Overview

Applicants
1,362
Acceptance Rate
60%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.31
Years Work Experience
4.9
Average Age
29

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
660 - 720
GPA
-

Deadlines


Round 1
September 28

Round 2
January 6

Round 3
March 29

Round 4
April 26

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No


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 nine-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.”


Concentrations

Finance
International Business
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Leadership/Management
MD/MBA - Dual Degree
MS/MBA - Dual Degree

Specialized Masters

Business Administration
Data Analytics
Finance
International Business
Leadership/Management

Certificate Programs

Data Analytics
International Business
Marketing
Strategy & Leadership
Sustainability Management

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship
Finance
International Business
Leadership/Management
Marketing
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Real Estate

Specialities of Faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL


Management Science Major (STEM-Designated0

Georgetown Entrepreneurship


Center for Financial Markets and Policy

Steers Center for Global Real Estate




MBA Certificate in Sustainable Business

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
MBA Certificate in Sustainable Business: https://msb.georgetown.edu/mba/experiential-learning/sustainable-business/

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Georgetown MBA students have the opportunity to pursue independent studies during their second year, which are tailored to their specific interests. Several of these independent studies over the last years have focused on sustainability topics. Examples include Marketing in Sustainability-focused Small Business, Research Solar Energy Industry Association, Current Financing Issues facing Alternative Energy, Corporate R&D Strategy, Advanced Course on Corporate Social Responsibility, Global Business Experience projects, Seminar in Strategic Corporate Responsibility and several student driven initiatives.

School's environmental commitment 1:
MBA students have formed the Energy and Cleantech Club, whose mission is to expose interested students to various career opportunities and trends within the energy industry through an annual conference, guest speaker events, energy-specific treks, and group discussion. The club will address the areas of clean technologies and energy, including oil, gas, electric, renewable and clean technology, energy conservation, consulting, investments, management, trading, corporate finance, asset development, energy services, strategy and planning, business development, and policy.

School's environmental commitment 2:
The Social Impact Internship Fund provides financial support to first-year Georgetown MBA students interested in summer internship opportunities within nonprofit organizations worldwide. The fund enables many students to make an impact in organizations supporting the environment or sustainability issues.

School's environmental commitment 3:
Georgetown University's Rafik B. Hariri Building, which is the home of the McDonough School of Business, was awarded LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. The certification is based on five broad categories: sustainable site design and development, water efficiency, energy, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality. The Hariri Building’s green features include: • An expected energy savings of 15 percent through efficient lighting design and controls, including the extensive use of dimmable high-efficiency fluorescent fixtures, optimized garage exhaust fan controls, and ultra low-flow lavatory fixtures; • A 41 percent water use reduction through use of ultra low flow fixtures and dual-flush water closets; • Water-efficient landscaping; • Operable exterior windows that contribute to indoor environmental quality; • Building materials that contain recycled content and were manufactured locally; • More than half of the construction waste – 800 tons – was recycled and re-used; • Bicycle storage facilities, proximity to public transportation, and several preferred parking spaces for hybrid and electric vehicles; • Highly reflective materials that were used to pave 68 percent of the non-roof impervious surfaces; • Low-emitting paints, adhesives, sealants and carpeting; • Manufacturing 25 percent of the total building materials using recycled materials; and • Local products, in that nearly 31 percent of the total building materials were extracted, harvested, or recovered, as well as manufactured, within 500 miles of the project site.

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$124,119
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
92%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
85%
School Facilitiated
15%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
78%
School Facilitiated
22%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

37%
Consulting
33%
Finance/Accounting
14%
Marketing
7%
General Management
7%
Other
2%
Operations/Logistics

Graduates Employed by Region

38%
Mid-Atlantic
27%
Northeast
11%
West
8%
South
7%
Midwest
5%
International
4%
Southwest

Students Say

Career-minded students should find no shortage of post-school opportunities thanks to a “strong alumni network,” “great networking connections,” and “good access to recruit- ers.” 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 grad- uates 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.


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 37% $145,000 $134,239 $70,000 $165,000
Finance / Accounting 33% $125,000 $121,273 $69,581 $160,000
Marketing / Sales 14% $110,000 $109,981 $68,000 $142,000
General Management 7% $122,500 $117,750 $80,000 $137,000
Other 7% $113,500 $113,000 $94,000 $145,000
Strategic Planning 6% $115,000 $113,091 $94,000 $145,000
Operations / Logistics 2% $130,000 $143,333 $130,000 $170,000
Human Resources 1%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 35% $145,000 $136,656 $75,000 $165,000
Financial Services 27% $125,000 $125,435 $78,000 $160,000
Technology 18% $125,000 $116,834 $45,000 $170,000
Real Estate 7% $110,000 $107,955 $85,000 $125,000
Media / Entertainment 5%
Consumer Products 4% $108,000 $106,722 $92,500 $120,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 3% $125,000 $123,857 $100,000 $137,000
Manufacturing 3% $111,000 $112,000 $111,000 $115,000
Non-profit 3%
Government 2% $96,000 $87,517 $69,581 $96,970

Prominent Alumni

Ann Sarnoff
Chairperson and CEO, Warner Bros.

Mohammed Dewji
CEO, Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania Limited (METL)

Tim Tassopoulos
President and COO, Chick-Fil-A, Inc.

Dan Helfrich
Chairman and CEO, Deloitte Consulting

Brian Quintenz
Commissioner of the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jun 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$50,056

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$20,387

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
65%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
45%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
67%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
50%

New Students Receiving Loans
38%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$59,700
Tuition (Out-State)
$59,700
Fees (In-State)
$134
Fees (Out-State)
$134

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,970
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,970
Fees (In-State)
$134
Fees (Out-State)
$134

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$22,696
Academic Expenses
$2,646

Student Body Profile

Total Full-Time Enrollment
528
Part Time
43%

Foreign Countries Represented
34

Demographics

17.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
32.00%
International

29% female
71% male

Campus Life

Students Say

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-consum- ing,” 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 [their] 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 govern- ment 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 oppor- tunities, 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.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Shelly Heinrich
Associate Dean and Director of Admissions

Address
Rafik B. Hariri Building
37th & O Street, NW
Washington, DC 20057
United States

Phone
(202) 687-4200

Fax
(202) 687-7809

Email
georgetownmba@georgetown.edu


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