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.

Scanned unofficial transcripts may be submitted for evaluation in the application process. Please upload all transcripts to the application with your essays and résumé. 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.

On-Campus Interviews

All applicants may request an on-campus interview to be completed prior to Round 2. To request an on-campus interview use the Goizueta Connection. After Round 2 all on-campus interviews are by invitation only.

Off-Campus Interviews

Off-campus interviews prior to Round 2 are scheduled after the Admissions Committee receives a request and reviews materials. To request an interview in a city near you, please review the Worldwide Recruiting Schedule. After Round 2 all off-campus interviews are by invitation only.

Web Interviews

Web interviews are by invitation only after a review of a completed application. We will contact you via email if you are selected for an interview.

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.