December 1 – Early Advantage
March 1 – Scholarship Priority
May 1 - Application Deadline
Requirements for Global Partners MBA include a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, official GMAT or GRE exam score, working knowledge of a second language, two letters of recommendations, and three essays. Additionally, at least three years of work experience post undergraduate studies and some international experience is preferred. If you have not previously taken college level courses in English, an official TOEFL or IELTS exam will also be required.
Applications will be reviewed as a package, taking into consideration past experience, maturity demonstrated in the interview, essays, and academic credentials.
The average GMAT score for Robinson College of Business is 611, with 570 as the lower boundary. It is highly encouraged that you prepare for the GMAT exam through preparation courses and self-study tools that are available.
Visit mba.com to learn more about the GMAT. This site offers practice tests and preparation techniques, tells you what your score means, and allows you to schedule your exam date and time.
Robinson College of Business also offers GMAT prep courses delivered in Atlanta. Visit the RCB Test Prep Academy to learn more.
International Testing centers are located all over the world. When you register for the GMAT at mba.com, you will find options for your city.
There are three deadlines for fall admission 2014: December 1, March 1, and July 1. You must apply by March 1 to be eligible for Global Partners scholarships.
Applications are submitted online through the Robinson College of Business. Start your application here.
No. Global Partners MBA is a turn-key program, designed for students coming from all academic and professional backgrounds who wish to pursue a career in global business. Business foundation courses will be completed during the first module of the program. Additionally, you will be given access to optional online courses before the program begins to help prepare you for study.
The internship is an important and unique part of the Global Partners MBA curriculum. This practical component is required and will last approximately 14-16 weeks.
While open to anywhere in the world, we recommend that it take place in a country outside of your home country. An international internship enables you to continue to expand on classroom learning and your portfolio of experiences. The intent, however, is to find an opportunity that best fits with your career interests and goals.
The language of your internship will depend on the organization and location. Large multi-national corporations tend to conduct business in English, while regional offices and smaller companies may function in the local language. Moreover, a company may wish to place you in a country where your skills match a business need, regardless of whether you speak the local language.
Firms are encouraged to provide some form of compensation; however, compensation depends on country laws and company policy. If there is a particular opportunity that interests you and is only offered unpaid, it is your decision whether or not to accept the assignment.
The type of company will depend on your skills, interests, background and availability. In the past, Global Partners students have worked for both small and large companies across a wide spectrum of industries and sectors. You will work with career resources and Global Partners staff to find the best fit possible for your internship.
Global Partners brings together three highly ranked and accredited business schools: Robinson College in Atlanta, IAE de Paris, Sorbonne Graduate Business School in Paris, and Rio de Janeiro (COPPEAD Graduate School of Business, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) in Rio de Janeiro.
Upon completion of Global Partners MBA, you will be qualified for a wide range of career choices, depending on your interests and previous background. As alumni, you will have full access to Career Management Center at the Robinson College of Business and the alumni networks of IAE Paris Sorbonne and COPPEAD. Additionally, the diverse networking opportunities provided through company visits, corporate exposure, international travels, and internship will aid in job placement after graduation.
Ideal candidates for Global Partners MBA are rising managers, entrepreneurs, and professionals who want to leverage their international experience and passion for cross-cultural understanding to pursue a career in global business.
The program fee is $72,000. Global Partners is unique because its program fee is comprehensive. It covers many costs associated with an international MBA, including: tuition and fees; required books and materials; 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.
Items not included in the program fee are visa fees, which vary by citizenship, and those that depend on personal choices, including meals, leisure travel, and housing in Atlanta, Paris, and Rio de Janeiro.
In Atlanta, you may choose to drive or take public transportation (MARTA). Parking is available for $55 per month. In Rio, Global Partners provides daily bus transportation to and from COPPEAD. In Paris, you may choose to use public transportation (METRO) or walk to campus.
All formal program activities, such as company visits, include transportation. The type of transportation varies based on location and need, but may include air, rail, bus, public transit, or walking.
A unique feature of Global Partners MBA is that we handle most of the travel arrangements for you. You will only be responsible for coordinating your travel during your internship, confirming housing in Atlanta, Rio, and Paris, and planning your breaks and weekends.
You are responsible for securing housing for residencies in Atlanta, Rio, and Paris. Global MBA will provide information to assist you. In Rio, housing must be located in Leblon or Ipanema and approved prior to booking. In Paris, housing should be located in an area with easy access to IAE and must be approved prior to booking.
Housing costs vary depending on currency fluctuations and personal preferences. Some students elect to share housing with roommates to reduce costs. In Rio, students typically pay $800 – $1,500 USD. In Paris, students typically pay $2,200 – $3,200 USD.
Once you have been awarded Student Loans, you must accept the award and sign a master promissory note. For detailed instructions, please review Loan Steps.
Scholarships are available on a competitive basis. Candidates who complete their Global Partners application portfolio by March 1 will automatically be considered for scholarships. No additional application is needed. Please note that the scholarships will reduce the total fee of the program, and there is no fixed amount.
Courses are similar to those of other MBA programs, but with a distinct difference: all courses are taught in an international context and incorporate the themes of leadership and commercial diplomacy. A full list of courses can be found on the Robinson College of Business website.
Global Partners MBA faculty come from each of the partner schools: Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, IAE Sorbonne Graduate Business School, and COPPEAD Graduate Business School of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Biographies for current faculty members can be found on the Robinson College of Business website.
All instruction is in English. Therefore, advanced mastery of English is required.
Global Partners prefers that all students are proficient in a second language. Proficiency should be sufficient enough to go beyond simply placing an order in a restaurant, but may not be fluency level. You should be able to navigate in a day-to-day setting and in a business environment. Strong language skills create more opportunities for the international internship.
If English is not your first language and you did not complete your undergraduate studies in English, you will need to complete either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.
Communication skills of all students are key to success in Global Partners MBA. An acceptable TOEFL score is a minimum of 610 for paper version, 253 for computer version, or 101 for the new internet version, with a 25 in the area of speaking.
Acceptable score bands for IELTS are 7 (Good User), 8 (Very Good User), and 9 (Expert User).
Submit TOEFL scores electronically by using college code number 5251 and department code number 02.
Send IELTS scores to:
Georgia State University
Global Partners MBA
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Yes. If your native language is not English, then English can qualify as your second language.
You will be asked to demonstrate your language skills in a verbal assessment conducted during your admissions interview. Proficiency will be evaluated based on vocabulary, use of past and present tense, pronunciation, and ease of use or comfort level. Performance will be particularly important for those who wish to complete their internship in a country that requires use of the second language.
The Family Name section is requesting your father’s last name. The Given Name section is asking for your first name and then your middle (second) name.
You will need to obtain a multi-entry, F-1 visa, which is for students who want to pursue full-time academic studies in the U.S.
The Affidavit of Support letter does not have to be notarized; however, it must include the following information: your full name, the relationship between you and the sponsor, the duration of his/her support and the sponsor’s original signature. The sponsor must include his/her telephone number and address.
No, you are only required to show proof of finances for the duration of the program.