Category: EMBA

Steve Kennedy 23EMBA

First Cold Call in Strategic Management

As I talked to the 24EMBA’s moments before their first Strategic Management class with Professor Rob Kazanjian, during our group lunch in August, I was excited for them and contemplative of my own formative experience last fall.  We, the 23EMBA’s, analyzed a case based on a real, mid-20th century product...

Merritt Choate

Why Not Choose Goizueta?

The brash will answer the question “why” with “why not.” I morphed into one of them over time as I became more convinced that my decision to attend Goizueta was indeed the appropriate choice for me. I recall being asked the question of why I selected Emory’s Goizueta Business School just after I received notice that I had been accepted.

EMBA students standing on Goizueta steps

The Case for Making a Career Pivot…Now

Research I recently conducted confirms that professionals wanting to make a career pivot should not be afraid to make a change. In a nutshell, my study found that workers who were determined to pivot were mostly successful within one year, although some took longer.

Executive MBA classroom

Personalizing the Academic Experience for Immediate Career Impact

Career pivoters are survivors, courageous and determined. They refuse to be defined by antiquated views of what their career should look like and instead pursue the challenge of trying something new in search of better opportunities and upward mobility. These are some of the findings from a new research study I conducted as an Executive MBA student at Goizueta. I was able to conduct the research as a Directed Study that fulfilled one of my elective course requirements.

Ryan Martin 23EMBA

Veteran Spotlight: Ryan Martin 23EMBA, United States Marine Corps

Background: I am from South Carolina and previously served as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the United States Marine Corps. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of South Carolina in Electrical Engineering. After college, I spent four years in manufacturing and operations management roles for Pepsi, Gatorade, and Frito...

Juan Toro 12FTMBA, Claudia Garcia 18MEMBA talk Goizueta experience

Grupo SURA’s offices in Medellin, Colombia, are located in El Poblado, the city’s financial and business corridor and an area popular with tourists because of its hotels, bars and restaurants. Grupo SURA, a Colombian multinational holding company with 2017 revenues of $7 billion and primary businesses in investment banking, asset management and insurance services, is the main tenant in One Plaza Business Center — a sleek modern high rise.

GSGA Fall Mixer: Drinks, dancing and dinosaurs!

It’s hard to believe that the end of the fall semester is just a few weeks away — this year has flown by! End-of-year final exams and projects are the first thing on many students’ minds right now, but that doesn’t mean we don’t still make time to socialize and hang out together.


Submitted by MAJ Paul Lowman (Marines), second semester student in the Weekend Executive MBA program and one of Goizueta’s Fort Benning Fellows. Fall 2016 was a real eye-opener.  The WEMBA program has the same number of class hours and academic requirements as other programs so the learning curve is steep...