Goizueta Business School is a business private school of Emory University located in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. It is named after one of the former presidents of the Coca-Cola Company Roberto Goizueta. It is currently ranked as the fifth best institution for undergraduate business education in the United States as published by Business Week earlier in 2012. The dean of Emory College Howard Odum recommended the creation of a school of business administration and economic on February 18, 1919. The school had only one faculty member and full-time assistant, five staff members and 145 students by 1925. Eight students received the Bachelor of Business Administration degree one year later. The school accepted its first female student in 1954, two decades after it awarded degrees in business administration. The MBA program commenced and 19 students had been registered in the same year. The evening MBA program was introduced in 1992 and the school was achieving greater validation for its programs at the same time. The school was renamed for Roberto Goizueta,a much admired and successful business leader in 1994. He placed his philosophical stamp on the school’s academic and financial development more than providing a namesake for the school.

Goizueta Business School

Goizueta Business School offers numerous MBA programs including Full-time, Executive and Evening programs. All applicants have to complete the GMAT and non-native English speaking applicants have to complete the TOEFL or equivalent test. The Full-time MBA program places a strong emphasis on leadership development. There are many clubs in addition for the students to both join and lead including Entrepreneurship Club and Microfinance club. Evening MBA program is designed for professionals currently both living and working in the Metro Atlanta and since 1995 is top 25 nationally ranked. The standard length of the program is thirty-two months though it can be completed in as little as 24. Each of the courses meets once a week with core classes being taken with other Evening MBAs and electives being taken with students from other MBA programs and class years. The program offers International Study Abroad options via annual one-week overseas learning opportunities allowing the students the means to learn and observe first-hand current business challenges in such countries as Brazil, China, Netherlands and Argentina. The school offers a host of Executive education and development programs. Executive education programs can be through one of the existing open enrollment program or can be either customized for a specific organization. Highly competitive is the admissions to the PHD program. For fall of 2011 only five percents of prospective students were admitted. These students have an average GMAT of 736, a 3.77 undergraduate GPA and averaged 28 years in age. The 90 000 square foot Goizueta Foundation Center for Research and Doctoral Education houses areas for MBA classrooms, PHD students, and numerous breakout and conference rooms completed in 2005. The building is “gold” certified by the LEED green building program.