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Executive MBA Admissions

  • Months to Completion

  • Delivery Formats

    On-campus, hybrid, or online
  • Program Start Dates

    Fall (August) or Spring (January)

CLIMBING THE LADDER STARTS WITH ONE STEP

At Goizueta, we make the admissions process simple, not stressful. Our team of admissions advisors are here to help guide you through the process. Spanning 18 months, you may start your EMBA in the fall (August) or spring (January) and choose from three delivery formats (on-campus, hybrid, online).

Who Should Apply

Executive MBA Eligibility

The Executive MBA program is ideal for students who have:
• Current full-time employment and for the duration of the program
• Mid- to senior-level professional experience and are ready to move into a more strategic role
• Managerial or project management experience
• A desire for a rigorous academic experience molded to fit their schedule
• A bachelor's degree and a strong undergraduate academic record
• Understanding of the value of a room full of different perspectives
• Demonstrated the ability to excel, lead, learn, and grow

If this sounds like you, then the Goizueta Executive MBA program is for you. And unlike most other MBA programs, there is no GMAT required for admission. Here, you’re amongst a group of professionals whose experience speaks for itself.

When to Apply

  • Application Deadline
  • Notification
  • Deposit Due
  • Round 1
    Application Deadline

    October 25, 2023

    Notification

    December 6, 2023

    Deposit Due

    January 24, 2024

  • Round 2
    Application Deadline

    February 7, 2024

    Notification

    March 20, 2024

    Deposit Due

    April 24, 2024

  • Round 3
    Application Deadline

    April 10, 2024

    Notification

    May 8, 2024

    Deposit Due

    May 29, 2024

  • Round 4
    Application Deadline

    June 5, 2024

    Applications will be accepted after the final application deadline if seats in the program are available.

    Notification

    July 10, 2024

    Deposit Due

    July 24, 2024

How to Apply

Goizueta requires that all EMBA program applicants complete our application in full to be reviewed for admission.

For candidates ready to take the next step, start your online EMBA application. It is not necessary to complete your application in one sitting. Until you are ready to submit, you may access it from any computer using the username and password that you create when you begin.

Begin Application

Join us for a multi-week guided journey to completing your Executive MBA application. Getting It Done 101 virtual prep sessions break down each step of the application process into manageable steps to be completed each week of the program. Participants will have access to exclusive virtual sessions with admissions staff. Weekly attendance is encouraged, but not mandatory. Each session will be recorded and shared with all participants. Candidates who have already completed parts of their application are eligible to participate. The program will be offered prior to each Round Deadline.

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We require a $175 application fee from all MBA applicants. 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 us 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.

Pay Application Fee

Applicants to Goizueta Business School’s Executive MBA may choose whether or not to submit the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or the Executive Assessment (EA). Because our programs are small by design, we are able to evaluate each applicant thoroughly and assess academic readiness through transcripts and application materials.

The Executive Assessment (EA) is accepted for candidates with 5 or more years of work experience. The EA is administered by the creators of the GMAT exam and is tailored to experienced professionals.

Executive Assessment Details

To apply without a GMAT, GRE, or EA test score, simply check the appropriate box in the test section of the online application form. The Goizueta Admissions Committee may ask an EMBA applicant to submit a standardized test after applying if needed.

A one- or two-page résumé containing your employment and education background must be uploaded to your EMBA program 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.

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 Executive MBA program, you will be required to submit official transcripts at the time of your enrollment deposit. Please plan ahead.

The essays are an important part of your MBA application because they are an opportunity to tell the MBA Admissions Committee more about yourself. To go beyond your resume bullet points and share more of your story and goals. Please complete the required #1 and #2 written essays below and follow the word limits provided. Your essays should be written in 12-point, Arial font and spaced at 1.5; please do not include the essay title on the page. Upload your essay answers, numbered and in order, as one pdf document. The video essay instructions and link are located in your application portal.

#1 - Post-MBA Career Goals

What will professional success look like immediately after your MBA experience? Please describe where you would like this degree program to take you professionally. Include information such as desired job title, responsibilities, company, impact, and/or industry. Explain how your professional experiences and personal strengths align with your post-MBA goals. (200 word limit)

#2 - Leadership in Business

Goizueta Business School is a values-driven community with a mission to prepare principled leaders to have an influence on business and society. Please tell us which of the Goizueta Core Values (Courage, Accountability, Integrity, Rigor, Diversity, Team, Community) resonates most with you and share a personal account of demonstrating leadership in this area within your current or previous company or service organization. The committee is interested in a personal story of leadership. (200 word limit)

Optional Essay

If there is an important part of your story missing from your MBA application (e.g., unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, past academic challenges), please use this section to provide a brief explanation. Please use bullets if you need to address more than one topic. (200 word limit)

As part of the EMBA application, we require two letters of recommendation. 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. Your recommender should be able to answer the following questions about you:

  • Please indicate to which group you are comparing this candidate (e.g., co-worker, MBA graduate, etc.)
  • What characteristics or attributes best describe the applicant?
  • In what area is the applicant most exceptional?
  • In what area(s) does the applicant need improvement? Describe the applicant's awareness of these areas and response to constructive feedback.
  • How would you describe the applicant's interpersonal skills and the impression they make in meetings, presentations, or other interactions? Is the applicant effective when working in a team?

As part of the online EMBA application, you will have the option of sending your recommendation requests in the form of an online survey. You may send the recommendation request through the online application at any time by entering their contact information, including their email address, and clicking the box that says, "Send to recommender." Goizueta Business School also accepts the GMAC Common Recommendation Form in lieu of our own recommendation form. Please enter your recommender information into our online EMBA application and advise your recommender to attach the GMAC recommendation as prompted without filling out our form.

Request Recommendation via Online Application

We look forward to meeting with you for your Executive MBA application interview. This may occur at any point in the application process, but your file will not be considered complete until the interview has taken place. Interviews are currently offered via Zoom. Use the link below to select an interview time or email mbaadmissions@emory.edu if your schedule requires an alternative time.

Schedule Your Interview

 

If you are re-applying within two years of your original EMBA 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 $175 re-application fee
  • Updated résumé
  • A new or updated recommendation
  • Interview - 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.
  • Video Essay

Re-Applicant Essays

Applicants who have applied to Goizueta Business School in the past are required to answer the following questions:

  1. Define your short-term post-MBA career goals. How are your professional strengths, past experience, and personal attributes aligned with these goals? (300 word limit)
  2. Explain how you have improved your candidacy for Goizueta Business School's MBA since your last application. (250 word limit)

Helpful Hints

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 email us.

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.

Connect With Us

  • Ask Admissions Anything

    Meet an admissions director over Zoom every Tuesday.
  • Upcoming Events

    Attend an upcoming class or information session (on-campus and online sessions available).
  • On-Demand Webinars

    Available to view at any time, our on-demand webinars are brief (under 10 minutes each) and are focused on specific topics designed to help you get to know our program.

Class Profile

Class Size
60-90 students
Companies Represented
64
Average Age
39
Women
41%
Underrepresented U.S. Minorities
43%
% of U.S. students who are African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American/Alaskan
Average Work Experience
15 years

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At Goizueta, we believe that a woman's place is in leadership. Whether you are looking to advance in your current work or seek out new, more challenging opportunities, a Goizueta MBA can open the door to new possibilities. Here, you'll find a supportive community, and we provide range of professional and personal development opportunities throughout your MBA program tailored to the unique challenges you will face as a woman in business.

  • Student-Alumni Mentorship
  • Graduate Women in Business
  • Center for Women at Emory

We are proud to be an active participant in a variety of organizations and initiatives that support and promote women in business. You'll gain access to these and other organizations and resources that help get you there and support you along the way.

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