Wharton | Mr. MBA When Ready
GMAT 700 (expected), GPA 2.1
Chicago Booth | Ms. Hotel Real Estate
GMAT 730, GPA 3.75
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. Navy Vet
GRE 310, GPA 2.6
Chicago Booth | Mr. EduTech
GRE 337, GPA 3.9
Columbia | Mr. Infra-Finance
GMAT 710, GPA 3.68
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Vigor
GMAT 740, GPA 3.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Well-Traveled Nonprofit Star
GRE 322, GPA 3.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Ms. Comeback Kid
GMAT 780, GPA 2.6
London Business School | Mr. Family Investment Fund
GMAT 790, GPA 3.0
HEC Paris | Ms. Freelancer
GMAT 710, GPA 5.3
MIT Sloan | Mr. Sans-Vertebrae
GMAT 730, GPA 3.78
INSEAD | Mr. Business Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 3.0
Columbia | Mr. M&A Analyst
GRE 323, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Ms. Analytical Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 3.9
Chicago Booth | Mr. Non-Profit Latino
GMAT 710, GPA 3.06
Darden | Mr. Financial World
GMAT 730, GPA 7.8
Cambridge Judge Business School | Ms. Story-Teller To Data-Cruncher
GMAT 700 (anticipated), GPA 3.5 (converted from Australia)
Kellogg | Mr. Operator
GMAT 740, GPA 4.17/4.3
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Air Force Vet
GRE 311, GPA 3.6
Kellogg | Mr. Engagement Manager
GMAT 700, GPA 3.2
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Top Performer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. STEM Minor
GMAT 740, GPA 3.78
Harvard | Mr. Fresh Perspective
GRE 318, GPA 3.0
USC Marshall | Mr. Supply Chain Guru
GMAT GMAT Waiver, GPA 2.6
HEC Paris | Mr. Productivity Focused
GMAT 700, GPA 3.6
MIT Sloan | Mr. Energy Transition
GMAT 760, GPA 3.95

Georgetown Dean’s Big Plan to Boost The B-School’s Rankings

Under his watch, the school is also dappling in the online space.  In June 2013, McDonough announced its first online offering – the Master of Science in Finance. The program, which is scheduled to kick off classes in January 2014, blends an online curriculum with an on-site orientation and an international consulting project.  The school is also drafting blueprints for an executive leadership program with an online component. However, Thomas is not looking to transfer the full-time MBA online any time soon. “I think a fundamental questions B-schools have to ask themselves is, ‘Do we have a unique enough value proposition that we can ask students to spend two years on campus?’ That has to be more than teaching people good accounting and finance. Can you create an experience for them on campus that makes that investment worth it?” he asks.  “I think we can at Georgetown.”

The dean doesn’t excuse himself from his own BHAGs.  He’s set audacious personal goals, as well:  “I would like my legacy to be represented in the fact that no one inside of McDonough doubts that we are a premier school, and every day we wake up and behave that way, not with arrogance but with a focus on being the best.” He’s still got another three years, and McDonough now knows what he can accomplish in one.