Emory Goizueta MBA Program – What to Know as an Applicant

Emory Goizueta School of Business.

Emory University’s Goizueta Business School not only has a reputation for its MBA program, but also for its undergraduate business program, which has an excellent placement record with about 20% of undergraduates going into consulting and 27% into finance. The strength of the graduate and undergraduate programs combined will broaden your network and improve visibility with employers. 

Another factor to consider for Goizueta is the small program size of about 170 students and the low 5:1 student to faculty ratio. The small ratios and class sizes will come in handy in your career development journey, as you are much more likely to receive individual attention and assistance throughout the job search process. 

Nearly 50% of Goizueta MBA graduates go into consulting. The program also has an impressive 97% of its students receiving job offers within three months of graduation. Because of its location in Atlanta, GA, the business school has excellent job placement across the US Southeast region.

Emory Goizueta MBA Class Profile

Acceptance rate  Does not disclose
GMAT Range (mid 80%): 640-740
GRE Does not disclose
GPA Does not disclose
Age/Experience Age: Does not disclose
Work Experience (years): 6
Diversity Women: 31%
International: 35%
Pre-MBA Industries Does not disclose
Undergraduate Majors
Business: 36%
Other: 35%
Technical: 29%

The data above is from 2019 and represents the Emory Goizueta class of 2021.*
See the full report: Emory Goizueta MBA Class Profile

Student Experiences

Emory Goizueta MBA Employment Report & Careers

Offers & Compensation
Average Salary + Signing bonus: $154,857
% Offers upon Graduation:   89%
% Offers at 3 months: 97%
Post-MBA Industries
Consulting Services: 45%
Financial Services: 13%
Technology: 12%
Consumer Products: 9%
Manufacturing: 4%
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Pharma / Biotech / Healthcare: 3%
Real Estate: 3%
Retail: 2%
Other: 9%
Post-MBA Locations
United States: 97%
Mid-Atlantic: 6%
Midwest: 7%
Northeast: 19%
South: 51%
Southwest: 5%
West: 12%
Non-US: 3%
Post-MBA Companies
EY: 18
Deloitte: 7
Accenture: 5
PwC: 4
Amazon: 3
Boston Consulting Group (BCG): 3
Georgia-Pacific: 3
Grant Thornton LLP: 3
ADP: 2
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AT & T: 2
Bain & Company: 2
Bayer: 2
Emerson Electric: 2
Gartner: 2
General Mills: 2
Marsh & McLennan: 2
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey: 2
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The data above is from 2019 and represents the career statistics of the Emory Goizueta class of 2019.*
See the full report: Emory Goizueta MBA Employment Report

Emory Goizueta MBA Academic Programs

MBA Curriculum

Emory Goizueta’s MBA curriculum is spread out across the fall and spring semesters of the two years of the program. Students take elective courses in three out of the four semesters. The program’s core curriculum consists of 11 classes. These classes cover topics in Economics, Leading Organizations and Strategy, Financial Reporting and Analysis, and Marketing Management. Goizueta offers a selection of 90 elective courses for students to choose from. These courses span across a wide range of subjects, including Social Enterprise, Technology Management, Leadership, General Marketing, and Alternative Investments. 

See the full offering of courses: Goizueta MBA Course Catalog


While Emory Goizueta does not have official majors as part of its degree, students can elect to pursue one of 20 concentrations offered in the program. Management Consulting, Strategy Consulting, Real Estate, and Global Management are some of the available concentrations that students can choose from.

Experiential Learning Programs

Through the Goizueta IMPACT program, students put their problem-solving skills to use by working on practical problems. The impact core classes during the first semester of the program ensure that foundational business skills are in place for the spring semester, where students work in project teams on practical problems. The semester is capped off by the Goizueta IMPACT Showcase Day contest, during which students present their recommendations and compete for the grand prize.

Research Centers

The Alternative Investments Center at Emory Goizueta provides resources on the various aspects of alternative investments for global institutional investors. This center is complemented by the Marketing Analytics Center, which focuses on using data to make better, more informed business decisions. 

MBA International Study Programs

One of the global opportunities offered by Emory Goizueta is the option to participate in a faculty-led travel module that allows students to gain in-depth knowledge of a business topic in an international setting. Students can also choose to complete an internship, project or exchange abroad during the two years of their MBA.

Video Resources on Emory Goizueta Academics

Emory Goizueta MBA Application

The latest application requirements set by the Emory Goizueta MBA admissions office are described below.


Here are the prompts for Emory Goizueta 2020-2021 application:

  • 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? (300 word limit)
  • Essay 2: Leadership in Business: The business school is named for Roberto C. Goizueta, 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, and creating unprecedented shareholder wealth. Roberto Goizueta’s core values guide us in educating Principled Leaders for Global Enterprise. Provide an example of your leadership and explain what you learned about yourself through the experience. (300 word limit)
  • Video Essay: Within the application, you will be provided with a question to answer. You will have 30 seconds to gather your thoughts and prepare your answer. You will then have up to 60 seconds to respond to the question. You will be permitted 3 attempts to record your video essay, however each opportunity could present a different question.
  • Additional Information: Should you feel 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. We ask that you limit your response to 100 words; responses in bullet point format are preferred.

Letters of Recommendation 

The 2020-2021 Emory Goizueta recommender questions are as follows:

  • Please indicate to which group you are comparing this candidate (e.g., co-worker, MBA graduate, etc.) (100 words)
  • What characteristics or attributes best describe the applicant? (text box, 150 words)
  • In what area is the applicant most exceptional? (150 words)
  • In what area(s) does the applicant need improvement? Describe the applicant’s awareness of these areas and response to constructive feedback. (150 words)
  • How would you describe the applicant’s interpersonal skills and the impression they make in meetings, presentations, or other interactions? Is the applicant effective when working in a team? (150 words)
  • If there is any additional information you’d like to share, you may provide it in the textbox or by uploading a letter below. Thank you for taking the time to recommend this applicant to a Goizueta MBA program. (no word limit)

Video Resources on Emory Goizueta Admissions

Emory Goizueta MBA Admissions Interviews

Emory Goizueta offers the option of an open-interview, which is conducted in the time leading up to the Round 1 application deadline. After that, interviews are by invitation only. Each interview is conducted by a member of the admissions committee or a select group of alumni. Questions that are part of the Emory Goizueta interview are typically those related to your work experience, post-MBA career goals, and how you see yourself contributing to the Goizueta community. Interviews are conducted either on-campus or virtually.

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What Makes Emory Goizueta Unique?

  • Small class size. Only about 170 students make up the Goizueta MBA class, and therefore, there is a low 5:1 student to faculty ratio.
  • Strong employment report. 97% of its graduates received offers within three months of graduation. Moreover, the salaries for the school’s MBA graduates are continually rising, and the average is currently at $149,000.
  • High placement into consulting. 49% percent of graduates from the two-year full time MBA program were placed in consulting positions in 2019.

*All data retrieved from the Emory Goizueta MBA Program webpages, unless otherwise stated.