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Goizueta’s #MBAsOpenUp

What makes Goizueta unique? This is the kind of business school where students don’t shy away from discussing the hard stuff. You’ll find ongoing conversations not only about accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, but also justice, race, society. Certainly, #MBAsOpenUp at Goizueta. In mid-October, the Black MBA Association at Goizueta organized a series of events in solidarity with other top MBA programs across the country participating in #MBAsOpenUp, a campus response to the Black Lives Matter movement . The kick-off event headlined by Dean Erica James, where she spoke personally about her experiences with race both professionally and in terms of her...

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Delta, Goizueta announce MSM partnership

It is only October and already there is more excitement around Mid-Semester Modules than ever before. Mid-Semester Modules are held around Spring Break and include international trips. But, before we talk about what happened Wednesday, let’s briefly talk about what happened on Aug. 22, when first-year MBA students were finishing up Block 1 of core classes and second- and One-Year MBA students returned for the fall semester. The whole building was quiet as Dean Brian Mitchell revealed the seven 2017 MSM locations (video above). As each of the countries was announced, the excitement in the room grew to point...

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Health Technology Innovation in Africa: Goizueta’s Core Values at Work

This summer, three GBS classmates and I had the opportunity to join in on an ongoing partnership which perfectly exemplifies Goizueta’s core value of Collaboration. The partnership between the African Network for Drugs and Diagnostic Innovation (ANDI) and Emory kicked off this year; its goal is to support African scientist-entrepreneurs in bringing their biotech inventions through the most challenging periods of commercialization and all the way to market, where they can have real impact on people’s health and well-being. The biotech projects the partnership supports are local innovations driven by local talent in hopes of addressing pressing and traditionally-neglected local health...

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A Conversation with Dean Brian Mitchell

  Having completed two semesters of Business School, I believe that faculty is the top influencer of the MBA experience. In my opinion, a school can have the top facilities, a great location, and amazing students, but all of those factors can be mitigated by a sub-par faculty. The best part of the summer experience of the Emory 1-year MBA program is that we, the students, have had direct and unfiltered access to all levels of faculty. I have really enjoyed getting to know the faculty and leadership here at GBS, and after polling some classmates, it sounds like...

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VETERAN VIEW ON TRIP TO GETTYSBURG

Submitted by Grant McGarry, Army Veteran and WEMBA ’17 (This post relates to the MBA trip to Gettysburg and the Army War College, an optional leadership experience coordinated by LTG (Ret) Ken Keen, Associate Dean of Leadership Programs). As a Veteran the Gettysburg experience with the Army War College Foundation was simply awe inspiring and very meaningful. Not knowing what to expect of the actual Strategic Leader Staff Ride upon arrival, I can look back and say that it was way more than what I expected. Standing on the hollowed grounds of a battlefield that shaped who we are...

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VETERAN EXPERIENCE: ONE YEAR MBA

Submitted by Jen Kraus, Army veteran and One Year MBA ’17 After only six weeks in the accelerated one year MBA program, I am already preparing for finals week for the first set of core classes. Having spent the last ten years in the active Army as a logistics officer, I was nervous about adjusting to life outside the military but the whirlwind of the last six weeks has been an amazing experience.  Due to the small intimate environment, I have found many of the things I liked best about the military, most specifically the camaraderie and team building,...

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ONE YEAR AT GOIZUETA: PRIYANKA VOHRA – FORT BENNING LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CHALLENGE

I don’t come from a military background; in fact, only one person in our intimate class of 66 does know what it’s like to be in the army. Therefore, it came as no surprise that on the day of our highly anticipated Fort Benning Leadership Academy Challenge, the idea of being on the bus outside school at ‘Oh Six-Hundred’ on Saturday morning was a bit of a foreign concept to everyone. That morning, as we arrived at Goizueta before sunrise, I could sense the exhaustion of my classmates. After all, we’d just wrapped yet another intense week of deliverables, and...

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One-Year Profile: Rohan Chatterjee

We asked a few of our One-Year MBA current students to blog regularly in order to provide a snapshot of their Goizueta experience. Meet Rohan Chatterjee 17MBA. Name: Rohan Chatterjee Class Year: 2017 Concentration: Consulting (healthcare/strategy) Previous Employer: Protiviti Undergraduate Institution: The University of Georgia Why I chose Goizueta: As an Atlanta native, I have always been aware of the Emory brand and have strived to associate myself with it. Goizueta’s prestige and strong focus on consulting really attracted me to it initially, and once I got to see the collaborative and innovative culture firsthand I was sold. The One Year Program format...