Goizueta Business School
Director of MBA Admissions over Military Initiatives
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• One-Year Full-time MBA
• Two-Year Full-time MBA
• Evening Part-time MBA
• Executive MBA-Weekend format
• Executive MBA-Modular format
Goizueta Business School is accredited by the AACSB - The Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Emory University accredited by the SACSCOC-- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
The Admissions Committee is eager to get to know you and learn about the kind of contribution you can make to Goizueta Business School. Your military service has given you great opportunities for management and leadership, which are valued in our classroom and student community. Through our admission process we seek to learn about your academic preparedness, your career path, and your community leadership.
We learn about you through a holistic review of your application. We require: essays, resume, transcripts (all colleges attended), GMAT or GRE scores, two letters of professional reference and, in some cases, an admissions interview.
In gratitude to those who’ve served, we automatically waive application fees for all service members and veterans.
Goizueta Business School is proud to state that almost all of our current students with military background receive financial scholarship assistance. These are detailed on our website and include:
• Yellow Ribbon Program participation: we offer 50 awards at $16,000 contribution, one of the highest financial awards of the top 30 business schools. For our Full-time and Part-time programs, this results in a full tuition scholarship.
• Executive MBA Military Tuition Scholarships
• Partner programs for eligible candidates: Fort Benning Fellowships, Georgia National Guard Fellowships, United States Military Academy Fellowships
• Merit and prestigious scholarship awards
Learning Environment for Students
Our Veteran Community
Goizueta Business School is proud home to an engaged veteran population. Our Goizueta Veterans Club and Emory Veteran Association link student-veterans across degree programs; their activities engage our veteran alumni network as well as the active Fortune 500 company veteran organizations here in the Atlanta area. With dedicated points of contact across Admissions, Career Management, and academic/student life, student-veterans find many willing resources available for assistance. And our veterans find that Goizueta’s 7 core values closely resemble those they hold from their military careers: courage, integrity, accountability, rigor, diversity, team and community.
Our Experiential Approach
Students at Goizueta benefit from a rigorous education focused on experiential learning. Our innovative curriculum elevates the intensive case study method with practical applications in team-based assignments and peer-to-peer learning. For example, Management Practice is a core requirement where students learn different approaches to problem-solving, persuasive presentation, and use these skills to apply to a current significant problem from industry. Our veterans find this course to enhance skills developed in the military, and help them translate their approach to the civilian workforce.
With over 20 concentration areas and numerous electives within each, Goizueta offers a general MBA foundation and the ability to specialize your path in order to reach your goals. Our Full-time Programs cover the core curriculum in a rigorous first semester—unique to our competitor set. This allows you to gain a solid business foundation and then take some electives in your area of interest in spring prior to enrolling in an internship (Two-Year MBA) or conducting your career search (One-Year MBA). Our Two- Year Program enrolls in fall each year. Our One-Year Program takes only 12 months to complete, enrolling in May each year.
Our Executive MBA Programs are taught in a combination of in-class instruction and between-residence study, designed for the busy executive or active duty service-member. The Weekend format is in residence every other Friday-Saturday, whereas our Modular format attends for one full-time week per quarter. These programs are each five semesters in length, enrolling in fall.
The Evening Part-time Program offers the working professional in the Metro-Atlanta area the opportunity to develop a foundation in essential business courses on a wide range of topics, but also allowing you to deepen your knowledge across a number of functions and industries. Courses are held two nights per week over the course of 32 months (on average), enrolling each fall.
All of Goizueta’s MBA degree programs are nationally ranked in the top 25. Our rigorous academic experience is a credit to our outstanding faculty, who hold the highest degrees in their fields or come from executive levels in the industries they teach.
Notable military veteran LTG (Ret) P. Ken Keen serves as our Associate Dean of Leadership Programs. He co-teaches our leadership curriculum and coordinates experiential learning—including our student experiences at the Ft. Benning Leader Reaction Course—across the MBA formats. His formidable military experience brings a unique perspective to conversations about leadership in civilian careers; he provides additional support to our active-duty and transitioning service members in the MBA programs.
Our MBA programs are within the top 25 of national MBA rankings including U.S. News & World Report, BusinessWeek, Financial Times and The Economist. Notable rankings:
• Full-Time MBA Program ranked #21 by U.S. News & World Report
• Evening MBA Program ranked #15 by U.S. News & World Report
• Executive MBA Programs ranked #23 nationally by U.S. News & World Report
• #1 in job placement for our Full-time MBA graduates by Poets and Quants.
Goizueta Business School has been ranked as a Military Friendly institution by G.I. Jobs for the last three years. Emory University is ranked in the top 20 of U.S. News Best Colleges/Universities for Veterans.
Goizueta in Video and in the News
View this brief video on the value that Goizueta holds for our students from a military background. And hear more about the Goizueta experience from our alumni videos: Jill Schreifer (Air Force) and Libby Smith (Army).
See a recent talk given by LTG (Ret) Ken Keen on his experiences with the Haiti Earthquake relief.
Read about Goizueta in the news:
Why Emory sends its MBAs to a U.S. Army base for training, in Fortune.
VetConnect Dinner brings Veterans face-to-face with business, in EmoryBusiness.
Learn more about current student veterans and staff, and connect with current students, through the profiles on our military website.