MBA applicants tend to overvalue rankings and so can overlook some strong business schools that might be a good fit. In this series, we profile amazing programs at schools that are typically ranked outside the top 15.
Named after late Coca-Cola CEO Roberto C. Goizueta, Emory University’s Goizueta Business School is deeply rooted in a legacy of global business leadership. Goizueta’s MBA program offers one- and two-year formats, strives to maintain an intimate learning environment and affords its students the benefits of being located in a significant global commercial hub. One of the program’s notable advantages has been its recent success in attracting recruiters, showing a 30% increase in on-campus recruiting in 2010 despite a challenging job market. In fact, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Goizueta first for employment in 2012. The school’s recruiting strengths seem to be reflected in the latest career report as well—98% of the Class of 2013 received job offers within three months of graduation and accepted positions with such major companies as Accenture, Bank of America, Deloitte, Delta, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, McKinsey & Company and SaraLee.