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 either the Weekend or Modular Executive MBA program beginning in the Fall of 2015 is $110,000.

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.

Domestic Student Loan Application

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.

International Student Loan Application

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

Kimberly Dent (for students with last names A - K) or Jennifer Lyles (for students with last names L - Z)

If you secure a federal loan, you must reapply each year by completing a new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

Tuition Credits

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

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. If you would like to be considered for one of the above scholarship and you meet the criteria of the organization, please submit a one-page proposal requesting and substantiating consideration. This should be included with your application, or shortly thereafter, and awards will be made in late May. If you are applying after the May 1 deadline, check with Admissions to see if any scholarships remain.


In order to support a professionally diverse cohort, applicants employed full-time by non-profit organizations may qualify for a 30% reduction in tuition. Please be sure to indicate your organization and salary on the online application. Final approval of the credit is at the discretion of the Executive MBA Admissions Committee and is based upon financial need and the strength of the candidate’s overall application

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. It is intended for students whose company is sponsoring a portion of the cost of the program, but requires a review of grades before making payment. Interested students must apply each term for this payment plan and sign a promissory note with a $70 non-refundable processing fee two weeks prior to the start of each term.

Special Funding Options

U.S. Military Applicants

Goizueta Business School participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008., as well as additional financing options to military candidates who do not qualify. Visit our section for Military applicants for more information about Yellow Ribbon and other benefits available at Goizueta. The Executive MBA Program 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.

Employer Support

Unlike many other Executive MBA Programs, our program spans three calendar years, allowing you to reap more of the annual company sponsorship benefits reducing out-of-pocket costs for you. You may also be able to secure additional sponsorship in one of two ways:

  • By creating a proposal highlighting ways in which coursework and new skills will benefit your role and organization
  • Designing an Independent Study addressing one of your company’s pressing needs

Individual tax Benefits

You may also qualify for up to $2,000 Lifetime Learning Credit or up to $4,000 Tuition Fees Deduction putting Emory's Goizueta Business School within your reach.