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Emory Goizueta MBA Essay Topic Analysis

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. Goizueta offers one-year and two-year full-time MBA programs as well as a part-time MBA for working professionals and an Executive MBA. 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.

FAQ

What is the tuition for Goizueta’s MBA program?

The tuition for Goizueta’s MBA program is $65,416 per year. The total cost of the Goizueta MBA program is $92,265 per year; this includes budgeted living expenses.

How hard is it to get into Goizueta’s MBA program?

The acceptance rate for Goizueta is 30.7% It is important to consider the acceptance rate in the context of the student profile of those who are admitted.

Does the Goizueta MBA program accept the GRE?

Yes. The Goizueta MBA program has accepted the GRE for a few years now.

What is the average GRE score for admission to Goizueta’s MBA program?

Goizueta does not publish an average GRE score for its incoming class, but does accept the GRE for admissions.

What is the minimum number of years of work experience required for admission to Goizueta’s MBA program?

Goizueta does not state a minimum requirement for years of work experience. However, it is important for candidates to be aware that they are being considered against other candidates with an average of 5.5 years of experience.

What is the average number of years of work experience for admission to Goizueta’s MBA program? (or, What is the average age of a Goizueta student?)

The average number of years of work experience among students in Goizueta’s MBA program is 5.5.

What is the average starting salary for graduates of the Goizueta MBA program?

The average starting salary for Goizueta MBA graduates is $125,000 (median base salary). The salary will vary by industry, with consulting and finance jobs generally commanding the higher salaries.

How long is Goizueta’s full-time MBA program?

Goizueta offers a traditional 2 year MBA program.

What are the application deadlines for Goizueta’s MBA program?

The Round 1 MBA application deadline is October 4, 2019. The Round 2 application deadline is November 15, 2019. The Round 3 deadline is January 10, 2020. The Round 4 deadline is March 13, 2020.

What percent of Goizueta MBA students are women?

The percentage of the class at Goizueta that are women is 30%.

What type of interview does Goizueta use for MBA admissions?

Goizueta offers open interviews. If you do not interview during the open interview period, you may still be invited for an interview. The interviews are blind. This means the interviewer has not had access to the application materials.

Admissions

Class Profile

The Two-Year MBA Class of 2020 was comprised of 181 students. Their average GPA was 3.3 and the GMAT 80% range was 640–740. Candidates for the Class of 2020 had an average of 5.5 years of work experience. Women comprised 30% of the class, while 28% were international. 

 

Application Procedures

To apply to the full-time MBA program, applicants must submit a completed application form, 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 three short essays, two written and one videotaped, about their leadership experiences and goals. Applicants must also send in their GMAT or GRE scores and pay a nonrefundable $175 application fee. Non-native English speakers are required to send in TOEFL scores, although this requirement may be waived by applicants who studied at an institution in which English was the language of instruction and worked in a country where commerce is generally conducted in English. Admissions interviews are also required and are done on an invitation-only basis.

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Stats

CLASS SIZE181
FEMALE30%
MEAN GMAT685
MEAN GPA3.3

Contact

Mailing Address:
Office of MBA Admissions
Goizueta Business School, Emory University
1300 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone: (404) 727-6311
Fax: (404) 727-4612
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://goizueta.emory.edu
Blog: http://goizuetaadmissions.emory.edu/
Twitter: @GBSAdmissions

Goizueta-emory LiveWire and DecisionWire

MBA LiveWire for Emory / Goizueta

Application results in real time, submitted by site visitors.
May 30, 2019 12:28pm
Accepted from Waitlist via phone.
GPA: 3.1. GMAT: 710. India.
May 2, 2019 6:49pm
Accepted via phone.
GPA: 3.38. GMAT: 590. Atlanta.
May 2, 2019 3:59pm
Accepted from Waitlist via phone.
GMAT: 640. Oklahoma.
May 2, 2019 11:22am
Accepted via phone.
GPA: 3.27. GMAT: 720. USA.
May 1, 2019 8:35pm
Accepted from Waitlist via phone.
GMAT: 660.

MBA DecisionWire for Emory / Goizueta

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Enrolled: Cornell / Johnson
Admitted: Cornell / Johnson, Emory / Goizueta
GRE: 315 GPA: 3.4
Post-MBA Career: Consumer Goods
Fuq
Enrolled: Duke / Fuqua
Admitted: Duke / Fuqua, Emory / Goizueta, Michigan / Ross
GMAT: 740 GPA: 3.7
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
CMU
Enrolled: Carnegie Mellon / Tepper
Admitted: Carnegie Mellon / Tepper, Emory / Goizueta, Vanderbilt / Owen
GMAT: 700
Post-MBA Career: Technology
UNC
Enrolled: UNC Kenan-Flagler
Admitted: Cornell / Johnson, Emory / Goizueta, Georgetown / McDonough, UNC Kenan-Flagler
GRE: 322 GPA: 3.4
Post-MBA Career: Undecided
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Enrolled: Emory / Goizueta
Admitted: Emory / Goizueta, Other
GMAT: 640
Post-MBA Career: Other

Academics

Faculty

Goizueta has 108 faculty members who teach courses across five departments: accounting, finance, marketing, organization & 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.

 

Curriculum

The academic year is broken into two semesters, which last 14 weeks each. Fall semester classes generally begin in late August and end by early December. Classes resume for the spring semester in mid-January and conclude in late April. Prior to starting classes in the fall, all students participate in Keystone, a series of pre-term exercises and events including community service and social activities.

Goizueta full-time MBA students complete nine core courses in the first semester. These courses cover fundamentals in finance, marketing, professional communications, economics, management practice, and related fields. Once core requirements are met, students are then given the opportunity to take elective courses to round out and deepen their education. Two-year MBA students have the opportunity to pursue any of more than 20 concentrations, which all fit within the school’s five primary academic areas. Also during the first semester, students participate in the Goizueta Leadership Development Program to learn how to be an effective team member.  First-year students also take part in Goizueta IMPACT, a real-world consulting project for a local business in Atlanta. First-year students are assigned to a team with two to five other students, work with faculty throughout the year and finally make recommendations to client and faculty panels. Some past clients have included the American Cancer Society, The Home Depot, King’s Hawaiian and Turner.

Many 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. In the past three years, students have visited 60 cities across the world.

 

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. Within 12 months, students complete three semesters of courses as well as a Goizueta IMPACT project. They can choose from more than 20 concentrations and have the same access to electives as the Two-Year MBA students. For working professionals, Goizueta also offers a part-time Evening MBA, which takes 24–32 months to complete. Classes meet two weeknights per week; students have access to over 20 concentrations and also have the option for a global immersion. For executives, Goizueta offers a Weekend MBA as well as a Modular one. The Weekend MBA for Executives takes 16 to 20 months to complete; classes meet every other Friday and Saturday for the first three semesters, and then evening and weekend electives during the final two semesters. The Modular MBA for Executives takes place over the course of 19 months and includes eight weeklong on-campus residencies and a global immersion, in addition to classroom and distance learning.

 

Concentrations at Goizueta

 

Deree Offerings at Goizueta

Full-time MBA Programs

Two-Year MBA

goizueta.emory.edu/degree/two_year_mba/index.html

One-Year MBA

goizueta.emory.edu/degree/one_year_mba/index.html

Working Professionals MBA

Evening MBA, Weekend MBA for Executives, Modular MBA for Executives

goizueta.emory.edu/mba/wp.html

Executive Education

goizueta.emory.edu/executiveprograms/index.html

Campus Life

Clubs, Conferences & Competitions

Emory Goizueta Students have a variety of options to get involved with the school community. On campus, there are 60 student groups, which cover everything from cultural affinity, such as the Black MBA Association, to academically and professionally oriented clubs like the Goizueta Finance Club and Entrepreneurship Club. Students can also explore their more personal hobbies or passions through groups focused on various 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. 

MBA Careers

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, students are paired with a peer career coach (PCC). After being paired, two-year students complete a survey on their career goals; based on the results, the PCC works with the student to develop personalized outcomes and prepare him or her for his or her future career. Post-MBA, the CMC and Alumni Career Services continue to share job postings and opportunities.

 

Career Statistics

Ninety-five percent of the Class of 2018 had received job offers within three months after graduating. Consulting was the most popular industry for the Class of 2018, as 38% of graduates entered the field. Financial services claimed 19% of the Class of 2018 and technology took in 16%. Consumer products were chosen by 8%. Transportation was a popular industry compared to other MBA programs, as it claimed 5% of Goizueta graduates.  

Goizueta 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 2018 settled in the South, while 13% moved to the Northeast. Others fanned out across the U.S., while 4% chose to work internationally.

Financing

Full-time, two-year students can expect to pay a total of $130,833 in tuition and $4,284 in mandatory fees. In addition to the tuition and fees, students should expect to incur $24,707 in annual estimated costs, which includes housing, books, health insurance, and parking.

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.

92,265

Two-Year Program Tuition (per year)

  • Tuition: $65,416
  • Fees: $2,142
  • Living: $19,278
  • Books: $1,275
  • Health Insurance: $3,200
  • Parking: $954
  • Total: $92,265

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