georgia State University
Website www.robinson.gsu.edu

The J. Mack Robinson College of Business is the business school of Georgia State University in Atlanta. It is one of Georgia State's six colleges.

Robinson offers programs for a PhD, Executive Doctorate in Business, four Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs: Professional MBA, Flexible MBA, Executive MBA, and Global Partners MBA, specialized master's degree programs, an undergraduate Bachelor of Business Administration program with ten majors, and six graduate certificate programs.


Robinson College began as the Georgia Tech Evening School of Commerce in 1913. After being moved to downtown Atlanta in 1914, the college continued to grow. In 1955, it was renamed the Georgia State College of Business Administration. In 1998, the college was renamed the J. Mack Robinson College of Business in honor of J. Mack Robinson, an Atlanta entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist who gave the college a $10 million endowment.

Academic units and research centers[edit]

The academic units of the College are:

The research centers of the college are:

  • Center for Business and Industrial Marketing
  • Center for Business Development in Transitional Economies,
  • CEAR: Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk
  • CIBER: Center for International Business Education and Research
  • CRIS: Center for Research in Information Systems
  • Decision Sciences Institute
  • Economic Forecasting Center
  • The Herman J. Russell International Center for Entrepreneurship,
  • The Center for Ethics and Corporate Responsibility
  • Center for Excellence in Brand and Customer Management
  • Center for Global Business Leadership
  • Center for Health Services Research
  • Center for Mature Consumer Studies
  • Center for Process Innovation
  • Center for Risk Management and Insurance Research
  • Small Business Development Center
  • World Affairs Council of Atlanta

In May 2010, Georgia State University received a $1.6 million federal grant to launch the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, bringing the total number of CIBERs in the U.S. to 33.


Business School Ranking
U.S. undergraduate business
Bloomberg Businessweek[1] 110
Bloomberg Businessweek[2] 25 (PT)
QS (North America)[3] 50
U.S. News & World Report[4] 29 (PT)

For 2011, Robinson's undergrad programs were ranked #110 in the nation by Bloomberg BusinessWeek.[5] In addition, the part-time MBA program was also ranked No. 22 in the nation by Bloomberg BusinessWeek.[6]

For 2013-2014, the Robinson was ranked 50th among North American MBA programs by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), as part of the TopMBA Global 200 Business Schools Report.[7]


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