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Emory University’s Goizueta Business School


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1300 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322
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School Data

Annual Tuition: $70,200

Acceptance Rate: 35%

Full-Time Enrollment: 236

International: 48%

Minority: 25%

Average Age: 29

Female: 34%

Male: 66%

Application Deadlines: Round 1 - October 4, 2023 | Round 2 - January 8, 2024 | Round 3 - March 20, 2024

The Emory Goizueta MBA: What You Need To Know

Since 1954 Emory’s Goizueta Business School in Atlanta, Georgia, has offered an MBA with their mission rooted in creating ethical leaders. Atlanta is a vibrant city with a rich culture, diverse cuisine, and a thriving arts and entertainment scene, plus the cost of living is relatively affordable compared to other major cities in the US. The city is home to many multinational corporations like Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, and Home Depot.

Alumni and Associate Dean Brian Mitchell says, “There is a large emphasis on developing leaders who operate at the intersection of business and society. I think that’s the future of business schools. I think we have to actually create leaders and structures that address societal issues. Business schools have a special opportunity and obligation to society to fix things.”

Among the smallest of the top MBA programs, Goizueta admits around 160 students per incoming class. The small class size allows them to offer personalized interaction.

During the 08-09 financial crisis, faculty came together to redesign how the curriculum was sequenced and delivered. The core of the program is frontloaded in the first semester, with core courses such as Marketing, Finance, and Strategy. This sequencing gives students the basic building blocks early on so that they can apply those functional core classes in their electives the succeeding three semesters.

Students can choose from about 30 concentrations, including the recently added STEM Designated Business Analytics MBA track – a higher hurdle than a typical concentration.

There are 69 total credits required, and Goizueta requires all students to complete a summer internship. Other opportunities include fellowships with faculty and a number of case competitions, most notably the Healthcare case competition and the John Lewis case competition on racial justice.

The program is proud to say that statistics for job offers at three months post-graduation are very high; always in the 90+ percentile, attributed to the sequence of the curriculum.

“There is a right way to prepare leaders in business, and our focus on principled leadership and the intersection of business and society is not just altruistic, I think that really is the future of business, and I think that’s an area where we are leading the way,” says Mitchell.

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