2023-2024 MBA Viewbook: Full-time, Flex, and Flex Online

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MBA Programs Full-time, Flex, and Flex Online

How Will You Impact the World?

At Georgetown McDonough, our mission is to build global business knowledge and inspire principled leaders to serve the common good.

Whatever your professional goals, our school’s vibrant welcoming culture, close-knit community, and worldwide network, along with our focus on each student’s individual journey, will provide the support you need to succeed. When you earn a Georgetown McDonough MBA, you’ll no longer wonder how much you can accomplish. Instead, you’ll know.


Full-time MBA ranked #19 in the United States —Financial Times, 2023


Flex MBA ranked #9 in the United States __ U.S. News & World Report, 2023


of Full-time MBAs* received an offer within three months of graduation * Class of 2023


“We have a wonderful chance to make a difference, but we can only do this if we work together. And this is a chance for us to keep defining ourselves and growing ourselves, even as we make a positive difference in the world.” Paul Almeida

Dean and William R. Berkley Chair Professor of Strategy

Take Your Career Further

When you earn a Georgetown MBA, you’ll push yourself to exceed expectations and gain real-world experience that helps you become comfortable outside your comfort zone. Become Global Ready

Our curriculum is globally focused. Through signature courses like our Global Business Experience consulting project and Structure of Global Industries course, as well as international student-led career treks, we help you make the right connections with global executives in business, government, and nonprofit organizations. With more than 40 countries represented by our incoming MBA classes, you will join an international community.

Access the World from Washington, D.C.

Our location in Washington, D.C.—at the intersection of business, policy, and international affairs—provides incredible access to the movers and shakers of the world. Whether we’re making an introduction in the halls of the World Bank or on Capitol Hill, attending Georgetown opens up doors across the globe.

Lead With Principled Business Practices

Established in 1789, Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit institution in the United States. The Jesuit concept of cura personalis, or “care for the whole person,” is integrated throughout the MBA program. While we’re competitive, our community also is collaborative. Since we care about both shareholders and society, we provide an ethical framework that applies in any workplace.

Benefit from Georgetown Expertise

McDonough’s university-wide community includes top schools in numerous other fields, such as foreign service, public policy, law, medicine, and government. The best solutions to many of the world's most important challenges are found at the intersection of disciplines. By offering electives throughout the university, our school puts you in a unique position to address these issues.


Global is in Our DNA

Select Companies:

Step Onto the Global Stage

The Global Business Experience pairs groups of students with executives from different organizations, from startups to multinational corporations to Fortune 500 companies, to address complex business challenges. The experience starts on campus, where you spend six to eight weeks as a consultant, applying strategic and analytical theories to develop solutions as you work remotely with your clients. The course and consulting engagement also includes a week-long, incountry residency, where students perform research, present findings, and receive feedback from executives. Many clients tell us they implement our students’ recommendations.

Casablanca, Morocco

Select Project Topics:

Business Intelligence, E-Commerce, Environmental Tech, Logistics, Market Entry, Market Growth, Product Distribution, Real Estate, Strategy (Business, Marketing, Corporate Social Responsibility, Finance), Sustainability


Buenos Aires, Argentina

Accra, Ghana

Santiago, Chile

Microsoft Oracle SAP

lin, Germany

Desigual Embraer GE

AB InBev BIVA Citibank


Telefonica Uber Siemens

Citibank Coca-Cola Lamborghini

Over 2,200 Global Business Experience consulting projects have been completed across 41 cities and 29 countries. Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Estée Lauder Gransolar Gulf Capital



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Trek and Study Abroad MBA students can take treks abroad and have recently traveled to Colombia, Ghana, and Tanzania, where they met with employers, alumni, and even volunteered their time to make a social impact. Additionally, Full-time MBA students can study abroad for a semester through partnerships with six top business schools: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, London Business School, Esade in Barcelona, HEC Paris, IAE in Buenos Aires, Bocconi University in Milan, and Copenhagen Business School.


of incoming 2023 MBAs have lived, worked, or studied abroad

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countries represented by incoming 2023 MBAs

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“ A proud moment for me was planning the career trek to Ghana with my co-president and the emerging markets leadership team. In the spirit of entrepreneurship, we became our own travel agency by organizing every item of our itinerary. We took 34 students across three regions in Ghana for eight days. ” Esther Adusel MBA’23 Consultant, Bain


Challenge Yourself Academically

Whichever MBA format you choose, Full-time, Flex, or Flex Online, you’ll experience the same rigorous curriculum, taught by the same renowned faculty. Through complex coursework, experiential learning, and in-depth case studies, you will learn fundamental business skills and study current trends.

The program opens with two intensive courses designed to be the foundation for your MBA experience.

Leading Teams for Performance and Impact

LTPI is an innovative learning experience designed to help students form high-performing teams that deliver impactful results. You achieve this by exploring the dynamics of diversity and inclusion, implicit biases, conflict and civility, and giving and receiving feedback.

Structure of Global Industries

SGI is a highly integrated course focused on understanding global markets, business regulation and policy, and the impact of emerging business and industry trends, including new technology, globalization, and trade. SGI requires students to hone their persuasive communication skills while practicing ethical decision-making. You’ll learn what you don't know, what you want to know, and what you need to know to become a global business leader.


21 months for Full-time MBA

24-60 months for Flex MBA and Flex MBA Online

54 credit hours

Two part-time MBA format options

nearly 100 electives


Core Courses and Electives

Both Full-time and Flex students will take 31.5 credits of core courses covering a wide range of business topics. For the remaining 22.5 credits of your curriculum, you’ll choose from nearly 100 elective options. A limited number of online electives will be developed from this list for the Flex MBA Online format. Flex MBA Online students that are able to attend electives in-person also have access to join Full-time and Flex MBA students in on-campus electives on a space-available basis.

Intensive Learning Experiences

These one- to two-week elective courses allow you to explore topics outside of the traditional curriculum, such as a data visualization, startup factory, national security, and coaching and leadership, while emphasizing experiential learning, client-centered work, and off-site visits.

Dual Degrees

Full-time students can earn dual degrees with four other Georgetown University schools: the Law Center (JD), the Medical School (MD), the McCourt School of Public Policy (MPP), and the Walsh School of Foreign Service (MSFS).

MBA Advanced Access Program

The MBA Advanced Access Program (MAAP) is a deferred enrollment opportunity for students in their final year of undergraduate or graduate school who have not previously had full-time professional work experience. By being admitted to this program, you have the ability to secure your spot in our Full-time MBA program two to four years into the future. MAAP allows you to gain valuable work experience, knowing you already have secured a spot in a top-ranked MBA program.


“With a focus on our Jesuit value of cura personalis, the Georgetown MBA encourages a holistic view of business to create well-rounded, principled leaders who are prepared to make a positive impact on society.”

Sudipta Dasmohapatra

Senior Associate Dean, MBA Programs


Put Your Skills to Work At McDonough, learning isn’t confined to textbooks. Our MBA offers a wide variety of co-curricular experiential learning opportunities.


Certificate Programs Certificate in Healthcare Communications

Real Estate Clinic Through the Steers Center for Global Real Estate,

This certificate equips students with the knowledge and skills to lead at the intersection of business and healthcare and understand the changing dynamics and pressures of the U.S. healthcare system.

students can participate in the Real Estate Clinic. This

Consumer Analytics and Insights

real estate investments being considered by commercial

hands on experience allows you to engage in high-level

investment and financial processes and gain experience

in debt and equity investments, such as underwriting live

In response to a growing interest in leveraging consumer data to help inform business decisions, this certificate prepares you to identify data sources, analyze data, and recognize underlying risks.

real estate firms.

Nonmarket Strategy

Get training in tools like Excel, Tableau, SAS, R, and

This certificate taps into the resources of D.C. to explore the nexus of business, economics, and public policy. Experience how business and leadership are shaped by regulatory, political, and social forces.

Sustainable Business

This certificate delivers the tools and experience to incorporate sustainability approaches into all business activities and functions, from supply chains to product design and innovation to human resources.

Global Real Estate

This certificate equips students with the experiences and skills necessary to compete in the commercial real estate job market and make an impact in the field.

STEM Designation

With technology transforming business like never before, we offer a STEM designation within the MBA that prepares students to lead the way in our increasingly digital world and helps graduates demonstrate their skills to employers.

Exposure to Technology Python through the HoyAlytics organization. The Georgetown FinTech club hosts speakers on topics such as student lending and cryptocurrencies, provides access to hackathons through industry partnerships, and hosts the FinTech Trek to New York, where students visit finance companies to see how they’re leveraging technology today.

Impact Consultants Consult for D.C.-area nonprofits and gain valuable real-world client experience through this student-run consulting group. Each consulting team is mentored by an alumnus

Independent Study Explore areas of interest in depth for course credit and work directly with distinguished professors.


Lead the Way Leadership Curriculum Series

The Executive Challenge

Engage with 100+ executive alumni during a day of intense problemsolving and competition designed to simulate real-world executive presentations and board meetings.

Learn effective leadership through three core courses—Leading Teams for Performance and Impact, Leadership Communications, and Ethical Leadership.

We provide a wholeperson education that inspires leaders who serve the common good, with mind and heart, across the world.

Leadership Fellows

Leadership Treks and Retreats

This group of students has a unique opportunity to shape, develop, and mentor first-year students in the Leadership Communications course and Executive Challenge.

The Jesuit Ignatian retreat features a weekend away from campus to discuss topics on mindfulness, contemplation, journaling, and personal values.

Access to Thought Leaders

Our MBA program connects you to leaders from business, government, and beyond. Recent speakers have included: Joseph Baratta (B’93) Global Head of Private Equity, Blackstone

Peter Blommer (C'85) Vice Chairman, Blommer Chocolate Company

The Honorable Michelle Bowman Member of the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System

Sargon Daniel (B'04) Founder, Nexus Renewable Power

Howard Marks Co-Chairman, Oaktree Capital Management

Alicia Petross Chief Diversity Officer, The Hershey Company

Cyrille Vigernon President and Global CEO, Cartier

Anton Vincent President, Mars Wrigley North America

Woyna Lucas President and CEO, Hallmark Media

Case Competitions

Students develop leadership skills, assess problems, and pitch solutions to industry experts through industry-specific case competitions over 24-48 hour periods.

Operation: Cura Personalis

To support our community, we host speakers, events, and activities that align with our "care of the whole person" ethos.

Board Fellows

Students execute a consulting project while serving on the board of a D.C.-based nonprofit.


Building Community Co-Curricular Opportunities

There are 380 board positions available in 48 clubs. Georgetown University is committed to inclusiveness; to that end, membership in student organizations, including affinity-based organizations, is not unlawfully restricted on the basis of a protected class.


Industry Clubs

15 Affinity Clubs Asia Business Student Alliance

Black MBA Association Georgetown Africa Business Alliance Georgetown Christians in Business Georgetown Korean Business Association European Business Association Graduate Women in Business Greater China Business Association Japan Society Jewish Business Alliance Latin American Business Association McDonough Military Association Middle East Business Association Out@MSB South Asian Business Alliance

Adam Smith Society Business and Government Alliance Design, Experience, Innovate Emerging Markets Network


Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Finance Club Georgetown Consulting Club Georgetown Energy and Cleantech Club Georgetown Entertainment and Media Alliance Georgetown FinTech Club Georgetown Hospitality and Lodging Club Georgetown Operations and Management Association Georgetown Real Estate Society Graduate Investment Fund Graduate Marketing Association Georgetown Retail & Luxury Association Healthcare Business Alliance HoyAlytics Net Impact Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club Technology Club

Social Clubs

Beer Appreciation Society Georgetown Partners and Families Georgetown Explorers Club Georgetown Gourmet Society Georgetown Humor Club Georgetown Tabletop Games Club Georgetown Wine Society Hoyas Playing Tennis MBA Golf Club MBA Volunteers McDonough Mentors and Consultants McDonough School of Business Soccer Club


Leading for Social Impact

2,450+ volunteer hours served by MBA Class of 2023

Through MBA Volunteers, Net Impact, our Leadership Trek, Coverdell Fellows Program for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, and the November Month of Volunteerism, students spend time making an impact in the community. The Business for Impact initiative welcomes student leaders to solve social and environmental issues through partnerships with corporations, nonprofits, and government leaders.

Volunteering and Service

Service to others is central to Georgetown University's mission. Students who complete at least 100 hours of community service are recognized as Community Fellows upon graduation.


Embrace Our Diverse Community Diversity and inclusion are essential to the Georgetown MBA experience.

From day one, you will work with and learn from peers who bring a variety of professional, personal, and cultural perspectives. To attract and help support the diverse communities that make us stronger, we partner with local and national organizations, host speakers, and offer numerous campus resources, including student clubs. Through classes like DEI for Managers, Leading Teams for Performance and Impact, and Innovation Through Inclusion, along with active bystander and implicit bias training, we educate leaders who understand and embody inclusive leadership. Our Student Government Association VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion oversees the organization’s diversity initiatives and sends biweekly newsletters with resources for education and activism. In the following pages, you will find some of the external resources and partnerships available to Georgetown MBA students focused on supporting and increasing diversity in the business field. They are offered to all qualified students without regard to race, ethnicity, sex, gender, or other protected category.

Diverse Communities Resources and Partnerships Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) Equips a diverse communities of students with effective tools and guidance to optimize their MBA experience MBA JumpStart Connects a diverse range of exceptionally qualified MBA professionals with employers and resources National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Empowers visionaries intellectually and economically to create a world where diversity and inclusion are universal Prospanica University Partnership Program Empowers and enables professionals to uplift Hispanic communities and achieve their full educational, economic, and social potential The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Provides support and resources to MBA candidates that promote a network of inclusion Toigo MBA Fellowship Recognizes high-potential MBA students with a passion for finance careers

Career Support

Our students attend national career fairs such as the Prospanica Conference and Career Expo, National Association of Asian MBAs Conference, National Black MBA Association Conference, and Reaching Out MBA Conference.

“ As a Hispanic student veteran I have always felt welcome in McDonough's diverse and collaborative community. ” Andres Bravo MBA-MSFS’23 U.S. Army Veteran

Military Resources and Partnerships McDonough Military Association Works to accelerate the transition of its members from military service to new careers, plus hosts speakers and networking events—contact them at mba-vets@georgetown.edu. Georgetown University Veterans Office Helps student veterans navigate the admissions process, apply for scholarships, receive Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, and prepare to re-enter the workforce—contact the office at veteranservices@georgetown.edu.

Scholarships and Financial Aid Yellow Ribbon Provides $20,000 per year in funding for eligible graduate business students, matched by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Tillman Military Scholarship Supports military veterans and spouses selected as Tillman Scholars



Women Resources and Partnerships Georgetown Women in Business (GWiB) Increases women’s visibility in the academic community, connects members to top business executives, and hosts an annual conference Prospective MBA Women’s Weekend Gives prospective students an opportunity to meet women leaders and allies within the McDonough community, sit in on an MBA class, and attend a resume workshop Focus on Family McDonough supports students with children through our lactation room and organizations like the Georgetown Partners and Families Club

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Forté Foundation Provides scholarships designed to launch women’s careers through access to business education, opportunities, and a community of successful women Dealy Scholarship for Gender Equity Merit-based award for students whose background or experience demonstrates interest in gender equality in business fields—honoring the late longtime professor John F. Dealy Patrick Sheridan Endowed MBA Scholarship Merit-based award to support the diversity, enrichment, and advancement of McDonough and its community—started by Patrick Sheridan (MBA’09)


LGBTQ+ Resources and Partnerships Out@MSB Promoting acceptance and creating awareness for all sexual orientations by increasing visibility of the LGBTQ+ community Tagliabue Initiative for LGBTQ Life Offering education, programming, support services, and advocacy on campus

Scholarships and Financial Aid Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) ROMBA Fellows are awarded scholarships, mentorship, and leadership development opportunities. The ROMBA Conference brings together LGBTQ+ graduate students from top business schools Point Foundation Scholarship Provides financial support, mentorship, leadership training, and internship opportunities for the LGBTQ+ community

Focus on Diversity Events

Annual fall events are an inclusive opportunity for students of all backgrounds to:

Learn about our career and professional development resources

Attend a sample MBA class and resume workshop

Engage with current students, faculty, alumni, and staff through panels, breakout sessions, and networking events


Launch Your Career

The Georgetown McDonough Career Center is your lifelong partner in transforming and advancing your career. Whether you are looking to switch careers or take on a leadership role in your current industry, we will connect you to new opportunities from some of the world’s top MBA recruiters and our powerful alumni network.

Equipping you with the tools you need before you take your first class

Introducing you to Georgetown’s vast network of alumni and experts

● Industry-based discussions with small groups of your peers

● 40+ Second-Year MBA Peer Advisors

● Summer Webinar Series

● Personal appointment with your Career Coach

Connecting you to leaders, recruiters, and careers at top global firms ● Treks: Marketing, Finance, Real Estate, Entrepreneurship, Consulting, Silicon Valley, Entertainment/Media

● Conferences: Net Impact (nonprofit), Prospanica (Hispanic), NBMBAA (Black), Reaching Out MBA (LGBTQ+), Empwr, Consortium OP, Forté, and numerous pre-MBA opportunities

MBA Mentorship Program

● Industry-specific career coaches and studentorganized career days every Friday during the fall ● Hoya Gateway digital networking platform and LinkedIn

● Hoyas Helping Hoyas alumni and student networking events

Guiding you through proven curriculum to achieve career results ● Job search

● Promotions and career advancement ● Career clarification

The MBA Mentorship Program pairs MBAs with alumni mentors for professional and life advice.

Expand Your Network Your membership in the Georgetown McDonough MBA community is not limited to a few years—you are connected to the entire Georgetown Hoya network for life.



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