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Goizueta Business School Fall 2012 Applicants

Hi, I am a first year student (class of 2013) at Goizueta Business School, Emory University. As a *Goizueta Ambassador*, I will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding the application process, academics, life at Goizueta etc. for ...
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@maidenfreak said:
Thanks dreeemMBA, I finally managed to cut the words short Phew!! Now I have 495 words, space for 5 more!!
And, please feel free to ask any more questions that you have. Post on the other thread though. Here's the link:


Thanks dreeemMBA, I finally managed to cut the words short Phew!! Now I have 495 words, space for 5 more!!

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@maidenfreak said:
AJ, just another question that I am sure I cannot google. The essays have EXTREME word limits I mean I can hardly express my thoughts properly. How serious is the adcom about this? Like for a 500 word essay, I have written 546 words. And I dont know what to cut out !! :S:S If I cut them out it seems as though, the essay is lacking, and if I dont, am confused if the adcom is gonna be pissed Can you please let me know?

Hi Maidenfreak,

Adhering to the school's policies, in this case the word limit, is always important. I am sure you can reduce the word count. :D

DreeemMBA
Class of 2014
Goizueta Business School

Hey guys,


Please continue conversations for the current year in the new thread here.


And Maidenfreak, I think I remember reading on some admission consulting blog that generally, a +-10% variability on the word limit is acceptable. Google. Boom.

Cheers,
Goizueta Ambassador #42.
@A_J_Sahae said: GALA isn't a club. It's an experiential leadership course that second years can take. It's one of the most sought after (hence competitive) experiences in the school. It includes a two week trip to the British Virgin Islands, most of which is on a sail boat. It also includes a lot of other programming like one on one sessions with professional coaches.And students have several clubs through which we contribute to diversity. Internaitonal Business Association, South Asian Student Association, Pride Alliance are few of those. And each year has an international student rep whose job is to promote unity by various means. For example, several people are thinking about an international pot luck sometime soon. And we had some informal Chinese language classes just last week. But essentially, having just 350 people total in the two years of the FT MBA program, these things kind of just happen on their own. In just two months, I already know 90% of my batch by name. And am learning small phrases in Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. It's fun.
AJ, just another question that I am sure I cannot google. The essays have EXTREME word limits I mean I can hardly express my thoughts properly. How serious is the adcom about this? Like for a 500 word essay, I have written 546 words. And I dont know what to cut out !! :S:S If I cut them out it seems as though, the essay is lacking, and if I dont, am confused if the adcom is gonna be pissed Can you please let me know?
@A_J_Sahae said: GALA isn't a club. It's an experiential leadership course that second years can take. It's one of the most sought after (hence competitive) experiences in the school. It includes a two week trip to the British Virgin Islands, most of which is on a sail boat. It also includes a lot of other programming like one on one sessions with professional coaches.And students have several clubs through which we contribute to diversity. Internaitonal Business Association, South Asian Student Association, Pride Alliance are few of those. And each year has an international student rep whose job is to promote unity by various means. For example, several people are thinking about an international pot luck sometime soon. And we had some informal Chinese language classes just last week. But essentially, having just 350 people total in the two years of the FT MBA program, these things kind of just happen on their own. In just two months, I already know 90% of my batch by name. And am learning small phrases in Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. It's fun.
Indeed, diversity is fun! And thanks for the info AJ !

Hey Deb,

Difficulty during the course depends on how much work you're willing to put in. Especially in the one year program. The first semester for One years is quite packed.

And you dont need to know any finance or accounting, but start reading business magazines at the very least. It really helps with finance and econ.

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If there's one thing B-school has taught me, it's how to get into a B-school.

I am applying for Emory 1 year.. I wonder how difficult the course will be for a person with 8 yrs of experience and Engineering back ground. Do I need a solid knowledge in Finance, Accounting before joining?

GALA isn't a club. It's an experiential leadership course that second years can take. It's one of the most sought after (hence competitive) experiences in the school. It includes a two week trip to the British Virgin Islands, most of which is on a sail boat. It also includes a lot of other programming like one on one sessions with professional coaches.

And students have several clubs through which we contribute to diversity. Internaitonal Business Association, South Asian Student Association, Pride Alliance are few of those. And each year has an international student rep whose job is to promote unity by various means.
For example, several people are thinking about an international pot luck sometime soon. And we had some informal Chinese language classes just last week. But essentially, having just 350 people total in the two years of the FT MBA program, these things kind of just happen on their own. In just two months, I already know 90% of my batch by name. And am learning small phrases in Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. It's fun. ;)

If there's one thing B-school has taught me, it's how to get into a B-school.
@A_J_Sahae said: Debjeet, Maidenfreak has it right. But usually just a consolidated marksheet won't do. You have to explicitly request a transcript. Mention that it is for studies abroad. Transcripts either convert your scores to a standardised GPA score or mention how to interpret scores since there was no GPA style grading in the university..
Hi AJ,

I was reading on the Goizueta website about the Diversity initiatives they take. I just wanted to know how students contribute to it? Is there any club or organization that students can join and do something to promote diversity to bring students from different cultures together etc? Can you please let me know? I couldnt find many details about it.
@A_J_Sahae said: Debjeet, Maidenfreak has it right. But usually just a consolidated marksheet won't do. You have to explicitly request a transcript. Mention that it is for studies abroad. Transcripts either convert your scores to a standardised GPA score or mention how to interpret scores since there was no GPA style grading in the university..
Hi AJ, Just have another question. There is this club in Goizueta called the Guizueta Advanced Leadership Academy. Can you give me a few insights into it? Like what they do, how they help students, what their initiatives rae etc? I couldnt really find a contact for that club on the website though.

Debjeet, Maidenfreak has it right.
But usually just a consolidated marksheet won't do. You have to explicitly request a transcript. Mention that it is for studies abroad. Transcripts either convert your scores to a standardised GPA score or mention how to interpret scores since there was no GPA style grading in the university..

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If there's one thing B-school has taught me, it's how to get into a B-school.

You need to contact your university (the one your college was affiliated to, or the university itself, if you studied there). Usually they will give you a transcript in a sealed envelope, for a fee. There is nothing like transcripts are not valid. Its basically your consolidated marksheet and degree certificate, in printed form if i am right.

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Helo - I'm not sure whether this is the right place to ask my question. Would like to know what are transcripts and how do I get one? I'm from Mumbai University. Hence, do I need to contact the university or my college? I read somewhere that transcripts provided by colleges in Mumbai are not valid for MBA Courses in US. Someone please advise. Thanks.

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