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MBA Program Review
Best Kept Secret of B-Schools
December 15 | 2016
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     By vestdw 42 22
This review is for: Goizueta
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2017

Experience during the program

Looking back on my decision process over a year ago, it was a tough decision. I was accepted to multiple schools, some much higher ranked and some lower ranked than Emory. I can confidently say at this point though, that all my nights spent pondering which school to attend were not in vain. Emory was an excellent decision. Here's why I think so:

Going to business school is about moving into a new career, so it was important to me that my school set me up in the best way possible. Goizueta's statistics of placement and average salary hint that they have great career services, but I can tell you it is true. They put tons of competitive candidates into consulting, I-banking and marketing each and every year. I was interested in consulting and was astounded by the success of my class in this industry both in number of offers and starting salaries.

Another reason to attend business school is to build relationships. Whether it's just meeting some new friends, building a network, or meeting an SO, the class size here really is pivotal for that. I have made some awesome, lifelong friends at the school, and there is no one in my class that I don't know.

The level of education you will get at Goizueta is on par with any business school I would imagine. We have very impressive professors here from all aspects of business; MBB partners, CFOs, entrepreneurs, private equity fund managers. The required curriculum itself is constantly under development/improvement, but after the first semester you will be able to pick most of your classes (I stuck with the professors I liked most).

To anyone considering Goizueta, think about where you want to be for the few years after business school and your long term goals. We are in Atlanta, it's a great city with probably the most career opportunities in the southeast. Goizueta does well with recruiting across the board, but they are off-the-charts good in Atlanta. If you want to stay in this part of the country it's a great place to get a good foothold in a new industry. That being said, it admittedly does not have the name recognition of most top business schools (yet). Depending on your ultimate career path this may or may not be acceptable to you.



About professors, classes and curriculum

When I was looking at business schools I placed a lot of importance on education quality. Emory has great professors and a great curriculum. I have a military and engineering background (no business at all) and I feel confident that I can sit in front of a partner and talk business.

You will find yourself stretched to your wit's end at Goizueta when you are in the peak of recruiting season and the core curriculum. I can almost guarantee you won't be sitting back and saying, "This is too easy". You're going to love it, you're going to learn a ton, but you're going to be more worried about finding a job than your classes soon enough.

About job placement process

I'll quickly talk through some key recruiting information by industry at Goizueta:

Consulting - We are recruited by all firms (ALL of them) in some way, shape or form. You will have exposure and an opportunity to work at any firm you desire, provided that you have the scores, resume and casing skills to get you past the resume drop.

I-Banking - Equally so. I'm not a banker but it seems we have people going to a ton of different banks from boutique to gigantic firms. Bankers fly to NY when recruiting and most people go back to NY to work full-time, although there is a large bank here in ATL (which to me seems like the best of all worlds for banking).

Marketing- All types of companies are handing out full time offers as we speak. I'm not extremely in tune with this so I won't say more than that.

Tech - I thought that Emory wouldn't be the best place to look for a job back in San Francisco, but it turns out we actually have put several students into jobs at Amazon & Google among others this year.

P.E. - At Emory we have a started a center for alternative investments, which has really been gaining momentum and attracted attention from private equity firms in the area. P.E. in general is a tough industry to get into because they are mostly small firms relatively speaking (5-10 man shops) , but a few people do it almost every year. Recruiting in this area is even tougher because generally you don't get an offer until you are about to graduate.

If you want to see exactly what companies recruit at Goizueta, look at the school's summary of class of 2016.

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Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity

Career opportunities provided by school

Location

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Marketing

Investment Banking

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Curriculum, Classes, Professors

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MBA Program Review
Good School
November 25 | 2016
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By SumeetSinha 19 5
This review is for: Goizueta
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2017

Experience during the program

The school provides a holistic learning experience through lectures, cases and experiential learning opportunities. The chance to work with a real world client even before the internship is a great value addition and it prepared the students to deliver their best during the summer. The alumni network is vast and responsive, and the location helps students stay connected with a number of alums in various firms.

Goizueta has impressive career placement stats, and there are numerous opportunities for students to interact and interview with most of the firms MBAs want to work with.

The culture at Goizueta deserves a special mention because GBS students are the warmest bunch of MBAs you'll ever find - competitive, but friendly and collaborative.

Overall BSchool experience
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Classmates rating
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Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Student body, diversity

Alumni Network

Location

Brand/Ranking

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Consulting

Finance

Marketing

Can be improved:

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MBA Program Review
Best in Atlanta
May 25 | 2017
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     By Qwill 71 23
This review is for: Goizueta
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2014

Experience during the program

Totally met my expectations. I was thinking about a couple of different schools in the southeast and Emory undoubtedly is one of the best schools to consider including UVA, UNC. I liked Emory a lot more due to their location, size and commitment to the individual having a very positive experience. I ultimately went into strategy and business development for a health care company and have been able to leverage my amazing network. I interned in investment banking in new York city at a bulge bracket bank where I got a lot of exposure and learned a lot. Also e hours great recruiting opportunities for marketing, consulting as well as general management. 100% of my classmates found jobs and internships.

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Classmates rating
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Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Student body, diversity

Career opportunities provided by school

Location

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Marketing

Can be improved:

Facilities


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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By legat 2 5
This review is for: Goizueta
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2015

Experience during the program

Very strong courses in analytics, marketing and strategy. While I honed in my hard skills, the most benefit I saw from the program was in building up my leadership capabilities. Great location for post-MBA career opportunities. As a career switcher without any prior formal business background and eduction, it was a rough start and a very steep learning curve - with very few exceptions, professor body was extremely supportive and helpful throughout the program. Great resources for career research and planning. Plenty of networking opportunities. Has a vast alumni network in the Atlanta area - across all programs (full time, part time, executive).

Overall BSchool experience
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Classmates rating
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Strengths of the program:

Location

Brand/Ranking

Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Marketing

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Career opportunities provided by school


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MBA Program Review
Emory - Great Culture
May 25 | 2017
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     By aammeyers 2 0
This review is for: Goizueta
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2014

Experience during the program

I'm from Atlanta so it was a very easy choice. The school tends to attract a large international contingent from Asia. Heavily represented by Korea, China, Japan and India.
The Career Center was great. All the top tier consulting firms come on campus.

For I-Banking many students make the trek up to NYC. The placement is great and exceeded my expectations.

You are in an assigned Core group the first semester of your first year where they aim to create a diverse group. You will definitely create some lasting friendships. The professors are also very approachable due to the small class size.

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Schools contribution
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Classmates rating
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Strengths of the program:

Career opportunities provided by school

Location

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Marketing

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Brand/Ranking

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MBA Program Review
Goizueta and You
November 27 | 2016
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     By arekayp 1 5
This review is for: Goizueta
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2017

Experience during the program

I've been particular impressed with not only the caliber of my classmates, but also the amount that they genuinely care about my success. I can't speak to other schools that use the word "collaborative", but I can honestly say that I see it every day, from the classroom to the job search. The smaller class size is something else to consider. It's pretty amazing being able to know the names and faces of all of the people in my class.

Being in a major city with an airport was also something that was important to me. From a cost and scheduling standpoint, it's incredibly convenient to schedule direct flights.

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Schools contribution
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Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Alumni Network

Location

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Marketing

Investment Banking

Can be improved:

Brand/Ranking


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MBA Program Review
Goizueta
November 25 | 2016
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     By fergie0226 3 6
This review is for: Goizueta
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2018

Experience during the program

Goizueta front loads core requirements, so I only have a week left of core classes, and next semester will be taking only electives. I think I will enjoy that experience much more, as the core has seemed needlessly difficult during recruiting season. Some core classes to not provide value, but I expect this would be the case most places. Career services I'd great if you fit into one of their defined tracks, bit I found my internship on my own. Overall it's been a good experience and I would recommend goizueta if the location works for you and you plan on staying in the southeast (or going to new York for ibanking).

Overall BSchool experience
     (4.0)
Schools contribution
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Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Student body, diversity

Location

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Investment Banking

Can be improved:

Career opportunities provided by school


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