Bold, welcoming, dynamic, and thoroughly innovative. Atlanta is third in the nation for Fortune 500 headquarters and home to some of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. It’s also one of the country’s top tech hubs. Goizueta is connected to it all – and you will be too. If you’re ready to learn how to be a business innovator in a global city, this is it. Go disrupt. Go create. Go reimagine. Go innovate.
BIG BUSINESS AND BEYOND
Ground Zero for LogisticsGeorgia is home to the largest shipping port on the East Coast, the largest single container terminal in all of North America, and the second busiest container exporter in the country.
Tomorrow’s Tech MeccaOne of the country’s top tech industry hubs. According to Forbes, Atlanta is one of the U.S. cities poised to be “Tomorrow’s Tech Mecca” that just might put Silicon Valley on the back burner.
Big (For) BusinessMetro Atlanta ranks third in the nation for Fortune 1000 companies and fifth for Inc. 5000 headquarters — and is home to 220 of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies according to Inc. Magazine.
ONE CITY, MANY EXPERIENCES
The Cultural Capital of the South
Where City and Nature Coexists
A Place to Really Live
Miles of outdoor Multi-use trails(for the outdoorsy types)
James Beard Award Semifinalists(for the foodies)
Concert & Live Music venues(for the music lovers)
20 Things to Do in Atlanta
- Enjoy nature in the middle of the city at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
- Head to Ponce City Market to sample a little of everything (even mini-golf).
- Devour lemon pepper wings at J.R. Crickets.
- Visit the home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
- Swim with whale sharks (yes, whale sharks) at Georgia Aquarium.
- Sample some hard-to-find Coke varieties on the Coca-Cola tour.
- Score tickets to a game at SunTrust Park, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, or State Farm Arena.
- Check out an Alvin Ailey dance show at the Fox Theatre.
- Dig in the crates at Criminal Records or Wax n’ Facts or Ella Guru.
- Visit the College Football Hall of Fame.
- Stroll the Atlanta Beltline. Or bike it. Or skate it.
- Hear live blues at Blind Willie’s.
- Head over to the Fernbank Museum of Natural History after dark for science served with cocktails.
- Leave a storycorps recording at the Atlanta History Center.
- Visit former president Jimmy Carter’s oval office.
- Perform “metalsome” karaoke at 10 High in Virginia Highlands.
- Eat a Holeman & Finch cheeseburger.
- Shoot the ‘Hooch (aka go tubing down the Chattahoochee River).
- Run the Peachtree Road Race. Try to finish. Good luck with those Atlanta hills.
- Explore authentic cuisine from around the world along Buford Highway.
BIG CITY, EVEN BIGGER OPPORTUNITIES
With Atlanta as our home, our students benefit from a world of opportunities right on their doorstep. From Fortune 500s to small start-ups to nonprofits, our students are exposed to it all. And we’re lucky enough to have long-term partnerships with some of the biggest names around — Delta, FedEx, Coca-Cola, just to name a few. These partnerships allow our students to get first-hand experience through internships, guests speakers, and class projects.
U.S. City with Most Fortune 500s16 based in Atlanta area
City for Young Entrepreneurs(by Forbes)
City in the World for FinTech# of companies & # of transactions