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Graduate school looks different in 2020

Graduate school looks different in 2020

Starting graduate school under normal circumstances can be intimidating; starting graduate school during a global pandemic is another story. Many questions were running through my head during the months leading up to the start of the MSBA program. Would I be able to meet my classmates and professors in person? How will Emory University be able to adapt to the constantly changing state of the pandemic? Will I get the same quality of education that I would get during more stable times? After spending a few weeks in the MSBA program, I feel confident that there is no better...

It is not what happens to you —it is how you respond to it

It is not what happens to you —it is how you respond to it

This year will most likely be remembered as one of the most memorable years for the entire MSBA program staff and the class of 2020 and 2021 cohorts. The COVID-19 pandemic and its ongoing consequences on the economy and public health guidelines has profoundly changed the way the MSBA program delivers its curriculum to its students. What has been the most heartbreaking aspect, to all of us, is that almost half of the accepted students from overseas either couldn’t join the program on time or, unfortunately, have inevitably decided to defer their enrollments to next year, all of which...

Goizueta’s 3rd Annual Business Analytics Conference demonstrates virtually anything is possible

Goizueta’s 3rd Annual Business Analytics Conference demonstrates virtually anything is possible

The Goizueta Business Analytics conference is one of the most awaited events of the year for MSBA students, staff and graduates. It marks the culmination of the rigorous 10-month program focused on producing industry-ready business data scientists. It is a great opportunity for the MSBA cohort to present the findings of their capstone projects and learn from industry experts about developments in the analytics and data science industry. This year’s conference was a special one since it was completely virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Quite fittingly, this year’s theme was “How Business Analytics has helped organizations adapt to...

Virtual session with Uber

Everything happens for the best

The coronavirus outbreak required changing the annual West Coast Trek to a virtual trip this year. While I still wish that we had had the chance to visit the tech giants in San Francisco Bay Area during the spring break, the virtual West Coast Trek still gave me and my colleagues an opportunity to witness the spirits of rigor, courage and innovation that prevail in the field of technology and encouraged us to think about how we could leverage the skillsets we have to create value for businesses. During the virtual session with Uber, I was fascinated by John...

Hollywood Sign and Golden Gate Bridge

“When life gives you lemons, turn them into an awesome margarita and leave the whole world wondering how you did it”

“Dear Students, we have decided to cancel the physical visit to the West Coast. It was very hard to make this decision after all the work that went into it and the potential benefits to you and our program.” My heart sank into my stomach as I read Dr. Chellappa’s email. As I sat back in my ride and gazed into the San Francisco cityscape, my mind slowly began to process the ramifications of the message. Little did I know my whole senior second semester was going to be turned on its head. The West Coast trek has been...

Into the Real World: Visiting Home Depot

Buzz words come and go every year: O2O, blockchain, VR, machine learning, big data, cloud computing, AI and more. However, no matter how fancy they sound, it comes down to the business data scientists utilizing these technologies and correctly collecting and processing data to create real business impact.

Why coaching, feedback are important at Goizueta

As MSBA students at Goizueta, we have the opportunity to experience and participate in several unique programs within the graduate business school community. One of these is the Delta Air Lines Leadership Coaching Fellows program, where second-year MBA students receive training to become peer-coaches for first-year MBA students and MSBA students during the fall semester.