International Applicants

The makeup of the international student body at Goizueta reflects our strong commitment to providing a global experience for all students to actively learn from each other about the interplay of cultural, political and business practices around the world.

Application Process

All international applicants must submit a completed application which includes: transcripts with a seal from the issuing institution from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended, a current résumé, official GMAT or GRE scores and TOEFL scores (if applicable), two recommendations, essays and the application fee. Applications are not reviewed until these criteria are met.

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.

We require a certified translation of all transcripts if the original was not issued in English. The Admissions Committee strongly recommends that international applicants have their academic transcripts authenticated by EducationUSA, a U.S. State Department affiliated network of advising centers throughout the world, or by World Education Services.

Three Year Degrees from Institutions outside the United States

We will consider applicants who hold three year Bachelor of Commerce degrees from institutions outside the United States. However, given the highly competitive nature of our applicant pool, those applicants with significant work experience and additional education beyond the three-year degree are viewed as more competitive.

Language Requirements

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 after you have submitted your application. Please provide explanation in the body of your email to show how you meet the above requirements.

Pre-MBA English Language Program (PMEL)

Goizueta Business School offers a four-week long, summer language institute prior to International Student Orientation of the Two-year program. During PMEL international MBA students polish their English and build confidence in their communication skills. Lessons focus on preparing students for the rigors of the MBA classroom and U.S. teaching methods. Students meet with Goizueta faculty, alumni, and current students in the classroom and at networking events. The program also includes several social outings in Atlanta.


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.


On campus interviews are open to all qualified candidates before November 14, 2014 (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. 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.

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.

Off-Campus and Web

Off-campus and web interviews are by invitation only after review of your completed application file.

International Student Orientation

All international students are required to attend a week-long, mandatory program in the week prior to the general MBA Orientation. The program introduces students to academic and student life in a U.S. business school environment. During international orientation students meet with faculty, the career management team, alumni and current students. Social and cultural events round out the program as international students get settled in Atlanta.