Goizueta Business School

Graduation & Commencement

2024 Commencement Welcome

Gareth James

Dear Graduates, Families, Friends and Alumni:

We are delighted to invite you to a momentous event - Goizueta Business School's Commencement Ceremony. I am so proud and humbled to celebrate alongside you as we welcome the newest graduates of our esteemed institution, and the newest members of our Goizueta alumni family.

Our Goizueta graduates will be joining an elite group. Our school's programs are selective and demanding. And our expectations for student integrity and leadership high. Earning a Goizueta degree requires sustained effort and determination. Although the effort is monumental, I am confident our graduates will find the rewards to be well worth it.

We believe business is a vehicle capable of delivering meaningful, lasting impact on society. In this graduating class, I see so many principled leaders ready to solve the biggest problems of our future. I cannot wait to see where they go next, the ways they will continue to thrive, and how they will leave their mark on the world around us.

We invite you to join us in this important milestone. We look forward to celebrating our graduates and their achievements together.


Gareth M. James
John H. Harland Dean of Goizueta Business School
Emory University

Goizueta Business School Event Schedule

PhD Send Off Celebration


Goizueta Business School Room 500 (Dolive)

Master's of Analytical Finance (MAF) Graduation Celebration

The Carlyle Venue, 1919 Piedmont Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

For students and guests to celebrate the end of the year, awards, and hear from the Class Speaker.

Questions? Email Christine Battle


EvMBA Awards Ceremony

6:30pm, Virtual

Questions? Email Marie Foster

Executive MBA Awards Ceremony

10:00am - 11:30am

Biltmore Ballrooms, 817 West Peachtree, Atlanta, GA 30308

Doors open at 9:30am. Light pastries and beverages will be served.

Laney Graduate School PhD Hooding Ceremony


Gas South Convention Center, Exhibit Hall


IMPACT Recognition Luncheon

12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Contact: Kristen Galloway


Goizueta Business School All-MBA, MAF and MSBA Diploma Ceremony

5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall, Gas South Convention Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097

For all graduating Goizueta Business School masters' students and their guests.  Degree candidates will be recognized individually as they cross the stage. 

Questions? Email Harriet Ruskin or call 404-727-6644.

Emory University All-Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Gas South Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097

This ceremony is for all undergraduate students and will feature the Commencement speaker.


BBA Pre-Reception

Exhibit Hall, Gas South Convention Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097


Goizueta Business School Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Diploma Ceremony and Reception

Exhibit Hall, Gas South Convention Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097

This ceremony will include the presentation of awards and honors along with all graduates being individually recognized as they cross the stage.

Questions? Email Jessica Lowy or call 404-727-2713.


Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) Celebration

Virtual, Pre-recorded (Asynchronous) - link to be distributed to MSBA students to share with guests on Monday, May 13

MSBA award winners, including Class Orators, will be recognized during this virtual, prerecorded event.  Award winners will be notified before Friday, May 10th and relevant plaques and awards will be provided ot students at the Master's Diploma Ceremony on Friday, May 10 at the Gas South Convention Center.

Questions? Email Christina Wan.


  • EvMBA Awards Ceremony (in-person), Emory Conference Center, May 9th  

  • EMBA Awards Ceremony (in-person), Schwartz, May 10th 

  • BBA Graduation Celebration, Glenn Memorial, May 11th 

  • Full-Time Awards Celebration, Schwartz Center, May 10th 

  • Consortium Brunch, W525, May 11th 


Tickets will be required for all ceremonies, which will take place at the Gas South Arena and Convention Center.  Information on ticketing will be shared shortly with students.  There is no limit to the number of attendees at any Goizueta ceremonies.

Goizueta Business School Awards & Honors


Tickets are required for all ceremonies at the Gas South Arena and Convention Center.  Additional details will be posted shortly.  There is no guest limit number for Goizueta ceremonies.

All graduates will have their diplomas mailed to the diploma address listed on file in OPUS.  If no diploma address is listed, the diploma will be mailed to the permanent address.  Please see the University Registrar's website for additional details.  Students will receive a diploma cover at their Diploma Ceremony (this is the big blue folder you see in everyone's graduation photos!).

Yes!  Grad Images will be on site to take photos of all graduates.

Emory's Plan Your Visit page on the Commencement website has area hotels and restaurants listed.

Accessible seating is available at the Gas South Arena and Convention Center.

In addition, the venue provides wheelchair escorts for guests with special needs. Wheelchair escorts are available for free upon request at main entry points. However, please be aware that the number of wheelchairs is extremely limited and thus there may be a wait.  In addition, due to limited availability of wheelchairs, guests are not able to remain in the wheelchair for the duration of the event.


  • Parking Decks 1 and 2 have designated handicap parking spaces which are available on a first-come, first served basis and cannot be reserved in advance.
  • A limited number of designated handicap parking areas are located at the front of the Arena. The designated handicap parking spaces are available on a first-come, first served basis and cannot be reserved in advance. Please contact a Parking Attendant to assist with drop-off or pick-up arrangements. Guests in wheelchairs should enter the building at the main entrance. The Arena has ADA parking on all levels of the parking deck and ADA parking in the front lot. Drop-offs for ADA should use Arena Drive (traffic light on Sugarloaf Parkway) and may be dropped off at the front of the Arena near the crosswalk.

If you graduate in August or December, you are considered part of the next graduating class.  This means that your name will appear in the publication list the following May and you will also be considered for graduation honors and awards at that time.

University Commencement

Need more information on planning your visit, instructions for degree candidates, or other weekend activities beyond Goizueta Business School? Visit Emory University's commencement site.