U.S. Military Applicants

The Goizueta Business School welcomes applicants with a military background. We are grateful for the service you have provided to our country and offer you several benefits as an applicant to Goizueta Business School. We encourage you to get to know us, and learn how a Goizueta MBA along with your military background can enhance your career potential.

Benefits for Military Applicants

To demonstrate our support of military applicants, Goizueta is associated with the Military Consortium, an organization under the umbrella of The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). For additional information about the consortium, visit the GMAC website. Through this association, we offer the following benefits for applicants with military experience.

  • Goizueta will waive the application fee for military persons who have been on active duty within three years of applying.
  • Goizueta will provide a one-year deferment if admitted military students' plans are delayed by their service branch.
  • In addition, we will accept applications from deployed military personnel after our standard application deadlines.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Goizueta Business School will provide awards for a fixed number of MBA students in each of the School's five MBA formats through the Yellow Ribbon Program. The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (aka Chapter 33), and allows voluntary partner institutions to enter into an agreement with the Veteran's Administration to fund tuition expenses for eligible veterans. The amount of the Yellow Ribbon Program award is equal to the difference between the amount received through the Post 9/11 GI Bill tuition benefit and the actual cost, up to a limit specified each year by the Goizueta Business School and matched by the VA through the Yellow Ribbon Program. For the majority of our MBA programs, this results in a full-tuition benefit. For each academic year Goizueta Business School will provide up to $16,000 annually, matched by the Veterans Administration, for a fixed number of MBA students on a first-come, first-served basis according to the requirements of the Veterans Administration:

  • One Year Full-Time MBA Program: 5 awards
  • Two Year Full-Time MBA Program: 10 awards
  • Evening Part Time MBA Program: 3 awards
  • Executive MBA Program: 6 awards

Yellow Ribbon Program Application Process

Yellow Ribbon Program awards for the academic year are granted on a first-come, first-served basis. To be considered for a Goizueta Business School Yellow Ribbon Program award, you must submit a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs AND an Emory University Yellow Ribbon Veterans Enrollment Data Sheet to the Goizueta Business School MBA Admissions Office. Forms will be received through email, mail and in-person delivery. Forms will be prioritized according to date of receipt by the guidelines below. MBA Admissions will confirm receipt of the form via email. Forms will be prioritized according to date of receipt by the guidelines below. It is the responsibility of the Yellow Ribbon Program applicant to ensure that the form was received by the MBA Admissions Office.

  • Students must first be admitted to Goizueta Business School before submitting their form.
  • Multiple forms received on the same date will be prioritized by the earliest date of admittance to Goizueta Business School, and then by the earliest date of enrollment deposit.

Joint degree candidates must apply to each program separately for funding, as Goizueta Business School Yellow Ribbon funds are applicable only for semesters spent in the Business School.

Eligibility is to be determined by the Emory University Registrar's Office, VA Benefits Department. In the event a Yellow Ribbon applicant is found not eligible for VA funds, the available award will be given to the next eligible person on the prioritized list. Students who receive the Yellow Ribbon award will forfeit any other Goizueta tuition scholarship.

Goizueta Business School's participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program is a contracted agreement with the Veterans Administration for the current academic year, and is subject to change in subsequent years. Please email us or call (404) 727-2685.