Georgia State to Launch Online MBA

The J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University will launch an online MBA featuring concentrations in high-demand fields starting in fall 2024.
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  • Georgia State University's J. Mack Robinson College of Business will roll out an online MBA program starting in fall 2024.
  • Georgia State recently announced an overhaul of its MBA curriculum, cutting down the credit hours required to complete the degree.
  • The Robinson College offers MBA concentrations in high-demand, fast-growing fields like financial technology (fintech) and healthcare management.
  • A growing number of business schools across the country are rolling out online MBA programs geared toward working professionals.

Another business school is launching an online master of business administration (MBA) program geared toward working professionals as part of a growing national trend.

Georgia State University's J. Mack Robinson College of Business will roll out an online MBA program starting in fall 2024, according to a press release. That program will be self-paced and will have a heavy focus on both skills development and team building.

Offering our MBA online makes one of the region's most robust part-time programs even more flexible and accessible for working professionals, Robinson College Dean Richard Phillips said in the release.

The online MBA announcement comes as the J. Mack Robinson College of Business overhauls its flexible MBA curriculum. BestColleges previously reported that the program will be shortened from 52 credit hours to 42 starting in fall 2024, allowing for a faster completion time.

That revamped curriculum will feature 30 core credit hours and 12 electives in high-demand areas. Concentrations are available in rapidly growing fields like financial technology (fintech), digital marketing, healthcare management, and more.

The degree also allows students to pursue a STEM-designated major in business analysis. STEM encompasses science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines.

The overhaul also includes bolstered career services to connect students with employers and alumni.

Employers seek individuals with an innovative mindset, excellent collaborative skills, and the ability to tackle complex problems, Phillips said in a press release announcing the revamped curriculum. Our updated curriculum is designed to meet and exceed those expectations.

A growing number of business schools, from major public institutions like Georgia State to small, regional private schools, are rolling out online and flexible MBA programs geared toward working professionals.

Washington University in St. Louis and Texas A&M University both plan to debut flexible MBA programs for working professionals this year. A number of smaller schools have also embraced online MBA programs as student demand for flexibility increases.