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Georgia State University

Georgia State University

Georgia State University


An Enterprising Public Research Institution in the Heart of Atlanta

Georgia State University, founded in 1913, has a mission of excellence in teaching, research and service. Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, this major research university, blends academic rigor with a rich university experience, transforming the lives of students and shaping future leaders. Georgia State University enrolls more than 53,000 undergraduate and graduate students across 11 colleges and schools and is consistently ranked highly for its innovation and teaching.

Enrolling one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, Georgia State is the second largest university in the state, with students coming from every county in Georgia, every state in the nation and from over 145 countries.

A Business School That Looks Like the Rest of the World

J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University

The largest business school in the South and part of a major research institution, Georgia State University's J. Mack Robinson College of Business has 200 faculty, 8,000 students and 80,000 alumni.

With graduate students from almost 70 countries, the college is world-class and worldwide. Its MBA is consistently ranked among the best by Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report (top 20 among public universities), and its Executive MBA is on the Financial Times list of the world's premier programs.

Located in Atlanta, the Robinson College of Business and Georgia State have produced more of Georgia's top executives with graduate business degrees than any other school in the Southeast. The Robinson College of Business is proud of its diverse community of over 1500 students across a portfolio of 18 graduate business programs including the MBA (with a STEM concentration in Business Analysis), MBA dual degrees, 13 Specialized Masters (including 6 STEM certified programs), Executive MBA, Executive Doctorate in Business Administration and flexible graduate certificates.

Whether you are a career launcher, career enhancer or career switcher, our flexible, move at-your-own-pace MBA, delivers an up-to-date, hands-on learning experience with book-ended immersion experiences and critical life-long career skill workshops baked into the MBA experience to ensure a successful next step in your career.




    Prepare Your Application

    Application components include:

    • Submit your online application
    • University transcripts
    • Essay
    • Resume
    • Recorded Video Interview (live interview for MBA required)
    • IELTS or TOEFL exam (international applicants only)
    • Supplemental materials (recommendation letters, optional essays and GRE/GMAT test scores - not required)

    For details on specific criteria for your program of interest, please visit:

    Apply to a Specialized Master's Program - Georgia State Robinson College (

    MBA Application Process - Georgia State's Robinson College (

    Applicants to Georgia State are classified as “international” if they meet any of the following criteria:

    • Students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.)
    • Students who are living outside the U.S. will require an F-1 visa to study in the U.S.
    • Students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status but have not yet received the Permanent Residency Card
    • Students who have been educated outside the U.S.

    In addition to meeting all of the admission requirements for your graduate business program of interest, as an international student you must also submit the following materials by the appropriate deadline:

    • Proof of English proficiency if English is not your first language. See English proficiency requirements and list of university approved exempt countries.
    • Official evaluations of all foreign transcripts -
      • An evaluation of your international credentials for degree equivalency is required as part of the application if you are applying to the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.
      • The Office of Graduate Admissions will make every attempt to evaluate your credential in-house.

    English Proficiency

    In addition to meeting all other applicable requirements for admission, non-native speakers of English must demonstrate sufficient English-language proficiency. Proof of English proficiency can be demonstrated through one of the following:

    • Proof of baccalaureate or graduate degree completion inside (from an accredited institution) or outside the U.S., where English is the country's official language – see list of countries approved by Georgia State University that satisfy this requirement.

    • TOEFL scores (paper or Internet-based)

    • IELTS scores

    • Completion of a University System of Georgia approved ESL program

    Any applicant whose country of birth is English-speaking (as listed on the GSU English Proficiency Exemption List) is not subject to the English-Proficiency requirement.

    Visa Requirements

    After you receive your I-20 or DS-2019 from Georgia State, it is time to apply for your visa. Your F-1 or J-1 visa will allow you to enter the United States to begin your studies. You will use your I-20 or DS-2019 from Georgia State to apply for or renew your view, following these steps:

    1. Pay your SEVIS I-901 Fee. You will need your SEVIS ID to make this payment, which is located on your I-20 or DS-2019.
    2. Complete the Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160, and print the application form confirmation page to bring to your interview.
    3. Make a visa appointment at the nearest U.S. Consulate or Embassy using your I-20 or DS-2019 and your I-901 fee payment receipt.
    4. Your visa will not be issued until 120 days before the start date on your I-20 or DS-2019. You may attend a visa appointment before the visa issuance date, but keep in mind that you will need to wait for your visa to be issued.
    5. Obtain your visa and make your travel plans before classes begin at Georgia State. Do not purchase your airplane ticket before you receive your visa.

    Scholarships and Funding

    We understand that graduate school requires a significant investment. We offer graduate assistantship (GA) opportunities to support outstanding students in pursuit of their academic goals.

    Applicants who submit completed applications are automatically considered for Graduate Assistantship (GA) awards.

    • GA awards vary per program, but criteria include superior academic and career achievement, varied and meaningful personal experiences, strong interpersonal skills, and leadership potential.

    • GA positions are highly selective.

    • If you are selected for a GA award, you will be notified upon admission.

    What does a Graduate Assistantship entail? 

    Graduate assistantships fall into two primary categories:

    • Academic - Academic graduate assistants work closely with faculty on research projects and initiatives.

    • Administrative - Administrative graduate assistants provide support to college of business departments.

    Graduate assistantships work commitments range from 12-16 hours per week depending on the GA award.

    Didn't receive a GA at the time of admission? You still can apply for one!

    You may still be eligible and can apply for opportunities at Robinson and on the Georgia State campus. Once you submit your enrollment deposit, you can access our Handshake site to view other Graduate Assistant opportunities at Georgia State.

    Scholarship Opportunities

    Outside of Graduate Assistantships, there are limited scholarship opportunities based on specific criteria.

    Scholarship opportunities for Georgia State graduate students can be viewed and applied to here: All Opportunities - Georgia State University Scholarships (


    Georgia State University's J. Mack Robinson College of Business Rankings

    Time for us to break out the confetti cannons and start practicing our victory dance because Georgia State University is back at it again! Read below to find out what we’re celebrating and join in on the fun.

    For the fourth year in a row, GEorgia State University nabbed the title of “No. 1 Public University for Undergraduate Teaching,” and if that wasn’t impressive enough, we’re also “No. 2 for Innovation” for the third year running. It’s simple, consistency is key!

    Now, we know what you’re thinking. “Another university ranking, big deal.” But here’s the kicker, friends: Georgia State isn’t just riding a short-lived wave of excellence. Nope, we’ve been hanging around in the top four for Innovation for seven whole years! And for five of those years, we’ve been the second-best innovators in town.

    That’s not all! Georgia State’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business is making waves too. Our graduate business programs are highly recognized and well-ranked including:

    • Key rankings among U.S. public universities:

    ‒ Top 20 Part-time MBA Program US News & WR (Apr. 2023)

    ‒ #7 MS Information Systems US News & WR (Apr. 2023)

    ‒ #7 MS Marketing TFE Times (Feb. 2023)

    ‒ #6 MS Real Estate US News & WR (Apr. 2023)

    ‒ #6 Executive MBA CEO Magazine (Apr. 2023)

    ‒ #5 MS Analytics TFE Times (Feb. 2023)

    ‒ #5 MS Financial Engineering (QRAM) TFE Times (Feb. 2023)

    ‒ #2 MS Finance TFE Times (Feb. 2023)

    In conclusion, Georgia State University isn’t just a one-hit wonder; we’re a powerhouse when it comes to innovation, teaching, and business education. We’ve got this down to a science and we’re consistently cooking up greatness every year.


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