Dean's Message

From Interim Dean Rob Kazanjian

Rob Kazanjian

Welcome to Emory University's Goizueta Business School. Our goal is to make a positive impact on society by developing future leaders through our suite of undergraduate, MBA, and PhD degree programs, and our tailored non-degree courses; and by creating and disseminating impactful knowledge and insights.

We provide access to opportunities for graduates and alumni in globally competitive jobs with leading institutions, and equip them with the skills to found and lead new business ventures. Our programs combine a broad business perspective with opportunities for significant functional depth that, together, provide the platform for our graduates to excel in today's increasingly complex environment.

Through our small by design, intimate learning environment, students learn to deal with complex issues and problems, make critical decisions, lead teams, and collaborate with others. We emphasize principled leadership, and seek to admit and educate leaders of the highest ethical standards.

A point of distinction is our welcoming, supportive, inherently collaborative culture. This culture, combined with our strong commitment to diversity and the advantages and support offered by Atlanta's corporate community, makes our school a destination for students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds.

Our most important asset is our people. We have scholars who make a difference in their field(s), are sought out for their expertise, inspire in the classroom, and are leaders in the university and their larger intellectual communities. We have high potential, highly qualified students from various backgrounds, actively engaged in learning, motivated to make a difference, and who buy into the culture of our institution. We have a diverse staff with deep competence in their area of specialization, and who are motivated, engaged and heavily invested in the success of faculty and students; and, diverse faculty and students who are invested in the success of staff. Finally, we have a critical mass of alumni and friends who are successful role models, ambassadors for Goizueta Business School, and who invest through their time, talents, and resource capacity.

We are part of Emory University, a world-renowned institution. A natural consequence of this relationship is that our learning environment is one where we question answers, and develop the analytical and critical thinking skills needed for lifelong learning.

Thank you for visiting our website. If you haven't already done so, I hope that you will take the time to explore and learn more about us and what we offer.


Rob Kazanjian, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, Goizueta Business School