Jenifer Shockley, 404-413-7078
J. Mack Robinson College of Business
ATLANTA – The Executive MBA (EMBA) at Georgia State University's J. Mack Robinson College of Business is No. 24 among U.S.-based programs and No. 64 worldwide according to rankings released today by the Financial Times. The college moved up two spots in the U.S. rankings and 14 places internationally.
The Financial Times ranks EMBA programs worldwide and reports only the top 100. The rankings are based on alumni satisfaction with career development and changes in salaries, thought leadership and research productivity by faculty, student demographics and diversity, and the global business curriculum in the program.
In faculty research productivity, based on the number of faculty publications in approximately 50 international academic and practitioner journals, the Robinson College ranked No. 24 among U.S.-based programs and No. 52 worldwide.
The Robinson EMBA, which will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its first graduating class in 2012, ranked No. 5 among U.S.-based programs and No. 26 worldwide for international course experience, defined as coursework conducted outside the country in which the program is located. A hallmark of the Robinson College EMBA program is its international business residency. Each cohort travels to two host countries for an intense immersion experience into business and culture. Past residencies have included study in China, India, Japan, Singapore, Argentina, Thailand, Hong Kong, Brazil and Belgium. The 2012 cohort will travel to Vietnam and China. The college also excels in diversity of international faculty and students.
According to Dean H. Fenwick Huss, "The FT rankings are indicative of the Robinson College's stature as a leading resource for global executive education and our faculty's leadership in advancing the theory and practice of international business."
Dave Forquer, assistant dean for executive programs, added. "Our position among the best EMBA programs in the world confirms that the Robinson College delivers on our promise to develop global business leaders." The Robinson College Executive MBA is 17 months in duration. On average, students in the EMBA cohort possess more than 15 years of business experience. The program first made the Financial Times EMBA rankings in 2003 and has been on the list for eight of the past nine years.
For more information about Robinson's EMBA program please visit www.robinson.gsu.edu/emba.
Oct. 24, 2011