Full-time and Flex MBA Viewbook

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Full-time and Flex MBA

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 Full-time or Flex MBA at Georgetown, you’ll no longer wonder how much you can accomplish. Instead, you’ll know.


Full-time MBA ranked #19 in the U.S. —Financial Times, 2022


Ranked #1 in the world for besttrained graduates and most innovative & creative graduates —Bloomberg Businessweek, 2019 & 2020


Flex MBA ranked #14 in the U.S. —U.S. News & World Report, 2022


“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 Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, and NGOs 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, in-country residency, where students perform research, present findings, and receive feedback from executives. Many clients tell us they implement our students’ recommendations.

Madrid, Spain

Select Project Topics:

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

São Paulo, Brazil

Accra, Ghana

Lima, Peru

Microsoft Nokia SAP

Desigual Embraer GE

AB InBev AIG Citibank


Telefonica Uber Siemens

Citibank Coca-Cola Lamborghini

Estée Lauder Gransolar Gulf Capital Mumbai, India

Berlin, Germany

Seoul, South Korea

Tel Aviv, Israel

Johannesburg, South Africa

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam



of incoming 2021 MBAs speak more than one language

Trek and Study Abroad MBA students can take treks abroad and have recently traveled to Colombia, Ghana, Tanzania, and Israel, 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, Beijing International MBA at Peking University, and Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.


of incoming 2021 MBAs have lived, worked, or studied abroad



countries represented by incoming 2021 MBAs

Accra, Ghana

Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania Tel Aviv, Israel

“ Leading 50 classmates to Israel was an unforgettable component of my Georgetown education. McDonough students were exposed to a truly global perspective while learning about the Start-Up Nation, three major world religions, and the region's complex history and present-day challenges. ” Erica Melito

MBA’20 Senior Consultant, Deloitte

Challenge Yourself Academically

Whether you choose a Full-time or Flex MBA, 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.

Opening Term

During Opening Term in August, these two intense courses will serve as your moment of truth.

Leading Teams for Performance and Impact

LTPI is an innovative new learning experience designed to help students form high-performance 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 and 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

26-60 months for Flex MBA

54 credit hours

100+ electives


Core Courses and Electives

Dual Degrees

Both Full-time and Flex students will take 31.5 credits of core courses covering a wide range of business topics. For the final 22.5 credits of your curriculum, you’ll choose from over 100 elective options.

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

Intensive Learning Experiences

MBA Advanced Access Program

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.

We’re excited to offer the MBA Advanced Access Program (MAAP), a new deferred enrollment program. Now, students in their final year of undergraduate or graduate school who have no previous full-time work experience and are interested in pursuing a Georgetown MBA can defer enrollment for two to four years. MAAP allows you to gain valuable work experience, knowing you already have secured a spot in a top-ranked MBA program.


“We want our education to impact the mind, heart, and spirit, and a focus on cura personalis makes that possible. Cura personalis is Latin for ‘care for the whole person,’ and manifests in the knowledge, skills, and mindsets that our students are inspired to learn, act, and reflect upon.” Prashant Malaviya

Senior Associate Dean, MBA Programs Ph.D., Professor of Marketing


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 Consumer Analytics and Insights 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.

Nonmarket Strategy 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 practical experience to incorporate sustainability approaches into all business activities and functions, from supply chains to product design and innovation to human resources.

Real Estate Clinic

This clinic provides an opportunity to engage in high-level investment and financial processes and gain experience in debt and equity investments. Through the Steers Center for Global Real Estate, you will underwrite live real estate investments being considered by commercial real estate firms.

STEM Designation

With technology transforming business like never before, we now 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

Get training in tools like Excel, Tableau, SAS, R, and Python through the HoyAlytics organization. The Georgetown FinTech club hosts speakers on topics like 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. Georgetown has also hosted the annual Blockchain Summit.

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. Recently, students have completed tutorials with organizations like the World Bank/IFC.


Lead the Way Leadership Curriculum Series

The Executive Challenge

Engage with 120+ 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 educate principled leaders through our Jesuit values and a focus on developing the whole person.

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: Ann Sarnoff (B’83) Chair and CEO, Warner Bros.

Colin Powell Former U.S. Secretary of State

Robert Reilly (B’87) CFO, PNC

David Rubenstein Founder and CoExecutive Chairman, Carlyle Group

Keith Grossman Pauline Brown President, Time Former Chairman LVMH, North America

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" Jesuit 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 45 clubs.

22 Industry Clubs

Adam Smith Society

15 Affinity Clubs

Asia Business Consortium Black MBA Association California Business Association 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

Business and Government Alliance Emerging Markets Network Energy and Cleantech Club Entertainment and Media Alliance 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

Social Clubs

Beer Appreciation Society Georgetown Partners and Families Georgetown Explorers Club


Georgetown Gourmet Society

Human Capital and Leadership

Georgetown Tabletop Games Club

Net Impact

Georgetown Wine Society

Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club Technology Club

MBA Golf Club MBA Volunteers


Leading for Social Impact

2,500+ volunteer hours served by MBA Class of 2021 (despite COVID restrictions)

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 Power and Politics, 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 oversees the organization’s diversity initiatives and sends biweekly newsletters with resources for education and activism.

Underrepresented Minorities Resources and Partnerships Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) Equips African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans with skills, coaching, and connections MBA JumpStart Educates diverse working professionals about scholarships and financial aid National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Provides scholarships for student members of NBMBAA, which creates opportunities for black professionals Prospanica University Partnership Program Provides scholarships for students of Hispanic heritage The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Provides scholarships for African American, Hispanic American, and Native American students Toigo MBA Fellowship Recognizes high-potential minority 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 $15,000 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, events like Sippy Cup and the MBA Fall Family Festival, 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 longtime professor the late John F. Dealy


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 opportunity 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 MBA 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 ● Summer Webinar Series

● Summer Deliverables (e.g., Accomplishment Record, MBA Career Prospectus, and Resume) ● 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), and numerous pre-MBA opportunities

MBA Mentorship Program

Introducing you to Georgetown’s vast network of alumni and experts ● Industry-specific career advisors and studentorganized career days every Friday in fall ● Second-Year MBA Peer Advisors ● 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 Course

Launched in 2019, the new MBA Mentorship Program pairs MBAs with MBA 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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