Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business

Contact Information

Anne Kilby, Director
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. The Admissions Committee takes a holistic approach to the evaluation process, considering all aspects of your application to determine if you can handle the rigor of the Georgetown MBA Program and to learn about you as a student, a professional, and on a personal level.

We have carefully chosen our admissions components so you only have to submit one written essay, one video essay, one letter of recommendation, and unofficial documents to apply. The Admissions Committee reviews completed applications that include the following components:

• Transcripts
• Essay (select from three options)
• Resume
• Recommendation
• Application Fee (The non-refundable application fee of $175 is waived for active duty, reservists, or veterans of the United States military.)

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 2019-2020: $59,700.

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. Located at the intersection of business, government, and international relations in Washington, D.C., the Georgetown McDonough educates students to become globally minded, principled leaders who serve the common good. MBA students gain solid grounding in all core management disciplines, with an emphasis on the global, ethical and political environment of business guided by the university’s Jesuit values.

For more than 220 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 major sports.

The Georgetown MBA Program is located in the Rafik B. Hariri Building on the Georgetown University campus. The 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 179,000 square foot 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.

Academics and Student Body

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. All students begin by taking individual core classes including accounting, finance, marketing, strategy, decision sciences, economics, and management in a cohort of approximately 60-70 students.

Your MBA studies will begin with Opening Term, a four-week program to provide fundamentals that will prepare students for the MBA rigor. The first week focuses on Leading Teams for Performance and Impact, which draws from behavioral science research and professional practice to provide an interactive, engaging, and focused experience in leadership development.

During the next few weeks, students take Accounting Fundamentals and are introduced to a highly integrated and global view of business in the Structure of Global Industries course (SGI). SGI is an experiential learning course that teaches ethical decision-making, the fundamentals of team dynamics, persuasive communication skills, and how to identify and understand global markets.

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.

Through our required 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 weeklong in-country presentation to clients. Recent locations have included Berlin, Dubai, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, and Tel Aviv.

Teamwork, cooperation and friendly competition are emphasized. Because classes are smaller, students develop close relationships with one another, faculty and administrators. Faculty are accessible and involved to a high degree with students, collaborating on research projects, advising student organizations, and assisting in career decision-making. An atmosphere of easy camaraderie among students extends to an active social life, both on Georgetown's campus and in Washington, D.C.

The typical Georgetown MBA class is comprised of a broad cross-section of students from more than 40 nations, with diverse backgrounds covering a wide-range of professional sectors and undergraduate academic majors. Each year, approximately 250 plus students enroll in the Full-time MBA program.

The Career Center and Placement

The MBA Career Center provides lifetime access to their services for all Georgetown McDonough School of Business alumni. Certified career coaches, career curricula instructors, and operations staff help you explore MBA professions and industries, learn strategic career advancement techniques, and establish crucial relationships, which form the basis of a global network – other students, employers, alumni, faculty, and administrators – that will support your success over the course of your career. The Center cultivates relationships with top MBA employers to help build connections for students and industry.

Georgetown MBA students start their career development curriculum the summer before they arrive, participating in a series of webinars to begin the creation of their career-marketing portfolio. Our goal is to provide our students the ability to be employer ready before their first class begins and before the first employer visits campus in early September.

Throughout the program, students can take advantage of a range of networking, recruiting, and team-building experiences designed to inform and enrich you post-MBA career. Whether transitioning out of the military or moving up the chain of command, the MBA Career Center can prepare you for your next career opportunity. Review the most recent employment profile.

Military Scholarships

Merit-Based Financial Assistance: MBA Admissions considers admitted applicants for partial and full tuition scholarships (based primarily on scholastic performance, work experience, and other factors demonstrating leadership potential). We are a proud member school of, an education network for military and non-commissioned officers who are interested in obtaining and applying for their MBA graduate degrees for career advancement. Incoming students are eligible for a $20,000 scholarship through our partnership.

Yellow Ribbon Program: Each year eligible graduate business students receive $15,000 from Georgetown McDonough, which the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs matches for a total of $30,000 in funding per year. For more information, please contact the Veterans Office at 202-687-2708 or

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.