Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business

Contact Information

Katelyn Rosa Stephenson
37th and O Streets, NW
The Hariri Building, Suite 390
Washington, DC 20057

Phone: (202) 687-4200

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MBA and Dual Degree Programs

  • MBA Full-Time Program
  • MBA Evening Program
  • Executive MBA
  • Global Executive MBA
  • MBA/JD
  • MBA/MD
  • MBA/MSFS (Foreign Service)
  • MBA/MPP (Public Policy)


Admission Requirements

The Georgetown MBA Program seeks a diverse student body and encourages applications from a wide variety of backgrounds. A number of factors are considered, including: intellectual capacity and academic achievement as indicated by transcripts, letters of recommendation, and results of standardized tests (GMAT and, for international students, TOEFL or IELTS); professional accomplishments, personal strengths and leadership potential as demonstrated by notable achievements; and the Admissions interview.

To be considered for admission, you must:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (or the international equivalent).
  • Have completed 16 years of formal education. (In the United States, this traditionally combines 12 years of primary / secondary education plus at least four years of a college or university degree education)
  • It is strongly recommended you have at least two to three years of post-undergraduate, professional work experience, though the average for admitted students is five years.


A complete application will consist of the following items (online submission required):

  • Application form
  • Resume
  • List of personal interests and community contributions
  • Four required essays
  • Official transcripts (must be sent directly from the institution or arrive in a signed and sealed envelope from the applicant in order to be considered official)
  • Two professional evaluation forms (professional references preferred; online submission required)
  • Official GMAT score report (GRE is accepted for the Evening Program only)
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or the Pearson Test of English score report, if applicable
  • The non-refundable application fee of $175 (waived for active duty military service members and veterans)
  • Interviews are by invitation only once an application has been submitted


The Georgetown MBA Program attracts ambitious students that share several valuable traits, including: demonstrated leadership ability and accomplishments, cross-cultural awareness and a global mindset, clear career goals, and a desire to affect change in the world. The typical student has worked five years prior to joining the Georgetown MBA Program. Please see the complete class profile


The Georgetown MBA Program is accredited by the AACSB International



Georgetown MBA Full-Time Tuition and Fees for 2012-2013 $49,636.


Description of Learning Environment for Students

Georgetown University, founded in 1789, is one of the oldest universities in America. Offering unparalleled access to global business, policy and thought leaders, the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business is seated at one of the nation's most prestigious universities in one of the world's most influential cities. The Georgetown MBA Program develops leaders capable of making complex business decisions in a global environment and who are dedicated to serving their companies, society and humanity. Students gain solid grounding in all core management disciplines, with an emphasis on the global, ethical and political environment of business. Our commitment to understanding international business is demonstrated by the global curricula, the strong presence of international students, and the opportunities provided to study business and management in other parts of the world.

For more than 215 years, Georgetown University has welcomed aspiring leaders to its campus along the banks of the Potomac River. The campus is an oasis within an exciting city and conveniently located to all of Washington, D.C. Georgetown is one of the city's liveliest and most engaging neighborhoods. Known for its distinctive brand of energy and style, the city is home to museums, monuments, world-class culture and big-time sports.

The Georgetown MBA Program moved into the Rafik B. Hariri Building, a 179,000 square foot structure that will house all of the school’s business education programs, in June 2009. Located on the Georgetown University campus, the Rafik B. Hariri Building features 15 classrooms, 34 breakout rooms, 15 conference rooms, 11 interview rooms, a 400-seat auditorium, two large lounges, and 120 faculty offices. Student space is replete with data ports, flat-screen monitors, and videoconferencing capabilities, allowing for global connectivity. The abundant aesthetics of the building include a blend of stone masonry and steel on the south elevation reminiscent of the university’s original architecture combined with a panoramic glass pavilion on the east elevation. Together these designs symbolize the mix of traditional business foundations and forethought apparent in the education offered at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. A soaring glass atrium serves as the core new building, providing literal transparency of students’ education—putting business on display.


Academics and Student Body

Georgetown MBA provides a general management framework in accounting, decision sciences, economics, finance, marketing, and management. The curriculum is organized into intensive team-based experiences, courses that integrate various functional areas, and electives. Students may choose courses according to individual interests and career goals and also pursue summer internships or study abroad programs. All students are required to participate in the Global Business Experience, in which teams conduct consulting projects for international companies and present their recommendations to top managers at their places of business abroad. Recent locations have included Dubai, Ho Chi Minh City, Johannesburg, Prague and Sao Paulo.

With an emphasis on global business, innovation, and ethical decision-making, Georgetown MBA faculty prepare students to be leaders of the future. Georgetown's tradition of strong student-faculty interaction is illustrated by the faculty accessibility and involvement - collaborating on research projects, advising student organizations, and assisting in career decision-making.

Teamwork, cooperation and friendly competition are emphasized. Because classes are smaller, students develop close relationships with one another, faculty and administrators. This atmosphere of easy camaraderie extends to an active social life, both on Georgetown's campus and in Washington, D.C. The Georgetown MBA Program is comprised of a broad cross-section of students from more than 41 nations, with diverse backgrounds covering a wide-range of professional sectors and undergraduate academic majors. Each year, approximately 250 students enter the MBA Full-Time Program.


The Career Center and Placement

The MBA Career Center provides life-time access to their services for all Georgetown McDonough School of Business alumni. It is an invaluable resource for Georgetown MBA students. The Center has two core functions-career advising/counseling services and recruiting/employer relations-which benefit students in distinct but complimentary ways. Students have access to career counseling services, topical workshops, resume/cover letter critiques, mock interviews, and more. Students also benefit from on-campus employer presentations and interviews for internships and full-time employment as well as 24-hour access to job posting from employers seeking Georgetown MBA applicants. Whether transitioning out of the military or moving up the chain of command, the MBA Career Management Center can prepare you for your next career opportunity. Review the most recent employment profile.


Military Scholarships

Merit-Based Financial Assistance: All admitted applicants are considered for partial and full tuition scholarships (based primarily on scholastic performance, work experience, and other factors demonstrating leadership potential). Georgetown University is also a Yellow Ribbon participant.

Assistantships: Over $1.5 million is invested to provide opportunities for students to work with Faculty and to support administrative offices. Students are eligible to apply for a graduate assistantship at the beginning of the fall semester.

Need Based Assistance

The Office of Student Financial Services attempts to assists qualified applicants who have financial eligibility to meet their educational and living costs. All U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. may be considered for federally funded programs and must apply separately for this funding.