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Emory University: Goizueta

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*The Goizueta MBA Round 1 early option is ideal for applicants who have decided Goizueta is their first-choice. 
** We strongly suggest that One-Year MBA and international applicants apply by Round 2. However, all applications received by March 8, 2013, will be given complete consideration.
*** Applicants who wish to be considered for scholarship must submit all materials by Round 3, January 18, 2013, to be given complete consideration.

Round 1*October 5November 28December 14
Round 2**November 30January 25Feb 15 (One Year and All International)
April 8 (Two Year Domestic)
Round 3***January 18March 15March 27 (One Year)
April 8 (Two Year)
Round 4March 8April 24May 8


Answer all essays (numbers 1 through 4), following the directions indicated in the questions.

1. Complete each of the following questions. Please limit your response to 150 words each.

  • Why have you decided to pursue an MBA at this time? 
  • What are your short term post MBA goals?
  • What are your long term professional aspirations?

2. Share one of your most significant professional accomplishments. Describe your precise role in this activity and how it has helped to shape your management skills. Please limit your response to 500 words

3. 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. It is his legacy and the strength of his character that gives rise to our vision: Principled Leader for Global Enterprise. We encourage you to watch this short video for inspiration in answering the question.
  • Mr. Goizueta was an inspirational leader. Describe your leadership style and give an example of how you will use that style to make an impact on Goizueta Business School as a student or alumnus. Please limit your response to 300 words.

4. Complete one of the following statements. Please limit your response to 300 words.
  • I am unique because...
  • My most memorable cross-cultural experience...
  • I am passionate about...
  • The best piece of advice I've ever received is...

Optional Essay: If you have additional information or feel there are extenuating circumstances which you would like to share with the MBA Admissions Committee (i.e. unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, academic performance issues or areas of weakness in application). Please limit your response to 250 words. 


2 letters of recommendation are required. 
We prefer that these recommendations are professional in nature (for example, a direct supervisor, project manager, or client).
  • How long have you known the applicant and in what capacity?
  • What characteristics or attributes best describe the applicant?
  • In what area is the applicant most exceptional?
  • In what area does the applicant need the most improvement?
  • How well do you feel the applicant handles disappointment or differences of opinion?
  • Please indicate to which group you are comparing this candidate (i.e., co-workers, MBA graduates, etc):
  • Other comments 


Re-Applicant Essays

Applicants who have applied to Goizueta Business School in the past are required to answer two questions:

1. Complete each of the following questions. Please limit your response to 150 words each.
  • Why have you decided to pursue an MBA at this time?
  • What are your short-term post-MBA goals?
  • What are your long-term professional aspirations?
2. Explain how you have improved your candidacy for Goizueta Business School's MBA Program since your last application. Please limit your response to 250 words. 

You may also submit the optional essay if you wish.

Goizueta Business School
Emory University
1300 Clifton Road
Suite W288
Atlanta, Georgia 30322 USA
Telephone: (404)727-6311
Website: http://www.goizueta.emory.edu
Last updated: July 16, 2012