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To commemorate Businessweek’s 2014 ranking of the top undergraduate business programs, Forster Thomas is profiling the top ten.  At #9 this year is Emory’s Goizueta School. 

By Ben Feuer


Goizueta has been in the top ten for quite some time now, and it’s no surprise – with a strong ethical and practical bent, this is a great school to earn a BBA.

• Strong in social enterprise, with a dedicated center and 69% of students volunteering weekly

• High international enrollment of 25%

• Top feeder for Deloitte and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Financial Services

• Study abroad -- Goizueta BBAs may serve as interns in Linz, Austria; Bangkok, Thailand; or Kaohsiung, Taiwan

• Average salary upon graduation: $60, 357



There are no freshmen admitted to Goizueta.



To be considered for admission, applicants from Emory College must have attained 60 hours by the time of matriculation for regular admission, and 56 hours by the time of matriculation for early admission (second semester of sophomore year). AP/IB credit hours count towards this total.

Prerequisite classes include Calculus I)OR AP Calculus credit for either AB or BC Calculus (AB credit suffices), Business Economics (for Emory College students) OR Microeconomics OR AP Micro credit AND Macroeconomics OR AP Macro credit, Data and Decision Analytics OR AP Statistics credit Financial Accounting and One Continued Writing (CWR) course in the College. You must complete the majority of GERs. A 3.3 freshman/sophomore GPA or above is expected.


The Goizueta Business School's BBA program is designed for students who have spent one year or more at Emory or Oxford College, regardless of the number of credits earned or years spent at another institution. Prospective transfer students are encouraged to apply directly to Emory College, with the plan of spending two semesters at Emory before being eligible to apply and matriculate to the Goizueta Business School.


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