Diamonds in the Rough: Emory University’s Goizueta Business School

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—Atlanta, Georgia. One of the program’s notable advantages has been its success in attracting recruiters—in fact, 50% of the employment offers for the Class of 2014 were from school sources. In addition, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Goizueta first for employment in 2012 and 18th overall for full time MBA programs in 2014. The school’s recruiting strengths seem to be reflected in the latest career reports as well—98% of the Classes of 2012, 2013, and 2014 received job offers within three months of graduation. Members of the Class of 2014 accepted positions with such major companies as Accenture, Bank of America, Deloitte, Delta Air Lines, Georgia-Pacific, J.P. Morgan, Johnson & Johnson, NCR Corporation, and Wells Fargo.

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