Admissions

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 Goizueta's Full-Time MBA Program. The following steps must be completed for your application to be considered for admission.

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

How to Apply

The below information outlines all portions of our online application. For more information on each specific element of the application, visit the provided links. Completed applications contain the following:

Online Application

Goizueta Business School uses an online application system. It is not necessary to complete the application in one sitting. You will create a user name and password and may access the application from any computer until the application has been submitted. Please note that applications are due by 11:59PM EDT on the date of the application deadline. However, we encourage you to apply as early as possible. Special requests to complete a paper application should be submitted for consideration to MBAadmissions@emory.edu

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Application fee

We require an application fee from all applicants.*

Fees are as follows:

  • Applying to One and/or Two Year Programs - $150
  • An additional $25 application fee is required of candidates applying for Goizueta's Evening or Executive MBA Programs

*Note: U.S. Military service members who have been on active duty in the U.S. Military within the last three years, Forte MBA Launchers, current Peace Corps Volunteers and Teach for America employees are exempt from the application fee. Please email MBAapplication@emory.edu to request a fee waiver. Do not submit an application fee if you meet the criteria, we are unable to process a reimbursement. We do not issue retroactive waivers.

Payments:
  1. Online with a credit card (Visa and MasterCard– Debit Cards are not accepted)
  2. By mail Send a check or money order made payable to Goizueta Business School. Note your name and date of birth in the memo section and send to:
Emory University
Goizueta Business School
MBA Admissions
1300 Clifton Road, Suite W288
Atlanta, GA 30322

Résumé

A one- or two-page résumé containing your employment and education background must be uploaded to your application. The employment section on the résumé should include locations, titles, and dates, starting with your most recent job. The education section should include dates of attendance and degrees received.

Essays

Essays are considered a very important part of the application process and your opportunity to show the Admissions Committee a bit about yourself beyond the application. All 4 essay questions must be answered for your application to be considered complete. (Only two essays are required for re-applicants.) Please review the Essays page for the full essay questions and details on submission.

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GMAT/GRE Scores

Applicants to Goizueta Business School are required to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Please review Frequently Asked Questions regarding test scores if you have additional questions.

Official score reports must be sent to Goizueta Business School directly from the testing service. You should complete the exam and request the official scores be sent by the application deadline of the round in which you are applying. Please allow 20 business days for the scores to reach our office. Both GMAT and GRE scores are valid for five years from the examination date. If you have taken the tests multiple times, please submit all of your scores.

You are encouraged to take the GMAT or GRE early in your MBA application process so that if you do not perform as well as you would like, you have the ability to retake the exam prior to any deadlines.

English Language Test Scores

Goizueta Business School expects all students to possess strong communication skills in English.

You are not required to submit an English Language Test Score if your undergraduate degree is from an institution in which English is the language of instruction AND you work in a country where commerce is generally conducted in English (for Example: India, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda). No TOEFL waiver is required, please do not request one.

For all other applicants whose native language is not English, we require the TOEFL exam (min score 100 IBT) or the Pearson Test of English (PTE) (min score 68) or the IELTS (min score 7.0).

English Language Test waiver may be requested if a candidate has:

  • Spent at least 3 years in the U.S. studying toward completion of an undergraduate degree, OR
  • Completed a graduate degree in the U.S. followed by at least 2 years of work in the U.S.

Requests for a TOEFL waiver should be submitted in writing to MBAapplication@emory.edu after you have submitted your application. Please provide explanation in the body of your email to show how you meet the above requirements.

Transcripts

We accept a scanned copy of your university transcripts for evaluative purposes. We do not accept records that you have downloaded for personal use. We require transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. If you are admitted to the program you will be required to submit official transcripts with your enrollment deposit.

Recommendations

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.

Recommendation Instructions

Interview

An evaluative interview is required of all applicants before an offer of admission can be extended. Interviews are offered on campus and in select cities around the world. After November 14 all interviews are by invitation only and occur after the submission of a completed application.

Complete online application and mail additional materials to:

MBA Admissions Office
Goizueta Business School
Emory University
1300 Clifton Road, Suite W288
Atlanta, GA 30322 USA

When to Apply

Applications are reviewed in rounds. We encourage candidates who have submitted their online application to log into OPUS to verify materials received and to check their application status. The Admissions Office cannot accommodate requests to verify materials received over the phone.

Application Deadlines for 2014-2015

Round Application Deadline Notification Deposit Due
Round 1 October 10 December 4 December 19
Round 2* November 14 January 29 Feb 23 (One-Year and All International)
April 6 (Two-Year Domestic)
Round 3** January 9 March 5 (Domestic)
March 13 (International)
March 30 (One-Year)
April 6 (Two-Year)
Round 4 March 13 May 1 May 15

* Preferred deadline for One-Year MBA applicants, international applicants, and applicants interested in consideration for top named scholarships

** Final deadline for general merit-based scholarships

Admission Decision

The Admissions Committee reserves the right to limit the size of the entering class, and all decisions are final.

  • Admitted Applicants: To reserve a place in the class, admitted applicants must submit a $2,000 non-refundable deposit that will be applied to the first semester's tuition. Official transcripts are due with the deposit.
  • Waitlisted Applicants: If waitlisted, we encourage students to submit the waitlist form and request feedback on their application.
  • Denied Applicants: Applicants who are denied may re-apply within 1 year.

Interviews

Offered on campus and in select cities around the world, interviews are an important part of the admission process. All students who are admitted to our programs have been interviewed. The admissions interview offers you the opportunity to explain in depth your educational and career experiences to date, and to elaborate on your post-MBA career plans. The interviewer is interested in your professional accomplishments as well as your leadership and community achievements. The interview is similar to a professional job interview, and as such you should dress in business attire and bring an updated copy of your résumé. Interviews last approximately 30 minutes.

Interviews On Campus

On-campus interviews are open to all qualified candidates before November 14 (Round One applicants by October 10). You do not need to have an application on file nor an invitation to interview. To request an on-campus interview, visit the Goizueta Connection system. After filling out a brief registration form, you can request an interview appointment that suits your availability.

Request On-Campus Interview

Qualified candidates must have already graduated from their undergraduate college or university. The only exception to this policy are those candidates who are applying to one of our joint degree programs or who are non-traditional students with full-time work experience prior to attending undergraduate college or university.

You may also want to schedule a class visit or lunch with a current MBA student for while you are on campus, which can also be scheduled through Goizueta Connection. After November 14, interviews are by invitation only after review of your completed application. Submit all required application materials in order to be considered.

Web or Off-Campus Interviews

Web and off-campus interviews are by invitation only after review of a completed application file.

Re-Applicants

If you are re-applying within two years of your original application, you are required to submit the information below. If more than two years have passed since your last application, you must complete all parts of the admission application.

  • Online application and $150 re-application fee
  • Updated résumé
  • A new or updated recommendation
  • Interview - It is not necessary for re-applicants who have completed an interview within the last year to interview again, but we strongly encourage you to do so.
  • Re-applicant Essays - Applicants who have applied to Goizueta Business School in the past should follow the directions indicated in the re-applicant portion of the Essays Page.