ABOUT GOIZUETA

THE WORLD NEEDS A DIFFERENT KIND OF LEADER

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.
  • UNIVERSITY FOR QUALITY OF LIFE

    Ranked by Princeton Review, 2018
  • BEST BUSINESS SCHOOL IN AMERICAS AND ASIA-PACIFIC

    Ranked by Financial Times, 2018
  • BEST FULL-TIME MBA PROGRAM

    Ranked by U.S. News & World Report, 2020

Mission Statement

To be the community of choice for those that want to learn, lead, or educate for the purpose of improving business and society.

Leading Boldly into the Future

“We will use our influence to convene the best minds full of integrity, ingenuity, and grit. Together, we can illuminate the complex interdependence of business and society in our companies, cities, industries, and beyond.” – Erika H. James, John H. Harland Dean Goizueta Business School

100 Years of Taking Care of Business

  • Emory College is established in Oxford, Georgia

    1836
    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

    1861
    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

    1886
    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

    1914
    Then president Asa Griggs Candler donated the land that would provide a home for Emory University's Druid Hills campus.
  • Emory’s School of Business Administration is founded

    1919
    Now known as Goizueta Business School, the school 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

    1925
    The school also employs one faculty member, one full-time assistant and five staff members.
  • Roberto Críspulo Goizueta Cantera is born

    1931
    Roberto Goizueta, namesake of the school, was born in Havana, Cuba.
  • School of Business earns national recognition

    1949
    The school was admitted to the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • Roberto Goizueta graduates from Yale

    1953
    Roberto Goizueta graduated from Yale University with a degree in Chemical Engineering.
  • Dean Gordon Siefkin introduces the MBA program

    1954
  • Emory’s MBA program introduces

    1961
    Accreditation was conferred by the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • Business School hosts the 1st Intercollegiate Games

    1964
    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

    1966
    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 an Executive MBA degree

    1980
    This was the only one of its kind in the South. Roberto Goizueta is named President of the Coca-Cola Company.
  • The Coca-Cola Company launches Diet Coke

    1982
  • Emory launches its One-Year MBA program

    1983
  • The Goizueta Evening MBA Program is started

    1992
  • Emory’s School of Business is renamed

    1994
    The school was renamed Goizueta Business School in honor of Roberto Goizueta.
  • Atlanta plays host to the XXVI Olympics

    1996
    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

    1997
    His family continues to guide and support the school to this day.
  • Goizueta Business School joins the CGSM

    2001
    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 program offering.
  • Goizueta establishes PhD and Executive MBA

    2002
  • The Goizueta Foundation Center opens its doors

    2005
    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

    2014
    Dean James is the first woman, and African American, to lead the school.
  • Goizueta Business School launches the MSBA

    2017
    The Master’s 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

    2019
    Goizueta commits to continue sparking passion that ignites meaningful change.

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