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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.”

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Shelly Heinrich
Associate Dean and Director of Admissions

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

(202) 687-4200

(202) 687-7809



Applicants: 1,482
Acceptance Rate: 57%
Average Undergrad GPA 3.34
Years Work Experience: 5
Average Age: 29



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