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Emory MBA Profile

Our Emory MBA profile will supply you with the basic information you need when considering applying to Emory. Our Admission Consultants are happy to help you decide if Emory is the right school for you.

Application Deadlines

Application Periods: Application Deadline Notification from board:
Round 1 October 11, 2013 December 5, 2013
Round 2 November 20, 2013 January 30, 2014
Round 3 January 10, 2014 March 6, 2014
Round 4 March 14, 2014 April 30, 2014

Application Questions

Essay 1. Complete each of the following questions. (150 words each)

a. Why have you decided to pursue an MBA at this time?

b. What are your short term post MBA goals?

c. What are your long term professional aspirations?

Essay 2. Share one of your most significant professional accomplishments. Describe your precise role in this activity and how it has helped to shape your management skills. (500 words)

Essay 3. The Business School is named for Roberto C. Goizueta, former Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, who led the organization for 16 years, extending its global reach, quadrupling consumption, building brand responsibility, and creating unprecedented shareholder wealth. It is his legacy and the strength of his character that gives rise to our vision: Principled Leaders for Global Enterprise. We encourage you to watch this short video (link is available on website) for inspiration in answering the question. The transcript of the video can be found here (link is available on website). Mr. Goizueta was an inspirational leader. Describe your leadership style and give an example of how you will use that style to make an impact on Goizueta Business School as a student or alumnus. Please limit your response to 300 words.

Essay 4. Complete two of the following statements. Please limit your response to 150 words each.

a. I am unique because...

b. My most memorable cross-cultural experience...

c. I am passionate about...

e. The best piece of advice I've ever received is...

Optional Essay. If you have additional information or feel there are extenuating circumstances which you would like to share with the MBA Admissions Committee (i.e. unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, academic performance issues, areas of weakness in application). (250 words or less)

Reapplicant Essays. [In addition to question 1 above]. Please explain how you have improved your candidacy for Goizueta Business School’s MBA Program since your last application. (250 words or less)


Full-time Class of 2013

Total Enrollment: 140
Applications: 968
Percent Admitted: 35%
Yield: Not Published
GMAT Average: 681
GMAT Score Range: 610-730 (Middle 80%)
Average Age 28
Average GRE Q Not Published
Average GRE V Not Published
Average GPA Not Published

Post-MBA Career (Class of 2011)

Industry: Percent: Median Base Salary:
Consulting Services 31% $120,000
Consumer Products 8% $93,750
Financial Services 24% $100,000
Manufacturing 6% $75,000
Pharma/BioTech/Healthcare 4% $97,000
Real Estate 4% $90,000
Technology 3% Not Published
Transportation 6% $90,000
Other 14% $90,000

Career Hiring

Class of Accepted Offer by Graduation Accepted Offer 3 months out Median Base Salary Average Base Salary Median Signing Bonus Average signing Bonus
2011 79% 94% 100,000 $100,682 $20,000 $23,434

Class of 2013 Profile

Female 32%
International 31%
U.S. Minority 11%

Africa 0%
Asia 27%
Europe 1%
North America 64%
Latin America and the Caribbean 6%
Dual Citizenship 2%


Mean Work Experience 57 months
Mean Age 28


Total 764
Full-Time MBA 312
Part-Time MBA 273
Executive MBA 142
PhD Program 37

School Ranking

Business Week 22
US News 19

Program Costs

Resident $88,196.00
Nonresident $88,196.00
Recommended Annual Budget (Resident) $68,496.00
Recommended Annual Budget (Nonresident) $68,496.00


Total Living Alumni 8,608

Joint Degrees

MBA/JD (Law)
MBA/DPT (Physical Therapy)
MBA/MPH (Public Health)
MBA/MDiv (Theology)
MBA/MD (Medicine)