IMPACT at Emory University's Goizueta Business School

Goizueta IMPACT

Real World Impact.

Extending Goizueta's value to the business community, while accelerating student career readiness.

IMPACT Initiatives at Goizueta

Academics

Academics

Core coursework equips students with the principles, processes, tools and frameworks of effective problem solving, as well as the business knowledge, to tackle their clients’ challenges.

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Projects

Projects

A student team works together to address a critical issue for the client, developing solutions and actionable recommendations that deliver real results.

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Faculty

Faculty

Our expert faculty oversee student projects, while helping them leverage the latest Goizueta research and business tools.

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Clients

Clients

For over 25 years, Goizueta has been partnering with businesses and organizations to extend the value of our faculty and student talent beyond the academic environment to client projects.

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Academics

  • IMPACT Advantage

    Fall Semester: Core Course

    The IMPACT360 core course builds the foundational skills of creative problem solving, persuasive communication and team leadership.

    Spring Semester: Client Project

    • IMPACT Project Real Night unveils clients and projects across industries and functions Semester kicks off with IMPACT360 Boot Camp
    • Project Teams launch and being work. Students put problem-solving skills into action
    • Faculty and external coaches support the project team
    • Student teams present project recommendations and compete for the Goizueta Gold grand prize at Goizueta IMPACT Showcase Day.

    Goizueta IMPACT

    • Leverage your client project experience to success in your summer internship and launch your career
    • Start your internship ready to make an impact on Day One
    • Get the IMPACT360 advantage, and you'll hit the ground running in your career.

    IMPACT360 Experience

    • Project Reveal Night
    • Launch on the Lawn
    • Boot camp
    • Project work
      • Reality Checks
      • Workshops
      • Coaching
      • Elective Content
    • Showcase
  • IMPACT curriculumCore Block 1: Core Course

    The IMPACT core course builds the foundational skills of creative problem solving, persuasive communication and team leadership.

    Core Block 2: Client Project

    Project Teams launch and being work. Students put problem-solving skills into action with faculty and external coaches to support the project team

    Goizueta IMPACT

    Goizueta IMPACT, our signature approach to experiential learning for MBAs, gives your career a running start by empowering you to put into practice theories, frameworks and leadership skills learned in the program.

    IMPACT teaches you the how of business and provides you with the core principles and processes that enable you to structure and solve problems effectively. You will learn to synthesize your finding and package them into compelling communications that convince your key stakeholders to take action.

Academics

IMPACT Advantage

Fall Semester: Core Course

The IMPACT360 core course builds the foundational skills of creative problem solving, persuasive communication and team leadership.

Spring Semester: Client Project

  • IMPACT Project Real Night unveils clients and projects across industries and functions Semester kicks off with IMPACT360 Boot Camp
  • Project Teams launch and being work. Students put problem-solving skills into action
  • Faculty and external coaches support the project team
  • Student teams present project recommendations and compete for the Goizueta Gold grand prize at Goizueta IMPACT Showcase Day.

Goizueta IMPACT

  • Leverage your client project experience to success in your summer internship and launch your career
  • Start your internship ready to make an impact on Day One
  • Get the IMPACT360 advantage, and you'll hit the ground running in your career.

IMPACT360 Experience

  • Project Reveal Night
  • Launch on the Lawn
  • Boot camp
  • Project work
    • Reality Checks
    • Workshops
    • Coaching
    • Elective Content
  • Showcase

IMPACT curriculumCore Block 1: Core Course

The IMPACT core course builds the foundational skills of creative problem solving, persuasive communication and team leadership.

Core Block 2: Client Project

Project Teams launch and being work. Students put problem-solving skills into action with faculty and external coaches to support the project team

Goizueta IMPACT

Goizueta IMPACT, our signature approach to experiential learning for MBAs, gives your career a running start by empowering you to put into practice theories, frameworks and leadership skills learned in the program.

IMPACT teaches you the how of business and provides you with the core principles and processes that enable you to structure and solve problems effectively. You will learn to synthesize your finding and package them into compelling communications that convince your key stakeholders to take action.

Project Timeline
Project Duration
One-Year MBA Two-Year MBA Evening MBA Weekend MBA for Executives Modular MBA for Executives
July 1 - mid-August January - early May August - early December September - early December January - early May
6 weeks 13 weeks 13 weeks 10 weeks 10 weeks

IMPACT Projects for Two-Year MBA

You will have the opportunity to solve an issue of strategic importance for a client in the field or discipline of your choice. The semester kicks off with a common Goizueta IMPACT boot camp where you go deeper into project and client relationship management. You will work with internal and external leadership coaches to make sure your team launches successfully. Throughout the semester, expert faculty and coaching resources support the teams in developing their insights and recommendations. At the end of the semester, project teams present their recommendations to panels of clients, other business leaders, faculty and staff. In 2017, Goizueta IMPACT Showcase brought over 300 judges to campus, providing a tremendous opportunity to connect with the broader business community and showcase our student talent.

2018 IMPACT360 FIELD ELECTIVES

  • Catalyzing Social Impact - Randy Martin, Adjunct Faculty
  • Entertainment, Culture and Media - Giacomo Negro, Professor of Organization and Management
  • Healthcare - Steve Culler, Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance
  • Operations - Jeff Rummel, Associate Professor in the Practice of ISOM
  • Real Estate - Tom Evans Adjunct Faculty
  • Strategic Management - Renée Dye, Associate Professor in the Practice of Organization & Management
  • Strategic Valuation - Kevin Crowley, Lecturer of Finance
  • Marketing Strategy - Saloni Vastani, Assistant Professor in the Practice of Marketing

IMPACT Faculty

Partnerships & Clients

Through our Goizueta IMPACT core class, you will gain the tools, frameworks and structured techniques necessary to excel at problem solving. Then put those skills to work on a dynamic, project-based assignment that utilizes your full toolkit of talents. This course, taken about halfway through your program, is a holistic approach that brings your foundational learning to life in a way that is actionable and applicable to your own career, all in real time. Real problems with real clients and real teams – learn, practice and then put to work on your career.

Client Partnership

  • Gain fresh perspectives, data-driven insights and actionable recommendations on a key business issue
  • Access expert faculty, research, tools and Goizueta Business Library resources
  • Build brand equity with the MBA population and engage with a diverse talent pool

Goizueta clients can expect a team of five to six students working together to address one of the organization’s critical issues. Our students complete required coursework that equips them with the principles, processes, tools and frameworks of effective problem solving. They integrate these core management skills with the business knowledge gained through other courses and apply it to their client’s project.

Students are in regular contact with client liaisons to review findings and receive feedback, as well as to request information and data needed to complete the analyses. Throughout the project duration, we provide hands-on leadership coaching to ensure team effectiveness. At the conclusion, the team will deliver their solutions and actionable recommendations, so your organization can achieve results.

All students across MBA degree programs complete a Goizueta IMPACT project as part of their Goizueta experience. Project design and fees vary by program, with opportunities to do projects throughout the year.

  • Alliance Theatre: Help a nonprofit increase sales through diversified audiences and community engagement.
  • King's Hawaiian: Determine the most effective operations strategy to manage supply chain cost-to- serve.
  • The Coca-Cola Company: Identify the best digital technology solutions for mobile consumer engagement, mobile payments and consumer loyalty.
  • Turner: Develop a strategy to grow non-linear programming revenue.
What problem can we help you solve?

  • Define the project scope with the faculty team
  • Designate two dedicated liaisons for student teams
  • Provide company data and information for research and analytical purposes
  • Provide the project fee, determined based on the scope and duration of the project

Interested in starting a client project?

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