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#27 Emory University Goizueta MBA Admissions Q&A with Ms. Libby Livingston “We Focus on Day 1 Readiness”

Emory MBA Admissions Director Libby Livingston

“Goizueta Business School’s Full-Time MBA is one of the only programs in the US that offers a world-class and innovative curriculum in both the 2-year and 1-year format.”

Looking for a close-knit, high-touch program in the US with a strong market focus?

Ms. Libby Livingston, Director of Admissions for the Two Year MBA Program joined the show this week to talk about Goizueta MBA  (pronounced Goy-sweat-a) that can be completed in 1 or 2 years.  The program is focused on “Day 1 Readiness:” getting students exceptionally prepared for the first day of class, job interviews, internships and jobs. Students complete their core curriculum in the first semester so they can select courses to prepare for summer internships and their first post-MBA jobs. The program further emphasizes real world application through its management practice sequence and experiential learning electives.

Goizueta is unusually small with only 150 students/year for the 2 year program and 50 students/year in the 1 year program. Nevertheless, students can specialize in 20 concentrations in 5 academic areas. Most graduates go into consulting, finance and marketing. The school had an amazing 98% placement rate (after 3 months) in 2012 – higher than any other top 20 US business school – and the highest average jump in salary as well.

Libby has been with Emory for over 13 years and shares many insider admissions tips. Be sure to apply before Round 3 to maximize your scholarship chances!

The Goizueta MBA in 3 words: rigorous, experiential, engaged.

Listen on for much, much more…

Emory University Goizueta MBA

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Program Highlights (2:33)

  • Goizueta Business School was founded in 1919, MBA program began in 1954
  • Campus in Atlanta, Georgia, ranked No. 3 in the USA for the most Fortune 500 company headquarters
  • One-Year MBA
  • 1 intake/year in May, 12 months
  • 50 participants/intake
  • 11 core classes, 10 electives
  • Two-Year MBA
  • 1 intake/year in August, 21 months
  • 140 participants/intake
  • 11 core classes, 14 electives
  • ~30 nationalities/intake, class is ~38% international
  • ~60 faculty members
  • 20 concentrations in 5 academic areas
  • Partnership with 32 exchange schools
  • Rankings: #49 Financial Times 2013, #18 US News 2014, #22 Bloomberg Businessweek 2012, #22 Economist 2012
  • Ranked No. 1 by Bloomberg Businessweek for placement percentage and highest percentage increase in salary
  • Accredited by AACSB
  • Joint Degrees Programs:  JD/MBA, MBA/MPH, MD/MBA, MDiv/MBA, DPT/MBA

Admissions (15:29)

  • Deadlines (for 2014 intake)
  • Round 1: Oct 11 (Dec 5)
  • Round 2: Nov 20 (Jan 30)
  • Round 3: Jan 10 (Mar 6)
  • Round 4: Mar 14 (Apr 30)
  • Candidates should apply by Round 3 to be considered for scholarships
  • Candidates can apply to both 1 or 2 year option on one application
  • Candidates can do “open interviews” at Emory before Nov 20 before applying
  • 1046 applications received, 356 enrolled, 34% acceptance rate, 42% yield
  • Avg GMAT: 677 (80% range 610 – 740), Avg GPA: 3.4, GRE accepted as well
  • Avg age: 28 (24-39), Avg work experience: 5 (3-7), 2 years min work experience required
  • Min TOEFL: 600 (computer), 100 (internet), IELTS: 7.0
  • Interviews done by admissions committee
  • One-Year applicants should demonstrate business background and quantitative skills

Financing (29:15)

  • Tuition
  • Full-time 2 year program MBA Tuition: $93,000 USD
  • Recommended 2 year program budget: $138,000 USD
  • Full-time 1 year program MBA Tuition: $70,000 USD
  • Recommended 1 year program budget: $100,000 USD
  • Scholarships
  • $5M scholarships available
  • 50% of participants awarded scholarships
  • Scholarship amounts range from 20% to 100% of tuition
  • Scholarships are merit-based (above GMAT and GPA averages, strong leadership and interpersonal skills in addition to strong professional experiences, who will contribute a lot) and awarded with offer
  • Loans
  • International students can apply for loans from Emory Alliance Credit Union for up to $84,000 without a cosigner

Career (31:38)

  • Goizueta MBA – Full-time placement report (Class of 2012)
  • 96% of graduates had jobs within 3 months of graduation
  • Average Salary (Bonus): $103,450 ($25,550)
  • 1st year students are paired with peer or alumni career coach
  • Top 5 regions graduates worked in: Northeast US (48%), Southwest US (24%), West US (9%), South US (7%), Midwest US (6%)
  • Top 5 recruiters: Deloitte (9), Accenture (5), Bank of America (3), General Electric (3), KPMG (3)
  • 17,000 Goizueta alumni and 118,000 Emory University alumni worldwide
  • Students can apply for OPT visa which allows students to stay in USA for 1 year

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