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Mid-Semester Modules (MSM) are an excellent opportunity to meet the Global Requirement for graduation and learn about business in another country and continent.  It’s also a great opportunity to become closer to your Full-Time MBA classmates while exploring new territory. For me, this was an extra special opportunity: I’ve never traveled abroad before.  I knew when starting my One-Year journey, that I wanted to be a part of an international MSM.  What better way to stamp my passport than with my classmates?  I chose Brazil as my first destination because 1) it is summer during our winter (i.e. no...



“How has this experience changed you?” – The prompt for the final paper following our Mid-Semester Module foray around Singapore and Malaysia “I’ve gotten a little fatter…?” – My first thought in regards to the two weeks of Southeast Asian delights I have to admit, as thrilled as I was to explore a new continent and culture and cross some places off my travel bucket list, I was also a little nervous about acclimating to the Southeast Asian diet.  Growing up, my family had a steady rotation between American, Italian, and Mexican food.  I have always been a little...


Two-Year MBA Profile Featuring Claire Cooper

We asked Claire to blog regularly in order to provide a snapshot of their Goizueta experience over the course of the program. Name: Claire Cooper Class Year: Full Time Two-Year Class of 2017 Concentration: Healthcare, Strategy Previous Employer & Position: Fulbright Student Program, Oman; International Academy, Head of Marketing and Business Development; English Language Services, Instructor Undergraduate Institution & Major: Brandeis University, Health: Science, Society, and Policy, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Why I chose Goizueta: I appreciated the intimate class sizes, the focus on excellence, and the opportunity to pursue a dual degree. Above all though, I liked...

Creative energy at 3D printing workshop

More Time to Learn, Play, Explore with Fridays “Off” at Goizueta

Sure, who wouldn’t love a four day “work” week? But, before I came to Goizueta I didn’t quite know what having Fridays off would look like. Would they just be the overspill of a deluge of homework and team meetings? Would it be true down-time to catch up on one’s personal life? In actuality, I’ve found Fridays to be a precious time filled with opportunities to explore aspects of Goizueta and Atlanta that fall outside of the regularly scheduled programming. On Friday two weeks ago, myself and ten other first year students met in the late morning with Dean...



Every spring our students participate in MidSemester Modules. These curricular requirements can be completed stateside or abroad. Two of our U.S. Army veterans, Jonathan Brinks and Charles Stewart, who are first year students in the Two Year MBA program, travelled with their classmates to Brazil.  Here are some postcard scenes from their trip. Photos courtesy of David Schwartz (MBA16)      

A view that never got old.

Summer in Winter — A Trip to Chile

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill Traveling is one of the many perks of business school. When I decided to attend GBS, I made a commitment to travel to two locations before I graduated: Southeast Asia and South America. Last year, I was lucky enough to travel to China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Vietnam as part of my Mid-Semester Module. To start 2016, I decided to check the other location off my list by enrolling in a week-long International Pricing Class offered at Pacifica Universidad Catolica (PUC) in Chile. Based on an...

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Top Chef — GALA Edition

“Cooking well doesn’t mean cooking fancy.” – Julia Child Do you ever watch the Food Network and say, “I want to try that!”? Do you consider yourself a top-notch cook? For the first time in my life, I was able to answer both of those questions this past Friday. As part of my education for the Goizueta Advanced Leadership Academy (GALA), my team was given the opportunity to plan, purchase, prepare, and present a three-course meal to a panel of chefs, faculty, and staff. Step 1: Plan Being the business school students that we are, my team of four...


Road Tripping

“We don’t hide the crazy, we parade it down the street.” – Anonymous Dean Brian frequently mentions the value proposition of Goizueta Business School: World class academics, intimate learning environment, and location in a dynamic, global city. One of the perks of being located in Atlanta is that there are many cities in the southeastern United States within driving distance of school. One such city is New Orleans, Louisiana; home to the biggest and best Mardi Gras celebration. The last time I was in New Orleans was after Hurricane Katrina hit the city in August 2005. Before I graduate,...