Frequently Asked Questions
- The skills to manage, lead and succeed in the global marketplace
- Special emphasis placed on leadership, commercial diplomacy, and navigating government and political systems
- Degree/Diplomas: An MBA from Georgia State University, an MBA from IAE de Paris and a certificate from COPPEAD
Exceptions: Neither the TOEFL nor the IELTS is required of permanent residents, U.S. naturalized citizens or international applicants who have received a degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. Documentation of citizenship status or proof of a U.S. degree must accompany the application.
The communication skills of all students are key to their success in our graduate program. The TOEFL standards we would like to see at the Robinson College of Business include paper version scores of at least 610, computer version scores of at least 253 and the new Internet version scores of 101 with a score of at least 25 in the area of speaking.
To electronically send TOEFL scores to our office, please use the college's TOEFL code number for master's-level programs, 5251 and the college's department code number, 02.
The acceptable English proficiency scores bands for the IELTS are 7 (Good User), 8 (Very Good User) and 9 (Expert User). Please send all IELTS scores to:
Georgia State University
Global Partners MBA
Tower Place 200, Ste. 400
3348 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
Countries where English is the one-and-only language
(The TOEFL, IELTS and GSTEP are not required):
|Canada, excluding Quebec*||St. Lucia|
|Grenada||Trinidad & Tobego|
|Guyana||U.S. Territories, excluding Puerto Rico**|
*Quebec is primarily French-speaking
**Puerto Rico is primarily Spanish-speaking
The program fee is comprehensive and covers many costs associated with an international MBA. The $72,000 program fee covers tuition and fees; required books and materials (including an iPad); airfare to Washington, D.C., Europe, Asia and South America; accommodations in Washington, D.C., Brussels and China; and daily transport to classes in Rio de Janeiro. For more details, click here.
You should prepare to have about $90,000 - $100,000 available for the duration of the program. This would include the $72,000 program fee, about $15,000 for housing and $10,000 for personal expenses. Your personal expenses may differ depending on your personal choices and situation.
The target language of your internship has as much to do with the organization as it does the country location. Large multi-nationals tend to have their official language of business as English. Moreover, while your language skill may be French, the company may wish to place you in Portugal because that is where they need you.