Essays

Please address the following questions and submit all essays in one complete PDF file. Essays should be written in 12pt. font and double-spaced. On the top of each page, indicate your full name as listed on your application and the question to which you are responding. The application system requires that you convert your document into PDF format prior to uploading it to your application. Instructions and access to a software program that will convert your documents are available within the application.

2013-14 Full-Time Applicant Essays

Answer all essays (numbers 1 through 4), following the directions indicated in the questions. NOTE: Applicants who apply to more than one MBA program will only complete the essay question requirement related to their first-program preference.

  1. Complete both of the following questions. Please limit your response to 200 words total.

    • What is your short-term career goal and why is an MBA from Goizueta an important next step toward that goal?
    • If your initial career plans are not realized, what else are you considering?
  2. 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 Leaders for Global Enterprise. We encourage you to watch this short video for inspiration in answering the question. The transcript of the video can be found here.

    How will you contribute to and make a lasting impact on the Goizueta Business School community as a student or alumnus? Please limit your response to 300 words.

  3. Complete one of the following statements. Please limit your response to 250 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...
  4. In 25 words or less, please share with the committee and your future classmates an interesting or fun fact about you.

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.

Please note, if you are applying for a Center Fellowship through one of our Centers (Emory Center for Alternative Investments, the Emory Marketing Analytics Center and Social Enterprise @ Goizueta) an additional essay is required. Please visit the Center Fellowships tab for more details on the fellowships and the application process.

Re-Applicant Essays

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

  1. Complete both of the following questions. Please limit your response to 200 words total.

    • What is your short-term career goal and why is an MBA from Goizueta an important next step toward that goal?
    • If your initial career plans are not realized, what else are you considering?
  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.