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What is an MBA? [#permalink]
FROM Goizueta Emory Admissions Blog: What is an MBA?
If you are research graduate business degrees you may be asking, what is an MBA and how does it compare to a specialized master’s degree in business. An MBA degree is one of the most sought-after degrees in the United States. It is considered a highly-skilled master’s degree, which is designed to prepare students to work as managers or higher level positions across a range of industries and business disciplines. Graduates of an MBA program are likely to be among the most well-educated in their field.

What is an MBA?
The MBA degree is designed to provide students with the skills they need to succeed in business management. The degree provides a foundation in business fundamentals including management, accounting, finance, operations, and marketing but, through electives, enables students to concentration on areas of specialization or interest. Goizueta offers more than 20 MBA concentrations ranging from analytics, finance, and business strategy to healthcare, entrepreneurship, and consulting. Students acquire the knowledge and skills needed to work in a fast-paced, competitive environment, as well as to manage teams, communicate effectively, create a business plan, and solve complex, ambiguous problems.

Students gain practical experience through experiential learning opportunities such as client consulting projects, global immersion trips, and leadership coaching programs.

The MBA offers students the opportunity to pursue a field that is challenging, yet rewarding, and that will help them develop the technical and soft skills needed to succeed in the workforce.

The MBA is also a great option for those who are looking to advance their careers in their existing field or make a career switch.

MBA vs Specialized Master’s Programs
Specialized business master’s programs have grown in popularity. Unlike an MBA degree in which you build a solid foundation of business fundamentals across key areas including management, accounting, finance, operations, and marketing, specialized master’s programs focus entirely on one area of study. Within an MBA program, you can choose a specialization through a concentration that builds upon business fundamentals.

Some of the most popular specialized master’s programs include business analytics, finance, and marketing. These programs provide deep knowledge in one field. An MBA provides breadth of knowledge across business and allows depth within a field. For those looking to steadily advance their careers and who will need to manage people and processes, the managerial and leadership skills developed in an MBA will serve them well.

Next Steps
Now that we’ve answered your question, what is an MBA, explore Goizueta’s MBA and specialized master’s programs to see which is the right fit for you.

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A Variety of Disciplines Offer Master in Data Analytics Degrees [#permalink]
FROM Goizueta Emory Admissions Blog: A Variety of Disciplines Offer Master in Data Analytics Degrees
Data analytics is a key component of any organization and can help organizations make decisions faster, identify the data needs of customers, employees, and the government, and deliver data analytics projects faster and more effectively. The growing demand for data scientists — experts at manipulating, transforming and analyzing information to solve real-world problems — has also led to a growing demand for master in data analytics and master’s in business analytics degrees.

Data analytics programs are offered in a variety of disciplines including business, engineering, economics, statistics, and more.

Master in Data Analytics
A master in data analytics degree focuses on data-driven decision making and is designed to prepare graduates for a successful career in data analytics. With a master’s degree in data analytics master’s degree, students learn how to analyze and present data to make predictions, make predictions based on data, analyze data in order to determine best practices for data analytics, and make predictions based on evidence to support those best practices.

Master’s in Business Analytics
A master’s in business analytics is similar to a master in data analytics but tends to focus on the business applications of data. Goizueta’s business analytics degree combines business, data, and technology. Many other data analytics degrees focus primarily on data and technology. A business wants a data analytics expert to help them understand the business needs and execute on those needs. Students in the MS in Business Analytics program will learn how to:

  • Understand data and analyze it to make better business decisions.
  • Analyze data to find trends and predict the business needs.
  • Analyze data to make better business decisions.
  • Decide which data sources and methods to use.
  • Communicate clearly across business functions
Data, according to the American Council on Science and Health, is “the most important form of information,” and is used by businesses, governments, and public agencies to make better business, political, and social decisions.

Data analysis is one of the main tools companies use to make better business decisions. The courses in the master in data analytics program (or MS in Business Analytics) allow you to take courses in areas such as:

  • Machine learning
  • Data modeling
  • Data visualization
  • Business analytics
  • Business statistics
  • Data mining
  • Marketing analytics
  • Predictive modeling
  • Coding
The skills you learn will serve you well in a growth job market for with professionals with business analytic skills in high demand.

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Types of MBAs | Choosing an MBA Program [#permalink]
FROM Goizueta Emory Admissions Blog: Types of MBAs | Choosing an MBA Program
Goizueta Business School offers a portfolio of MBA programs to meet those ready for an MBA degree where they are and to offer them the opportunity to learn along side others who are in a similar professional season. Choosing an MBA program because of a need or desire to pursue additional education and leadership development strikes at different times and in different circumstances. Our diversity of programs allows you to enroll in a program that will provide not just an enhanced toolbox but also a vibrant network to engage with long after graduation.

Types of MBA Programs
There are several types of MBA programs to consider when choosing an MBA program. These vary in length and format as well as in terms of concentrations or specializations. The first decision you need to make is Part-time MBA, Full-time MBA, or Executive MBA. View our MBA program comparison to help you in your choice.

Part-time MBA
If you are currently working in the Atlanta area, have less than 10 years of professional full-time work experience, and want to continue to work while you earn your degree, the Evening part-time MBA program could be a perfect fit. Attracting professionals from across industries and functions, the Evening MBA program is delivered after work hours (evenings) and provides flexibility to students to adjust the number of classes they take each semester to accommodate their professional and personal responsibilities. Career services are focused on enhancing your ability to position yourself for promotion, negotiations, and pivoting into new areas. This MBA program also provides leadership development and social activities for students to deepen relationships and build their network. Most students complete their part-time MBA degree in three years.

Executive MBA
The Executive MBA (EMBA) is also a working professional program but is designed for those who have 10 or more years of full-time professional experience. Goizueta’s EMBA program attracts true executives who are working to solve current business issues during the day and keeping up with the latest in research and academics on the weekend. Flexibility is enhanced for this program through offering two delivery formats: on-campus & hybrid. The EMBA program is designed for students to choose a delivery model to fit with their professional and personal obligations but students from both models converge regularly to engage and learn from one another. Executive coaching is a unique offering, providing students with personalized career guidance and refinement of their leadership style.

Full-time MBA
A full-time MBA is for early career professionals who are willing to take one or two years away from the job market to pursue their MBA studies full time. Goizueta offers two full-time MBA program options: One-Year MBA and Two-Year MBA

It can be frustrating to be in an industry you love, doing a job you enjoy and feel stuck by a lack of an MBA degree. If you are still early in your career (2-8 year of experience) and are ready to accelerate your career into post-MBA level roles, the One-Year MBA program is a perfect fit. Beginning in May and ending in May of the next year, it is the fastest way to a degree, providing the shortest time away from the work force. Fast doesn’t mean you sacrifice any of the academic experiences, leadership development, career services, or student fun that comes with a Full-Time MBA. It provides you the opportunity to leverage the experience on your resume paired with your degree to find the perfect-fit next role.

The traditional Two-Year MBA, Full-Time MBA experience provides more time in the program to those who are looking to make a full career pivot or who are unsure where their skills and talent can take them. By providing two years of classroom experiences and one summer internship, the Two-Year MBA program gives students room to reflect and prepare for a new career or to accelerate in their current industry or function. 

There are more similarities than differences to the portfolio of MBA programs at Goizueta. Each one is grounded in the core values endorsed by our namesake Roberto C. Goizueta and provide students with a rigorous academic experience in an intimate learning environment within minutes of Atlanta, one of the most vibrant and rapidly growing cities in the U.S. with a well-established business presence (home to 16 Fortune 500s and a vibrant start-up community). Goizueta provides all of our students, in all of our program with the knowledge and skills to be principled leaders who have a positive impact on business and society.

Let us help you when choosing an MBA program that is the right fit for your current and future career goals. Our MBA program comparison can assist you in your choice and you can also schedule a personal consultation with an admission director.

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Master in Data Analytics Creates Opportunity in Rapidly Growing Career [#permalink]
FROM Goizueta Emory Admissions Blog: Master in Data Analytics Creates Opportunity in Rapidly Growing Career Field
With a master in data analytics, you’ll hone the art of data analytics in one of the most competitive fields in the world. Goizueta’s MS in Business Analytics combines strong technical and quantitative training and building comprehensive business acumen not found in other master in data analytics programs.

The data science job market is at an all-time high. Data analyst and data scientist, or data engineer, is a key skill set for organizations looking to succeed. Data scientists help business leaders improve customer service and operational effectiveness through data analytics. Data scientists also offer data analysis and modeling skills to organizations to help them make better business decisions.

There are numerous job opportunities for business data scientists in the data analytics field. Goizueta’s  unique, 10-month, STEM-designated MS in Business Analytics prepares you to take on a wide variety of data-related career roles, including:

  • Business analyst
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Consultant
  • Data analyst
  • Data science analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Decision scientist
  • Digital and analytics practice analyst
  • Global supply chain analyst
  • Marketing analyst
With a master in data analytics, you’ll learn how to use advanced technology to extract value from data in a systematic and quantitative way that leads to better business intelligence, more efficient decision-making, and a more effective public service. As such, many employers also require data analysts to solve organizational problems.

Here we have listed some of the top employers that require data analysts.

  • Google
  • Amazon
  • Microsoft
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Tectonic
  • eBay
  • UPS
  • Expedia
  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • EY
  • Delta Air Lines
With the help of a data analytics degree, you’ll be well-prepared for a successful career in the data analytics industry. If you are looking for a master of data analytics program that combines the training and analytical skills at a top graduate school, look no further than Goizueta’s MS in Business Analytics.

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The Goizueta Impact Continues… [#permalink]
FROM Goizueta Emory Admissions Blog: The Goizueta Impact Continues…
One of the reasons I applied to Goizueta Business School was for its experiential offerings through the IMPACT360 program. During the spring semester of my first year, four of my classmates and I worked on a project with a local nonprofit whose mission is to accelerate Atlanta’s competitiveness for its residents and businesses. It was rewarding to work in a concerted effort with my peers and leaders within the Atlanta business community to deliver solutions that drove value for the organization. While applying to business schools, I hadn’t imagined that I would gain that level of exposure so quickly in my business school career.

Now, a year later, I find myself in a similarly fortunate position as I work with the Associate Dean of Full-Time MBA Programs at Goizueta, Brian Mitchell, and a classmate, Vannessa Sanchez Gonzales 21MBA, on another pro bono project for a nonprofit headquartered right here in Atlanta.

Whereas my spring 2020 IMPACT project focused on identifying ways for a local college to attract students and communicate its value proposition, this project is aimed at making a case for the use of data in nonprofits, specifically how the nonprofit in question should collect and use data to assess and communicate its performance to various stakeholders.

Through working on this project, I have once again been given access to various business leaders and am gaining more teamwork, research, and strategic problem-solving experience. Though Vannessa and I have not yet completed the project, it has been a very gratifying learning experience because this particular nonprofit has just begun thinking about ways in which it could use data to advance its impact and mission. We have been given much autonomy and have the chance to really drive change at the organization.

As someone who enjoys community service, I am grateful for the opportunity to have a lasting impact on the place I’ve called home for the past two years. I owe all of that to my professors and classmates, as well as the rigor, leadership, and critical thinking skills that this Goizueta education has afforded me. I could not think of a better way to end my time here.

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John R. Lewis Racial Justice Case Competition: More than Competing [#permalink]
FROM Goizueta Emory Admissions Blog: John R. Lewis Racial Justice Case Competition: More than Competing
This past winter, I teamed up with four Goizueta Business Schoolclassmates for the John R. Lewis Racial Justice Case Competition (JLCC). If this is your first introduction to JLCC, its purpose is to bring corporations and students interested in business together to create innovative and actionable racial justice initiatives. Please, read more about JLCC here.

This was my first case competition. While I expected competition, I also had the opportunity to enjoy connection, education, impact, and celebration. Here’s how it all went…

In November, my team formed by considering the diversity of perspectives needed to compete successfully. I particularly enjoyed the diversity of our programs; with one 1st-Year and three 2nd-Years in the Two-Year MBA program and me, a One-Year MBA student, this provided intentional time to connect with classmates in different cohorts. We got to know one another, aligned our expectations, and set a cadence for meeting. Our first test was the Preliminary Application round. We outlined our perspectives, approach, and intent to invest the portion of the prize money earmarked for a racial justice initiative.

In December 2020, we were selected as one of 24 Semi-Finalist teams from more than 100 Applicant teams! We were even more thrilled to be paired with Walmart, one of JLCC’s corporate sponsors! We got to work learning even more. Together, our team engaged with Walmart, researched what causes and perpetuates racial injustice, dived into the “beloved community” that was the vision of John Lewis and his contemporaries, and dreamed up solutions to draw us closer to equity, inclusion, and justice. We connected with Goizueta professors Dr. Renée Dye and Donna Peters to advise us on our strategies and presentation, respectively.

In January 2021, it was finally time to compete! We had studied, prepared, and rehearsed. Unfortunately, we were not one of the six teams to reach the finals. Still, we really enjoyed competing and learned even more as we were able to watch the other teams participating in the Final Round.

Though we did not win any of the official prizes, our team was truly fulfilled and inspired through our participation. The goals of the John R. Lewis Racial Justice Competition were education and action. We left more knowledgeable and having shared actionable ideas for corporate racial justice initiatives with Walmart. Now, we’re even more driven to further our learning and bring racial justice initiatives into our future roles at Amazon, Bain & Company, MARS, and McKinsey & Company (2)!

And, so, as MBA students do, we celebrated (socially-distanced) a few days later with a fun evening on our teammate’s back porch!

I send a huge thanks to my teammates Dan Walsh 21MBA, Danni El Tayeb 21MBA, Nikki Moorer 22MBA, and Rishabh Jaishankar 21MBA as well as our friends and classmates in JLCC leadership for the incredible experience.

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The Value of Business Data Science [#permalink]
FROM Goizueta Emory Admissions Blog: The Value of Business Data Science
Data is one of the most fundamental tools in our toolbox, and it plays a crucial role in understanding the world around us. Business data science is the science of using data to make predictions that can be applied to any problem. In this context, we mean that in the context of business problems, data science is about trying to find ways to get the right answer to the right problem.

The value of business data science is not just how it relates to other disciplines, but also the ability to generate models that can be applied to real-world situations. Business data science is the art of applying machine learning and statistical techniques to large-scale business problems.

It can be used to help leaders make decisions that affect the long-term health of an organization. For example, if you are looking for a way to detect fraud and waste in your organization, you might want to consider how you can use machine learning to detect the difference between a fake and a legitimate expense. You might also want to consider how you can use machine learning to detect when someone is cheating. Business data science can be used to improve countless business problems such as predicting shifts in customer support needs to improve customer service. It can also be used to forecast supply chain issues so that an organization can find additional suppliers or alter its production schedule. Business data science could also be used to forecast demand for a product or at a retail store.

It goes without saying that if you are interested in using data to solve business problems, you will need to have a strong background in data science. Goizueta’s STEM-designated Master’s in Business Analytics combines business, data, and technology to make you an effective business data scientist for a data-driven world.

In the case of business data science, professionals

  • Analyze the data to understand how it works
  • Make predictions about how the world, businesses, markets, consumers, etc. work
  • Explore the possibilities in data to find the best way to interpret it
  • Build models to explain what’s going on
Business data science is a rapidly growing field used in nearly every industry. Jobs in this field include data analyst, business analyst, marketing analyst, consultant, data scientist, and decision scientist to name a few and can be found at all levels of an organization from entry level to senior leadership.

For more information on how to transition to or expand a career in business data science, explore Goizueta’s MS in Business Analytics program.

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Average Masters in Business Analytics Salary Continues to Rise [#permalink]
FROM Goizueta Emory Admissions Blog: Average Masters in Business Analytics Salary Continues to Rise
The average masters in business analytics salary for graduates is $72,000, according to PayScale.com. Salary can depend on many factors, including location, experience, industry, and job level. For example, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the average salary for business analysts at $85,260 but the average salary for data scientists is $100,560. There is growing demand for trained professionals in the business analytics field and the average salary for those with master’s degrees is higher than the average salary for people with less education.

The typical jobs you’ll find with a masters in business analytics are:

  • data analyst
  • business analyst
  • marketing analyst
  • consultant
  • data scientist
  • decision scientist
  • data science analyst
  • BI analyst
  • global supply chain analyst
  • digital and analytics practice analyst
To succeed in the business analytics field, you should have a strong analytical understanding of business data and how it is used. You should also have a deep interest in market research, data visualization, machine learning, and statistics.

A masters program is a good way to prepare yourself for a career in business analytics. Goizueta’s MS in Business Analytics uses hands on learning and real client projects to develop experienced business data scientists. The top quartile of graduates in the class of 2019 averaged a masters in business analytics salary of $110,000 with the max salary topping out at $165,000.

Here is a list of select companies that have made offers to Goizueta MS in Business Analytics graduates:

  • Amazon
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Deloitte
  • Delta
  • FedEx
  • Home Depot
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Tesla
  • Truist
  • Turner
  • Wayfair
Jobs in the business analytics field are projected to continue to grow 14% in the coming years according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average masters in business analytics salary for graduates of masters programs is also projected to continue to rise as demand for professionals trained in business analytics grows.

For more information on how to transition to or expand a career in business analytics, explore Goizueta’s MS in Business Analytics program.

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FROM Goizueta Emory Admissions Blog: Many Options for Master’s Degrees in Business
Business is the most popular field of study for those pursuing post-graduate degrees, and there are many options when it comes to master’s degrees in business. The Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) is the most popular of these degrees as it provides a broad business foundation while still enabling students to specialize in a particular area such as marketing, finance, accounting, consulting, technology management, etc. There has been a surge in specialized master’s degrees in business over the past decade. The most popular of these degrees is the master’s in business analytics, master’s in finance, and master’s in accounting, to name a few.

Each program has its own unique curriculum, eligibility requirements, and outcomes.

Master’s Degrees in Business
The Master’s in Business Administration or MBA degree is the most sought after post-graduate degree. It provides a foundation in the fundamental aspects of business: accounting, finance, operations, management, and marketing. An MBA degree also enables students to pursue a concentration or specialization tailored to their career goals. An MBA is designed to help students hone their problem-solving, communication, leadership, and general business skills. It can also help students who want to start a business.

There are several types of MBA programs. These include Full-Time MBA, Part-Time MBA, and Executive MBA. These programs may be delivered in-person, online, or in a hybrid format.

Goizueta Business School offers two full-time MBA options: an accelerated One-Year MBA and a traditional Two-Year MBA. Goizueta’s part-time MBA program, called the Evening MBA, is for those who want to continue to work full-time while pursuing their degree. The Executive MBA program is also for working professionals but is tailored to seasoned professionals with 10 or more years of experience.

All of Goizueta’s MBA programs deliver highly experiential, customizable academics experiences in small-by-design classes. The high-touch, hands-on programs are taught by world-class faculty and engage the Atlanta business community from Fortune 500s to startups and non-profits.

Goizueta also offers two specialized master’s degrees in business: MS in Business Analytics and Master of Analytical Finance.

Goizueta’s STEM-designated MS in Business Analytics combines business, data, and technology to produce effective business data scientists for a data-driven world. This 10-month, immersive program emphasizes hands-on learning in real-world partnerships.

Created by finance industry insiders to develop next-gen finance professionals, the 10-month, STEM-designated Master of Analytical Finance delivers unmatched experience and industry know-how through our unique analyst immersion and Finance Lab.

Students should consider all aspects of their education before making a choice. Some business degrees such as an MBA can be leveraged to make many career pivots over time. Specialized master’s degrees in business can be used to launch or accelerate a career in a particular field but may provide less mobility if you choose a different career path down the road.

If you are interested in a master’s degree in business, compare Goizueta’s business program options and talk to a Goizueta admissions advisor.

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FROM Goizueta Emory Admissions Blog: The Best One-Year MBA Programs in the USA
One-Year MBA programs are a great way to get a full-time MBA experience with less career interruption. As the name suggests, One-Year MBA programs are completed in 12 months. These programs, however, are not for everyone and the best One-Year MBA programs in the USA are highly selective.

What is a One-Year MBA Program?
A One-Year MBA program is a full-time MBA that can be completed in 12 months. It delivers a full-time MBA experience in an accelerated MBA scheduled. This means completion of the same curriculum (core courses and elective course options) as a traditional full-time MBA but with less time for career exploration.

One-Year MBA Programs in the USA do not provide time to complete an internship. As such, this type of program is best suited for those who are continuing in their existing industry and field but want to accelerate their careers. It is also appropriate for entrepreneurs looking to grow or launch a business or those working in a family business and for sponsored students (those that already have a full-time job and their company is sponsoring them through an MBA program). A One-Year MBA program is not suited for those pursuing roles in industries that traditionally hire from their internship pool. These include but are not limited to consulting firms and investment banking firms.

Best One-Year MBA Programs in the USA
There are fewer One-Year MBA Programs in the USA than traditional two-year MBA programs. As such, these programs tend to be highly selective. Goizueta Business School delivers a highly-ranked One-Year MBA (#8 by College Consensus). While it is an accelerated MBA program, Goizueta delivers a full MBA experience including consulting projects with real-world clients, a global immersion, and an intensive leadership program that includes a US Army ropes course and sailing in the Virgin Islands.

Goizueta’s One-Year MBA program also provides students with a dedicated career coach that begins working with them before they set foot on campus to architect a personal career plan. Goizueta delivers a STEM curriculum in the Business Analysis track which makes possible a 24-month extension of post-completion OPT, offering a total potential eligibility of up to 36 months OPT for students on F1 visa.

If you think a One-Year MBA program in the USA may be right for you, learn more about Goizueta’s One-Year MBA program and talk to a Goizueta admissions advisor.

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Brittany Holmes 21BBA Commencement Vlog [#permalink]
FROM Goizueta Emory Admissions Blog: Brittany Holmes 21BBA Commencement Vlog


In this special vlog, Brittany Holmes 21BBA documents her graduation day.

Hi everyone. My name is Brittany Holmes and I am a part of the Emory University’s Goizueta’s Business School Undergraduate class of 2021. In the business school, I completed a concentration in Finance. I was born and raised in Naples, Florida and this summer I will be starting work at Truist Securities as a Portfolio Management Analyst.

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Three Lessons I Have Learned from the Emory MSBA Program [#permalink]
FROM Goizueta Emory Admissions Blog: Three Lessons I Have Learned from the Emory MSBA Program

Sean Jung 21MSBA

What a year it has been. MSBA 2021 cohorts went through a year that no other cohorts had or will probably go through. I remember how excited I was coming into this program. I knew how much I would learn from this experience as I became more familiar with different programming languages and analytical algorithms. I would execute hands-on projects, translating class lessons into practical applications.

Upon graduation, I feel indescribably excited and bittersweet about how I am finally done. I am grateful for how much I have learned. There is a night and day difference between when I started the program and graduation. I had to pay the price of 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. (even during the weekends), constantly under pressure to juggle different class homework, capstone projects, and expectations from the clients. 

As a person who can only do one thing at a time, I found adapting to this new normal a challenging and painful process. However, it is important to look at these seemingly negative experiences in a different light as well. Growth can happen from the seeds of painful experiences.

That said, I would like to share the three big lessons I have learned so that incoming cohorts and prospective applicants to this program can get a better sense of what to expect.

1. Getting along with everyone in your cohort is helpful, but what helped me the most is finding a couple of ‘real’ friends who can support me emotionally and academically.

I believe that learning can be accelerated through a collaborative environment with people who want to see each other succeed. Even though grades in a graduate school don’t play a significant role as compared to the grades for undergraduates, everyone aspires to get the best grade that they can. Grades can act as an indicator to an employer regarding future performance.  I focused on finding two or three classmates who were willing to share resources and support when things get tough. So, my advice to upcoming MSBA cohorts is to focus on making a couple of ‘real’ friends rather than trying to make shallow friendships with all the students in the cohort. Remember that teamwork makes the dream work!

2. Be crystal clear on your strengths and weakness when embarking on a group project, including capstone projects.

When doing the group projects, one person is likely writing code; another person is creating a presentable and professional deck. This often requires team members to be crystal clear about what each person is good at and feels comfortable doing. To make sure that time and resources are allocated in the best way possible, it is pertinent that you know what your strengths are and give your time and resources accordingly to make sure that the team can finish the project on time. To figure out one’s strengths and weaknesses, it helps to get involved on every level of the project, from understanding the business problem and data, to writing code, to creating a presentation deck. I would recommend that people get early exposure to the whole project lifecycle and figure out what they are good at and where they feel comfortable executing.

3. There will be no more weekends, but it is still important to carve out time for the self-care routine and maintain willpower and discipline to keep your diet and sleeping schedule in check.

Coming from a nutrition undergraduate background, I understand the importance of a self-care routine, regular exercise, and proper nutrition to fuel the brain and body to push through long hours of work. However, during the second semester that involves working with clients on a capstone project, I failed to take care of myself. The capstone project required me to put in an additional 20-30 hours along with 30-40 hours of solid studying time for other classes. I am the type of person who cannot control my appetite and I tend to have uncontrollable sugar cravings when I am under pressure or stressed.

Though I still maintained my regular exercise routine, I couldn’t get a solid grip on my eating habits and sleeping schedules. This created a vicious cycle in which my stress (cortisol) levels were elevated due to lack of sleep, which in turn messed up my Ghrelin and Leptin hormones (also known as hunger and satiety hormones, respectively). As a result, I gained 30 pounds in a matter of four months because I failed to take care of myself. Looking back, I could still have achieved the same amount of workload without sacrificing my sleep and eating junk food. While it is true that it was super challenging to maintain a healthy routine since I used all my willpower for the schoolwork, I should have put more effort into maintaining my health no matter how stressed and busy I was at those times.

I hope you find these lessons helpful as you embark on your Goizueta and MSBA journey. I am happy to schedule a one-on-one call if you would like to know more about the program from a student perspective.

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FROM Goizueta Emory Admissions Blog: Veteran Spotlight: Isaac Olsen, 2-Year Full-time MBA, Class of 2022, United States Army

Isaac Olsen 22FtMBA, U.S. Army

Isaac Olsen is a full-time MBA candidate at Goizueta Business School (GBS) and currently serves as President of the GBS Veterans Association (GBSVA). After serving 10 years in the U.S. Army, Isaac chose to transition from active duty military service in order to pursue a career in strategy and management consulting. He will serve this summer at EY as a summer associate in Atlanta, Georgia.

Background: “Originally from Presque Isle, Maine. I completed my undergrad degree at Liberty University in Virginia. I then spent 10-years as an Engineer Officer in the Army, mostly at Fort Bragg, NC and Fort Campbell, KY along with a few trips to Afghanistan.”

Why Goizueta: “I was really attracted to the smaller school with a focus on community, the incredible assortment of opportunities in Atlanta across all types of industries, and proximity to family.”

Career Goals: “I’m excited to intern as a summer associate with EY’s Atlanta office in summer of 2021, and I hope to pursue consulting full time post-graduation.”

Hobbies/Other Interests: “I’m the President of the GBS Veteran’s Association and really excited to grow our veteran community. I love exploring the Atlanta beltline and parks with my two kids and wife and living an active lifestyle in and out of the gym.”

Learn more: https://goizueta.emory.edu/full-time-mba/two-year-mba/admissions/military

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Dhruv Garg 21MBA Commencement Vlog [#permalink]
FROM Goizueta Emory Admissions Blog: Dhruv Garg 21MBA Commencement Vlog


We asked Dhruv Garg 21MBA to document his graduation experience, and he invited his two friends, Vivian Schreeder 21MBA and Stefanie Karwoski 21MBA.

Dhruv Garg is an international student from India. He did his undergrad from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India in Civil Engineering, and was working in the analytics consulting space for 4.5 years before joining GBS. At GBS, Dhruv was the President of Goizueta Technology Association and played Field Hockey for Emory. Post MBA, he is going to work for Accenture Applied Intelligence as a Data Science Consultant. Dhruv loves playing tennis in his free time and is a big Manchester United supporter.

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Advice for MSBA 2022 [#permalink]
FROM Goizueta Emory Admissions Blog: Advice for MSBA 2022


 

Sean Jung 21MSBA offers his lessons on Goizueta’s Business Analytics degree program. See more from Sean here: https://www.voiceofgoizueta.com/three-lessons-learned-emory-msba-program/

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Veteran Spotlight: Benj Holladay, 2-year Full-time MBA, Class of 2022, [#permalink]
FROM Goizueta Emory Admissions Blog: Veteran Spotlight: Benj Holladay, 2-year Full-time MBA, Class of 2022, Navy, Active Duty, Nuclear Engineer

Benj Holladay 22MBA

Background: I’m originally from Birmingham, Alabama, and I studied Chemical Engineering at Auburn University. I followed in the footsteps of both my grandfathers when I decided to join the Navy. I had the great opportunity to work at Naval Reactors HQ in Washington, D.C., for the duration of my 5-year commitment. I primarily worked in the division responsible for overseeing manufacturing of nuclear reactor cores destined to power the nuclear fleet. I enjoyed the technical parts of the job, but what I enjoyed more was when my job crossed into focusing on the business elements.

Why Goizueta: I was looking to attend a challenging, top-tier business school in the Southeast (to be closer to friends and family). I was looking for a smaller community where I could easily connect with my classmates and the university staff. Since I was looking to go into management consulting, I was looking for a school that had solid results placing students in those roles and to be in a city where these companies operated. Goizueta is the only option that could deliver on all of these. 

Career Goals: I’ll be with Bain and Company in a Management Consulting role for the summer of 2021, and I expect to land there upon graduating as well. As I transition out of the military and out of a technical engineering role, I’m excited to explore what the private sector and business world have to offer. The diversity of work and pace of learning associated with management consulting are a great fit for what I am looking for now. My hope is that my experience in the first few years out of business school can help form my longer-term goals and aspirations.

Hobbies/Other Interests: Homemade pizza-making is my favorite hobby. I love playing or watching most any sport (Auburn Football especially, and Formula 1 racing has been my latest addition to the mix) and I think I’m contractually required to mention that I love riding my Peloton. I had a great experience volunteering through the Goizueta Non-profit Consulting Club in the spring semester to help support a local non-profit organization.

See more veteran spotlights here: https://www.voiceofgoizueta.com/tag/veteran-spotlight/

Learn more about Goizueta Business School’s MBA program for veterans.

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Nainika Sehgal Internship Vlog Part 1 [#permalink]
FROM Goizueta Emory Admissions Blog: Nainika Sehgal Internship Vlog Part 1


Nainika Sehgal 22MBA is a full-time MBA student concentrating in Finance. Nainika is an Atlanta native who worked at Delta Air Lines after studying aerospace engineering at Georgia Tech. She is excited for her investment banking internship in New York with J.P. Morgan’s Diversified Industrials Group.

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