Oct 16, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

7000 J. Mack Robinson College of Business



Undergraduate programs in the Robinson College of Business are described in detail in this chapter. See subsections for specific program information as well as policies and procedures.

7010 General Information

7010.20 Mission of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business

The J. Mack Robinson College of Business of Georgia State University is committed to academic excellence through advancing the creation and dissemination of knowledge in business and management. Moreover, the college seeks to prepare its students for the practice of management with the knowledge and skills needed to remain effective in a global, culturally diverse, and technologically advanced world that is characterized by rapid change and complex interdependencies. As an academic unit of Georgia State University, the Robinson College seeks to add value to private, public, and not-for-profit organizations through excellence in its research, education, and outreach programs. The college enjoys a location that is distinctive among business schools and is committed to taking full advantage of its proximity to multinational corporations, entrepreneurial enterprises, federal, state, and city agencies, and not-for-profit organizations.

7010.21 Mission of the B.B.A. Program

The mission of the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) program is to provide a broad general education and the core business knowledge and skills to prepare both traditional and nontraditional students for entry-level positions in private, public, and not-for-profit organizations and to stimulate in students a desire for lifelong learning. The program relies on a complement of full-time and part-time faculty using the most effective educational methods and technology to meet this mission.

7010.22 Objectives of the B.B.A. Program

The faculty seeks to fulfill the mission of the B.B.A. program by accomplishing the following objectives:

  • Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.
  • Students will effectively and efficiently use computer technology.
  • Students will effectively and efficiently analyze and solve business problems.
  • Students will function effectively as team members.
  • Students will demonstrate a desire for lifelong learning.

7010.30 Accreditation

The J. Mack Robinson College of Business is accredited by the AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The accounting programs of the college also hold accounting accreditation granted by the AACSB. The Institute of Health Administration is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. The program in hospitality administration is accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Programs in Hospitality Administration.

7010.40 Bachelor’s Degree Offered

The Robinson College of Business offers the Bachelor of Business Administration with ten majors. The requirements for the B.B.A. degree are shown later in this chapter. A degree is awarded only after admission to and completion of the prescribed program in accordance with the specific degree requirements and academic regulations of the college and the university.

7010.50 Tutorial Facilities

Tutorial facilities are available to students who may need assistance with writing or mathematics and are described in section 3000, College of Arts and Sciences.

7020 Academic Regulations

Students seeking a degree in the Robinson College of Business are encouraged to become familiar with the academic regulations of the university that are given elsewhere in this catalog. The sections concerning transfer requirements and the university degree policies, including the residence requirement, the core curriculum, the constitutions and histories requirement, application for graduation, academic recognitions, withdrawal from classes, incomplete grades, and scholastic discipline, are of particular importance. (Consult the index for the page numbers of these sections.) The college regulations discussed below should also be read carefully.

7020.10 Credit Transferred from Other Institutions

Some majors require that transfer credit for upper-level major courses be no more than five years old at the time the student enrolls in the B.B.A. program. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Academic Assistance for further information.

Course credit transferred from two-year colleges shall apply only toward freshman- or sophomore-level credit.

No more than 27 semester credit hours of course work earned through correspondence or extension will be accepted toward the B.B.A. degree. Courses completed through correspondence or extension may not apply toward junior- or senior-level credit.

Re-enrollment after Transferring Elsewhere: Undergraduate students who enroll at another institution as regular students (as opposed to transient- or visiting-student status) will be considered as having transferred to that institution. If such students later re-enroll in the B.B.A. program, regardless of the length of the absence, they will be subject to the curricular degree requirements in effect at the time of their return. Such students are encouraged to discuss their transfer to the other institution with their academic advisor in advance if they intend to apply this work toward a degree of the Robinson College of Business.

Students may not take courses for degree credit at another institution during the semester they expect to graduate from Georgia State University.

7020.20 Policy on Allowing Undergraduates to Take Graduate Courses

Students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or higher who have at least 18 semester hours of credit at Georgia State University and who are in their senior year may petition to take up to two graduate courses in the Robinson College of Business in lieu of undergraduate courses. Students interested in petitioning should contact the Office of Undergraduate Academic Assistance for a statement of restrictions and procedures pertaining to this policy.

7020.30 Minimum Grade Requirements for B.B.A. Students

A grade of C- or higher is necessary to receive degree credit in the following required courses in the B.B.A. degree program: All BBA Area F courses; all the courses in the junior-year business core; the upper division communication course; all the courses in the major; BUSA 4000  , BUSA 4980 ; and the student’s junior or senior RCB electives.

In addition to the minimum grade requirements in these courses, a grade of C- or higher must be earned by actuarial science majors in MATH 2215 .

Students transferring from business programs within the University System of Georgia with credit earned for Business Area F courses not included in the Robinson College BBA Area F, must have earned a C- or higher in any course they wish to satisfy the Robinson College BBA’s Area F requirement.

7020.40 Minimum GPA Requirement for All Students Enrolled in RCB Courses

Students seeking admission into the Robinson College of Business BBA program will complete the following Area F courses prior to entry. The courses listed below will also be included in the six-course Grade Point Average (GPA) calculation used for initial eligibility requirements described in subsequent sub-sections.

Students transferring from other Business programs within the University System of Georgia should refer to sections of this catalog for information on satisfying these requirements. Students attending Perimeter College at Georgia State University intending to transfer into the Robinson College and earn the four year BBA degree may complete some or all of these courses at Perimeter College at Georgia State University. All students must earn course grades in their Area F courses consistent with Minimum Grade Requirements for B.B.A. Students section of this catalog and a GPA consistent with Minimum GPA Requirement for All Students Enrolled in RCB Courses section of this catalog

7020.41 Initial Eligibility Requirements for Students Admitted to Georgia State University as Freshman (i.e. a native Georgia State University student with no transfer credit)

Students in this category, regardless of degree program or status, may not enroll in upper-level courses (those numbered 3000-4999) offered by the Robinson College of Business unless they meet the following requirements:

  • Earned at least 45 semester hours of college-level credit.
  • Completed the six Area F required courses listed in Minimum GPA Requirement for All Students Enrolled in RCB Courses section of this catalog, with an aggregate GPA of 2.8 or better. In attempting to satisfy this requirement each of the six courses listed in Minimum GPA Requirement for All Students Enrolled in RCB Courses section may be attempted only twice at Georgia State University. The six course GPA will be computed using the grade awarded in the student’s last attempt in each course. A WF counts as an attempt.

7020.42 Initial Eligibility Requirements for Students not covered by section 7020.41

Students in this category, regardless of degree program or status, may not enroll in the Junior Business Core courses or other upper-level courses (those numbered 3000-4999) offered by the Robinson College of Business unless they meet the following requirements:

The following rules will be used in determining the Area F GPA that applies for students under their subsection:

  • Earned at least 45 semester hours of college-level credit.
  • Students must complete the Robinson College of Business Area F courses through approved transfer credit or at either Georgia State University prior to seeking enrollment in upper-level courses offered by the Robinson College of Business.
  • Students must have earned an Area F GPA, as per the six courses listed in Minimum GPA Requirement for All Students Enrolled in RCB Courses section of this catalog, that meets or exceeds 2.80. Each of the six courses may be attempted only twice at Georgia State regardless of previous attempts at other institutions. The six course Area F GPA will be computed using the grade awarded in the student’s last attempt in each course. A WF counts as an attempt.

7020.43 Continuing Eligibility Requirements for Students

Once a student is eligible to take 3000/4000 RCB courses under either Initial Eligibility Requirements for Students Admitted to Georgia State University as Freshman or Initial Eligibility Requirements for Students not covered by section 7020.41 of this catalog they may remain eligible to take 3000/4000 level RCB courses as long as they maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher and remain in good standing. If the student’s GPA falls below the 2.0 required he or she will remain one semester to raise the GPA to the standard. If unable they will be ineligible to enroll in additional 3000/4000 level RCB courses and will be advised into another degree program.

7020.50 Course Sequencing Requirements

Students are expected to proceed through the B.B.A. program in proper sequence to receive maximum benefit from their studies. Courses that are intended for the freshman through senior years are indicated by the course numbering system (1000 level through 4000 level, respectively). The lower-level courses taken in the freshman and sophomore years provide a foundation of general education on which the junior and senior years are based.

Sequencing requirements for all students and specifically for B.B.A. students follow. Students who violate any of the course sequencing requirements are subject to disenrollment by the college regardless of performance or time lapse and will be allowed a tuition refund in accordance with the university’s refund schedule.

7020.60 Upper Division Sequencing for All Students Enrolled in RCB

Students may not register for any 3000/4000-level course taught by the Robinson College of Business until they have earned at least 45 semester hours of college-level credit and satisfied the Area F and the GPA requirements set out in either Sections Initial Eligibility Requirements for Students Admitted to Georgia State University as Freshman or Initial Eligibility Requirements for Students not covered by section 7020.41 of this catalog.

7020.80 Business Residence Requirement

At least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the B.B.A. degree must be taken in residence at Georgia State University. This regulation is a requirement of the college’s accrediting body. These are the courses in the B.B.A. program that are considered “business credit hours:” ACCT 2101 ACCT 2102 , BUSA 1105 , CIS 2010 FI 3300 , LGLS 3610 , MGT 3100 MGT 3400 , MK 3010 , BUSA 4000  , BUSA 4980 , courses in the major (18-21 semester hours, depending on the major chosen), RCB electives (9-12 hours).

7020.90 Core Curriculum

As stated in the “Core Curriculum” section  of the “University Degree Requirements and Graduation” section of this catalog, the university complies with the requirements of the core curriculum of the University System of Georgia. The 60 semester hours of course work for the freshman and sophomore years of the B.B.A. program are designed to conform to that core.

Transfer students from institutions in the University System of Georgia who followed the core curriculum at their previous institution and earned sufficient grades in courses listed in areas A through E of the core curriculum will be granted transfer credit for those relevant courses. This may mean that credit will be granted for courses that differ from those which would be taken at Georgia State University, as shown in the curriculum listed below.

Transfer credit will be given in Core Area F of the B.B.A. program for students who were following the business transfer program at a two-year college or the business curriculum for a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university in the University System of Georgia.

If a portion of a core area has been completed, then transfer credit for the corresponding portion at Georgia State will be granted.

7030.10 BBA Degree Requirements

Areas A through E of the undergraduate core curriculum make up the first 42 semester hours of the freshman and sophomore years of the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program. These requirements are listed in the “University Degree Requirements and Graduation” chapter of this catalog as part of the description of the university’s core curriculum.

Courses in the core curriculum that are recommended by the Robinson College of Business faculty are given in that description and in section 7030.10 of this catalog. These recommendations reflect choices that will be particularly helpful in providing B.B.A. students with a strong foundation for Robinson College of Business Core Area F and the junior and senior years of the program, and their career

Lower division courses required for the BBA degree are also identified in section 7030.10 below

The credit hour and course requirements for the Robinson College of Business Core Area F, and the junior and senior years in each major are listed in this chapter. As always consult the course descriptions section of this catalog for prerequisites and descriptions of the courses listed

BBA Program Information

Lower-Division (Freshman/Sophomore) Years

Core Areas A through E.

For courses that satisfy these requirements, refer to “University Degree Requirements and Graduation” of this catalog. note, some majors in the Robinson College of Business have specific recommendations for students that will facilitate smooth progression through the major’s required courses.

Recommended First-Year Sequencing

The Robinson College of Business strongly recommends that new, first-year students at Georgia State University who are considering a major in Business enroll in a Freshman Learning Community (FLC) that is orientated to pre-business students for their first semester. The Office of  Undergraduate Studies can assist students in finding an appropriate Freshman Learning Community.

Students who have earned sufficient course credit prior to their first semester may make participation in an FLC impractical, are strongly encouraged to enroll in a section of GSU 1010 for pre-BBA students.lease contact First Year Programs and the Office of Undergraduate Studies for assistance.

The University System of Georgia requires students to complete their Area A requirements for ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 during their first two semesters of enrollment

Recommended Area F Sequencing. (Minimum of grade of C- or higher is required in each course.)

The Robinson College of Business recommends that students considering a major in Business take their Robinson College Area F courses at the following points in their lower division program:

Recommended Area F Sequencing

The Robinson College of Business recommends that students considering a major in Business take their Robinson College Area F courses at the following points in their lower-division program:

In each semester of your first year, take one of the following:

ECON 2105  Principles of Macroeconomics , or

ECON 2106   Principles of Microeconomics

In the second semester of your first year, take:

BUSA 1105 Business, Value and You

In the first semester of your sophomore year take:

ACCT 2101 Principles of Accounting I

CIS 2010 Introduction to Information Systems

In the second semester of the sophomore year take:

ACCT 2102 Principles of Accounting II

All students are strongly advised to work closely with their academic advisors at all steps in their program of study to assure their most efficient progression to graduation.

Other RCB Requirements and Recommended Sequencing

The Robinson College of Business requires MATH 1401 and MATH 1111 or higher** to satisfy degree requirements.  It is recommended that students take MATH 1111 or higher** in Area A and MATH 1401 in Area D when satisfying their lower-division core requirements.  If not taken in Area A or Area D, these courses must be taken elsewhere in the program.   All students should work closely with their advisors to make sure that they complete these requirements in an efficient and effective manner.

** Students should consult their advisors about the applicability of other MATH courses as substitutes. The language “or higher” refers to the sophistication of the subject matter, not necessarily the course number.  Students with a pre-major in Actuarial Science should follow the MATH sequencing set out in a program of study coordinated with their advisor starting in their first semester at Georgia State University.

Recommended Sequencing of 1000 and-2000 level RCB Required and Recommended Courses*

In the first semester of your first year take (preferably in an FLC):

GSU 1010 New Student Orientation, in a pre-BBA section

ENGL 1101 English Composition I

and take either one of the following: *

MATH 1111 College Algebra, or higher, or

MATH 1401 Elementary Statistics

and take either one of the following:

ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics, or

ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics

In the second semester of your first year take:

BUSA 1105 Business, Value, and You

ENGL 1102 English Composition II

and take either one of the following: *

MATH 1111 College Algebra, or higher, or

MATH 1401 Elementary Statistics

and take either one of the following:

ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics, or

ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics

In the first semester of your second year take:

ACCT 2101 Principles of Accounting I

CIS 2010 Introduction to Information Systems

In the second semester of your second year take:

ACCT 2102 Principles of Accounting II

* Students with a pre-BBA major in Actuarial Science should follow the MATH sequencing set out in coordination with their advisor starting in their first semester at Georgia State University

 All Students should consult their advisors about the applicability of other MATH courses as substitutes. The language “or higher” following MATH 1111 refers to the sophistication of the subject matter, not necessarily the course number.  If students do not take MATH 1401 in satisfaction of Area D, then they will have to take it as part of their junior/senior elective course requirements.

Minimum Grade Requirements

Students must earn a final grade of C- or higher for courses as listed in Section 7020.30 of this catalog and satisfy the minimum entry GPA requirement as set out in Sections 7020.40  of this catalog.

Upper-Division (Junior/Senior) Years.

Junior Business Core (Minimum of grade of C- or higher is required in each course.)

  • LGLS 3610   The Legal and Ethical Analysis of Business Environments
  • FI 3300   Corporation Finance
  • MGT 3100   Business Analysis*
  • MGT 3400   Managing People in Organizations
  • MK 3010   Marketing Management

*Actuarial Science majors must take MATH 4751 in lieu of MGS 3100 to satisfy the junior core.

Junior Communication Course. (Minimum of grade of C- or higher is required in this course.)

  • BCOM 3950   Business Communication and Professionalism

Major. (Minimum of grade of C- or higher is required in each course.) All majors require 21 semester hours in this portion of the curriculum:

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Hospitality Administration
  • Managment
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate
  • Risk Management and Insurance

The student should select courses for each major after reviewing the appropriate school or department descriptions for their major that follows in this catalog, and after consultation with a faculty adviser in the school or department that offers the major.

The catalog language that follows describes each major and, if applicable, lists possible areas of specialization within the major.  The required courses in each major, if any, are also listed in the school or department descriptions.  The Robinson College of Business reserves the right to amend this list of majors at the end of any semester.

Junior/Senior Electives.

Robinson College of Business students are required to take upper division electives as a part of their degree requirements. Electives provide opportunities for students to pursue personal interests and to broaden their general knowledge or pursue a specialization in a particular area. A combination of business and non-business courses can be used to satisfy this area allowing double majors, minors and certificates to add to the BBA degree.

Upper division electives should be selected based on a student’s personal and professional goals in consultation with academic advisors, career advisors and faculty members in the Robinson College of Business.

Junior/Senior Business Electives (Minimum of grade of C- or higher is required in each course.).

Electives vary from 0-6 credit hours depending on the major and must be selected from 3000/4000-level courses in the Robinson College of Business.

Degree requirements pertaining to junior and senior level RCB electives vary across the Robinson College of Business for different majors. Students should work closely with their academic advisor each semester to make sure that their program of study complies with their major’s degree requirements and keeps them on track for timely graduation.

Additional Junior/Senior Electives (Minimum grade or C- or higher required for any elective taken in the Robinson College of Business)

These electives varying from 3-9 credit hours must be selected from the 3000/4000-level courses either taught by the Robinson College of Business or by colleges within Georgia State University outside the Robinson College of Business.

Exceptions to the requirement that non-RCB electives be 3000- or 4000-level courses are:

1) Math 1401, 1111, 2211, 2212, 2215, and 2420, which may be taken to satisfy all or part of the non-RCB elective requirement.  The student will still have to complete a minimum of 39 upper-level semester hours of their degree at Georgia State.  (This provision ensures that the student will meet the university’s academic residence requirement.)

2) Actuarial Science majors may use a portion of the credit hours of their required 2000-level mathematics courses to satisfy part of the upper-division junior/senior elective requirement.  MATH 2211, MATH 2212, and MATH 2215 are required and each carry four semester hours of credit.  If the student’s mathematics background permits, beginning this calculus sequence in Core Area A and/or D (in place of MATH 1111 and/or MATH 1070), is recommended.  When these courses are used for Areas A and/or D, three-semester-hours of each course will be applied to meet Area A and/or D credit requirements.  The one remaining credit hour of each course will then be applied in satisfaction of the student’s junior/senior elective requirements for this degree.  Thus, this portion of the curriculum can range from 10 to 12 semester hours.  A grade of C- or higher is required in Math 2215.

All students with a pre-major in Actuarial Science should follow the Mathematics sequence set out in coordination with their advisor beginning with their first semester at Georgia State, if possible.  Students will still need a minimum of 39 upper-level semester hours to complete their degree at Georgia State.  (This provision ensures that the student will meet the university’s academic residence requirement.)

Certificates & Minors: The Robinson College of Business offers numerous minors and certificates to supplement the BBA degree. Information on specific minors and certificates can be found on individual department websites (www.robinson.gsu.edu)

Senior Globalization Perspectives

All students in the Robinson College of Business expand their junior-core knowledge with courses emphasizing a global perspective.  These dimensions of globalization are independent of required courses yet are important for all students to study.  In completing this portion of their program students will take a total of three hours of Global-focused courses.

The Robinson College of Business is committed to bringing experiential exposure to the globalized environment to all students.  The Senior-level Globalization courses address this goal.  Students should take the following two courses after completion of the Junior Core whenever possible.

BUSA 4000   Global Business

Business Capstone Module. (Minimum of grade of C- or higher is required in this course.)

The Business Capstone Module is highly recommended for the final semester of a student’s BBA degree program. It consists of the following courses, which must be taken together:

BUSA 4980  Business Capstone

BUSA 4990  Exit Exam

Prerequisites for the Business Capstone Module are completion of all of the following courses with a grade of C- or better: All courses in the RCB Core Area F, the Junior Business Core as listed in this catalog above, BCOM 3950, BUSA 4001, BUSA 4002 and nine-hours of upper-level courses in the student’s major.

A minimum grade of C- or higher is required in BUSA 4980.

7030.20 Information Technology Access and Skill Requirements

Access Requirements: Because information technology is an integral part of business decision-making, courses in the Robinson College of Business frequently incorporate assignments that require computing skills. Consistent with university policy. The Robinson College requires students to be responsible for providing computer and Internet access for all RCB courses and programs.

Hardware and Software Requirements: Georgia State has standardized on the Microsoft Office Suite in the student computer labs. Students may consult the university’s Office of Student Financial Aid for information about possible funding opportunities for computer and Internet access expenses.

7040 Office of Undergraduate Academic Assistance

Delta Student Success Center
55 Park Place, NE
Suite 1201
404-413-7115, Fax: 404-413-7119
robinson.gsu.edu/undergraduate/contact-us/

M. Colleen Joyce, Director
Carmen Owens, Assistant Director
Tracy Mitchell, Assistant Director
Kim Bagneris, Senior Academic Advisor
Vanessa Jones, Senior Academic Advisor
Marchey Brown, Senior Academic Advisor

Students should regularly consult the website for updates and changes to the B.B.A. program and college regulations that occur after publication of this catalog and for other notices of interest to undergraduate students.

The Robinson College of Business provides the Office of Undergraduate Academic Assistance for the benefit of its students.

Mission: This office supports the college’s mission of and commitment to academic excellence by assisting enrolled students in the development of meaningful educational plans that are compatible with their life goals. The office helps undergraduate students become knowledgeable about academic programs, pertinent regulations, and services available throughout the university.

Areas of responsibility: To support the undergraduate aspects of its mission, the Office of Undergraduate Academic Assistance and the University Advisement Center work with B.B.A. students in these areas:

  • to provide programs of study for each major offered by the college
  • to indicate to transfer students the specific credits for work done at other institutions which can be applied toward the BBA degree
  • to assist students in course selections and schedule revisions each semester;
  • to explain catalog regulations;
  • to administer policies for the college and the university;
  • to refer students to other sources of help in the university.

Students advised by the Office of Undergraduate Academic Advisement are seen by appointment except during walk-in times that are provided for brief questions that can be resolved in ten or fewer minutes. Walk-in advisement is 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. Additional walk-in hours are available during some phases of registration. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Academic Assistance for dates and times. Appointment hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday and 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Thursday.

7040.10 Advisement

To ensure orderly progression through the degree program, students are urged to keep their catalogs and evaluations of credits readily available and to refer to them frequently as they schedule courses each semester. Students’ familiarity with their degree requirements is the foundation for advisement provided by the college.

B.B.A. students can be advised by academic advisers in the Office of Undergraduate Academic Assistance and the University Advisement Center as described in the preceding section. Advisement from these offices is not mandatory for the B.B.A. program, but the college encourages students with questions about their degree requirements or the academic regulations of the college or university to contact their adviser.

All students also may consult faculty members in the academic units of the college with questions about course content or for help in selecting major courses after reviewing the description of the major in the catalog. Students should contact the academic unit in advance to arrange a conference with a faculty adviser.

Robinson Career Advancement Center

J. Mack Robinson College of Business
Delta Student Success Center
Career Advancement Center
55 Park Place, 12th Floor
404-413-7155
robinson.gsu.edu/cac/

Mission

The Robinson Career Advancement Center is committed to pro-actively help Robinson College of Business students and alumni manage their career, develop excellent job search skills and connect with high quality job opportunities, while providing employers with an outstanding recruiting experience. In addition, we provide employers with a central gateway for recruiting out current students and alumni.

Undergraduate Career Counselors

La’Kesha Hughes, Senior Career Counselor, Undergraduate
404-413-7161, lhughes@gsu.edu

Serves students pursuing degrees in the following areas of study: Actuarial Science, Hospitality, Marketing, Managerial Sciences and Risk Management and Insurance. Assists students with career exploration and development, including but not limited to, resumes, interviewing skills, offer negotiation, CareerLeader assessments, and job search. Also serves as a BCOM 3950 Lab Instructor.

Ali’Yah Martin, Career Counselor, Undergraduate
404-413-7164, amartin114@gsu.edu

Serves students pursuing degrees in the following areas of study: Accounting, Business Economics, CIS, Finance and Real Estate. Assists students with career exploration and development, including but not limited to, resumes, interviewing skills, offer negotiation, CareerLeader assessments, and job search. Also serves as a BCOM 3950 Lab Instructor.

Handshake

Our online platform for connecting employers and students, is the place where students have access to over 2000 internship, co-op and full-time career opportunities. In addition, Handshake serves as out portal to access a variety of on-line tools and databases to support student career advancement. Access Handshake at robinson.gsu.edu/cac/

Services

The following services are available to undergraduates in the Robinson College of Business:

Individual career advising and assessment
Resume and cover letter critiques
Mock interviews
Workshops pertaining to all aspects of the job search process.
Panthership- Job Shadowing.
Job and internship postings
Campus interviews
Career EXPO’s and networking events are sponsored to give students exposure to employers.
These events offer an excellent opportunity to make personal contact and gather information concerning specific companies, internship programs, staffing needs and industry trends.

Career Advancement Center Leadership

Jason Aldrich, Ed.D, Assistant Dean Strategic Planning and Career Advancement
404-413-7156, jaldrich@gsu.edu
As a member of the Dean of the Robinson College of Business’ leadership team, Jason provides leadership and oversight to the graduate and undergraduate career advancement centers and develops and maintains internal and external strategic partnerships.

Denise Holmes, M.S., Director Undergraduate Career Advancement Center
404-413-7169, dholmes17@gsu.edu
Undergraduate Career Advancement Programming; Undergraduate Recruiting liaison; Career EXPO (fall and spring)

Marielle Thomas, Career & Employer Relations, Undergraduate
404-413-7116, mthomas125@gsu.edu
All undergraduate recruitment events. Fall and Spring Career EXPO; Interview Days/Schedules;
Information Sessions; Resume Books and Handshake Employment Postings.

Sharry Conroy, Associate Director, Undergraduate Career Management
404-413-7160, sconroy2@gsu.edu
Leads our Panthers on Wall Street, Panthers in the Valley and Panthers in D.C. signature programs.

Clare Higgins, Assistant Director, Employer Relations
404-413-7157, chmorton@gsu.edu
Serves as the point person for the Joiner Achievement Academy and supports employers recruiting across our undergraduate and graduate populations. Also serves as the point of contact for all CAC technical infrastructure.

Student Complaints, Petitions for Policy Waivers and Variances, and Appeals

The appeals procedure for students in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business will follow different courses depending on the nature of the student’s appeal. Please refer to University Information Student Complaints, Petitions for Policy Waivers and Variances, and Appeals  under Polices and Disclosures in this catalog for details.

College Honors Day

Each spring semester a College Honors Day is observed to recognize students in the Robinson College of Business for their academic excellence.

Beta Gamma Sigma

Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest general scholastic honor a business student can receive at Georgia State University, and it is recognized as such throughout the academic and business communities. Nominations for membership in this national honorary business fraternity occur early in spring semester. Second-semester juniors who are in the upper seven percent of their class and seniors in the upper ten percent of their class are eligible for nomination.

Honors Program

Robinson College of Business
Delta Student Success Center
Signature Programs Office
55 Park Place, NE
Suite 1226
or
35 Broad Street
Suite 1001
404-413-7555

robinson.gsu.edu/programs/undergraduate-programs/honors-program/

Jessica Waldrop, Ph.D.;  Faculty Associate for the Honors Experience in Business

Robinson will no longer maintain a separate honors program. Instead, Robinson students admitted through the University Honors College will be part of a newly-designed Honors Experience in Business.

Business Communication Programs

Jan Costello, Coordinator

Effective communication allows individuals to understand each other, encourages people to take action, and motivates others to think creatively and critically. Business Communication Programs offer undergraduate and graduate classes that prepare students to effectively handle the demanding communication tasks of the twenty-first century. Students develop professional communication skills and learn how culture, ethics, and technology affect communication. Faculty members bring experience to Business Communication Programs from academic disciplines, as well as corporations, and address communication issues based on diversity and globalization. Strong communication skills are vital for all disciplines today. The program continues to evolve to meet the advanced communication requirements of business students at Georgia State University.

Graduate Programs Offered by the J. Mack Robinson College of Business

Georgia State University offers through the J. Mack Robinson College of Business graduate programs leading to the following degrees:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration/Juris Doctor
  • Master of Business Administration/Master of Health Administration
  • Master of Business Administration/Master of Health Administration/Juris Doctor
  • Master of Actuarial Science
  • Master of Science in Quantitative Risk Analysis and Management

 

  • Master of International Business
  • Master of Global Hospitality Management
  • Master of Professional Accountancy
  • Master of Professional Accountancy/Juris Doctor
  • Master of Science in Analytics
  • Master of Science in Business Economics

 

  • Master of Science in Managerial Science
  • Master of Science in Marketing
  • Master of Science in Health Administration
  • Master of Science in Information Systems
  • Master of Science in Information Systems Audit and Control
  • Master of Science in Commercial Real Estate
  • Master of Taxation

Information concerning the programs leading to the graduate degrees is contained in the university’s graduate catalog. Inquiries concerning masters’ programs should be directed to the Office of Graduate Recruiting and Student Services of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business (605 RCB Building, 404-413-7167) at least six months in advance of the desired time of entry. Inquiries concerning the doctoral program should be directed to the Doctoral Program Office, 831 RCB Building, 404-413-7070.

The J. Mack Robinson College of Business also offers graduate certificate programs in accounting, enterprise risk management, information systems, brand and customer management and strategic sales leadership.