It needs thinkers and innovators willing to go beyond big business and instead push business to do big things. It needs Goizueta. Daily, our students and faculty go beyond what is — opting to build what should be. In an ever-changing marketplace, we seek to make our mark. To achieve more. Build more. Do more. Create more. To go for more.

Strategic Theme

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Developing Principled and Impactful Leaders and Entrepreneurs

Goizueta is a hub for positive action and dynamic thinking. We are here to answer the calls of business and society. We challenge our students to anticipate the changes to business as usual and to be the innovators and entrepreneurs who disrupt it. Our students learn how to be leaders by leading business. To that end, we foster key partnerships, collaborations, and relationships with top global businesses so that our students get real experience, and our partners get exceptional, cutting-edge expertise. Through transformative research, rich collaborations, and incredible experiences, we foster an environment where business minds push beyond boundaries, conceive ideas and actions that will reshape our understanding of business, and lead to better business for all.

Strategic Theme

Business Analytics

Fostering Innovation for a Data and Technology Driven World

We are not just focused on the now. We think into the future, across industries, and beyond geographic borders. Our job is to ignite new ideas, businesses, strategies, and approaches. We do this by working at the intersection of data, technology, and management. Combining the power of AI, data science, and technology with business foundations makes for strategic leaders and analytical thinkers with the capability to stay one step ahead of a constantly changing business landscape. We are the technological innovators for modern business.

Strategic Theme

global network

Growing a Global Presence Fueled by Local Synergies

We think beyond the classroom, into the community, across the nation, and around the world. We are on a mission to drive business forward. To do that, we bring together the best minds across the globe and send our students out into the world to learn, experience, and lead. They’re studying global markets abroad, mastering FinTech in a real-time finance lab, securing capital funding for new ventures, influencing systemic change in case competitions, and supporting faculty research that will propel business in new directions. We combine business immersion with the phenomenal resources afforded by collaboration with Emory’s nine schools, leading centers, and Georgia’s most comprehensive health system. And, right here in the heart of Atlanta—a diverse, global city and tech hub where 75% of Fortune 1000s are represented—we have access to it all. Here, we invite students, faculty, staff, and partners from all over the world to become part of creating the tomorrow of business.

Our Mission

Our mission is to prepare principled leaders to have a positive influence on business and society.
  • Best Undergraduate Business Program

    U.S. News & World Report, 2023
  • Best in the U.S. Executive Education

    Financial Times, 2020
  • Best in the U.S. Full-Time MBA

    U.S. News & World Report (2024), Businessweek (2022-2023)

Learning and Leading


Goizueta Distinguished Speaker Series

The series engages exceptional leaders from a range of industries to share their experiences and insights on the world of business as it is today and what it may become tomorrow. Creating powerful connections between students, alumni, and the business community, Goizueta raises its voice and influences meaningful business performance that ignites passion to drive lasting change.

100 Years of Taking Care of Business

  • Emory College is established in Oxford, Georgia

    The school is named in honor of John Emory, a Methodist bishop who helped found New York University, Dickinson College and Wesleyan University.
  • The U.S. Civil War Begins

    Emory closes its doors, and as the war makes its way to Georgia in 1863, the school is transformed into a hospital, and later, a headquarters for the Union Army.
  • Pharmacist John Pemberton invents Coca-Cola

    Pemberton’s experiment began in Columbus, Georgia in an effort to treat his chronic chest pain—caused by a saber wound to the chest during the Civil War’s Battle of Columbus. He would sell the rights to Coca-Cola’s formula soon after.
  • Coca-Cola president donates land for Emory University

    Then president Asa Griggs Candler donated the land that would provide a home for Emory University's Druid Hills campus.
  • Emory’s business school is founded

    Now known as Goizueta Business School, the School of Business Administration was founded after the dean of Emory College, Howard Odum, recommended the Board of Trustees create a “school of economics and business administration.” The school offers courses in economics, accounting, and business law.
  • Enrollment hits 145 students

    The school also employs one faculty member, one full-time assistant and five staff members.
  • Roberto CrĂ­spulo Goizueta Cantera is born

    Roberto Goizueta, namesake of the school, was born in Havana, Cuba.
  • School of Business earns national recognition

    The school was admitted to the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • Roberto Goizueta graduates from Yale

    Roberto Goizueta graduated from Yale University with a degree in Chemical Engineering.
  • Emory launches the Full-Time MBA

    Dean Gordon Siefkin introduces the MBA program.
  • Emory secures MBA accreditation

    Accreditation was conferred by the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • Business School hosts the 1st Intercollegiate Games

    A nation-wide competition in which teams from the country’s best business schools are selected to participate in a variety of games using computer simulations. Now 35, Roberto Goizueta moves to Atlanta to become Vice President of Technical Research and Development at the Coca-Cola Company. He is, and remains, the youngest person to hold this position at the company.
  • Dean James Hund promotes civil rights

    At the height of the Civil Rights Movement, Dean James Hund invites activists and economists to speak on campus in an effort to promote the contributions of African American entrepreneurs to the South’s economy.
  • Emory introduces the Executive MBA

    This was the only degree program of its kind in the South. Roberto Goizueta is named President of the Coca-Cola Company.
  • The Coca-Cola Company launches Diet Coke

  • Emory launches its One-Year MBA

  • Emory launches its Evening MBA

  • Emory’s School of Business is renamed

    The school was renamed Goizueta Business School in honor of Roberto Goizueta.
  • Atlanta plays host to the XXVI Olympics

    Atlanta was honored to host the world's largest sporting event. Roberto Goizueta, in his role as CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, is instrumental in bringing the games to the Peach State.
  • Roberto Goizueta passes away, aged 65

    His family continues to guide and support the school to this day.
  • Goizueta Business School joins the CGSM

    The Consortium for Graduate Studies in Management is one of the nation’s largest MBA diversity networks. Goizueta is the only CGSM member with a One-Year MBA offering.
  • Goizueta establishes PhD and Modular Executive MBA

  • The Goizueta Foundation Center opens its doors

    The Goizueta Foundation Center for Research and Doctoral Education features a collection of art including original works by Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí and is “gold” certified by the LEED green building program.
  • Erika James is named Dean

    James is the first woman, and African-American, to lead the school.
  • Goizueta Business School launches the MSBA

    The Master of Science in Business Analytics is Goizueta's 8th degree program. The MSBA connects the world of big data with better business insights.
  • Goizueta celebrates its 100th anniversary

    Goizueta commits to continue sparking passion that ignites meaningful change.
  • Goizueta Business School launches the Master of Analytical Finance

    The Master of Analytical Finance is added to Goizueta's portfolio of graduate degree programs. The new specialized master's program develops highly analytical and technology proficient finance professionals.



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