A Message From The Dean
Georgetown University has long been a leader among America’s most selective institutions in promoting a diverse student body. Established in 1789, the university was founded on the principle that serious and sustained discourse among people of different faiths, cultures, and beliefs promotes intellectual, ethical, and spiritual understanding. Georgetown embodies this principle in the diversity of its students, faculty, and staff; its commitment to justice and the common good; its intellectual openness; and its international character.
As Dean of Georgetown McDonough, I have the privilege of meeting the exceptionally bright, passionate, dedicated students who are admitted to the MBA program - students from every corner of the world and of every race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and professional background.
It is our job to provide these students with the tools they need to be exceptional leaders, operating in an increasingly diverse global marketplace. After all, business is about more than finance and marketing, more than numbers and strategic plans. It’s about people – working with them, managing them, and bringing out the best in them and in you.
To that end, I have made our commitment to diversity a priority in my time as Dean of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. We have increased the representation of students from historically underrepresented populations, have increased the percentage of diverse faculty members, and have woven more international and intercultural elements into our curriculum, organizations and activities.
These actions will ensure that the learning environment here at Georgetown mirrors that of the real world and prepares students for the opportunities and challenges that a global marketplace presents.
David A. Thomas
Dean and William R. Berkley Chair
Georgetown's Inclusive Environment
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business places great emphasis on building a diverse community. The Full-time MBA Program is an inclusive environment that looks for diversity in the broadest possible terms, including personal and professional backgrounds, ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation, and sexual orientation. The school believes that a diversity of thought enriches the learning experience.
Diversity and inclusion are keystones of the Georgetown MBA experience. We are committed to increasing access to graduate management education and successful careers for historically underrepresented and non-traditional candidates. Students benefit from our partnership with professional organizations like the National Black MBA Association, the Toigo Foundation, and the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, our participation in annual conferences like the Forte Foundation MBA Women’s Conference and Reaching Out, and our many on-campus clubs and organizations. Our international, LGBT, military, American minority, and female MBA candidates find ample opportunities for professional development, personal support, and career advancement.
Each fall, Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business hosts Focus on Diversity – a day-long event celebrating diversity and inclusion on campus.
Throughout the day participants have the opportunity to engage with current students, faculty, alumni and staff and understand what it means to be a part of our tight-knit community. Among other activities, participants attend a sample MBA class, participate in panel discussions featuring alumni and current students, and gain insight into the career and professional development activities and resources available to Georgetown MBA students.
Focus on Diversity is hosted by the Full-time MBA Program and MBA Evening Program, in collaboration with the Black MBA Association (BMBAA), the Hispanic and Latin American Student Association (HALASA), Georgetown Women in Business (GWiB), Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA), and the McDonough Military Association.
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