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Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business


Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: November 26, 2012.

School Data

Annual Tuition: $58,500

Annual Tuition Non-Resident: $58,500

Acceptance Rate: 55%

Full-Time Enrollment: 546

Average GPA: 3.34

Median GMAT: 700

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

International: 29%

Minority: 16%

Female: 29%

Male: 71%

Average Age: 28

Application Deadlines: Round 1: October 9th, 2018 Round 2: January 7th, 2019 Round 3: April 1st, 2019 Round 4: May 1st, 2019

Georgetown’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. Each incoming class is divided into cohorts of approximately 60 students who share core classes and student activities.

The Georgetown MBA begins in Opening Term with the integrative Structure of Global Industries course, which teaches ethical decision making, the fundamentals of team dynamics, persuasive communication skills, and how to identify and understand global markets.

Students then take 36 credits of core courses, ranging from financial accounting and applied business statistics to organizational behavior and management communication, as part of the 60-credit curriculum. 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. Students also may complete one- to two-week Intensive Learning Experiences for one-and-a-half or three-hours of academic credit on topics such as social entrepreneurship, real estate, national security, and energy policy.

In addition to regular coursework, students complete a 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:

During the past five years, 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 #19 in the 2016 Financial Times, two spots to #22 in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Full-time MBA rankings and advanced 34 places to #4 in the 2015 Bloomberg Businessweek MBA Rankings for part-time programs.

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

Rafik B. Hariri Building Suite 390
37th and O Streets NW
Washington D.C. 20057
Admissions Office:
(202) 687-4200
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