Robinson’s Ph.D. program in accountancy aims to graduate individuals who are highly qualified and sought after for faculty positions in research-oriented universities.The program focuses on preparing students to critique and produce accounting research that is publishable in premier accounting journals. During the program, students take required doctoral seminars in accounting and research methodology as well as elective seminars in other areas consistent with their research interests (e.g., economics, finance and psychology). Students are expected to work closely with faculty to develop a research portfolio in addition to their required dissertation. For the latest information about required courses, view the Robinson College of Business website.
Program InformationThe undergraduate accounting program is designed to provide the foundation-level technical and analytical accounting knowledge and skills need to become a professional in the accounting field and to pursue a fifth (graduate) year of accounting study. The primary emphasis of the program is preparation for students who wish to apply for admission to the Master of Professional Accountancy program. In addition the program designed to provide appropriate preparation for entry level positions business and graduate study in law or other business fields.
The mission of the accounting concentration is to prepare individuals to become leaders in financial reporting and assurance services in public accounting or industry. While the MBA program enhances general management abilities, the accounting concentration focuses specifically on financial reporting skills in a global economy, assurance service skills in a variety of organizational contexts and financial analysis skills. For the latest information about required courses, view the Robinson College of Business website.
Accelerated progressIn four semesters, you can earn your master of professional accountancy and be eligible to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Our staff takes a personalized approach to helping students become a CPA, including personalized study plans and scheduling which exam sections to tackle first.
All the right ingredientsMany students in your cohort will bring work experience from a variety of backgrounds and industries such as law, journalism, economics, anthropology, and business, giving everyone in the cohort a new, unique perspective.
Opportunities to meet your future employersThe Accounting Career Showcase connects more than 40 accounting firms with School of Accountancy students. Also, many of the leading firms around Atlanta, including Smith & Howard, Moore Stephens Tiller and Georgia-Pacific, regularly host site visits, offering students face time with senior managers and partners. For the latest information about required courses, view the Robinson College of Business website.
Program InformationActuaries have been called the financial architects and social mathematicians because of their unique blend of analytical and business skills in the insurance and financial services industry, as consultants in firms that specialize in employee benefits and pensions in the government sector and in a variety of other roles.
We are one of the elite programs in the countryRobinson’s Master of Actuarial Science program is offered by the only school accredited by the Society of Actuaries as a Center of Actuarial Excellence in the Southeast. Our department is ranked #6 by U.S. News & World Report and has been ranked within the top 10 for more than 10 years. The program is accredited as a University Risk Program by the Professional Risk Managers Association. Other programs can claim two of these credentials, but only Robinson has achieved all three.
We are the expertsMany Master of Actuarial Science faculty are credentialed actuaries with significant experience in the professional and academic fields. Further, our actuaries are global scholars serving on editorial boards of several journals relevant for actuarial science, including the ASTIN Bulletin, Journal of Risk and Insurance, Risks, Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, Journal of Mathematical Studies and Statistica Sinica.
We’ll help you climb the corporate ladderBy housing our program in a business school instead of a math department, students learn business skills and acumen as well as actuarial science, creating multiple pathways up the corporate ladder. As a result of the college’s history and large scale, employers from around the country heavily recruit our talent. For the latest information about required courses, view the Robinson College of Business website.
The MBA program provides the skills needed by future business leaders and future management consultants, such as creative decision-making, leadership and the ability to work as a member of a team. The actuarial science concentration focuses on mathematical modeling. Qualified students who wish to acquire both sets of skills should enroll in the MBA program with a concentration in actuarial science. Applicants will be required to meet the admission requirements for both the MBA and the master of actuarial science programs. For the latest information about required courses, view the Robinson College of Business website.
Locations: Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, Online (some courses)
Interest Area: Humanities & Arts
What Is African American Studies? African American Studies is the systematic study and exploration of people of African descent in the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and Africa. It is a critical examination, analysis and interpretation of the experiences, traditions and dynamics of people of African descent. Students are exposed to the historical, cultural, political, economic, social and psychological effects of people in the African American community. Why Pursue African American Studies? African American Studies offers an interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach to the study of people of African descent through the lens of ethnicity, culture, gender, sexuality and social structure. Through scholarly research, theoretical inquiry and policy analysis, African American Studies is committed to the promotion of social justice, social responsibility and community engagement in order to reflect a positive social change. The curriculum promotes critical thinking, research analysis and proficiency in oral and written communication to prepare students for diverse professions in various career fields. On pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor’s degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.
The Bachelor of Arts in African-American Studies program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for the interdisciplinary study of people of African descent, connecting with the community and promoting social justice, while offering a curriculum that reflects the highest aspirations of education in an evolving society. Our department's research focus engages the experiences of Africans and African descendants in the U.S. and globally through the lenses of ethnicity, culture, gender, sexuality and social structure. Our instruction and curriculum promotes critical thinking, research skills and proficiency in oral and written communication.
Graduate students who want to engage in the interdisciplinary study of Black people in the United States, Africa and in the African diaspora will work closely with our faculty in this program. Our faculty have expertise in the domestic and global study of race and Blackness in the traditional disciplines of African-American Studies, Anthropology, Art History, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Social Work and Public Health. There are few departments or programs that match our strengths in:
- Diasporic studies in Black popular and mass culture
- Culturally relevant pedagogy
- Community empowerment
- Gender, sexuality and social relationships
Africana Studies is a growing discipline. An increasing number of employers are seeking to fill positions with people who possess a cultural and historical analysis of Black people in the U.S., the African diaspora, and around the globe. As a discipline that is interdisciplinary and diasporic, African American Studies specifically educates students in:
- Black political, cultural, philosophical and artistic thought and practice
- Black popular and mass culture
- Race in relation to the study of gender and sexuality
- Social justice through community engagement
What Is American Sign Language?Perimeter College offers beginning- through intermediate-level classes in American Sign Language. Students on a guided pathway in American Sign Language can earn an associate of arts degree. American Sign Language is the third most studied world language in the United States and can be a valuable asset as a secondary skill for employment.
Why Study American Sign Language?Learning a new language can expand a student’s thinking, perspective and opportunities. Perimeter College’s guided pathway in American Sign Language prepares students for transfer to baccalaureate programs in interpreting, education or social service. A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor's degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.
Half of your learning will occur outside the classroomOur corporate partners grant our students access to their proprietary data so they can apply program concepts to business problems. We call these month-long projects Insight Sprints.
We will put you on employers’ radarThe Robinson College of Business is in the heart of Atlanta, the business capital of the Southeast. More than 150,000 companies are headquartered here, including 26 Fortune 1000 companies and thousands of hot start-ups. The program’s Insight Sprints and speaker events will give you face time with desirable employers.
We lead in analytics educationU.S. News & World Report ranks our graduate and undergraduate computer information systems programs in the top 10 in the nation. In 2015, the UT Dallas Research Productivity Index ranked us #1 for a rise in research productivity ranking among the top 50 U.S. business schools in the last five years. For the latest information about required courses, view the Robinson College of Business website.
What Is Anthropology?Anthropology is the study of human cultural and biological diversity across time. The discipline includes four sub-areas: socio-cultural anthropology, archaeology, linguistics and biological anthropology. Anthropology students are taught holistic and comparative approaches to the study of the human condition and develop a strong grasp of the causes and consequences of globalization. The Anthropology guided pathway provides the freshman and sophomore coursework required by most four-year institutions.
Why Study Anthropology?Students of anthropology explore cultures around the world or throughout time. They examine artifacts of ancient people and study the human body to reveal clues to the past. A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor's degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.
Program InformationAnthropology, the study of humans, provides students with a perspective on the nature of humankind over time and in different environments. It is concerned with humans as biological beings (biological anthropology), with prehistory and cultural evolution (archaeology), and with how humans order their worlds socially and culturally (social/cultural anthropology), as well as with the nature of human language (linguistic anthropology). The Department of Anthropology offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology. Undergraduate majors are encouraged to take a wide range of courses in archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology. For the latest information about required courses, view the Undergraduate Catalog. For more information about the Minor in Anthropology, view the Department of Anthropology website.
The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program in anthropology provides rigorous training in anthropological theories, methods and skills. The program is dedicated to the investigation of a broad range of social, cultural, political-economic and biological issues, processes and problems pertaining to the human experience in its past and present dimensions. The Department of Anthropology program uses resources in metropolitan Atlanta to promote student learning, offering a concentration in Museum Anthropology and a graduate Certificate in Ethnography.
The applied behavior analysis program gives students the opportunity to work in a clinical and community environment to help people with disabilities. It teaches how to master basic behavioral-analytic skills, such as measurement, experimental design and various behavioral change components to help students become better therapists. Program highlights include collaborations with faculty members, opportunities for practicum internship placements and a cohort model that fosters lasting professional relationships. You will also learn client-centered responsibilities, such as problem identification, methods of intervention and implementation, management and supervision. This course also gives you important foundation knowledge, which includes the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) Professional Disciplinary and Ethical Standards and Guidelines for Responsible Conduct for Behavior Analysts. Exam pass-rate data are not published for sequences with fewer than six first-time candidates in a single year or for sequences within their first four years of operation. To access current pass rates, current and potential students may visit BACB's Verified Course Sequences page. The coursework and practicum courses completed for the master of science degree in applied behavior analysis have been approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. ® as meeting the coursework and experience requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination ®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to apply. There is a non-degree version of this program. Please view the admissions requirements below. New for 2020 - we have a new initiative that hopes to recruit, train and support graduate students interested in graduating with an M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis. The program is called Project Behavioral Early Education Scholars (BEES) and it can help provide financial support as you study for this degree. Learn more about this funding opportunity.