July 9, 2001
MBA open house July 12
By Michael Terrazas firstname.lastname@example.org
The Goizueta Business Schools Executive MBA program will hold an
open house for interested and prospective students on Thursday, July 12,
from 6:308:30 p.m. in room 207 of the business school.
Joe Porac, senior associate dean and professor of organizational management
in the school, will speak at the event, which will bring together past,
current and future executive MBA students to discuss the merits of the
Its sort of a taste-test for people to sample what we offer,
said Julie Barefoot, Goizuetas assistant dean of admissions, adding
that the school holds several such open houses each year.
After a half-hour of meeting-and-greeting and refreshments, Porac will
take the podium, then attendees will hear a panel of current students
and alumni discuss their experiences in the Executive MBA program. Finally,
Barefoot and David Hanson, associate director of admissions for the program,
will talk and answer questions about the programs application and
A lot of these people havent applied to a school in 15 years,
Barefoot said. And if they went to a public school, it was probably
just a formthey didnt have essays or interviews. They want
to know what kinds of things were expecting to see from these.
The open houses are advertised on the business schools Executive
Education website and also through mailings and print and radio ads around
Atlanta and the Southeast. Also, Hanson said, Executive MBA alumni make
excellent ambassadors for the program, both within their own institutions
Both admissions officers said the program does not stop at recruiting
external business professionals; a small handful of University employees
enroll in the program each year.
We welcome the interest of Emory employees in this program,
Barefoot said. We have two offerings, one during the evening and
one in the daytime, that would be options for them to obtain their graduate
business degree while maintaining their employment at Emory.
She added that employees may also register to sit in on an Executive
MBA class or set up an appointment to talk personally to a staff member.
Two more open houses on Aug. 16 and Sept. 13 will feature business school
faculty Susan Gilbert and Robert Kazanjian, respectively.
For more information on the program or the open house, call 404-727-6311 or visit www.emory.edu/BUS/executive_education/index.f.html.