Applications are due by 11:59PM ET on the date of the application deadline. However, we encourage you to apply as early as possible. We require all applicants to apply using our online application. Exceptions to this policy should be submitted in writing at MBAadmissions@emory.edu, explaining the need to use a paper application. The following steps must be completed for your application to be considered for admission:
Application Deadlines for 2016-2017
|Round||Application Deadline||Notification||Deposit Due|
|Round 1||October 14||December 1||December 21|
|Round 2*||November 11||January 26||Feb 20 (One-Year and ALL International)
April 10 (Two-Year Domestic)
|Round 3**||January 4||March 3 (Domestic and One-Year International)
March 10 (Two-Year International)
|March 24 (One-Year)
April 10 (Two-Year)
|Round 4||March 10||Rolling (One-Year)
April 28 (Two-Year)
|Upon Notification (One-Year)
May 12 (Two-Year)
* 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
We accept a scanned copy of your university transcripts for evaluative purposes. We do not accept records that you have downloaded for personal use. Acceptable documents must include the university/college name, your name, degree conferred with date (if applicable), grade point average and all courses with grades received. 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 at the time of your enrollment deposit. Please plan ahead.
As part of the MBA application we require 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.
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 more in depth your educational and career experiences to date, and to elaborate on your post-graduate career plans. The interviewer is interested in both 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 are now by invitation only after review of your completed file.
GMAT / GRE Scores
Applicants to Goizueta Business School are required to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
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 in enough time to be received by our office by the application deadline of the round in which you are applying (estimated delivery time is 20 business days). 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 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.
One-Year MBA Essays
Four essays must be answered and submitted for your application to be considered complete. (Only two essays are required for re-applicants). Remember to review each question carefully. We consider essays to be a very important part of the application process, and they are your opportunity to show the Admissions Committee a bit about yourself beyond the application itself. Please visit the Essays page for details on the questions and how to submit your finished essays.
We require an application fee from all applicants.*
Fees are as follows:
- Applying to One-Year MBA and/or Two-Year MBA: $150
- An additional $25 application fee is required of candidates applying for Goizueta's Evening MBA or MBA for Executives
*Note: U.S. Military service members and veterans will receive an automatic application fee waiver generated upon submission of the application. Forte MBA Launchers, current Peace Corps Volunteers and Teach for America employees are exempt from the application fee and must 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.
Paying the Application Fee
You can pay your application fee two ways:
(Visa, MasterCard, or Discover; Debit Cards are not accepted)
Send a check or money order made payable to Goizueta Business School and list your name and date of birth. Please send your check to:Emory University
Goizueta Business School
1300 Clifton Road, Suite W288
Atlanta, GA 30322
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.
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 (minimum score 100 IBT) or the Pearson Test of English (PTE) (minimum score 68) or the IELTS (minimum score 7.0). We require official scores be sent directly from the testing agency and to be received by our office by the deadline of the round in which you are applying (estimated delivery time is 20 days from test date or date requested). Your application will remain incomplete until the scores are received; unofficial test-taker copies are not accepted.
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.
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Before beginning the application, review the helpful hints below:
Receiving Emails: After first creating an account, an email will be sent to the address you listed with an autogenerated password. This email is usually sent within five minutes of your registration. Please check your junk folder if you do not see the email. For assistance, you may call the Admissions Office (404-727-6311).
- Pop-up Blockers: Disable any Pop-up Blockers running on your computer when completing the online application. Pop-up Blockers may prevent you from creating an account and/or from logging back in once your account has been created.
- Browser: Our application is compatible with most browsers and devices. It works most optimally in Google Chrome.
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 application fee
- Updated résumé
- A new or updated recommendation
- 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.