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Goizueta Business School – Emory University

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CLASS SIZE 125
% Women 34%
GMAT Mean 709
GPA Mean 3.47

Emory University’s Goizueta Business School has the only top-20 full-time MBA offering world-class academics and small-by-design classes delivered in a dynamic, global city. Receive high-quality, personalized feedback plus access to Fortune 500s and emerging businesses alike. Whether you’re looking for a career change or the next step on your current path, you’ll go deep in Goizueta’s Two-Year MBA experience and become forward-focused and ready to contribute on day one. That’s why it consistently delivers top-5 career outcomes. You’ll have the opportunity to earn a STEM-designated MBA as well as a Certificate of Advanced Leadership.

FAQ

What is the tuition for Goizueta's MBA program?

The tuition for Goizueta's Two-Year MBA program is $71,900 per year. The total cost of the Goizueta MBA program including estimated living expenses is $104,775 per year.

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 requires at least two years of post-undergraduate, full-time work experience (unless applying to a joint degree program).

What is the average number of years of work experience for admission to Goizueta's MBA program?

The average number of years of work experience among students in Goizueta's MBA program is 6 years.

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

The average starting salary for Goizueta MBA graduates in the class of 2023 was $152,317 and the median starting salary was $165,000. 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, 2023. The Round 2 application deadline is January 8, 2024. The Round 3 deadline is March 20, 2024.

What percent of Goizueta MBA students are women?

The percentage of the class at Goizueta that are women is 34%.

What type of interview does Goizueta use for MBA admissions?

Interviews are by invitation only. Applicants must submit all required application materials in order to be considered for an interview.

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At the Forefront of Business | Goizueta Business School

Business education has been an integral part of Emory University’s identity since 1919. That kind of longevity and significance does not come without a culture built on success and service. Emory University’s Goizueta Business School offers a unique, community-oriented environment paired with the academic prestige and rigor of a major research institution. Goizueta develops business leaders of today and tomorrow with an undergraduate degree program, Full-time MBA (Two-Year MBA & One-Year MBA), Evening MBA, Executive MBA, full-time and part-time MS in Business Analytics, Master of Analytical Finance, Master in Management, Master in Business for Veterans, Doctoral degree, and a portfolio of non-degree Emory Executive Education courses. Together, the Goizueta community strives to solve the world’s most pressing business problems. The school is named for the late Roberto C. Goizueta, former Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. For more information, visit goizueta.emory.edu. Emory University is recognized internationally as an inquiry-driven, ethically engaged, and diverse community whose members work collaboratively for positive transformation in the world through courageous leadership in teaching, research, scholarship, health care, and social action. The University consists of an outstanding liberal arts college, highly ranked professional schools, and one of the larger and more comprehensive healthcare systems in the Southeast.

Executive MBA

Business education has been an integral part of Emory University’s identity since 1919. That kind of longevity and significance does not come without a culture built on success and service. Emory University’s Goizueta Business School offers a unique, community-oriented environment paired with the academic prestige and rigor of a major research institution. Goizueta develops business leaders of today and tomorrow with an undergraduate degree program, Full-time MBA (Two-Year MBA & One-Year MBA), Evening MBA, Executive MBA, full-time and part-time MS in Business Analytics, Master of Analytical Finance, Master in Management, Master in Business for Veterans, Doctoral degree, and a portfolio of non-degree Emory Executive Education courses. Together, the Goizueta community strives to solve the world’s most pressing business problems. The school is named for the late Roberto C. Goizueta, former Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. For more information, visit goizueta.emory.edu. Emory University is recognized internationally as an inquiry-driven, ethically engaged, and diverse community whose members work collaboratively for positive transformation in the world through courageous leadership in teaching, research, scholarship, health care, and social action. The University consists of an outstanding liberal arts college, highly ranked professional schools, and one of the larger and more comprehensive healthcare systems in the Southeast.

Admissions

Class Profile

The Two-Year MBA Class of 2025 is comprised of 125 students. Their mean GMAT is 709 (median is 720) and mean GPA is 3.47. They have an average of 6.1 years of work experience. Women comprise 34% of the class, while 49% are 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 four short essays, three written and one recorded, 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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Interview Reports

Emory / Goizueta Q&A's

Emory / Goizueta LiveWire and DecisionWire

MBA LiveWire

May 8, 2024 11:52pm ET
Accepted to Emory / Goizueta
Round: Round 3
Received via portal May 8, 2024
GPA: 3.1
GRE: 331
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Technology
Application Location: East Asia
Note:

with scholarship

May 8, 2024 10:49pm ET
Accepted to Emory / Goizueta
Round: Round 3
Received via email May 8, 2024
GPA: 3.65
GMAT: 735
Program Type: Deferred Enrollment
Post MBA Career Name: Non Profit / Social Impact
May 8, 2024 4:25pm ET
Accepted from Waitlist to Emory / Goizueta
Round: Round 2
Received via portal May 8, 2024
GPA: 3.67
GRE: 325
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Application Location: Atlanta
Note:

R2 Waitlist:
MBA Math, Attended a class visit: reflection letter
and professional updates.

Feel free to DM me for waitlist navigation strategies.

May 8, 2024 3:19pm ET
Waitlisted at Emory / Goizueta
Round: Round 3
Received via portal May 8, 2024
GPA: 3.6
GMAT: 655
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Consulting
May 8, 2024 9:27am ET
Interview Invite to Emory / Goizueta
Round: Round 1
Received via email on April 16, 2024
GPA: 3.89
GMAT: 615
Program Type: Deferred Enrollment
Post MBA Career Name: Technology
April 23, 2024 1:57pm ET
Interview Invite to Emory / Goizueta
Round: Rolling Admissions
Received via email
GMAT: 740
Program Type: Deferred Enrollment
April 17, 2024 1:19am ET
Interview Invite to Emory / Goizueta
Round: Round 3
Received via email April 17, 2024
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Healthcare
April 11, 2024 6:29pm ET
Interview Invite to Emory / Goizueta
Round: Round 3
Received via portal
GPA: 3.43
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Technology

MBA DecisionWire

Klg
May 13, 2024 3:10pm ET
Enrolled: Northwestern / Kellogg
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth $
$100%
,
Michigan / Ross $
$100%
,
Northwestern / Kellogg $
$100%
Applied: Northwestern / Kellogg, MIT Sloan, Michigan / Ross, Duke / Fuqua, Dartmouth / Tuck, U. Chicago Booth
Entering Year: 2024
GRE: 325
GPA: 3.15
Notes:

service academy grad

And
May 12, 2024 8:06pm ET
Enrolled: UCLA Anderson
Admitted: UCLA Anderson $
Applied: UPenn / Wharton, UCLA Anderson, NYU Stern, Northwestern / Kellogg, MIT Sloan, Columbia, U. Chicago Booth
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Consulting Companies: AT Kearney, Bain, Booz Allen Hamilton, BCG, McKinsey, Other
GRE: 337
GPA: 3.3
?
May 10, 2024 8:31pm ET
Enrolled: Undecided
Admitted: Cambridge / Judge $
£10000
,
Carnegie Mellon / Tepper $
$100000
,
Duke / Fuqua , Georgetown / McDonough , London Business School , USC / Marshall
Applied: Cambridge / Judge, Carnegie Mellon / Tepper, Duke / Fuqua, Georgetown / McDonough, London Business School, Michigan / Ross, Northwestern / Kellogg, NYU Stern, USC / Marshall
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Consulting, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Family Business, Entrepreneurship Companies: Bain, BCG, McKinsey, Other, Bain Capital, Blackstone, Carlyle Group
GRE: 317
GPA: 3.87
Location: Utah, USA
Notes:

Just got off Fuqua waitlist today. Really between LBS and Fuqua. Many pros and cons to both, I am open to staying in Europe after MBA for a while but want to come back to US at some point. I think London offers a lot of advantages compared to Durham. Seems from comparing employment reports that LBS does better at MBB and think PE is possible.

Oli
May 10, 2024 3:44pm ET
Enrolled: Washington U. / Olin
Admitted: Washington U. / Olin $
$100,000
Applied: Washington U. / Olin
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Consulting, Commercial Banking, Non Profit/SI Companies: Bain, McKinsey, Bank of America, Citibank, Morgan Stanley
GRE: 331
Location: Nigeria

Academics

Faculty

Goizueta has 106 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 student to faculty 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 a Goizueta IMPACT 360 project, 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 with three options for completion: on-campus format, hybrid format, or fully online format. as well as a Modular one. The Weekend MBA for Executives takes 18 months to complete; on-campus students meet every other Friday and Saturday, while hybrid students enjoy 50% in-person and 50% remote learning with six hours of online classes each week, joining the on-campus cohort three weekend per semester. Fully online students take six hours of classes per week, with optional on-campus immersion opportunities.

Concentrations at Goizueta

  • Accounting
  • Alternative Investments
  • Analytics
  • Business Analysis
  • Capital Markets
  • Consulting & Strategy
  • Corporate Finance
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Global Management
  • Healthcare Consulting
  • Investment Banking
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Operations
  • Organizational Management
  • Product & Brand Management
  • Real Estate
  • Social Enterprise
  • Technology Management

Degree Offerings at Goizueta

Full-time MBA Programs

Two-Year MBA
https://goizueta.emory.edu/full-time-mba/two-year-mba

One-Year MBA
https://goizueta.emory.edu/full-time-mba/one-year-mba

Working Professionals MBA

Evening MBA
https://goizueta.emory.edu/part-time-mba

Executive MBA
https://goizueta.emory.edu/emba

MS in Business Analytics

https://goizueta.emory.edu/msba

Master in Analytical Finance

https://goizueta.emory.edu/masters-in-finance

Master in Management

https://goizueta.emory.edu/masters-management

Master in Business for Veterans

https://goizueta.emory.edu/masters-business-veterans

Executive Education

https://goizueta.emory.edu/executive-education

Campus Life

Clubs, Conferences & Competitions

Emory Goizueta Students have a variety of options to get involved with the school community. On campus, there are over 40 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 Graduate 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 personal career coach (PCC), a rising second-year who is interested in the same industry, to work on one’s resume, consider networking advice and the recruiting timeline. Post-MBA, the CMC and Alumni Career Services continue to share job postings and opportunities.

Career Statistics

Ninety-six percent of the Class of 2023 had received job offers within three months after graduating and the same percent accepted them. The average base salary landed at $152,317 and the median starting salary came in at $165,000. Consulting was the most popular industry for the Class of 2023, as 54% of graduates entered the field. Tech followed at 14% of the Class of 2023 and financial services took in 12%. 

Goizueta keeps with the general business school trend of placing a considerable percentage of its graduates in the region where the school is located. Sixty-two percent of the Class of 2023 settled in the South, while 19% moved to the Northeast U.S. Five percent each headed to the West, Midwest or Mid-Atlantic U.S. Three percent secured work internationally.

Financing

Full-time, two-year MBA students can expect to pay a total of $143,800 in tuition and $7,644 in mandatory fees. In addition to the tuition and fees, students should expect to incur $28,931 in annual estimated costs, which includes housing, books, health insurance, and parking.

Financial assistance is available in the form of merit-based scholarships, fellowships, assistantships, Federal Stafford Loans, Graduate Plus Loans, private loans, and international student loans.

Two-Year Program Tuition (per year)

  • Tuition: $71,900
  • Fees: $3,944
  • Living: $22,186
  • Books: $1,275
  • Health Insurance: $4,762
  • Parking: $708
  • Total: $104,775

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