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Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business Full Time MBA

Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business provides a transformational education through classroom and experiential learning, preparing students to graduate as principled leaders in service to business and society. Through numerous centers, initiatives, and partnerships, Georgetown McDonough seeks to create a meaningful impact on business practice through research and teaching. All academic programs provide a global perspective in a way that is unique to Washington, DC – the nexus of world business and policy – and to Georgetown’s connections to global partner organizations and a world-wide alumni network.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Full Time
Total Program Enrollment 270
Tuition (Total) $102,650
Average Starting Salary $102,177

Program Information

Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Says

Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business provides a transformational education through classroom and experiential learning, preparing students to graduate as principled leaders in service to business and society. Through numerous centers, initiatives, and partnerships, Georgetown McDonough seeks to create a meaningful impact on business practice through research and teaching. All academic programs provide a global perspective in a way that is unique to Washington, DC – the nexus of world business and policy – and to Georgetown’s connections to global partner organizations and a world-wide alumni network.

Specializations Offered: General Management
Degrees Awarded: Full-time MBA Program.

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Program Rankings

Bloomberg

#30 Businessweek Full Time MBA Programs

School Rankings

LinkedIn

#3 Best Graduate Universities for Investment Bankers
#13 Best Graduate Universities for Finance Professionals
#14 Best Graduate Universities for Management Consultants
#20 Best Graduate Universities for Sales Professionals
#24 Best Graduate Universities for Marketers

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Northeast)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Average Age Admitted: 28
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.34
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 693
  • Average Years Work Experience: 5
  • Application Fee: $175

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Requirements

Required: Work Experience, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Information

Applicants must submit all of the following materials: an application form (online application is required); a resume; four required essays; official transcripts for all postsecondary academic work; two recommendations, from professional relationships; and an official GMAT score report. Interviews are encouraged but are conducted only at the invita...Applicants must submit all of the following materials: an application form (online application is required); a resume; four required essays; official transcripts for all postsecondary academic work; two recommendations, from professional relationships; and an official GMAT score report. Interviews are encouraged but are conducted only at the invitation of the school after the first application deadline. International students must submit an official score report for the TOEFL, IELTS, or Pearson Test of English in addition to the above materials. McDonough requires a minimum of 2 years of post-collegiate professional experience (and prefers 3 or more) prior to admission.

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Important Dates

Round 1
October

10

Deadline
August

1

Start
Round 2
January

5

Deadline
August

1

Start
Round 3
April

1

Deadline
August

1

Start

Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes

Top Employers Of Graduates From This Program Include: Deloitte Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Citi, American Express, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Financial Services 32% $101,758
Consulting 23% $117,745
Technology 11% $95,525
Consumer Products 11% $95,289
Other 5% $85,713
Real Estate 4% $113,000
Non Profit 4% $79,929
Pharma / Biotech / Healthcare 3% $97,000
Manufacturing 3% $101,400
Petroleum / Energy 2% $87,333

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 879
Percent International Students 31%
Total Full-Time Faculty 104
Full-Time Faculty 54%

Student Life

Life at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University is one of constant challenge, with academics the focus of most days. “Georgetown's MBA is all-consum­ing,” students say, but “in a good way.” Indeed, “It is often difficult to find a group study room or classroom not filled with students studying on an evening or weekend.” Students feel they are encouraged to work hard, “especially when [they] see my peers working just as hard.” The school’s collaborative, often non-competitive environment helps foster an atmosphere in which the “intense” workload is not overwhelming; it is just a fact of life. “Life at McDonough is rigorous and community-driven,” attendees insist. “Students work extremely hard and take great pride in the Georgetown brand.”However, McDonough students do find time to relax. There is a “very social atmosphere with many social activities planned for students.” “Post-class happy hours” take place, though most say that school activities are preferred, including “clubs, student govern­ment associations, and community service projects.” Living in or around the D.C. Metro area offers ample things to do outside of school. “Wine tours, sports and activities on Capitol Hill” and more are regularly on the agenda, as well as volunteering with school and local organizations, music clubs, museums, and more. Even with all those opportu­nities, the “intense school spirit” present throughout the Georgetown student body means that for many it is school first, even when it comes to leisure time.One student sums it up: “Students are engaged in campus life, however [they are] mostly focused on business school events and activities.”

Student Testimonial

"Georgetown MBA is located in the center of the government, business and non-profit worlds. The Georgetown name and network are strong, and we are a community. My classmates' diverse backgrounds make class discussions and teamwork more valuable. Everyone contributes a unique perspective."

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Career

Career-minded students should find no shortage of post-school opportunities thanks to a “strong alumni network,” “great networking connections,” and “good access to recruiters.” Some suggest that “due to its smaller size (compared to other business schools), some employers do not spend as much time as they might at other institutions,” but because McDonough boasts “proximity to power sources in D.C.,” hard-working graduates can expect a “great upward trajectory” provided they take advantage of the “great recruiting sessions” and “strong career connections in the business world.” Though “the administration is relatively new,” students say they are “dedicated to improving the school.” An integral part of that is a new Director of Career Management, who works to be “extremely helpful in providing advice and consultation.”Employers who have hired McDonough graduates include: Citigroup, Booz Allen Hamilton, Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, AES, America Online, International Finance Corporation (IFC), 3M, American Express Company, Avaya, Bank of New York, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Ford Motor Company, and JPMorgan Chase.

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About

Offering unparalleled access to global business, policy and thought leaders, the McDonough School of Business is seated at one of the nation’s most prestigious universities in one of the world’s most influential cities. Founded in 1789, Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in America.The Georgetown MBA Program develops leaders capable of making complex business decisions in a global environment and who are dedicated to serving their companies, society and humanity. Students gain solid grounding in all core management disciplines, with an emphasis on the global, ethical and political environment of business. Our commitment to understanding international business is demonstrated by the global curricula, strong presence of international students (more than one-third), and opportunities provided to study business and management in other parts of the world.

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Students Say

Located in Washington, D.C., Georgetown’s access to international interests in both busi­ness and policy make it a desirable choice for career-minded students. The school offers an MBA with “a global approach,” with the second year ending in a 9-day international consulting experience. Due to this and other factors, students are “impressed with their global focus and their emphasis on using business to help society.” Because the business program “is not focused on any one particular aspect of business,” Georgetown “gives its students a true understanding of business from many points of view around the world, allowing for international opportunities for growth.”Those hoping for a foundation in ruthless business practices will not find it here. McDonough fosters a “collaborative spirit when it comes to both learning and practicing business.” In fact, “the Georgetown MBA program was the first institution to implement a business ethics course as a requirement for graduation.” The school “pushes integrity across all levels,” the result being a “high caliber of business professionals” among the graduates. Some students hope to see more “emphasis on sustainability/green trends in coursework.”Georgetown has “an excellent reputation for being academically rigorous, diverse, and high quality,” and regarding the business school specifically, students consider McDonough the “highest caliber school in the region,” a school that will “afford me bet­ter opportunities than other programs in this area.” Students enjoy that the “smaller pro­gram size is more intimate compared to other large business schools.”A newly designed MBA Curriculum launched in the Fall of 2012 to replace the former modular system; it is filled with both classroom and experiential learning, and provides greater rigor, greater emphasis on quantitative and analytical skills, and a focus on prin­cipled leadership. One student in particular recognizes this fact yet remarks that “at the end of a course, I still come out learning more than what I bargained for.”

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Academic

Georgetown MBA provides a general management framework with an emphasis on the global business environment. The curriculum's organization – into intensive team-based experiences, courses that integrate various functional areas and elective courses that offer choice – is designed to give students the tools and skills they need to anticipate, analyze, and solve increasingly interrelated, complex business challenges. Students may choose courses according to individual interests and career goals and also pursue summer internships or study abroad programs. All students are required to undertake a foreign residency, the Global Integrative Experience, in which teams work on real consulting projects for companies in cities around the world. Recent locations have included Dubai, Ho Chi Minh City, Johannesburg, Prague and Sao Paulo.

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Second Year Curriculum

Fresh from their summer internships, second-year students are exposed to the depth of the material through elective and selective coursework which allows a greater focus on their preferred business area. Additionally, second-year students undertake a required foreign residency, the Global Integrative Experience, in which teams conduct a consulting project for an international company and present their recommendations to top managers at their places of business abroad. Second-year students travel to the county in which their project company is located and present their findings to top management. Every student has the opportunity to choose courses according to individual interests and career goals. Past locations include London, Rome, Prague, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Delhi, Buenos Aires, and Sao Paulo. Beginning in 2006, projects will also take place in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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First Year Curriculum

There are striking differences between the first and second year of study. The first year is intended to provide a breadth of knowledge of core business functions such as economics, accounting, statistics, marketing and finance. Additionally, students are introduced to international business and management as well as elective studies through which students can investigate topics of particular interest.

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Center for Business and Public Policy Center for Financial Markets and Policy Real Estate Initiatiave ESADE-Georgetown Global Management Research Initiative Georgetown Social Enterprise Initiative Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics Georgetown Consumer Research Initiative Sponsored by KPMG Women's Leadership Initiatiave

  • International Student Support Groups:

    In the Student Government Association, the VP for International students is tasked with: representing international students in the MBA program; promoting the McDonough School of Business abroad and generating additional applications from international students; serving as a liaison to other international student organizations at Georgetown; identifing concerns of foreign students and initiatiating programs to facilitate their adaptation in the student body; assisting the Admissions Office in welcoming new international students; assisting international students seeking employment in the U.S.; developing programs to integrate and mix international students both socially and academically within the larger community. Another resource is the Office of International Programs (OIP): http://oip.georgetown.edu/isss/

  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups:

    The Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA) serves members of the Georgetown MBA Program who identify themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), as well as those who support this community. The mission of GALA is to foster a supportive environment for professional development, provide a forum for the discussion of business issues related to sexual orientation, and facilitate social interaction and networking among students, alumni, and professionals.

  • Minority Support Groups:

    Members of the Black MBA Association (BMBAA) are committed to making a difference in local, regional, and global communities through the investment of individual and collective professional resources in activities that promote ethical business strategy and compassionate social interaction. The associationÂ’s purpose is threefold: to encourage excellence in academic preparation and professional development of MBA candidates of African descent, to cultivate the presence of students of African descent as members of the Georgetown community and enrich the academic and professional environment at GeorgetownÂ’s McDonough School of Business, and to engage in structurally organized activities in the areas of recruitment, retention, and placement of students of African descent in the Georgetown MBA Full-Time Program.

  • Peer Tutoring Programs:

    The MBA Program Office offers free peer tutoring services to first-year students in core subject areas. Students in need of a tutor do not need to make an appointment, they can simply stop by during specified office hours. The tutors are faculty recommended second-year students who have excelled in the core subject areas.

  • Research Facilities:

    Center for Business and Public Policy Center for Financial Markets and Policy Real Estate Initiatiave ESADE-Georgetown Global Management Research Initiative Georgetown Social Enterprise Initiative Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics Georgetown Consumer Research Initiative Sponsored by KPMG Women's Leadership Initiatiave

  • Study Abroad:

    Formal study abroad programs offered at Oxford University and London Business School (England), ESADE (Spain), HEC (France), Fudan University (China), and IAE (Argentina). 2011 Global Residency locations included: Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Johannesburg, Shanghai, Beijing, and Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Women Support Groups:

    Georgetown Women in Business is a chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA), an organization dedicated to educating and promoting the role of women in the workplace. Georgetown Women in Business seeks to accomplish this goal by providing networking, recruiting, and career-building events and opportunities for women throughout the Georgetown MBA Program.

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Georgetown University McDonough School of Business include:

Kaya Henderson - Chancellor, DC Public Schools

Laurence Tosi - CFO, Blackstone

Eric Bauer - COO, The Children's Place

Ann Sarnoff - COO, BBC Worldwide America

Michael Chasen - Co-Founder, Blackboard Inc.

School Outcomes

Average Debt At Graduation: $50,318

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: Deloitte Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Citi, American Express, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Business 50% $100,177
Finance / Accounting 28% $97,957
Consulting 27% $110,142
Financial Services 24% $103,073
Other 24% $95,697
Consulting 21% $110,679
Technical 18% $104,111
Other 15% $86,436
Marketing / Sales 11% $94,346
General Management 9% $104,460
Other 7% $95,214
Manufacturing 4% $92,909
Operations / Logistics 3% $98,000
Government 3% $91,607
Non Profit 3% $89,000

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 68%
Three Month Employment 89%
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