DEFINITION of Goizueta Business School

Goizueta Business School is the business school at Emory University. The Goizueta Business School offers degrees in many areas, including finance, strategy and management. This institution is considered one of the best business school in Atlanta, Ga.

BREAKING DOWN Goizueta Business School

The Goizueta Business School was founded in 1919 and gets its name from Roberto Goizueta, a former president of the Coca-Cola company. The school houses a center for alternative investments, such as private equity and hedge funds, as well as the Emory Brand Institute. Goizueta is also accredited by the AACSB. In 2017, Goizueta's executive MBA program was ranked 17th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and in 2018, it's full-time program was ranked 20th. 

Degrees and Tuition at Goizueta Business School

Degrees offered at Goizueta include:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • MS in Business Analytics
  • Full-time one-year MBA
  • Full-time two-year MBA
  • Working Professionals MBA
  • PhD in Business

Business degrees can be combined with studies in law, medicine, theology, physical therapy and public health for those wanted to earn a joint degree.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, full-time tuition was $59,000 per year. The part-time MBA program could be completed for $76,000, and the executive program totaled $110,000. According to U.S. News & World Report, this cost buys you a student/teacher ratio of 5:1, and almost 85% of undergraduates were employed upon graduation.

It is not all work and no play at Goizueta - the college offers more than 30 clubs and associations for business students. In 2019, the business school will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Alumni from the past 100 years include CEOs, COOs, company presidents, executive chairmen and Lado Gurgenidze, a past prime minister of Georgia who served from 2007 to 2008.

Emory University

Emory University has been in existence since 1836, when it was founded as Emory College in honor of a Methodist bishop, John Emory. In 1915, it relocated to Druid Hills, where it still stands, and was renamed Emory University. The university received an incredible financial boost in 1979, when Robert and George Woodruff gifted $105 million worth of Coca-Cola stock to the school. The freshman class of 2018 was comprised of students from all 50 states and 75 different countries. They carried a median GPA of 3.91 and had an average ACT score of 32.7. Only 18% of applicants were accepted. Because of its extensive research and treatment experience of Ebola, Emory was one of three facilities that successfully treated some of the patients affected by the Ebola crisis in 2014.