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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.
a. I have always wanted to….
b. My most memorable cross-cultural experience….
c. My family background is unique because….
d. The person who has had the greatest influence on my leadership style is… because…
e. The greatest lesson I have ever learned….
f. 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.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications received after the final deadline will be reviewed on a space available basis. Applications will not be reviewed until they are complete with all required materials including official test scores, recommendation letters, official transcripts, essays, resume and interview (where applicable). We encourage candidates who have submitted their on-line application to log into OPUS to verify materials received and to check their application status. The Admissions Office cannot accommodate requests to verify materials received over the phone.
- November 1, 2009 – Early Deadline
- December 1, 2009* – Recommended International Deadline
- February 1, 2010** – Scholarship and One-Year Program Deadline
- March 1, 2010 – Final Deadline
* International applicants are encouraged to apply by December 1, 2009. However, applications received by the final program deadline will still be given complete consideration.
** All One-Year Program applicants and all those who wish to be considered for scholarships must submit the application and all materials by February 1, 2010 to be given complete consideration.