Academics & Career
A World Class Education Starts Now
A Closer look at the First Year
Program Start Date August 18, 2023
Beyond the First YearElectives and other required courses are scheduled with your academic advisor based on your desired pace of study.Review Course Timelines
Waiver Exams & Course Preparation
A waiver exam is an opportunity to demonstrate that you have sufficient prior knowledge of a subject. A student who receives the required score or above on a waiver exam does not have to take the corresponding core course. However, any student successfully waiving a core course will need to take at least one elective in its place at any time during his/her MBA. Waiver exams are offered each semester prior to the semester in which the core class is offered. Successfully passing a waiver does not reduce the total number of credit hours needed for graduation. You will be emailed instructions about how to register for the exams and Students may only take a waiver exam once for the same course.
Some students may be required to complete one or more Foundation Courses – financial accounting, statistics, and/or microeconomics – during their first year of study. These sessions will be provided prior to the corresponding course. Your admissions offer will indicate which Foundations Courses are required and the Evening MBA Program Office will contact you with more information in July before Onboarding begins.
Foundation Courses are held on-campus, led by Goizueta faculty instructors, and are designed to prepare you and your classmates for success in the core courses. Attendance is mandatory and a condition of your admission and enrollment at Emory University.
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- Playing to Win by A.G. Lafley and Roger L. Martin
- Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen
- Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
The Goizueta Experience
The Goizueta EffectWhat makes Goizueta unique is our mission to prepare principled leaders to have a positive influence on business and society. Learn more about how we've taken care of business for over 100 years.
Clubs & ActivitiesYour time in this program is about growing as a person, building on your professional foundation, and enjoying every minute of it. Our 60 student-run clubs and interest groups are a great way to go beyond the coursework, develop leadership skills, and make life-long friendships.
Center FellowshipsGoizueta offers fellowship opportunities in Alternative Investments, Entrepreneurship, Marketing Analytics, and Business & Society. Fellows can plan and attend conferences, participate in fieldwork, and take advantage of the Center's extensive network to deepen their understanding of an industry and explore career opportunities.