Emory MBA Essays for 2024-2025

Emory MBA essays

Are you interested in Emory University’s Goizueta Business School? Then, it’s time to start brainstorming! The Emory MBA essays and deadlines for the 2024-2025 application season have been confirmed.

Instructions for the Emory MBA Essays

The essays are an important part of your MBA application because they give you the opportunity to tell the MBA Admissions Committee more about yourself. To go beyond your resume bullet points and share more of your story. Please complete all the required essays below and follow the word limits provided.

Essay One: Post-MBA Career Goals

What will professional success look like immediately after your MBA experience? Please describe where you would like this degree program to take you professionally. Include information such as desired job title, responsibilities, company, impact, and/or industry. Explain how your professional experiences and personal strengths align with your post-MBA goals. (200 word limit)

Essay Two: Leadership in Business

Goizueta Business School is a values-driven community with a mission to prepare principled leaders to have an influence on business and society. Please tell us which of the Goizueta Core Values (Courage, Accountability, Integrity, Rigor, Diversity, Team, Community) resonates most with you and share a personal account of demonstrating leadership in this area within your current or previous company or service organization. The committee is interested in a personal story of leadership. (200 word limit)

Video Essay

Telling your story through written essays is an important part of the application, but the video essay lets us hear your words in your own voice. In the required video essay, every candidate will answer a “small talk” question to help the MBA Admissions Committee get to know you. The video essay instructions and link are located in your application portal.

Optional Essay

If there is an important part of your story missing from your MBA application (e.g., unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, academic probation issues), please use this section to provide a brief explanation. Please use bullets if you need to address more than one topic. (200 word limit)

Reapplicant Essays

Applicants who have applied to Goizueta Business School in the past are required to answer the following questions:

    1. What will professional success look like immediately after your MBA experience? Please describe where you would like this degree program to take you professionally. Include information such as desired job title, responsibilities, company, impact, and/or industry. Explain how your professional experiences and personal strengths align with your post-MBA goals. (200 word limit)
    2. Explain how you have improved your candidacy for Goizueta Business School’s MBA program since your last application. (200 word limit)

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For more information on applying, please visit the Emory MBA admissions website. If you need guidance on your Emory MBA essays and application or wish to discuss your business school plans, reach out for a complimentary analysis of your candidacy. We’re here to help!

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