Two-Year MBA

Application Process

One Step Closer

Full-time MBA applications are due by 11:59PM ET on the date of the application deadline. However, we encourage you to apply as early as possible. We require all MBA applicants to apply using our online application. Exceptions to this policy should be submitted via email, explaining the need to use a paper application. The following steps must be completed for your MBA application to be considered for admission.

Application Deadlines

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

    October 2, 2024


    December 4, 2024

    Deposit Due

    January 22, 2025

  • Round 2
    Application Deadline

    January 6, 2025

    We encourage candidates interested in scholarships to apply no later than Round 2 for full consideration.


    March 12, 2025

    Deposit Due

    April 16, 2025

  • Round 3
    Application Deadline

    March 19, 2025


    May 7, 2025

    Deposit Due

    May 21, 2025

How to Apply

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

It is not necessary to complete your MBA 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 MBA Application

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.

Join us for a multi-week guided journey to completing your Full-Time 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. Getting It Done 101 participants also receive an application fee waiver. 

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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 or issue retroactive waivers.

If you do not meet the criteria above for an automatic application fee waiver, you may be interested in participating in our Getting It Done 101 application workshops. All participants in these workshops receive an application fee waiver. Workshops are offered for each MBA program before each round deadline. Visit the Getting It Done 101 web page to learn more and to register for an upcoming session.

Applicants to Goizueta's full-time MBA programs are required to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT or GMAT Focus) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Valid MCAT or LSAT scores will also be accepted.

Official score reports must be sent to Goizueta Business School directly from the testing service. The standardized test score requirement can be met by entering your test scores on the application and uploading your unofficial score report. It can take several weeks for official test scores to reach our office. Official test scores must be submitted to receive an admission decision. Both GMAT and GRE scores are valid for five years from the examination date. If you have taken the tests multiple times, please submit all of your scores.

You are encouraged to take the GMAT or GRE early in your application process so that if you do not perform as well as you would like, you have the ability to retake the exam prior to any deadlines.

Full-Time MBA Test Waiver Process

Goizueta Business School provides applicants the opportunity to request a waiver from the standardized test requirement for applications to the Full-Time MBA programs. The test waiver is for candidates who can show evidence they are prepared for graduate-level business coursework based on their academic background and work experience.

A conferred bachelor's degree and full-time, professional work experience, post undergraduate studies, are required to submit the Test Waiver Application.

We encourage applicants to be thoughtful about requesting a waiver. A standardized test score can help candidates present their best application.

To apply for a test waiver, complete the Test Waiver Application and submit all supporting documents. Decisions are released within approximately 10 to 14 business days.

Recommended Waiver Request Deadlines

Application Round      Test Waiver Deadline   Application Deadline
Round 1 September 15, 2023 October 4, 2023
Round 2  December 15, 2023 January 8, 2024
Round 3 February 15, 2024

One-Year: March 6, 2024
Two-Year: March 20, 2024


A one- or two-page rĂ©sumĂ© containing your employment and education background must be uploaded to your MBA application. The employment section on the rĂ©sumĂ© 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 Master's in Business Administration 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 3 short answer questions and 2 essay questions 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 in your application portal. 

Short Answer Questions (40-word limit each)

Answer all 3 of the short answer questions below. Each response should be no more than 40 words. 

1. What are your short-term post-MBA career goals? 
2. How will your professional experience and the Goizueta MBA help you to achieve those goals? 
3. What’s a fun fact about you that you would like the committee to know? 


Essay Questions (300-word limit each)

Answer the 2 essay questions below. Each response should be no more than 300 words.

1. Goizueta Business School’s mission is to prepare principled leaders to have a positive influence on business and society. Identify a personal account of a time you effectively demonstrated your leadership skills. Respond to one of these two prompts:
 a. What about this experience made you feel proud of your leadership abilities?
 b. What did this experience teach you about leadership? 

2. Our lived experiences shape who we are and the aspirations we have. As a values-driven community, we care about what has shaped your life. Please share what or who has had the biggest impact on your life.


Optional Essay (500-word limit)

Still have more to share? This optional essay is your opportunity to share something you couldn’t find a place for on your application. This is also where you should address anything the committee may question (e.g., gaps in employment, academic challenges, choice of recommender). You can use essay format or bullets. Please identify topics if more than one is addressed.

Telling your story through written essays is an important part of the application, but the video essay lets us hear your words in your own voice. In the required video essay, every candidate will answer a “small talk” question to help the MBA Admissions Committee get to know you. The video essay instructions and link are located in your application portal.

As part of the Full-time MBA 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 MBA 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 application and advise your recommender to attach the GMAC recommendation as prompted without filling out our form.

Request Recommendation via Online MBA Application

On-Campus & Virtual Interviews

Interviews are by invitation only, after review of a completed Full-time MBA application. Submit all required application materials in order to be considered.

Interviews are an important part of the MBA admission process. All students who are admitted to our programs have been interviewed. The admissions interview offers you the opportunity to explain more in depth your educational and career experiences to date, and to elaborate on your post-MBA career plans. The interviewer is interested in both your professional accomplishments as well as your leadership and community achievements. The interview is similar to a professional job interview, and as such you should dress in business attire and bring an updated copy of your résumé. Interviews last approximately 30 minutes.

Goizueta Business School expects all students to possess strong communication skills in English.

You are not required to submit an English Language Test Score if your undergraduate degree is from an institution in which English is the language of instruction AND you work in a country where commerce is generally conducted in English (for example: India, Pakistan, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Ghana, Nigeria, and Uganda). No TOEFL waiver is required, please do not request one.

For all other applicants whose native language is not English, we require the TOEFL exam (recommended score of 100 IBT or higher), the IELTS (recommended score of 7.0 or higher), or Duolingo (recommended score of 120-125). We require official scores be sent directly from the testing agency and to be received by our office by the deadline of the round in which you are applying (estimated delivery time is 20 days from test date or date requested). Your application will remain incomplete until the scores are received; unofficial test-taker copies are not accepted.

English Language Test waiver may be requested if a candidate has:

  • Spent at least 3 years in the U.S. studying toward completion of an undergraduate degree, OR
  • Completed a graduate degree in the U.S. followed by at least 1 year of work in the U.S.

Requests for a waiver should be submitted in writing via email after you have submitted your MBA application. Please provide explanation in the body of your email to show how you meet the above requirements.

If you are re-applying within two years of your original Full-time MBA 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 MBA 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


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

  1. 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. Explain how you have improved your candidacy for Goizueta Business School's MBA program since your last application. (200 word limit)

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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