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Goizueta Business School – Emory University

The Emory University Full-Time MBA Program Structure

The Emory University full-time MBA program at the Goizueta Business School can be undertaken in either one or two years. The One-Year full-time MBA is designed for working professionals and begins in May with an intensive summer curriculum. The Two-Year full-time MBA program begins with intense study of core courses, then adds in electives and hands-on learning to, guide students in reaching their fullest potential. Students can choose from more than 20 different concentration areas to focus their study on.


The Emory University full-time MBA program requires about nine core courses in the first semester of the two-year MBA or the “Summer Experience” portion of the one-year MBA. These courses cover fundamentals in finance, marketing, professional communications, economics, management practice and related fields. These classes are followed in subsequent semesters by elective courses. Elective courses are chosen to fit student’s particular interests and allow them to concentrate in one of 15 (for one-year track) or 25 (for two-year) specific paths (all fit within the primary five academic areas–accounting, finance, information systems & operations management, marketing and organization & management–that the school specializes in).

Students can pursue internships or special projects during the spring semester in sites across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Two-year full-time MBA students can take part in study abroad programs, while one-year MBA students can go shorter educational trips.

Class Profile

The 2017 graduating class in the two-year full-time MBA program at Emory is made up of approximately 66 percent male and 34 percent female students, with 14 percent part of a minority group and 35 percent self-reporting as international. These students have an average of 6 years of professional work experience. The average GMAT and GPA earned by these students are 620-740 (80 percent range) and 3.4, respectively.

The 2018 graduating class in the one-year MBA program is approximately 66 percent male and 36 percent female, with 18 percent self-reporting as minorities and 16 percent self-reporting as international students. These students have an average of five years of professional work experience. The average GMAT range and GPA earned by these students is 580-740 and 3.4, respectively.


Goizueta Business School’s Career Management Center (CMC) offers many services to full-time MBA students who need assistance with their job search. The CMC works within the program curriculum to offer professional development and interview training within both core and elective courses, preparing students for both the internship and job search processes.

Goizueta alumni are among the top for post-graduate employment nationwide, with nearly 95 percent of students receiving job offers within three months after graduating and an average full-time base salary of $113,295.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Two-year full-time students can expect to pay a base tuition of $59,000 per year,while one-year students pay about $89,500 These costs don’t include things like living expenses, textbooks and other fees. The university estimates that, after additional costs are factored in, two-year students will pay $84,393 per year and one-year students will pay $126,211.

Financial assistance is available in the form of Federal Stafford Loans, Graduate Plus Loans, Private Loans, International Student Loans, research and assistantships, merit-based scholarships, fellowships from the Goizueta Business Fund for Excellence and fellowships at various constituent centers.

Admissions Procedures

To apply to the Emory University full-time MBA program, applicants must submit a completed application form, one official transcript from all degree-granting and non-degree-granting institutions attended, a current résumé and two letters of recommendation. The school also requires applicants to complete four short essays about their leadership experiences and goals. Applicants must also send in their GMAT or GRE scores and pay a nonrefundable $150 application fee. Non-native English speakers are required to send in TOEFL scores, although this requirement may be waived by applicants who earned their bachelor’s degree from a school where they were taught in English, and who have also worked in countries where most business is done in English. Admissions interviews are also required and can be scheduled if the student has applied before the first application deadline; otherwise, interviews are done on an invitation-only basis.

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