Emory Goizueta 2009 MBA Application Questions, Deadlines, Tips

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Emory Goizueta 2009 MBA Deadlines

Application Received By:

Decision No Later Than

November 1, 2008

January 1, 2009

December 8, 2008

March 1, 2009

February 1, 2009

April 1, 2009

March 1, 2009

May 1, 2009

* International applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by December 8, 2008. However, applications received by the final program deadline will still be given full consideration.

** All One-Year program applicants and those who wish to be considered for scholarships must apply by February 1, 2009.

Emory Goizueta 2009 MBA Essay Questions

My comments are in italics.

In separate documents, please address the following questions. On the top of each page, please indicate your full name as listed on your application and the question to which you are responding.

1. List one of your most significant professional or organizational accomplishments.
Describe your precise role in this event and how it has helped to shape your management skills. Please limit your response to two, double-spaced, typed pages.

When have you really had impact on an organization? When have you contributed to an increase in membership or sales, a decrease in expenses or time to market, or a change of policy. Any of these outcomes could represent a significant professional or organizational accomplishment for you.

Make sure that the essay both defines your role and the impact of your achievement as well as the influence this experience has had on your views of management and your management skill set.

As you reflect on this last part of the question, also review Goizueta’s core values. All your essays should demonstrate that you identify with these values.

2. Please complete/address two of the following statements.
Full-time candidates (Two-Year and One-Year Programs) must complete/address choice F as one of the two options. Please limit each response to one, double-spaced, typed page.

1. I have always wanted to….
2. My most memorable cross-cultural experience….
3. My family background is unique because….
4. The person who has had the greatest influence on my leadership style is… because…
5. The greatest lesson I have ever learned….
6. Of Goizueta’s core values (courage, integrity, accountability, rigor, diversity, team, community), which value resonates most with you and why?

Don’t sit there and try to calculate which questions Emory really wants you to answer. It is giving you a choice so that you choose the two that allow you to best present yourself to the admissions committee. Choose topics that will complement the other elements of the application and perhaps address a possible short coming or even a stereo-type.

3. What do you expect to accomplish in the Goizueta Business School MBA program?
How will your participation in the MBA program fit in with your experiences and responsibilities as well as your short and long-term career goals? Please limit your response to two, double-spaced, typed pages.

This is a variation on the classic MBA goals question.  Connect the dots between your past, present, and future. Use specifics to highlight your achievements and pivotal experiences without repeating essays 1 & 2.  Show that Goizueta will help you achieve your goals. Summary: How will the Emory MBA help you get from your current skill set and experiences to your short- and long-term goals?

To assist in the timely processing of your application, please convert your document into a PDF prior to uploading it to your application. Instructions and access to a software program that will convert your documents is available within the application.

If you would like help with your Emory MBA application, please consider Accepted’s MBA essay editing and admissions consulting or an Emory MBA Premier Comprehensive Package, which includes essay editing, interview coaching, consultation, and a resume edit for the Goizueta MBA application.

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