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Goizueta Business School – Emory University

The Goizueta School of Business is part of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.  The school’s full-time MBA program allows students to customize their MBA experience by focusing on industry specific skills and knowledge, in addition to the foundational core courses. The Goizueta School of Business is known for its commitment to diversity, as well as for providing an education that combines functional specialization with a broad base in business fundamentals.

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Goizueta has 85 faculty members who teach courses across five departments: accounting, finance, marketing, organization and management, and information systems & operation management. Students are given an intimate academic experience with a 5:1 faculty to student ratio. In addition to holding advanced degrees, many faculty members at Goizueta have practical business expertise through consulting, executive and entrepreneurial work histories.

The Goizueta Full-Time MBA program requires about 12 core courses in the first semester, varying on the one-year or two-year program structure. These courses cover fundamentals in finance, marketing, professional communications, economics, management practice, and related fields. These classes are followed in subsequent semesters with 10 (for one-year track) or 14 (for two-year) elective courses. Elective courses are chosen to fit student’s particular interests and allow them to concentrate in one of 15 (for one-year track) or 30 (for two-year)  specific paths (all fit within the primary five academic areas – accounting, finance, information systems & operations management, marketing, and organization & management – that the school specializes in).

More than 80% of Goizueta Full-Time MBA students also take advantage of the program’s international mid-semester module, where students can pursue internships or special projects during the spring semester in sites across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

Other MBA Degree Options
In addition to the two-year MBA, there is also the option to enroll in the accelerated One-Year MBA program. In addition to the full-time MBA options, the school offers a part-time/evenings MBA course, as well as an Executive MBA, which can be achieved in either a Weekend or Modular format.

Concentrations at Goizueta

  • Accounting
  • Alternative Investments
  • Business of Sport
  • Business Process Consulting
  • Business Technology Management
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Decision Analysis
  • General Marketing
  • Global Financial Reporting Analysis
  • Global Management
  • Healthcare Consulting
  • Investment Banking
  • Management Consulting
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Marketing Consulting
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Management
  • Product Brand Management
  • Real Estate
  • Social Enterprise
  • Strategy Consulting

Degree Offerings at Goizueta
Full-time MBA Programs
Two-Year MBA

One-Year MBA

Working Professionals MBA
Evening MBA, Weekend MBA for Executives, Modular MBA for Executives

Executive Education

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Clubs, Conferences & Competitions 
Emory Goizueta Students have a variety of options to get involved with the school community.  On campus, there are over 45 student groups that students can consider joining, which cover everything from cultural affinity groups, such as the Black MBA Association, to academically and professionally oriented clubs like the Goizueta Finance Club, Energy Markets Club and Entrepreneurship Club.  Students can also explore their more personal hobbies or passions through groups focused on a variety of sports, the culinary arts, or volunteering.

Campus Spaces
Goizueta Business School is located within Emory University’s main campus in the picturesque suburban Druid Hills section of Atlanta, less than 30 minutes from the Atlanta International Airport. The campus is within driving distance of downtown Atlanta and the Buckhead financial district, both of which house numerous Fortune 500 and 100 companies. Emory University’s main campus also houses Emory’s other professional schools and the Centers for Disease Control headquarters. Emory’s Woodruff library also contains the Business School’s library.

The Goizueta Business School offers state-of-the-art technology throughout its classrooms, a fully-equipped Computer Information Center, Wi-Fi Internet connectivity throughout the building, videoconferencing throughout classrooms, breakout rooms with AV capabilities, and a business center. Included within the Business School is the Goizueta Foundation Center for Research and Doctoral Education, whose connected building is certified as LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council for its sustainable design. The spacious 90,000 square-foot facility was completed in 2005.

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Career Services
Goizueta Business School’s Career Management Center (CMC) offers many services to full-time MBA students who need assistance with their job search. The CMC works within the program curriculum to offer professional development and interview training within both core and elective courses, preparing students for both the internship and job search processes.  Prior to  arriving on campus, two-year students complete a survey on their career goals; based on the results, students are then paired with a peer career coach (PCC).  Post-MBA, the CMC and Alumni Career Services continue to share job postings and opportunities.

Career Statistics
Goizueta alumni are among the top for post-graduate employment nationwide, with nearly 98% of students receiving job offers within three months after graduating and an average full-time base salary of $107,220.

Consulting was the most popular industry for the Class of 2015, as 38% of graduates entered the field.  Financial services claimed 22% of the Class of 2015 and technology took in 10%.  Transportation/logistics was a popular industry, relative to other business schools, as it claimed 8% of Goizueta graduates.  Consumer products and healthcare were chosen by 6% each.

Goizeuta keeps with the general business school trend of placing a considerable percentage of its graduates in the region where the school is located.  Fifty-eight percent of the Class of 2015 settled in the South, while 20% moved to the Northeast.  Others fanned out across the U.S., while 3% chose to work internationally.

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Class Profile
Goizueta’s typical full-time, two-year MBA class is approximately 66% male and 34% female, with 10% self-reporting as minorities and 43% self-reporting as international. These students have an average of 5 years of professional work experience. The average GMAT and GPA earned by these students are 620-730 (80% range) and 3.3, respectively.

The typical full-time, one-year MBA class is approximately 67% male and 33% female, with 26% self-reporting as minorities and 23% self-reporting as international. These students have an average of 6 years of professional work experience. The average GMAT and GPA earned by these students is 680 and 3.4, respectively.

Application Procedures
To apply to the full-time MBA program, applicants must submit a completed application forms, one official transcript from all degree-granting and non-degree-granting institutions attended, a current résumé and two letters of recommendation. The school also requires applicants to complete 4 short essays about their leadership experiences and goals. Applicants must also send in their GMAT or GRE scores and pay a nonrefundable $150 application fee. Non-native English speakers are required to send in TOEFL scores, although this requirement may be waived by applicants who studied for at least three years in the U.S. aimed towards earning an undergraduate degree or worked in countries where commerce is generally conducted in English. Admissions interviews are also required and can be scheduled if the student has applied before October 9; otherwise, interviews are done on an invitation-only basis.

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Full-time, two-year students can expect to pay a total of about $81,268 while one-years students pay about $117,54; these costs factor in tuition, fees, books, health insurance, parking, a one-time $200 orientation fee, and living expenses.

Financial assistance is available in the form of Federal Stafford Loans, Graduate Plus Loans, Private Loans, International Student Loans, research and assistantships, merit-based scholarships, fellowships from the Goizueta Business Fund for Excellence, and fellowships at various constituent centers.

Two-Year Program Tuition (per year)

  • Tuition $57,000
  • Fees (incl. one-time $200 fee) $580
  • Living $17,972
  • Books $2,200
  • Health Insurance $2,850
  • Parking $666
  • Total $81,268

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Deadlines for 2016-17


Round 3: January 4, 2017 Notification Date: March 3, 2017 (Domestic) / March 10, 2017 (International) Deposit Due: March 24, 2017 (One-Year) / April 10, 2017 (Two-Year)

Round 4: March 10, 2017 Notification Date: April 28, 2017 Deposit Due: May 12, 2017

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MBA LiveWire for Emory / Goizueta

Application results in real time, submitted by site visitors.
April 13, 2017 8:56am
Enrolled via phone.
GPA: 3.52. GMAT: 710. Washington DC.
March 14, 2017 1:12pm
Accepted via phone.
GPA: 3.3. GMAT: 640. DC.
March 14, 2017 1:31am
Waitlisted via email.
March 13, 2017 8:01pm
Accepted via email.
GPA: 3.5. GMAT: 700. TX.
March 13, 2017 6:25pm
Accepted via phone.
GPA: 3.49. GMAT: 710. Los Angeles.

DecisionWire for Emory / Goizueta

Enrolled: Undecided
Admitted: Duke / Fuqua, Emory / Goizueta, Indiana / Kelley, Michigan / Ross
GMAT: 690 GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Non Profit / Social Impact
Enrolled: Emory / Goizueta
Admitted: Emory / Goizueta, Georgetown / McDonough
Post-MBA Career: Non Profit / Social Impact
Enrolled: CMU / Tepper
Admitted: CMU / Tepper, Emory / Goizueta, Notre Dame / Mendoza, Vanderbilt / Owen
GMAT: 700 GPA: 3.39
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
Enrolled: Undecided
Admitted: Emory / Goizueta, Northwestern / Kellogg, NYU Stern
GMAT: 750 GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Marketing