J. Mack Robinson College of Business

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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:

  • School of Accountancy
  • Department of Computer Information Systems
  • Department of Finance
  • Institute of Health Administration
  • Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality
  • Institute of International Business
  • Department of Managerial Sciences
  • Department of Marketing
  • Department of Real Estate
  • Department of Risk Management and Insurance

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.


For 2011, Robinson's undergrad programs were ranked #110 in the nation by Bloomberg BusinessWeek.[1] In addition, the part-time MBA program was also ranked No. 22 in the nation by Bloomberg BusinessWeek.[2]


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