Global Partners MBA: 4 Continents + 2 Degrees = 1 Global Experience
The Global Partners MBA Program is an unparalleled living classroom experience that provides the next generation of leaders with the skills they need to succeed in the global business arena. The Global Partners MBA is a four-continent, 14-month, full-time cohort program presented by Georgia State Universitys J. Mack Robinson College of Business in partnership with COPPEAD Graduate School of Business, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; and IAE-Paris, Sorbonne Graduate Business School.
Extended Residencies in Atlanta, Rio, and Paris; Asian Field Study
The internationally renowned faculty of the three institutions teach a rigorous, integrated curriculum during extended residencies in Atlanta, Rio de Janeiro, and Paris, followed by a field study in Asia that introduces Global Partners students to the challenges and opportunities of conducting business in the regions emerging markets. Currently focusing on China, the field study includes company visits with senior executives across industry and functional focus, and cultural activities.
Executive Leadership Theme
A hallmark of the Global Partners program is ensuring that students discover their respective leadership competencies and how to translate those abilities into effective managerial practices. They also gain first-hand insight into leadership through face-to-face meetings with Fortune 500 executives, successful entrepreneurs, and high ranking government officials.
Commercial Diplomacy Theme
The Global Partners program provides extensive expertise in commercial relations, world trade, and market development. The commercial diplomacy theme allows students to examine why, when, and how companies, governments, policymakers, and international regulators work together. A particular effort is made to visit organizations with a presence in two or more residency or field study locations. Students also witness commercial diplomacy in action during company visits to Washington, DC; Brussels and Beijing.
Global Partners culminates in a 16-week international internship when students apply language skills, classroom knowledge, and cross-cultural acumen in the workplace. Past placements have included multinational corporations, nongovernmental organizations, and small to mid-sized firms in 31 countries.
Job Placement and Salary Increase
Firms that hired Global Partners students and graduates include: Adidas; Airbus; CIFAL; The Coca-Cola Company; Dubai International Finance Centre; Equifax; Ernst & Young; Exxon; GE Hungary; HP-Germany; JPMorgan Chase; Novell SARL; Ogilvy; CONQUITO; Rubbermaid France; SAP; The Home Depot; ThyssenKrupp; Turner Broadcasting System; UPS; and Versace. The average salary increase for graduates post-program is 69%.
2 Degrees + 3 Alma Maters = An Extensive Alumni Network
Global Partners graduates earn an MBA from the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University and a Master dAdministration des Entreprises from IAE-Paris. They also become part of the extensive worldwide network of Robinson, IAE and COPPEAD alumni.
Program Rankings and Accreditation
The Global Partners MBA is in Aspen Institutes Global Top 100 program for addressing the environmental, social and ethical complexities of business. The Robinson College of Business is accredited internationally by AACSB. COPPEAD is EQUIS accredited.
Robinsons Portfolio of Programs
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 75,000 alumni. With programs on five continents and students from 88 countries, the college is world-class and worldwide. Its part-time MBA is ranked among the best by the Aspen Institute, Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report, and its Executive MBA is on the Financial Times list of the world's premier programs. Located in Atlanta, the Robinson College and Georgia State have produced more of Georgia's top executives with graduate degrees than any other school in the Southeast.
In addition to the Global Partners MBA, the Robinson College offers the Executive, Flexible and Professional MBA as well as specialized masters programs which include eight (8) Fast Track Programs. Its Executive MBA, a 19-month program for professionals with at least seven years experience which includes an international residency, is in the Financial Times top 100 EMBA rankings. The at-your-own-pace Flexible MBAfor those with at least one year of work experienceand the 24-month cohort-format Professional MBAfor those with a minimum of four years experienceare highly ranked by BusinessWeek and U.S. News & World Report. The college offers specialized masters in 15 functional areas, making its program one of the largest such in the United States. According to Standard & Poors, more Georgia executives hold advanced degrees from the Robinson College of Business and Georgia State University than from any other school in the United States.
Robinson's Flexible MBA (Flex MBA) is, as its name implies, flexible: flexible in terms of course load; flexible in terms of times of day when courses are offered; and flexible in terms of majors, concentrations and dual-degree programs. Focused on contemporary, real-world problems and taught by a practice-oriented faculty, the Flex program prepares you to tackle even the most complex challenges facing leaders in today's global business environment. The program enhances general management abilities and provides an opportunity to place emphasis on a functional area of expertise.
The Professional MBA program (PMBA) is offered in a 24-month format. The PMBA is for high-performing, early-career professionals who want to earn an MBA in 24 months while continuing to work full-time. Structured in a lockstep format, students work together with the faculty as a cohort, proceeding through the classes as a group. This lockstep format fosters peer learning, an atmosphere of collaboration, and allows students to build lifelong business networks. Students have the option to pursue one of 19 concentrations to focus on a specific functional area.