October 14, 2010
Gary McKillips, 404-413-7077
J. Mack Robinson College of Business
ATLANTA - Georgia State University's Department of Real Estate in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business is ranked No. 4 in the world according to an independent study recently published in the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics.
The study, conducted by Jang C. Jin of the Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics at the Chinese University in Hong Kong and Eden S. H. Yu of the Department of Economics and Finance at the City University of Hong Kong, was based upon the largest number of pages of published research in the three leading U.S. real estate journals over the past ten years by faculty currently on staff at the business schools measured.
The publications studied were the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Real Estate Research, and Real Estate and Economics.
In the same study Jin and Yu looked at real estate research over the past 35 years; in that analysis the Robinson College ranks No. 5.
According to real estate department chair Julian Diaz III, "This study attests to the long-standing excellence of our real estate department and to the quality of current and past faculty, whose research accounted for these outstanding results."
The Robinson College ranks ahead of such schools as Cornell, MIT, Penn State, and the National University of Singapore in both the 10-year and 35-year studies and is the only Georgia school ranked in the top 15.
The Robinson College Department of Real Estate, which offers B.B.A., M.B.A., Master of Science and Ph.D. programs, is the largest independent real estate program in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Robinson's undergraduate real estate program as No. 11 in the nation.