Emory Goizueta Business School

Exclusive! It’s pronounced “gauze-sweat-ah.” Interview with Julie Barefoot, Director of Admissions at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. Click here to read the full, 4-page transcript free of charge!

Transcript of Emory Admissions Chat with Julie Barefoot, Director of Admissions and Brandi Mathews, a second-year student with a concentration in marketing.

Goizueta recently revamped its curriculum to meet the growing demand for graduating MBAs who can hit the ground running. Goizueta also wants its graduates to be brave and fair, embracing innovation and ethics for the new economy. Students are encouraged to volunteer in the community. Few big-time business schools promote good karma as part of their strategy to build future business leaders, but Goizueta does.

The school teaches its students to tap into their particular leadership strengths and how to adapt them to any situation. Goizueta’s comprehensive approach to developing leadership delves deeply into the factors that help professionals lead and inspire others. Students learn how to manage stress and the importance of self care. The program emphasizes personal resilience – sometimes developed through activities such as sky diving – yes, sky diving – to expand your limits and face your fears.

With Goizueta’s nearly 1 to 4 faculty-to-student ratio, students do not have to fight to be heard. Most students finish all their core courses in the first semester and can then chart their own specialty path for the next three semesters. A dizzying array of electives and programs awaits, including a global or American summer internship that puts the practicum into practice.

It is essential that applicants to GBS tastefully highlight their leadership attributes in their essays. While applicants must present themselves as a solid fit for Goizueta’s mission to train innovators who operate profitably, they also need to show that they are fair team players. When it comes time for the interview, it is imperative to balance “I” and “we” – in other words, your comments need to reflect your leadership and initiative, and your ability to work with and motivate others. If you have not been involved in volunteer work – at least as an undergraduate – that can damage your chances. The admissions office recommends that applicants visit and interview early at one of GBS’s three “Super Saturday” on-campus recruiting sessions – or attend one of its three annual recruiting events in New York City.


Contact Information

Application Deadlines

Application Essays

Admissions Criteria

Student Body


Contact Information

Goizueta Business School

Emory University

1300 Clifton Road

Atlanta, GA 30322

Phone: (404) 727 – 6270

Director of Admissions: Julie Barefoot

Email: MBAadmissions@emory.edu


Application Deadlines *

Deadline Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
Application deadline Oct 05 Nov 09 Jan 04 Mar 08
Decision Notification Nov 30 Jan 25 Mar 08 (Domestic)
Mar 15 (International)
Rolling (One-Year MBA)
May 3 (Two-Year MBA)

* Deadlines are for the 2018-2019 application season.

** Preferred deadline for One-Year MBA applicants, international applicants, and applicants interested in consideration for top named scholarships

* Round three is the deadline for international applicants.

** Final deadline for scholarship consideration.


Admissions Criteria

Class Size: 181

Average undergrad GPA: 3.3

80% range of GMAT score: 640 – 740

Average work experience (years): 5.5


Student Body

Women: 30%

Minority: 13%

International: 28%


Click here for information on Goizueta’s executive MBA program.