Goizueta Full-Time MBA students pose with Emory letters at orientation.

Among Goizueta Business School’s distinguished lineup of transformational programs, the One-Year MBA offers students world-class academics, small classes, and professional and personal development while learning from the world’s best business minds. Goizueta is ranked 18th in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek and the One-Year MBA program provides the full MBA experience—including the opportunity to work with real-world clients to solve real business problems, study international business abroad, engage in intensive leadership development, earn a STEM degree and a certificate in leadership, and leverage a best in class career management center—in just 12 months.  

Goizueta consistently attracts the best and brightest students to its programs—this year is no exception. With a class of 37 percent international students hailing from Afghanistan, Ecuador, China, and other regions of the world, the Class of 2023 packs an impressive presence. This year’s cohort is an accomplished group that comes to Goizueta with an average of eight years of work experience from a wide range of industries. Incoming students bring to class the knowledge gained through advanced degrees and certifications including doctorates, medical degrees, and chartered financial analyst and Lean Six Sigma certificates.

“When I think about the incoming One-Year MBA class two words come to mind,” says Associate Dean of MBA Admissions Melissa Rapp. “The first is ambitious. This class includes successful entrepreneurs, PhDs, veterans, MDs, and many other accomplished members that give it incredible energy.”

“[I also think about] community,” Rapp says. “During the admissions process, we knew we were building a great class, but once they arrived on campus we were able to see how compatible they were. Starting on day one, they were coming together as a tight-knit community.”

Fun Facts About the 23MBA Students

  • Creative career paths abound for One-Year MBA students. Common themes include medical research, consulting, and a dedication to community service for organizations, such as the Daughters of the American Revolution, 100 Black Men of Metro St. Louis, and Engineers Without Borders.
  • The entrepreneurial spirit is strong. One student is an Alaskan crabber turned family business board member and another is a home baker who sells artisan bread at farmers markets.  
  • The class also includes collegiate athletes, a coach, a mixed martial arts fighter, a U.S. Army veteran, and an amateur violist.

With the Goizueta One-Year MBA program, students expand their business acumen through experiential learning and accelerate their careers in just one year. Read more about the One-Year Accelerated MBA program.