Congratulations on beginning your path to an MBA. We hope this summary will provide you with a solid understanding of what to expect when applying to Emory’s Executive MBA Program. The following steps must be completed in full in order for your application to be considered for admission. In keeping with the mission of Emory University, the admissions staff seeks to enroll a diverse Executive MBA class with a variety of experiences and talents.
Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran's status, or any factor that is a prohibited consideration under applicable law.
There is no 'ideal' profile of a Goizueta EMBA participant - however we feel strongly that the greater the diversity of the class, the richer the learning experience for you.
Successful applicants will have:
Goizueta requires that all applicants complete our online application.
It is not necessary to complete your application in one sitting. Until you are ready to submit, you may access it from any computer using the username and password that you create when you begin.
Interviews are required as part of the application process. Goizueta offers interviews most days of the week on the Emory Campus and in selected cities throughout the US. Out-of-state and international candidates may request a phone interview. Interviews typically last 45 minutes to one hour, and are conducted by a member of the Admissions Committee. The format is conversational and relaxed, but applicants are requested to dress in business attire and bring a current resume. For more information on expectations or to schedule an interview, please visit our interviews page.
You must electronically submit a business résumé. The résumé should contain employment and education background. The employment section should include locations, titles, and dates, starting with your most recent job. The education section should include dates of attendance and degrees received.
Four essays must be completed and submitted for your application to be considered complete. Please visit the Essays page for details on the questions and how to submit your finished essays. Remember to review each question carefully. We consider essays to be a very important part of the application process, and they are your opportunity to tell the Admissions Committee a bit about yourself beyond the application itself.
As a general policy, Goizueta Business School requires the GMAT score of all applicants. Official Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score reports must be sent to the Goizueta Business School directly from the GMAT testing service. Please request that they be sent prior to the application deadline. GMAT Scores are valid for five years from the examination date. If you have taken the GMAT multiple times, your best score will be used. To schedule your GMAT, visit www.mba.com
However, the Admissions Office will consider, on a case-by-case basis, GMAT waiver requests for the EMBA program. Waivers are not automatic for any candidate. To learn how to request a waiver, visit our GMAT Waivers page.
Goizueta Business School expects all students to possess strong communication skills in English. For applicants whose native language is not English, we require the TOEFL exam or the Pearson Test of English (PTE)*. The minimum score for the internet-based TOEFL is 100 and the minimum score for the PTE is 68. For those applicants without access to the TOEFL IBT, the minimum score on the paper-based test is 600. To waive the TOEFL or PTE, a candidate must have:
* In cases where the TOEFL or PTE is not available, the IELTS exam score may be submitted. The minimum IELTS score required is a 7.0.
Transcripts must be submitted directly to Goizueta Business School from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Transcripts must arrive in a sealed envelope and be sent directly from each school.
As part of the MBA application, we require at least two letters of recommendation submitted either online or via hardcopy. We prefer that these recommendations are professional in nature. Please be thoughtful when selecting your recommenders, and make sure that you choose at least one person who knows you well in your current position, such as a direct supervisor, project manager or client. Visit our recommendations page for instructions on submitting recommendations.
We require an application fee from all applicants. Applications cannot be fully processed until the application fee is received. Application fees are not waived*. Your application fee varies depending on how many programs you have applied for, and your fee total can be found on the home page of your online application.
Application fees are as follows:
*Note: Applicants who have been on active duty in the U.S. Military within the last three years are exempt from the application fee. Please email us if you fit this criterion.
You can pay your application fee two ways:
The Executive MBA program reviews applications on a rolling basis. Applications received after the final deadline for each format will be reviewed on a space available basis. Applications will not be reviewed until they are complete with all required materials including official test scores, recommendation letters, official transcripts, essays, resume and interview. We encourage candidates who have submitted their on-line application to log into OPUS to verify materials received and to check their application status.
Weekend Executive MBA Class of 2015
Modular Executive MBA Class of 2015
After each deadline, applications will be reviewed on a seat-available basis. Please contact us directly to discuss your individual application timeline.
The Admissions Committee reserves the right to limit the size of the entering class, and all decisions are final. Applicants can expect to receive a decision within 2-3 weeks of submitting all completed application materials. To reserve a place in the class, accepted applicants must submit a $1000 non-refundable deposit that will be applied to the first semester's tuition.