J. Mack Robinson College of Business

The J. Mack Robinson College of Business is the business school of Georgia State University in Atlanta. Based in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business Administration Building, it is one of Georgia State's six colleges.

J. Mack Robinson College of Business
Parent institution
Georgia State University
Academic affiliation
DeanRichard D. Phillips
Location, ,
CampusUrban, Suburban


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

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 Administration
  • 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:

  • Business and Industrial Marketing
  • Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk
  • Center for International Business Education and Research
  • Center for Research in Information Systems
  • Economic Forecasting Center
  • Ethics and Corporate Responsibility
  • Excellence in Brand and Customer Management
  • Health Information Technology
  • Health Services Research
  • Herman J. Russell International Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Korean-American Business Center
  • Mature Consumer Studies
  • Process Innovation
  • Small Business Development Center

The institutes of the college are:

  • Decision Sciences
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Health Administration
  • International Business
  • W.T. Beebe Institute of Personnel and Employment Relations

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.

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute initiative was established in early 2015 at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business (RCB) to serve as a focal point for academic and research activities on the topics of entrepreneurship and innovation for RCB and the broader university community.


Business school rankings
Bloomberg Businessweek[1]25 (PT)
U.S. News & World Report[2]29 (PT)
U.S. undergraduate
Bloomberg Businessweek[3]110

For 2016, Robinson's Risk Management and Insurance program was ranked 6th, the Computer Information Systems program was ranked 11th, and the B.B.A. program was ranked 50th (30th among public university programs) in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.[4] In addition, the part-time MBA program was also ranked No. 36 in the nation by Bloomberg BusinessWeek.[5]

For 2013–14, the Robinson was ranked 50th among North American MBA programs by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), as part of the TopMBA Global 200 Business Schools Report.[6] The Master of Professional Accountancy Program was ranked by 2012 Public Accounting Report. Both graduate and undergraduate accounting programs were ranked by 2018 Public Accounting Report.

In research productivity, the 2017 University of Texas at Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings listed Robinson as 24th among North American business schools, 27th worldwide in research productivity between 2012 and 2016.[7]

Notable alumni


  1. "Best B-Schools". Bloomberg Businessweek. November 8, 2018. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  2. "2019 Best Business Schools Rankings". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  3. "The Complete Ranking: Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2016". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  4. "Georgia State University | Georgia State Overall Rankings | US News Best Colleges". U.S. News & World Report. 2016. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  5. Rodkin, Jonathan; Levyfrom, Francesca. "These Are the Best Business Schools of 2015". Retrieved May 20, 2018 via www.bloomberg.com.
  6. "TopMBA Global 200 Business Schools Report". "Quacquarelli Symonds". 2014.
  7. "North American Rankings - The UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings". jindal.utdallas.edu. Retrieved May 20, 2018.

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