MBA Admissions Resource Guide F u l l - t i m e & E v e n i n g P r o gram s
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table of contents Transformational Educational Experience
Experiential Learning Full-time Curriculum Evening Curriculum Sample Electives
MBA Career center
Statistics and Successes Top Employers
Important Admissions Dates Application Checklist
Tuition & Scholarships
Cost of Attendance Scholarships
Connect with Georgetown MBA Events and Opportunities Interviews
Transformational educational Experience
he MBA Programs at Georgetown Universityâ€™s McDonough School of Business are centered on student success. The integrative core curriculum prepares emerging business leaders for advanced management careers. During the two-year program (full-time) or the three-year program (evening), students master core business skills, engage in experiential learning, and learn to think critically and creatively. From the opening term course, Structure of Global Industries, to the wideranging discussions infused throughout the curriculum, to the hallmark of the Global Business Experience consulting project, students develop a global mindset.
Experiential Learning Opening Term: Students start their studies with a three-week, highly integrated course Structure of Global Industries. This experiential learning course, teaches ethical decision
making, the fundamentals of team dynamics, persuasive communication skills, and how to identify and understand global markets. Core Courses: Core courses give students integrative business skills across subjects to better prepare them for internships, careers, and other ventures. Elective Courses: Electives develop specialized knowledge and focus on specific industries. Students can tailor the curriculum to meet their goals through these six-week modules. Global Business Experience: MBAs step into the role of global consultants, working with faculty and senior management at international organizations to identify and address key business challenges. Student teams meet on campus to apply strategic solutions for their clients and travel to client locations to deliver their findings. In recent years, teams have traveled to Brazil, China, Israel, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam.
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Full-time curriculum Year 1
Analysis & Reporting of Financial Information Structure of Global Industries
Firm Analysis & Strategy Financial Markets & Corporate Decision Making Marketing Analysis & Customer Strategy Managerial Statistics
Year 2 Elective
Global Business Experience (Fall & Spring)
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Leadership & Social Intelligence Analytical Problem Solving Operations
Business & Public Policy in a Global Economy
Intensive Learning Experience (Block Course Week)
Summer Internship Summer Internship
Global Business Experience (Fall & Spring) Principled Leadership in Business & Society Elective
International Travel Elective
Semesters include 12 weeks of class, as well as midterm and final exam periods. Modules include six weeks of class and a final exam period. The curriculum is composed of 36 credits of required courses and 24 credits of electives, including the Intensive Learning Experience (ILE).
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Evening Program curriculum
Structure of Global Industries
Year 1 Managerial Statistics Marketing Analysis & Customer Strategy
Year 2 Firm Analysis & Strategy Financial Markets & Corporate Decision Making
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Analytical Problem Solving Elective
Leadership & Social Intelligence
* Summer Module
Opening Term Spring Term
Analysis & Reporting of Financial Information
Operations Bus. & Public Policy in a Global Economy
Global Business International Experience Travel
Principled Leadership in Business & Society Elective
*This is an extended eight week module.
Elective ILE Elective
Semesters include 12 weeks of class, as well as midterm and final exam periods. Modules include six weeks of class and a final exam period. The curriculum is composed of 36 credits of required courses and 24 credits of electives, including Intensive Learning Experience (ILE) electives.
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sample electives Finance Alternative Investments Corporate Restructuring Corporate Risk Management Financial Engineering in a Time of Crisis Financial Markets, Public Policy in Crisis Financial Markets: Institutions & Regulations Financial Services Management and Regulations Fixed Income Securities International Finance I & II Investment Analysis Investment Banking Measuring and Creating Value Project Finance Real Estate Capital Markets Real Estate Finance Venture Capital Accounting Analyzing Earnings Quality Cases in Financial Statement Analysis Corporate Financial Reporting Corporate Taxation Forensic Accounting
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Management Advanced Oral Presentations Community Development Finance and Strategy Critical Conversations Defending the Bottom Line Imagination and Creativity Investing in Africa Leadership & Nonprofit Management Leading Organizational Change Managing Human Resources Managing Organizational Change Multinational Management Negotiations Sports Leadership Strategy A Short Course in Game Theory Advanced Business Planning Business, Government, and the Global Economy Corporate Strategy E-Commerce Strategy/Policy Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial Business Planning Entrepreneurial Implementation Global Strategy Mergers and Acquisitions Small Business Clinic Social Corporate Responsibility
Marketing Advanced Marketing Strategy Applied Marketing Management Business in the European Union Climate Change Consumer Behavior E-Marketing Emerging Markets Global Marketing How to Build Strong Brands Marketing of Consumer Products and Services Marketing Research New Product Development Price, Value, and Profitability Social Enterprise Social Marketing Operations & Info. Management Advanced Regression Analysis Business Forecasting Computer-Based Decision Support Systems Corporate Cybersecurity Global Logistics Operations Strategy Project Management Real Options Service Operations
MBA Career Center Statistics & Successes Taking into account past experience, focus of study, and future goals, Georgetown’s MBA Career Center begins working with students the summer before their first year to assess their skill sets and career aspirations to ensure they are prepared for a lifetime of career achievement. All Full-time and Evening Program students have lifetime access to Career Center resources. Our Certified Career Coaches work with students on an individual basis to prepare them for job search and promotion opportunities. Outcomes for the Full-time MBA Class of 2012: job offers and acceptances
Total Graduates U.S. Citizens/ Permanent Residents Non - U.S. Citizens
Received offer within 3 mo. of graduation
Accepted offer within 3 mo. of graduation
mba graduate average base salary
Total Graduates U.S. Citizens/ Permanent Residents Non - U.S. Citizens
Average Base Salary
Average Signing Bonus
Top Georgetown MBA Employers • American Express* • Bank of America/ Merrill Lynch* • BMO Capital Markets* • Boston Consulting Group* • Capgemini* • Capital One Financial Corporation* • Citi* • Deloitte*
• IBM Corporation* • Johnson & Johnson* • M&T Bank Corporation* • Marriott International, Inc.* • PricewaterhouseCoopers* • Samsung Electronics* • Wells Fargo Securities*
Employers listed with an asterisk (*) hired more than one Georgetown McDonough MBA graduate. Employers listed in bold hired an MBA graduate not holding permanent U.S. work authorization.
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Additional Employers that hired mba class of 2012 graduates 3M Company A.T. Kearney Accenture Adobe Systems, Inc. Advisory Board Company AEW Capital Management American Land Lease Applegate Farms Archstone AT&T Services, Inc. Audi of America, Inc. B Revolution Bain & Company Baxter Healthcare BeClose Bel Air Investment Advisors Bellwether Education Partners Blackboard Booz Allen Hamilton* Bristol-Myers Squibb Cartica Capital Censeo Consulting Group City First Bank Cognizant* Cohen & Steers ConAgra Foods Constellation Energy* Corning, Inc. Corporate Executive Board Credit Suisse CSC
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CTF Hotels CWCapital Asset Management Cypress Group Deutsche Bank* DISH Network DTE Energy Duff & Phelps Eastdil Secured EmCare, Inc. Ernst & Young LLP Eskimo, S.A. Excella Consulting Facts Global Energy Fatigue Technology, Inc. Federal Bureau of Investigation* FRB of San Francisco First Annapolis Consulting, Inc.* First Quartile Consulting FMO GE Capital General Electric Glacial Energy GlaxoSmithKline* GORUCK LLC Grosvenor H Street Main Street Haitong Securities Co. Hershey’s Hewlett-Packard* Hilton Worldwide HGST
Humana Inter-American Dev. Bank J.P. Morgan* JetBlue KIPP NYC Liberty Mutual* Macy’s Maxim Integrated Products McKinsey & Company, Inc. McMaster Carr Supply Co. Medical Imaging and Tech. Alliance Menicon China Co., Ltd. MetLife MileLogr.com Milestone Consulting MITRE Monument Capital Group Motiv Strategies New York Life Insurance . Company New York University NII Holdings, Inc. Nike, Inc. Nomura* Northrop Grumman Ocean’s Edge Oriental Lureal Textile PepsiCo, Inc. Photon Infotech Potash Corporation
Qiagen Regions Bank Reliable Software Resources, Inc. Sabre Holdings Samsung Corning Samsung Heavy Industries SCS Energy LLC Socratic Labs T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. Tantrum Street TD Bank Teleperformance The Coca-Cola Company The Washington Post* The World Bank* Thermo Fisher Scientific Tory Burch, LLC Toys R Us U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs U.S. Department of the Treasury UBS Univision Communications Viacom Vitolo Consulting * = hired more than one Georgetown MBA BOLD = hired international student(s)
Application Information IMPORTANT ADMISSIONS DATES Full-time & Evening MBA Program1
1. Applicants who would like to be considered for both the Full-time and Evening MBA Programs must submit separate applications for each program. 2. Recommended deadlines for non-U.S. citizens and those seeking merit-based scholarships. 3. To formally accept an offer of admission, a single $2000 deposit is required in order to reserve your place in the class.
Georgetown MBA Application Checklist The Georgetown MBA application process is outlined in the instructions found on our website. To avoid processing delays, review all instructions carefully, as they provide important information needed to submit your application.
To be considered by the admissions committee, each applicant must submit the following required components of their admissions file: Application form (submitted online) Personal essays (submitted online) Current resume (submitted online) One professional references (submitted online) GMAT score report* or GRE score report+ Official English language proficiency test score (TOEFL or IELTS), if applicable Transcripts of all academic coursework* * Unofficial copies may be initially uploaded; once admitted, candidates will be required to provide official copies. +
RE scores are now accepted for both MBA Full-time and Evening G Program applicants.
Official academic documents must be mailed to: Georgetown University McDonough School of Business MBA Admissions Office Rafik B. Hariri Building, Suite 390 37th and O Streets, NW Washington, DC 20057
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Georgetown MBA Application Fee The application fee for prospective students seeking to begin their MBA studies in the fall of 2013 is $175. Application Fee Waiver The McDonough School of Business will grant an application fee waiver to those candidates who are active duty, reservists, or veterans of the U.S. military. After completing the online application, applicants will receive instructions for submitting their application based on their active-duty military status. The application fee waiver also applies for Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) fellows. Application Fee Reduction Applicants who attend Experience Georgetown between September 2013 and March 2014 prior to submitting an application or attend an MBA Evening Program Information Session are eligible to receive an application fee reduction.
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Additionally, Georgetown MBA is proud to offer an application fee reduction for FortĂŠ Foundation members, professional members of Women in Technology, and applicants who have, or will have, completed service with the U.S. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, or Teach for America. Re-applicants will also receive the fee reduction at the time of their application submission. The reduced application fee is $100, payable online by credit card or e-check. Upon completing the online application, applicants will receive instructions for submitting their application based on their eligibility as mentioned above, and the fee reduction will be applied.
Tuition & scholarships cost of attendance
1. Direct expenses are charged to a student’s account with Georgetown University. Indirect expenses are average costs that a student may pay out of pocket. 2. If a Full-time MBA student enrolls for less than 12 credit hours in any semester, their average cost of attendance budget will be revised to reflect the actual cost of their revised enrollment, and their eligibility for student financial aid will be recalculated.
Academic Year 2013-2014 DIRECT EXPENSES1 Tuition (15 credits per semester)2 and Mandatory Fees3 $53,600 INDIRECT EXPENSES Average Living Allowance Average Books Average Travel
$20,100 $2,620 $2,580
TOTAL COST (per year)
MBA Evening Program Academic Year 2013-2014
DIRECT EXPENSES4 $34,380 TOTAL COST (per year) $34,380
3. Mandatory Fees: A Yates fee is assessed when a student is registered for nine or more credit hours. A Georgetown University Health Insurance charge is assessed when a student takes eight or more credit hours. 4. For the 2013-2014 academic year, tuition at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is $1,528 per credit hour. The Class of 2016 will take 22.5 credit hours in 2013-2014, for a total billed tuition amount of $34,380 for the year. Tuition is billed in three semester installments, based upon the number of credits per semester. Textbooks and other course materials are not included. Georgetown reserves the right to change tuition and fees for graduate students if necessary.
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MBA program. They also demonstrate their service to others through past and current activities. Scholarship notification is included in an applicant’s admissions decision letter. Prospective students are encouraged to apply early in order to best position themselves for scholarship consideration. Priority consideration is given to round one and two applicants. *Scholarships are generally reserved for Full-time applicants who intend to remove themselves from the workplace for study. A limited pool of scholarship money may be offered to a select number of Evening Program applicants. The same scholarship process applies to Evening Program applicants.
Connelly Scholars Program The Georgetown MBA John F. Connelly Scholars Program is an endowed scholarship award established to recognize an elite group of Georgetown MBA students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, professional excellence, and leadership in their community. The Connelly Scholars Program provides special programming, mentoring, and leadership development.
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All full-time applicants are eligible and automatically are considered for the Connelly Scholars Program. The Consortium Georgetown is now a proud member of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, which is committed to increasing the representation of African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Native Americans in American business schools and corporate management. For more information, visit www.cgsm.org. Other Funding Opportunities & Fellowships: • Yellow Ribbon Program • Forté Foundation • National Society of Hispanic MBAs • Toyota Scholarship • Born Scholarship Information about the financial aid process is available on our website: msb.georgetown. edu/mba/admissions/cost.edu.
Connect with georgetown MBA
eorgetown is committed to personally connecting with each MBA applicant, and we invite you to connect with us as well. Each year our dedicated admissions team travels over 250,000 miles to meet with prospective students and applicants. Whether you meet us at an off-campus fair, or visit us in Washington, D.C., our team will be there to help you understand what a Georgetown MBA can mean for you. The following events and activities are designed to help you explore whether you might be a good fit with our MBA community. Experience Georgetown Spend half a day with us through the Experience Georgetown visit program, and learn about Georgetownâ€™s collaborative, tight-knit, and globally minded community. You will attend a class with a student host, tour the Rafik B. Hariri Building, and meet current students, faculty, and the admissions team. If you are unable to come to campus, join us
for a Virtual Visit opportunity. Please see our website for the schedule. Sign up to visit today: msb.georgetown.edu/mba/admissions/ connect/visit. Evening Information Session Working professionals in the Washington D.C., area can come to an Evening Information Session where the admissions team facilitates a discussion on program offerings, career opportunities, and the student experience with faculty, administrators, current students, and alumni. Diversity Events Join us on campus for events that bring together individuals from diverse perspectives. Women and members of the international, LGBT, military, and diverse communities are encouraged to attend. Learn more about these and other Georgetown MBA diversity initiatives: msb.georgetown.edu/mba/students/diversity. Off-Campus Presentations We host a number of off-campus presentations
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each year for those who are unable to visit campus. These presentations offer you the chance to consider and explore whether a Georgetown MBA is right for you. Some events include mock classes with our faculty, while others feature our alumni or current students. To see which opportunities are currently available, please visit msb.georgetown.edu/mba/ admissions/connect/visit. Admissions Advisor You will be assigned an Admissions Advisor upon submission of your application. Your Admissions Advisor will serve as your personal connection to the MBA Admissions Office and will be available to help you navigate the next steps in the admissions process.
Interviews You may be invited to interview once you have submitted your application. Interviews are conducted on and off campus by invitation
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only. Applicants may be invited to interview at any point during the admissions cycle. The interview evaluation is used to help the admissions committee get to know each applicant and to assess interpersonal skills, motivations, and strengths. To learn more about the interview process, visit msb.georgetown.edu/ mba/admissions/apply/interview.
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Georgetown University McDonough School of Business MBA Admissions Office Rafik B. Hariri Building, Suite 390 37th and O Streets, NW Washington, DC 20057 Phone: (202) 687-4200 Email: GeorgetownMBA@georgetown.edu