Goizueta Announces Research Center Fellowships

Goizueta will become one of the first business schools to offer fellowships tied to its research centers. FILE PHOTO

Emory University’s Goizueta Business School will add fellowship opportunities in each of its distinguished research centers, beginning in Fall 2012. Fellowships will be awarded to full-time MBA students interested in pursuing careers in alternative investments, marketing analytics or social enterprise.

Student fellowships include tuition considerations and a role as a research assistant.

Goizueta is among the nation’s leaders in faculty knowledge creation done, in part, through high-profile research centers including the Emory Center for Alternative Investments (ECAI), the Emory Marketing Analytics Center (EmoryMAC) and Social Enterprise @ Goizueta. These organizations represent ground-breaking work on important, emerging business topics.

Goizueta is one of the first business schools to offer fellowships directly tied to centers of research.

“Our school already has enormous intellectual capacity,” said Dr. Larry Benveniste, Dean of Goizueta Business School. “We have great students in our program that have access to career opportunities. The vision for centers is to harness all of that and have impact where we can do real and positive good.”

Students interested in fellowships must apply to the school and write an additional application essay by Jan. 27, 2012. All students, upon applying, are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. More information on the application process can be found on the school’s website.

“We are excited to offer additional opportunities for incoming students who show an aptitude and desire to work alongside our faculty in important research,” said Julie Barefoot, Associate Dean of MBA Admissions. “Student fellowships are just another way students can get involved with industry before graduation and an opportunity to attract the most talented prospects in our areas of distinction.”

Nearly two-thirds of the school’s MBA faculty teach, conduct research or consult outside the United States, bringing a global perspective to the classroom. As part of this focus on research, Goizueta is proud to offer a variety of research resources available to students, faculty and the community.

“Our Full-Time MBA curriculum is designed to send graduates into careers with day-one readiness,” said Dr. Rob Kazanjian, Vice Dean for Programs at Goizueta. “Adding fellowship programs helps our students reach their full potential by giving them a chance to gain valuable hands-on experience.”

Each center at Goizueta has a unique area of focus.

EmoryMAC brings together students, faculty and practitioners with a shared interested in the area of marketing analytics. EmoryMAC develops state of the art marketing decision support models and analyses for academic research and industry use, trains students and executives to better leverage technologies and process and serves as a outreach platform for students, faculty and practitioners.

ECAI develops research and information, providing education and building community with respect to several areas of alternative investments. This includes private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and real estate value. The Center’s Board of Directors, staffed by private equity Limited Partners, helps guide the strategic vision. This vision has helped the center establish itself as a premier hub in the Alternative Investment industry through its research, classes, conferences, competitions, seminars and publications.

Social Enterprise @ Goizueta focuses on integrating business principles and market-based solutions in order to achieve meaningful societal impacts. Students learn how business acumen can be applied to address a wide range of challenges. Through teaching, research and outreach activities, students and faculty gain experiences that deepen understanding of organizations striving to solve the world’s biggest problems while improving performance.

The Goizueta MBA Admissions Committee awards scholarships and fellowships from the Goizueta Business Fund for Excellence based on academic achievement, quality of work experience, demonstrated leadership and extracurricular activities. Scholarships typically range from partial to full tuition plus stipend.

About Emory University’s Goizueta Business School
Emory University’s Goizueta Business School is home to an Undergraduate degree program, a Two-Year Full-Time MBA, a One-Year MBA, an Evening MBA, an Executive MBA (Weekend and Modular formats), a Doctoral degree and a portfolio of non-degree Emory Executive Education courses.

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