Emory University - Goizueta Business School

Essay Questions for 2020-2021 / Class of 2023


Below are the application deadlines and essay questions for Emory Goizueta Business school's MBA program.

 Round 1 Deadline:September 23, 2020

Notification: December 10, 2020

 Round 2 Deadline: January 23, 2021 (We encourage candidates interested in scholarships to apply no later than Round 2 for full consideration.)

Notification: March 25, 2021

 Round 3 Deadline:  March 17, 2021

Notification: April 29, 2021

2020-21 Full-Time MBA Applicant Essays

Complete all required essays, following the word limits indicated for each question. The essays must be answered and submitted for your application to be considered complete. Remember to review each question carefully. We consider essays to be a very important part of the application process, and they are your opportunity to show the Admissions Committee a bit about yourself beyond the application itself. Applicants who apply to more than one MBA program will only complete the essay question requirement related to their first-preference program.


Define your short-term post-MBA career goals. How are your professional strengths, past experience, and personal attributes aligned with these goals? (300 word limit)


The business school is named for Roberto C. Goizueta, former Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, who led the organization for 16 years, extending its global reach, quadrupling consumption, building brand responsibility, and creating unprecedented shareholder wealth. Roberto Goizueta's core values guide us in educating Principled Leaders for Global Enterprise. Provide an example of your leadership in a professional setting and explain what you learned about yourself through the experience. (300 word limit)


Within the application, you will be provided with a question to answer. You will have 30 seconds to gather your thoughts and prepare your answer. You will then have up to 60 seconds to respond to the question. You will be permitted 3 attempts to record your video essay, however each opportunity could present a different question.

Of Goizueta Business School's core values (Courage, Integrity, Accountability, Rigor, Diversity, Team, Community), which one resonates the most with you and why?

What is the best advice you have received and how have you used it in your life or career?

Outside of family and work, what is something that you are passionate about and why?

Upload Video Essay to Application


Should you feel there is an important part of your story missing from your application (e.g., unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, academic probation issues), please use this section to provide a brief explanation. We ask that you limit your response to 100 words; responses in bullet point format are preferred.

Visit the Emory Goizueta admissions website for more application information.

Disclaimer: the information provided on this page is for reference only. Applicants are strongly advised to visit the admissions website link provided above to confirm essay prompts, deadlines, and other application information.