Courtesy scholarship is ticket to an Emory MBA

By Meredith Farahmand | Goizueta Business School | June 17, 2013

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The winning team from spring 2013 MP final presentations. From left to right: Andrew Louderback, Tony Perez, Isma Abraham, Sumeet Jain, Ashley Teal and Melissa McAvoy. Photo courtesy of Goizueta Business School.

Goizueta Business School's Evening MBA Program offers working professionals the flexibility to remain employed while pursuing their MBA from one of the nation's top business schools. The program offers a strong foundation in essential business skills, covering a wide range of topics, while also allowing students to deepen their knowledge across a number of functions and industries. Students choose from over 90 electives in more than 20 academic concentrations – ensuring they can tailor their MBA experience to fit current workplace interests and prepare for long-term career goals.

The program may be especially attractive to Emory University employees, many whom often meet courtesy scholarship requirements and can easily transition from their day jobs at the university to MBA students in the evening. 

"As a working professional, I find great value in the Evening MBA Program," says Ashley Teal, an EvMBA student who works as an analyst in Emory's Office of Business Practice Improvement. "The convenience of evening classes allows me to continue working full-time, while also obtaining meaningful experiences that are relevant in both of those aspects of my life. I know that my degree will be one of the best investments of my life, and I continually look for ways to integrate my classroom knowledge with my real-world work experience."

Insight into the Goizueta experience

See a week in the life of Evening MBA student and Emory employee Ashley Teal on the Life at Goizueta Blog.

Learn more about Goizueta's Evening MBA Program.

Through a unique curriculum that infuses experiential learning through a flagship "Management Practice" (MP) course and electives, the program empowers student to address ambiguous business problems faced by actual companies operating in the marketplace. MP brings current industry happenings into the classroom, allowing student interaction with client companies.

"Management Practice positions students to effectively address challenges, define the problem, gather the evidence and data, sort through it, carve out some insight and recommendations and then be able to persuade the decision maker that this is what they should do," says Harold Lewis, associate dean of the Evening MBA Program. "Our goal is not only to prepare students for post-graduation but to help them achieve next-day effectiveness."

Current evening MBA students recently completed their second semester of MP. Three finalist teams presented their projects to the clients. The client company was Turner Broadcasting's Adult Swim, which airs on the same channel as Cartoon Network. For their final presentations, students focused on key demographics, changing markets, cost, plan implementation, a timeline for results and other factors.

"Choosing to attend Goizueta was a long and well thought out decision, and one that I will never regret," says Onix Ramirez, a research analyst in Woodruff Health Sciences Center and EvMBA student. "I've built great relationships with my peers and obtained analytical skills that have made me a better employee. I'm incredibly thankful that Emory offers the courtesy scholarship and the opportunity to access such a valuable program. I'd encourage my fellow Emory employees to look into and pursue the program." 

The next application deadline for Goizueta's Evening MBA Program is July 12.