Global Partners MBA

The Robinson College of Business – Georgia State University has partnered with IAE de Paris and COPPEAD Graduate School of Business – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro to offer the Global Partners MBA Program. Through this partnership, GPMBA students gain global experience through an integrated curriculum in the residencies at each school.

All courses are taught in English, and partner schools have dedicated faculty that teaches courses and coordinate company visits in each region. The modules consist of 3 sessions of 8 weeks at Robinson in Atlanta, 7 weeks at IAE in Paris and 5 weeks at COPPEAD in Rio de Janeiro.

Students earn two degrees upon successful completion of the GPMBA program: an MBA from Robinson College of Business â GSU University and an MBA from IAE de Paris, as well as a certificate from COPPEAD.

Fall October – December

Atlanta and Washington, D.C. (2 days)

  • Statistical Business Analysis (Orientation boot camp) – Dr. Satish Nargundkar
  • Economics for Managers – Dr. Penelope Prime
  • Financial Accounting – Dr. Ryan Blunck
  • International Business Environments – Dr. Leigh Anne Liu
  • Corporate Finance – Dr. Milind Shrikhande
  • Strategic Business Communication – Dr. Beverly Langford

Introduction of Course Themes

  • Leadership Practices – Dr. Deborah Butler
  • Commercial Diplomacy – Dr. David Bruce

Spring January – May

Rio de Janeiro (January – mid-February)

  • Information Technology and Global Competition I – Dr. Roberto Nogueira
  • Information Technology and Global Competition II – Dr. Paula Chimenti
  • Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior I – Dr. Adriana Hilal
  • International Finance I – Dr. Andre Carvalhal da Silva

Atlanta (mid-February – end of March)

  • Global Legal and Regulatory Issues – Dr. Perry Binder
  • Marketing Management – Dr. Sevgin Eroglu
  • Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior II – Dr. Thomas Conklin
  • Asian Experience – Dr. Karen Loch

Paris – 7 weeks; Brussels – 2 days; China – 2 weeks (April – June)

  • International Affairs and Economic Integration – Dr. Stephanie Saussier
  • Global Operations and Logistics I – Dr. Pierre-Yves Lagroue
  • International Finance – Dr. Eric Lamarque
  • International Marketing – Kevin Dolgin
  • Asian Experience – Dr. Karen Loch

Summer June – July


  • Managerial Accounting – Dr. Ron Guymon
  • Global Operations and Logistics II – Dr. Walter Wallace
  • Policy and Strategy – Jacobus Boers

Fall August – December

International Internship — location TBD (August – November)

  • International Internship – Dr. Karen Loch, Dr. Pierre-Yves Lagroue

Atlanta (beginning of December)

  • Internship Presentation and Debriefing
  • Graduation

Tuition & Fees

The Global Partners MBA program has a comprehensive fee structure that covers not only standard tuition and fees but many of the costs associated with an MBA program.

The program fee includes:

  • All tuition and fees for the duration of the program across the three institutions
  • All books and course materials including an iPad
  • The Washington, D.C., Module
    • Roundtrip airfare to Washington, D.C., hotel accommodations, and transportation to and from airport and company visits
  • The Brussels, Belgium, Module
    • Train travel to Brussels from Paris, hotel accommodations, and transportation to and from company visits
  • The Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Module
    • Roundtrip airfare to Rio de Janeiro, transportation to/from airport and Ipanema, company visits, and transportation to school every morning
    • Two group meals, coffee breaks/snacks during class sessions
  • The Paris, France, Module
    • Airfare to Paris, France, and transportation to/from airport to city center
  • The China Module
    • Airfare to China, inter-China flights, hotel accommodations for 2 weeks, transportation to/from company visits and cultural visits
  • The Atlanta, Georgia, Modules
    • Access to the Buckhead Center facilities 24/7
    • Coffee and tea provided on a daily basis
    • Catered student and alumni events
  • Visa processing for Brazil, France and China (visa fees excluded)
  • Graduation fee (cap and gown not included)

The program fee does not include:

  • Housing in Atlanta, Rio de Janeiro, and Paris
  • Personal expenses including meals
  • Visas and insurance

The projected program fee for 2014-2015 is $72,000.

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