Financing Your MBA

Pursuing an MBA is significant financial investment, one of the most important that you'll make, and we are committed to working with you to make your educational goal a reality. Most of our Executive MBA students utilize financial aid in attaining their MBA.

Program Costs

Tuition for the Weekend or Modular Executive MBA program beginning in the Fall of 2014 is $110,000. Tuition for the program beginning in the Fall of 2015 will be available in February of 2015. No significant increase is expected.

Tuition includes all required books, materials, parking and meals. Lodging and most dinners are included during Modular EMBA residencies, the International Colloquium and Washington Campus (for our Weekend EMBA students).

Tuition does not include the $150 non-refundable application fee, application verification fees, background check fees, mandatory Emory University fees (estimated at $275 per term), travel to and from Atlanta and air travel for the International Colloquium and Washington Campus.

Tuition is paid in five (5) equal installments due at the beginning of each term.

Graduate Loans

A variety of federal and private graduate student loans are available to finance your Executive MBA degree. To learn more about the available loan options, please visit the Emory University Office of Financial Aid.

International Executive MBA students may also apply for a private education loan offered through Emory Alliance Credit Union that covers up to $84,000 of the cost of the program.

If you have any follow up questions, your Emory University financial aid representative will be happy to guide you through the process.

Tuition Credits

We have several tuition credits available to candidates who qualify in the following categories:

  • Emory University Alumni
  • Graduates of Goizueta Business School Executive Education Programs
  • Active duty military and veterans who do not qualify for Yellow Ribbon (see bottom of the page)
  • Applications employed full-time by 501 (c)(3) non-profit organizations

If you believe you may qualify for one of the credits listed above, please be sure to highlight this qualifier during your application process. To learn more about these credits, please address your questions to Caroline Grimes.


There are a number of scholarships available through both Goizueta and partnerships with local and national organizations.

Organizational Partnerships

We are delighted to partner with several Atlanta professional organizations:

To learn more about the qualifications and application processes for these scholarships, please visit the websites of these organizations. We also encourage you to talk to your employer about any company-specific scholarships that may be available.

Honorary Scholarships

We offer a very limited number of honorary scholarships to qualified candidates. These scholarships are awarded after the class is enrolled. No additional information needs to be submitted for consideration.

The Executive MBA Class Gift Scholarship fund was endowed by the Class of 2005 to recognize an individual who brings a unique background and perspective to the class. Consideration given to candidates coming from a discipline or profession typically underrepresented in the EMBA program, including but not limited to education administration, government, community service organizations, entrepreneurs, unique international professional background, and financial need should be demonstrated. All incoming students are automatically considered for this limited scholarship (no additional action needs to be taken) and one, $8,000 award will be made for each graduating Executive MBA class, shortly after enrollment.

The Executive Women of Goizueta (EWG) Scholarship is designed to promote the advancement of women in business and leadership by providing financial support to an accomplished female executives attending Goizueta Business School's Executive MBA program. Consideration is given to female candidates based upon demonstrated leadership, professional progression, community service, and unique international professional background. Each year, all incoming female students are automatically considered for this limited scholarship (no additional action needs to be taken) and one, $5,000 award will be made for each graduating Executive MBA class.

Discretionary Scholarships

Goizueta has a very limited amount of additional funds to award to students with need. To apply for one of our Discretionary Scholarships, please submit a proposal document for the consideration by the Executive MBA Admissions Committee within two (2) weeks of admission notification. Factors that will be considered in the awarding of funds include the overall strength of the application, financial need, quality of work experience, career progression, and demonstrated leadership. All proposals will be fully considered, but only a very limited number of discretionary scholarships will be awarded.

Payment Options

Goizueta facilitates deferred payment, third party billing and other payment options.

Third-Party Billing

Tuition bills are sent directly to student sponsors and are payable at the beginning of each term. Although some students will seek corporate sponsorships, it is not required for admission.

Deferred Payment Plan for Executive MBA Students

This payment plan defers the entire term's tuition payment until approximately 60 days after grades are posted. Interested students must apply each term for this payment plan and sign a promissory note with a $70 non refundable processing fee 2 weeks prior to the start of each term.

U.S. Military Applicants

Goizueta Business School participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Visit our section for Military applicants for more information about Yellow Ribbon and other benefits available at Goizueta. The Executive MBA Program only also offers a limited number of scholarships for current and retired U.S. Military service members who do not qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Please contact Amy Stalzer with all U.S. Military benefits questions.