Emory University Goizueta Business School

Emory University Goizueta Business School

About the School

Goizueta Business School is a private business school of Emory University that is located in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. It is named after Roberto C. Goizueta, former Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company and his core values help guide the Goizueta Business School towards making a positive influence on business and society.

An Overview


Class Size

Course Fee ($)

Course Duration (months)

Average GMAT Score

Average GRE Score

Average Age 29
International Participants 28%
Gender 30% (Women)
Average Work Experience 5.3 Years
Average Salary $149,575

Emory University offers eight different courses and they are:

Undergraduate BBA
The Goizueta BBA has been ranked 12th by U.S News & World Report,2021, and is a two-year program.

One-Year MBA
The famous Goizueta One-Year MBA has been ranked 22nd by U.S News & World Report,2021, and delivers world-class academics and professional development.

The Goizueta MBA has been ranked 22nd by U.S News & World Report,2021, and is a two-year program. This course offers top-notch academics and small-by-design classes with personalized feedback and access to Fortune 500s and emerging businesses.

Evening MBA
The Evening MBA has been ranked 10th by U.S News & World Report,2021, and is of 24 to 32 months. This program is specially tailored for working professionals and helps them achieve their career goals.

Executive MBA
Ranked 11th in the U.S. by The Economist in 2020 and with a duration of 18 months, the Executive MBA program helps expand the expertise field of accomplished professionals.

MS in Business Analytics
With a duration of 10months, Goizueta’s STEM-credentialed MS in Business Analytics helps in shaping effective business data scientists with an immersive program that emphasizes hands-on learning.

With a duration of 5-6 years, this program is for those who seek their place on the faculty of the best business schools in the world.

Executive Education
This short course of 2-5 days has been ranked 8th in the U.S. by the Financial Times, 2020, and helps students understand marketplace trends and delivers programming focused on the most current challenges in business.

For more information, visit: https://goizueta.emory.edu/programs

Robert W. Woodruff Scholars
Goizueta Business School offers four Woodruff Scholarships, which is Emory’s most prestigious scholarship. This entitles the award full tuition and fees and an annual $10,000 stipend guaranteed for the length of the Full-Time MBA.

Named Scholars
Goizueta also offers several prestigious scholarships and they are funded by alumni, companies, and organizations.

For more information, visit: https://goizueta.emory.edu/full-time-mba/two-year-mba/admissions/tuition

Students here experience a symbiosis of world-class teaching and practical knowledge that helps them become the leaders of tomorrow. Below we are providing some of the facts:

$149,575- Average Base Salary and Bonus of Class of 2019
97%- 2019 Graduates offered jobs within 3months of graduation

Emory also provides the following career resources:

  1. MBA Career Management center
  2. On-Campus Recruiting
  3. Resume books
  4. Corporate presentations and Events
  5. Off-Campus Recruiting

All the recruiters here, have some level of expectations and they can be clubbed under:

  • Extensive problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strength in synthesizing information and delivering recommendations
  • Ability to lead a group or team
  • Strategic vision and attention to detail
  • Strong presentation and consulting skills

Campus View

Notable Alumni

Brian Gallagher

Chief Executive Officer of United Way Worldwide

Jordan Gillis

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment

Sanjay Parekh

Founder of Startup Riot

Emory University Goizueta Business School MBA Application Process

The latest application requirements set by the Emory University Goizueta Business School MBA admission office are described below.

There are three essays that interested candidates will have to send:

Essay 1: Post-MBA Career Goals: Define your short-term post-MBA career goals. How are your professional strengths, past experience, and personal attributes aligned with these goals?
Word limit: 300 words 

Essay 2: Leadership in Business: The business school is named for Roberto C. Goizueta, a former Chairman, and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company who led the organization for 16 years, extending its global reach, quadrupling consumption, building brand responsibility, creating unprecedented shareholder wealth, and demonstrating a commitment to values and posit impact on society. Roberto Goizueta’s core values guide us in educating principled leaders to have a positive influence on business and society. Provide a specific example of your leadership and explain what you learned about yourself through the experience.
Word limit: 300 words 

Essay 3: Why Goizueta?: What are you looking to gain from the Goizueta MBA program and how do you see yourself contributing to the Goizueta community?
Word limit: 200 words

Optional Essay: If there is an important part of your story missing from your application (e.g., unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, academic probation issues), please use this section to provide a brief explanation. Please use bullets if you need to address more than one topic
Word limit:  200 words 

Video Essay:
Candidates should also prepare for a video essay which lets them talk to the Admissions Committee. Here are some of the useful instructions:

  • Students will be prompted to start the video essay process by first testing their equipment (video and sound). Once the student has acknowledged that he or she has tested their audio and video, the video essay process starts.
  • A system-generated question will be displayed and students will have 30 seconds to arrange their thoughts to answer their question. There will be a visual timer countdown on the screen.
  • Candidates will have up to 60 seconds to respond with their answers and after finishing, candidates may review their recording. If satisfied, candidates can proceed to the next page of the application.
  • The system will allow 3 opportunities to record the video essay. However, each opportunity could present a different question.
Rounds Application Deadlines
Round 1 Sep 23, 2020
Round 2 Jan 13, 2021
Round 3 Mar 17, 2021

Want to know more about the MBA Application Deadlines for Top B-Schools? Here’s the entire list of top B-Schools along with their deadlines – MBA Application Deadlines 2020-2021

Emory requires two letters of recommendation that are to be submitted online. Candidates are requested to choose at least one person who knows you well in your current position such as a direct supervisor, project manager, or client.

Here are some tips for the letter of recommendation:

Who can give a recommendation: You will have to provide details of one recommender who can be your reporting manager/ previous manager/ senior colleague/ current client/ previous client/ business partner/ supplier/ auditor etc.

How a letter of recommendation should be written: The recommender should add specific instances/examples of the candidate’s professional work together.

How to send the letter of recommendation: The recommender should send the recommendation from the official email id only. If the recommender does not have an official id – then proof that you reported / or was supervised by this person should be attached.

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