Poets&Quants Top Business Schools

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business

#24

Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: January 10, 2020.

School Data

Annual Tuition: $59,700

Annual Tuition Non-Resident: $59,700

Acceptance Rate: 60%

Full-Time Enrollment: 545

Average GPA: 3.31

Median GMAT: 690

GPA Range (mid-80%): 2.95-3.78

International: 30%

Minority: 15%

Female: 30%

Male: 70%

Average Age: 28

Application Deadlines: Round 1: September 30; Round 2: January 6; Round 3: March 24; Round 4: April 27

Georgetown McDonough’s full-time MBA program yields a general management degree that provides students with the functional knowledge and intellectual skills to manage and lead an organization. 

During fall of 2019 the school introduced a part-time Flex MBA program for students aiming to balance their education with work and life. This innovative program offers students a quality MBA by having them partake in hands-on consulting as a part of the Global Business Experience. They also develop alumni connections and receive MBA Career Center guidance. 

The Georgetown McDonough MBA begins in Opening Term with the Leading Teams for Performance and Impact course, which uses professional practice and behavioral science research to lead students towards greater leadership development. This course is followed by an experiential learning Structure of Global Industries (SGI) course that provides a substantial and highly integrated global view of business. Students will also take an Accounting Fundamentals course that covers the relationship between economic activity and financial information.

In a cohort, students then take 36 credits of core courses together. In the latter part of the curriculum, students begin to tailor their studies to their interests and professional goals by choosing from more than 70 elective courses in six different areas: accounting, finance, management, marketing, operations and information management, and strategy, economics, ethics & public policy. Students may also complete Intensive Learning Experiences, which are elective courses offered in one to two week periods, for one and half or three hours of academic credit. 

Required for all MBA students is the Global Business Experience. Student teams partner with executives from Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, and NGOs to address complex business challenges. After spending six to eight weeks on campus applying strategic and analytical theory to develop client solutions, the experience culminates in a week-long in-country presentation to clients.

Ranking Analysis:

Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business has launched a new MBA curriculum focused on the school’s tenets of principled leadership, a global mindset, and service to business and society. At the same time, the MBA Admissions and MBA Career Center teams have instituted innovative changes in how they recruit students to the program and then prepare them for success after graduation. The result is a school on the rise in the rankings.

Last year, McDonough advanced one spot to #29 in the 2019 Financial Times Global MBA ranking. They however dropped two spots to #24 since their 2017 Full-Time MBA ranking in U.S. News & World Report and advanced two spots to #19 on Bloomberg Businessweek U.S. B-school rankings.

MBA Program Consideration Set:

Stretch Schools: UCLANorth CarolinaTexas at AustinEmory

Match Schools: IndianaUSCMinnesotaNotre Dame

Safe Schools: Washington UniversityRiceVanderbiltTexas A&M

Top 5 Feeder Schools (Enrolled Students)

  1. New York University
  2. University of Michigan
  3. UNC Chapel Hill
  4. United States Military Academy
  5. University of Virginia

Contact Information

Location:
Rafik B. Hariri Building Suite 390
37th and O Streets NW
Washington D.C. 20057
Admissions Office:
202-687-4080
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