Your Chances at Emory Goizueta: Acceptance Rate & Other Factors

2023-2024 Application Cycle: Special Note for Round 2 and Round 3 Applicants Invited for an MBA Interview

Wondering about your chances now that you’ve been invited to an interview?

Unfortunately, there’s no way to answer to this question with certainty, as business schools do not publish figures on interview invites.

It is safe to guess that MBA programs interview approximately double the number of people they intend to admit. In crude terms, this means that your chances of acceptance are good—around 50%.

But remember that there are other factors at play which are not reflected in this generalized statement:

  • The post-interview decision will still depend on the strength of your application: outstanding applicants will have a better chance both pre- and post-interview.
  • Less competitive applicants—with lower GMAT scores, sub-optimal employers, and a less prestigious undergraduate degree—will be under more pressure to impress than a highly competitive applicant.
  • Anyone can have a surprising interview—for better or for worse.

Regardless of your initial application, your next step should be to prepare as effectively as possible for your MBA interview—with someone who has interview experience and an understanding of the program you’re applying to.

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Are you aiming to be a part of one of the top MBA programs? Selecting which business schools to apply to takes time and effort since it’s not only a matter of which schools you’d prefer, but also which schools you’ll likely be accepted to. To help you get a better understanding, we’ve put together some fast facts covering key admission factors to help you determine your odds of getting accepted into the Emory Goizueta MBA Program.

If you’re wondering how difficult it is to get into Emory Goizueta, then you’ve come to the right place. On this page, we’ll give you a quick overview of what it takes to get into Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and help you understand whether your profile is a good fit for the Goizueta MBA program.

(Note: This page highlights Goizueta’s full-time MBA program. The other program options at Goizueta are the Evening MBA, and the Executive MBA program.)

Fast Facts: Goizueta MBA

Acceptance Rate37%
GMAT Average709
GPA Average3.47
Avg. Years Work Experience6

Source: Emory Goizueta, Class of 2025 data

Emory University Goizueta's Business School

Undergraduate Majors Represented in Goizueta’s MBA Program 

The top undergraduate majors represented in Goizueta’s MBA program are Business (30%), Social Sciences (19%), and Humanities (12%).

Top Undergraduate Universities from Goizueta’s MBA Class

The undergraduate universities most represented in Goizueta’s MBA class profile are: 

  • The University of Georgia
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Emory University – Goizueta Business School
  • Vanderbilt University
  • University of Georgia – Terry College of Business
  • University of Florida
  • Georgetown University
  • Duke University
  • Cornell University
  • Universidad EAFIT

If your undergraduate college is listed above, that means that Goizueta has accepted many applicants with your education background in the past. It also shows that candidates who have gone to these schools have considered applying to Goizueta, and it is one indication that the business school has found students who have completed their undergraduate education at these universities to be successful.  

Goizueta’s Top Pre-MBA Industries

Goizueta’s top pre-MBA industries are financial services (17%), consulting (11%), technology (10%), and government (8%).

Looking at the pre-MBA industries shows you whether your profile is well-represented at Goizueta. Don’t worry if you don’t see your industry on the list—there might not be many students enrolled from your industry simply because many candidates didn’t apply to the program in the first place. The same goes for the pre-MBA employers data we’ve provided below.

Top Pre-MBA Employers Represented at Goizueta

The pre-MBA companies that are most represented in the Goizueta MBA class are: 

What does Goizueta value?

Emory Goizueta seeks someone that has characteristics similar to the core values of Goizueta – Courage, Accountability, Integrity, Rigor, Diversity, Team, and Community.

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