Executive MBA

Application Process

The First Step Toward A Better Tomorrow

Welcome to Goizueta Business School's Executive MBA online application! We require all EMBA applicants to apply using our online application. Exceptions to this policy should be submitted in writing, explaining the need to use a paper application.

Application Deadlines

  • Application Deadline
  • Notification
  • Deposit Due
  • Rolling
    Application Deadline

    August 2020 - March 1, 2021

    Notification

    Rolling notification

    Deposit Due

    Specified upon notification

  • Round 1
    Application Deadline

    March 31, 2021

    Notification

    May 6, 2021

    Deposit Due

    June 2, 2021

  • Round 2
    Application Deadline

    June 23, 2021

    Notification

    July 15, 2021

    Deposit Due

    July 28, 2021

Schedule an Interview

The interview may occur at any point in the application process, but your file will not be considered complete until the interview has taken place.

Executive MBA Application Requirements

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. When you finish the EMBA application, please also send the required additional materials to the below address to ensure your application is complete.

Mail additional materials to:

Emory University
Goizueta Business School
MBA Admissions
1300 Clifton Road, Suite W288
Atlanta, GA 30322

Begin Application

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 EMBA application because they give you the opportunity to tell the EMBA Admissions Committee more about yourself. To go beyond your resume bullet points and share more of your story. Please complete all of the required essays below and follow the word limits provided. Your essays should be written in 10- or 12-point, Arial font and double-spaced; please do not include the essay title on the page. Upload your essay answers, numbered and in order, as one pdf document.

Post-MBA Career Goals

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)

Leadership in Business

The business school is named for Roberto C. Goizueta, former Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, who led the organization for 16 years, extending its global reach, quadrupling consumption, building brand responsibility, creating unprecedented shareholder wealth, and demonstrating a commitment to values and positive impact on society. Roberto Goizueta's core values guide us in educating principled leaders to have a positive influence on business and society. Provide a specific example of your leadership and explain what you learned about yourself through the experience. (300 word limit)

Why Goizueta?

What are you looking to gain from Goizueta's MBA and how do you see yourself contributing to the Goizueta community? (200 word limit)

Video Essay

Telling your story in the written essays is an important part of the application process, but we also want to hear you tell some of your story. The video essay lets every candidate talk to the Admissions Committee and we enjoy getting to know you through the "small talk" questions.

Upload Video Essay

Optional Essay

If there is an important part of your story missing from your application (e.g., unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, academic probation issues), 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 rĂ©sumĂ©
  • 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)

Connect With Us

  • Ask Admissions Anything

    Meet an admissions director over Zoom every Tuesday.
  • Consultation

    Schedule a 20-minute phone consultation with an admissions director.
  • Virtual Events

    Attend an upcoming class or information session.

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.

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